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Faith is Restored - Social Humor

10 awesome moments that will restore your faith in humanity!
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500 Words a Day: The Secret to Developing a Regular Writing Habit | Goins, Writer

500 Words a Day: The Secret to Developing a Regular Writing Habit | Goins, Writer | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
This is the year you become a writer. And what do writers do? They write, of course. Here's how you can develop a regular writing habit.

Via Deanna Mascle, Lynnette Van Dyke
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Listed: Poems inspired by paintings | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk

Listed: Poems inspired by paintings | Visual arts reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
A selection of 10 great poems and the paintings that inspired them. Art feature by Fisun Guner
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Great list of poems inspired by artwork. Common Core Reading Standard #7

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Hands-On Poetry Activities

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Great ideas for writing original poems.

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Tracee Orman's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:09 PM

Writing poetry doesn't have to be hard. Check out my latest post "Hands-on Poetry Activities" for ideas and tips to inspire your students.

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Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’ Retained in Minnesota High School

Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Eleanor & Park’ Retained in Minnesota High School | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

A review committee at Minnesota’s Anoka High School agreed last week to retain Rainbow Rowell’s lauded young adult novel Eleanor & Park.


Via Eric Bateman
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Good to hear.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, November 27, 2013 7:24 PM

Thanks to Eric for this great scoop!  This was one of my favorite reads in 2013!!!

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What’s the best YA novel of all time? Round 3 | EW.com

What’s the best YA novel of all time? Round 3 | EW.com | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
Welcome to EW.com’s YA novel bracket game, a March Madness style tournament that will determine the best Young Adult novel of all time — as...
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Round three of EW's YA novel bracket game--much harder votes this time. How do you choose between To Kill a Mockingbird and The Outsiders? I chose TKaM. How will you vote? (Make sure you vote for The Hunger Games!)

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What is the best YA novel of all time? Round one - Entertainment Weekly

What is the best YA novel of all time? Round one - Entertainment Weekly | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

Welcome to EW.com’s YA novel bracket game. We’re pitting 64 young adult books against each other in a March-Madness style game to determine which you think is the best of all time.


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Shakespeare Links - Shakespeare for Kids

Great Shakespeare Teaching Resources - Shakespeare activities to help reach kids Shakespeare for kids classes - places to find groups performing Shakespeare with kids Shakespeare for Teens? – Yep!
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Divergent (Veronica Roth) Audio Book

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"Divergent (Veronica Roth) Audio Book", a playlist created by Hunger Games Lessons
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"Divergent" audio playlist of all 39 chapters (unabridged). Great for struggling readers.

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The 7 most annoying features on iOS7- and how to disable them - Independent.ie

The 7 most annoying features on iOS7- and how to disable them - Independent.ie | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
Apple’s new iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad is the biggest redesign of the mobile operating system since iPhone was first introduced.
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Facebook posting about co-worker = workplace harassment

Facebook posting about co-worker = workplace harassment | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
In a recent case the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal found that a facebook posting about a co-worker’s Mexican heritage was prohibited workplace harassment under the Human Rights Code .

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"Facebook post = workplace harassment" - Good info. for students to know; they need to learn early on the consequences of their actions.

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Sarah Poynton's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:03 AM

Although this article is USA based. The same outcome is being established for UK based tribunals based on Facebooking about co-workers. With the right tools you can compliantly remove this risk from your business. www.sp-index.com 

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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Picadilo - Photo editing at its best

Picadilo - Photo editing at its best | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.


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Gayla Keesee's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:53 AM

I'm familiar with Pixlr and Photoshop--looking to see how this tools is similar.

Al Wright's comment, August 13, 2013 9:16 PM
Amazing site!
☆ Emma *・✧'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:04 PM

Perfect for those who want to experiment or have a little fun with filters and effects without paying big bucks. :) 

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How Failure Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Success

How Failure Is One Of The Most Important Factors In Success | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
Social entrepreneurs talk about the importance of getting back up when something goes wrong.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, October 9, 2013 12:13 AM

"Failure is a weird word. I don't see it as failure. I see it as a natural evolution of a solution to a problem."

Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, August 4, 2015 8:28 PM

"Failure is a weird word. I don't see it as failure. I see it as a natural evolution of a solution to a problem."

