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Fifty-nine interactive activities focused on English language literacy from grades K-12, most on writing.
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Tutorial on how to create a writer's workshop in your classroom using GoogleDocs!
UtellStory is a new service for creating and sharing audio slideshows. To create and share your story through UtellStory you can upload pictures, add text captions, add audio narration to each slide, and upload a soundtrack to support your entire story. Completed projects can be embedded into your blog, emailed to your friends, or shared through your favorite social networking sites.
UtellStory can be used for students to create and share short stories. Would be suited to students in Years 4-12.
UtellStory is a digital tool that allows students to create and share short stories. It allows students to embed into a blog or email. It provides the option to upload images, add text and audio to each slide. This program would be suitable for middle-upper years and provides oppertunities for students to capture and communicate findings or ideas through the use of digital tools (ACARA, 2012). It is more advanced and engaging than the usual powerpoint presentation.
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writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?
The buzz around Instagram might have you thinking about jumping ship. Instead, why not consider a few ways to use the app in your classroom?
I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.
Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.
Jasper Visser: "To address the most important issue first: there is no such thing as digital storytelling. There’s only storytelling in the digital age, and frankly speaking this isn’t much different from storytelling in the age of hunters, gatherers, dinosaurs and ICQ" ...
What the video! It's amazing. Book Burn Pary!!! YESSS.
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This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided
I like the mix of freedom along with direction. Totally open-ended "write about something" often stalls kids out.
A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.
Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :
- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds
- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message.
- It helps students explore the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.
- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning
- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience.
- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications
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Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.
Writing is one of the key literacy learning skills.
For many learners it can also be one of the most challenging.
The way learning Providers teach 'writing' has alot to do with their learners attitude; if they can find engaging and collaborative ways to teach writing then, their learners writing performance will be enhanced.
One strategy is to use technology.
For learners, generating ideas is often the most difficult phase of their writing process.
This is where Plinky can help.
Every day Plinky provides a new prompt (like a question, or a challenge), and everyone gets a chance to answer.
Users can...- add photos, maps, playlists and more.- easily share their Plinky answers on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress, Tumblr, and most major blogging services.
In their words..."We know you've got something interesting to say. Plinky is here to help you say it in a fun and compelling way."
These tips are intended help novice writers learn to take criticism from instructors, peer reviewers and editors.
Start with the assumption that your work can be improved
The biggest mistake writers make is assuming that once they have submitted a piece of writing, that is finished… and perfect. This assumption sets the writer up for a frustration and anger when it is returned with a request for revisions. It can be helpful to approach your writing from the point of view there is always room for improvement.