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Script Frenzy Young Writers Program | Your ticket to creative adventure

Script Frenzy Young Writers Program | Your ticket to creative adventure | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Script Frenzy is an international writing event for students, in which participants attempt the creatively daring feat of writing an entire script in the month of April.

 

Script Frenzy is free of cost.

 

This isn’t a contest, so there are no valuable prizes awarded or "Best Of" categories. In our opinion, each writer who attempts to reach his or her goal is victorious and awe-inspiring! (And you'll get certificates and web badges proclaiming this fact.)

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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Reimagining School Writing

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Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 1:22 AM

Some useful ideas here.

Emma McPherson's curator insight, May 19, 8:30 AM
Some interesting suggestions for ways to assist students to develop writing skills while still encouraging creativity. Undoubtedly our education system does value academic writing styles and skills, often to the detriment of students' creative lives.
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The Best Posts On Writing Instruction  :: Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Posts On Writing Instruction  :: Larry Ferlazzo | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I’ve published a number of posts on writing instruction, and thought I’d bring them all together into one “The Best” list. I’ve previously posted tons of lists sharing…
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Ferlazzo is one of the best list-makers around; never fails to offer sound suggestions.

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The 5-Step Process that Solves Three Painful Writing Problems

The 5-Step Process that Solves Three Painful Writing Problems | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Use this five-step writing process to get started, cut the fluff, and finish writing a compelling piece of content that has a specific objective.

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5 Creative Digital Tools That Bring Visuals and Writing Together

5 Creative Digital Tools That Bring Visuals and Writing Together | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Experiment with this list of creative digital tools that unite art and writing in amazing visual storytelling projects. Your students will love them!

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STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination - Edutopia | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"I brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."


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Always Write: Take What You Need Posters -- for Communities of Writers

Always Write: Take What You Need Posters -- for Communities of Writers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 9, 2015 12:06 PM

This community of writers page from Corbett Harrison has great ideas and charts.  Check it out!

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Listen Current: Bringing World-Class Podcasts to the Classroom

Listen Current: Bringing World-Class Podcasts to the Classroom | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The people at Listen Current have made it their mission to bring public radio podcasts directly to the classroom. They curate a growing collection of professionally produced podcasts, organize and tag them into categories, and build a set of outstanding instructional resources around each one. With Listen Current, teachers can easily use podcasts as classroom texts, amplifying content and giving students practice in required listening skills.
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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing - @LibrarianLister @AngelaStockman

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing - @LibrarianLister @AngelaStockman | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I know I'm a little biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing makerspace. It's getting bigger - and messier - every day and the kids are creating some incredible stuff. Until recently, the makerspace was pretty contained to the library. This certainly wasn't to exclude maker activities from occurring elsewhere - it just happened. 

While at one of our ELA planning meetings, we were discussing the lack of enthusiasm kids have for writer's workshop. What was once a time for kids to express themselves creatively, was now a time that kids dreaded. How sad? I loved Writer's Workshop as a kid. We had to fix this. They had tried creative prompts, incorporating movies and music, but they were still "bleh".

As we were brainstorming, an 8th grade English teacher brought up the book "Make Writing" by Angela Stockman. Oddly enough, I had just finished reading my advanced readers copy since I'm a member of the Hack Learning VIP program. All of a sudden we both were sitting at the edge of our seats ready to do it!

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Rising Above the Poverty Line — Medium

Rising Above the Poverty Line — Medium | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
How scholarships saved my life and landed me in Silicon Valley

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 8, 12:00 PM

Wonderful and inspiring piece. Share this with someone.

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Critical Thinking Explained for Students

Critical Thinking Explained for Students | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The purpose of today’s post is to share with you this wonderful TED Ed video on critical thinking that you may want to use with your students in class. Besides  explaining what critical thinking is all, the video also provides 5 main tips on how to improve one’s critical thinking abilities namely:  Formulate your questions, Gather your information, Apply the information, Consider the implications, Explore other points of view. This video  is also available as a TED Ed lesson with comprehension and discussion questions to use with your students in class. Enjoy

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 Links for Teaching Language with Films

 Links for Teaching Language with Films | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Until quite recently it was difficult to find pedagogically sound film material to help students improve their language through watching film, and teachers had to spend many hours creating their own materials. However, with the advent of the Internet there are now a wealth of online resources for both language teachers and their students. With so many resources it’s sometimes difficult for teachers to see the wood for the trees. Here I’m going to recommend the sites and resources that from my own experience I have found most useful and engaging.
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 6, 11:38 AM

Excellent collection of resources for educators who wish to use film for teaching language skills

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Free Technology for Teachers: Scribeasy Offers Great Visual Prompts for Creating Short Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: Scribeasy Offers Great Visual Prompts for Creating Short Stories | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Scribeasy is a free iPad app that offers a fun environment in which students can write short stories. Students create stories on Scribeasy by first selecting a background image then dragging and dropping additional pictures onto their chosen background images. When students select objects to add to their backgrounds, a narrator reads the name of the object aloud. Students can move and resize all images to create a visual story in Scribeasy.
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Innovation Excellence | 30 Academic Resources on Learning – for Educators and Innovators

Innovation Excellence | 30 Academic Resources on Learning – for Educators and Innovators | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Many of us read blogs about learning and discuss the learning process with our colleagues, but few of us actually bother keeping up with the latest science. Maybe it’s because, if we do manage to identify a source or two, we are immediately turned off by all the dense scientific jargon. Or maybe it’s not always clear which resources provide information specifically on learning and not just education in general.
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5 Storytelling Lessons From Superhero Stories

Love reading comics? You're not the only one. What about these stories about super-beings keep our eyes glued to the pages and our minds salivating for more? W…

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I love slideshares and this one is Pow! Super Awesome!