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The Most Surprising Photos of 2013 | TIME.com

The Most Surprising Photos of 2013 | TIME.com | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
While the culture of social media did its best to ensure that 2013 had its fair share of entertaining, surprising and, above all, shareable photo moments, ultimately the past twelve months included as many genuinely shocking as surprising pictures.

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, January 1, 2014 1:25 PM

great discussion prompts incorporating and developing visual literacy

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Gift Wrap Unwrapped | Visual.ly

Gift Wrap Unwrapped | Visual.ly | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

How much gift wrap do we go through each year? How many trees could we save by recycling boxes and using eco-friendly gift wrap? Read more...

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Simple advice for wrapping eco-friendly gifts.

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Academic Teaching Doesn’t Prepare Students for Life

Academic Teaching Doesn’t Prepare Students for Life | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
Most of our current school system revolves around academics, writes HS teacher Shelley Wright, "and yet I think it falls miserably short of what our kids need."

Via Ann S. Michaelsen
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So true.

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Ann S. Michaelsen's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:16 AM

THis is important; 

Our school system doesn’t need to create kids who are good at school. Instead, we need to create an environment that engages learners, fosters creativity, and puts responsibility for learning where it belongs – with our students.

Instead of rote learning, teachers need to use content to teach skills. We need to build environments that allow our students to get messy and build things. Places where students learn how to learn, and know how they learn best. Where students engage in significant research, and learn how to identify credible resources amidst a plethora of information that, at times, may seem overwhelming.

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Skills Practice | Using Dashes Effectively

Skills Practice | Using Dashes Effectively | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
When do you use a dash? What is an em-dash? What about an en-dash? Is a dash the same as a hyphen? A well-placed dash can add voice and vitality to your writing.
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Teacher Tip Google Docs & Conferences

Erin Miller from Ames High School shares a tip about how to use Google Docs for student writing conferences.

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Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 13, 2014 11:31 AM

Very exciting use of real-time collaboration between facilitator and students, and among collaborative student teams.

Barbara Goebel's comment, April 17, 2014 8:35 PM
Asking for administrative permission to access Doctopus. Anyone know of issues?
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Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Allegiant: What I Liked, What I Hated...

Mrs. Orman's Classroom: Allegiant: What I Liked, What I Hated... | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
What did you like about Allegiant? What did you hate? Post your comments!
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Discuss what you liked and didn't like about #Allegiant - the third and final book in Veronica Roth's #Divergent series.

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10 Excellent Drawing Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Drawing Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it

"Drawing and art are two essential pillars of creativity and through drawing students learn to engage with new learning experiences that enrich their imaginative powers. Drawing should be part of the everyday activities of learners with an allocated time slot in which students are given the freedom to experiment with their ideas and thoughts through sketching..."

 

 

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TKaM Audio Playlist

TKaM Audio Playlist | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
"TKaM Audio Playlist", a playlist created by Hunger Games Lessons
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Audio Playlist for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Unabridged version. This really helps my struggling readers with pronunciation of difficult words and word connotations/denotations.

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A Brief History of Stupid Book Bans, from ‘Twelfth Night’ to ‘Where’s Waldo?’ | TIME.com

A Brief History of Stupid Book Bans, from ‘Twelfth Night’ to ‘Where’s Waldo?’ | TIME.com | Websites to Share with Students in English Language Arts Classrooms | Scoop.it
As Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man gets banned in one school district, it's important to reflect on what other great books have been banned and why
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Hunger Games Lessons: How to Host a Non-Violent Class Hunger Games

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How to have a class reaping as you are reading The Hunger Games or Catching Fire
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Tracee Orman's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:45 AM

Read the full article for many ways to stress the theme of nonviolence while allowing your students to compete against one another. (Part 1 article)

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My Grammar Lab

Create your own practice. Chose the grammar you want to study, decide how many questions you want to answer, then create your own test.


Via Nik Peachey
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I'll be checking it out. Sometimes I wish my students had iPads rather than MacBookPros. Crazy, I know...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:06 AM

This app is designed to go with a grammar course book, but is free to download and can be used on its own.

Andy Lee's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:32 PM

Will have to try this out.

Ruby Day's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:31 PM

Will be looking at this for my writing class