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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
Curated by Jim Lerman
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7 edtech tools to develop your students writing skills - Instructional Tech Talk

7 edtech tools to develop your students writing skills - Instructional Tech Talk | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Websites, apps, interactive whiteboards, systems and devices… teaching students the art of writing in the 21st century is vastly different today than just a few years ago. It requires not only an understanding of the parts of speech and composition, but also insights into which technology will also be most effective  ..."

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Julia Hoffman's curator insight, January 25, 2015 10:47 PM

These 7 sights may not be new to you but this is a great place for them to sit as a reminder. The only one that would not be applicable within our district would be the Microsoft site (since we are Google only).

Stephania Savva's curator insight, January 26, 2015 2:33 PM

If you are puzzled on how to help your student with writing, here are some great online tools you can use.

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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 3, 2013 4:57 PM

A very nice collection of tech tools to help writing teachers

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 3, 2013 5:53 PM

Who says using computers is not good for kids writing skills? These apps will certainly help get rid of that myth.

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College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera

College Completion: Programs That Are Working, Tech That is Helping ~ edcetera | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Courtney Bell


"College completion is one of the primary measures schools use to assess the effectiveness of their institutions. According to the NCHEMS Information Center, in 2009 the average six-year graduation rate of bachelor’s degree students in the United States was 55.5%, so we definitely have room for improvement.


"There are a number of factors that can impact college success and completion, from social integration to getting hung up in developmental classes. Here we explore some of the programs that have been put in place to encourage students to succeed in school and achieve their degrees."

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