Study these super hero stories and weave several of the tips into your own work to punch it up!

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly" ***
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How to write descriptively - Nalo Hopkinson

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-write-fiction-that-comes-alive-nalo-hopkinson The point of fiction is to cast a spell, a momentar

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App Ed Review Roundup: 4 Great Movie Making Apps! by KELLY WALSH

App Ed Review Roundup: 4 Great Movie Making Apps! by KELLY WALSH | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
by KELLY WALSH

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10 Ways to Boost Your Writing Productivity — Inspired to Write — Medium

10 Ways to Boost Your Writing Productivity - Inspired to Write - Medium
Whether you’re writing a novel, maintaining a blog, or keeping a journal, the answers to these problems are mostly the same. Writing is like exercise: adopt a sensible training regimen, apply it consistently, and you’ll grow stronger. But it’s also like meditation: open your inner doors, let go of distractions, and you’ll become more centered. In both cases, the keys are discipline and focus.

With that in mind, here are ten simple techniques you can use to keep yourself in the writing zone.
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Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education?

Could Storytelling Be the Secret Sauce to STEM Education? | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
By exploring stories, learners can acquire a deeper understanding and appreciation of STEM.

Via Darlene Clapham K12, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Stephania Savva, Jim Lerman
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Why I write 1000 Words Every Day — Life Learning — Medium

Why I write 1000 Words Every Day - Life Learning - Medium
Recently, I was listening to a seminar given by Brian Tracy, the same one that inspired the idea for my post about why nobody ever changed the world by checking email. One of the things he said was success comes from task completion.
By completing a task, instead of the dopamine shot we get from checking email or the number of likes, we actually experience an increase in endorphins. We experience visible progress, which is a precursor to flow. And we feel compelled to complete more tasks.
By writing 1000 words each morning, I not only end up creating flow. I carry that into everything else that I throughout the day. I end up in a peak state of mind, which is a priceless asset. As a result, I crave flow and deep work more than I crave the temporary dopamine hit that I get from checking email or Facebook. This leads to a much more productive day.
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The Surprising Truth About Learning in Schools | Will Richardson | TEDxWestVancouverED

We know how to help kids develop into powerful learners. Now, we just need to make that happen in schools.

"A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education.

Will has authored four books (with two more on the way), including ""Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information are Everywhere"" (September, 2012) published by TED books and based on his 2013 TEDx talk in Melbourne, Australia. ""Why School?"" is now the #1 best-selling TED book ever.

A former public school educator of 22 years, Will is also co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of ModernLearners.com which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education.

Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy and his kids Tess and Tucker."

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 15, 12:23 PM

Richardson has lived on the cutting edge of what I'll call "authentic" education for a long time and his books and presentations never fail to challenge, agitate...and offer a view toward successful outcomes. This presentation, from Nov. 2015, is one of a long line that will likely stimulate, engage, and hopefully, motivate you.

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3 Interesting Story Mapping Apps to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Interesting Story Mapping Apps to Use with Students in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
In today’s post we are sharing with you three very good iPad apps you can use with students in class to help them in their writing projects. The apps are especially helpful for creating outlines, structuring plots, capturing ideas and organizing thoughts. All of these apps provide you with export features that allow you to export your data in formats compatible with the major text editors. students can use them to brainstorm ideas and create outlines and then export their work to the editor of their choice where they can bring their writing projects to fruition.
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Critical Thinking Explained for Students

Critical Thinking Explained for Students | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The purpose of today’s post is to share with you this wonderful TED Ed video on critical thinking that you may want to use with your students in class. Besides  explaining what critical thinking is all, the video also provides 5 main tips on how to improve one’s critical thinking abilities namely:  Formulate your questions, Gather your information, Apply the information, Consider the implications, Explore other points of view. This video  is also available as a TED Ed lesson with comprehension and discussion questions to use with your students in class. Enjoy

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Storytelling in VR: Ambiguity and Implication in 1st Person Narratives - Road to VR

Storytelling in VR: Ambiguity and Implication in 1st Person Narratives - Road to VR | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Rob Morgan is the writer of The Assembly, and he spoke last year at GDC about narrative design in VR and the

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The Other Pair

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This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story.
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 6, 11:29 AM

Writing lesson for ELA, world language, or ESL educators. Nicely designed integration of a number of language skills.

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Writing As A Meditation Practice

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Those who have a regular meditation practice can simply add the writing immediately following it, and those who find it difficult to do traditional meditation will find this practice fruitful as the writing gives your busy mind something to do.

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Mirna Yonis's curator insight, April 23, 12:34 AM
#Meditation #Mindful #Healthy Practices
Chris Carter's curator insight, May 3, 9:18 PM
Reflective practice at its best!
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 11:26 AM
Reflection and meditation are important practices for teachers.Take time and let things soak in and appear.