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Get Your Video Captions Professionally Translated With The New YouTube Translation Partners

Get Your Video Captions Professionally Translated With The New YouTube Translation Partners | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 21, 2013 6:21 PM

Ken' Key Takeaway:

By connecting content producers with professional translators, Google is going to add a lot of value to Youtube.  I'm excited to see how ths work

Caitlin Heller's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:52 AM

Interesting for those who are in different countries than the US or want a wider global presense!

Tagmotion's curator insight, February 22, 2013 6:53 PM

Another sign of the growth in video captioning & translation.

And more evidence that video content is increasingly valuable enough to justify manual processes being applied to it.

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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

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15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane

15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I’m a firm believer in the notion that opinionated kids are the most important resources for argument writing, so when it comes to coaching this form in classrooms, early conversations are often about inciting passion and letting kids talk about what matters…..to them.

Experience has taught me that most don’t care to write about school uniforms, cell phone use, or cyber bullying, and when they are asked to write about these things, what emerges is typically uninspired. They have a lot to say about a lot of other things though, and they’re eager to research and learn more about issues that really mean something to them. Ready to support these kinds of writers in your classroom?

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The Impact of Storytelling in a Digital World

The Impact of Storytelling in a Digital World | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
“The meaning behind the words…the feeling is more significant than the words themselves, so…listen.” Unknown  “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader…not in the fact that it is raining, the feeling of being rained upon.” E.L. Doctorow     Anyone can write. But good writing… the kind that captures a reader’s attention... Read More

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L.A. Wilson's curator insight, Today, 12:41 AM

I believe my 'The Silurian' series fulfills all of these points, and I also know that I'm one of the hardest working authors out there; 12 years now writing, crafting, editing, re-writing, researching, visualising, and in the beginning of the series, working till after midnight on many nights, and then doing it all over again the following day, for 12 years. I hope this story is empowering, as many readers have written to me to say just that. To be a good writer means hours and hours, years and years of sheer hard work...now, back to the keyboard!

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I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future ~ The Verge

I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future ~ The Verge | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Bryan Bishop


"You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to sound a little excited now.

"Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve been seeing VR narrative experiences for years at this point, and while they’ve been getting more and more impressive, they’ve still been iterative steps forward. Despite how much we’ve all wanted to it to happen, nothing has stood up, raised its hands, and shouted "I’m the project that proves this crazy thing could actually work."

"I just watched Lost, the first short from Story Studio. That stand up and shout moment? It’s arrived."

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13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing

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by Jennifer Gonzalez


"There’s something about having our work seen by strangers that makes us take it up a notch. And while displaying writing and art in the school halls or a teacher-made book can accomplish that feeling to some degree, publication in a more “official” vehicle carries more weight.

"These publications are the real deal — online and print periodicals that showcase work by student artists and writers, some as young as age five. Many are run by a staff that is partly or completely made up of students. Each one is beautifully designed and features high-quality work. Some even pay. If you know a student who aspires to become a serious writer or artist, encourage them to take the next step and start working toward publication."

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, January 26, 4:02 PM

Sounds like a great resource of where to get out your work.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 27, 12:27 PM

The ability to "publish" can have a great impact on the quality of work turned in by students.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 27, 12:28 PM

The ability to publish can have a significant impact on the quality of student work.

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8 Creative Ways to Help Kids Find the Evidence in Nonfiction Text: We Are Teachers

8 Creative Ways to Help Kids Find the Evidence in Nonfiction Text: We Are Teachers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Finding text evidence seems easy enough, right? If your kids are having trouble, here are eight tips to strengthen students' ability to find and use text evidence.


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Writing Your Way to Happiness ~ NY Times

Writing Your Way to Happiness ~ NY Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person’s health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory.

Now researchers are studying whether the power of writing — and then rewriting — your personal story can lead to behavioral changes and improve happiness.
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Top 4 Free & Incredibly Useful Writing Apps - Writer's Circle

Top 4 Free & Incredibly Useful Writing Apps - Writer's Circle | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Top 4 Free & Incredibly Useful Writing Apps

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The Ultimate Guide to SMART Board Troubleshooting

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FREE DOWNLOAD from Teq


"The Ultimate SMART Board Troubleshooting Guide
Is stress over your SMART Board getting you down? Read on and find the answers to FREQUENTLY ASKED SMART BOARD TROUBLESHOOTING QUESTIONS from the Teq professional development and support staff.

The eBook includes

How do I setup my SMART Board once it’s been installed?
How do I download SMART Notebook software?
How do I register my SMART Board?
How do I get a SMART Notebook product key?
How do I get my SMART Board to mirror my computer screen?
Why won’t my SMART Board respond to touch?
How do you clean the projector filter?
How do I connect my computer to a SMART Board that is all the way across my classroom?
How do I control my SMART Board from my iPad?"

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Great Tech for Online Writing and Blogging

Great Tech for Online Writing and Blogging | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Being able to write clearly is an essential skill for all students. It can be hard for kids to pen what they mean, though. With simple online writing tools and blogs like these, students get practice writing informally in settings that aren't too daunting. Get them writing with their peers and they may soar even more.
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 20, 11:21 AM

Having an audience beyond just a teacher can be extremely motivating.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 20, 11:22 AM

Having an audience beyond just the teacher can be extremely motivating.

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11 Imagination-Jarring Tips From Creative Geniuses

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Tactics practiced by big thinkers, artists, and innovators. (Looking for writing inspiration? Check out these 11 Imagination-Jarring Tips From Creative Geniuses.

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Infographic: How writing affects your brain

Infographic: How writing affects your brain | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
This infographic explains how writing helps your memory, how your brain reacts when it hears a story, why clichés are forgettable and more.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:15 AM

Just as reading transforms us, so can writing impact and improve us. Whether reading or writing, or listening or speaking, our use of words matters.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 27, 2014 7:17 PM

There are a number of educators who think we should do away with cursive writing. The infographic provides some food for thought.

 

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Audrey's curator insight, January 4, 6:05 PM

You activate many areas of your brain when you tell a story.  There are so many areas in education where students can use stories to remember details of information needed for writing  exam answers.  Stories are visual,  can be auditory; you can introduce smells and engage with whatever you are writing about. 

 

The whole brain becomes stimulated with a person's own  record of the information.  How can you forget?


Go to www.hotmoodle.com  for story writing information.

 

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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, 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, 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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Black Lives Matter: Building Empathy Through Reading (Part I) ~ The Hub ~ by Alegria Barclay

Black Lives Matter: Building Empathy Through Reading (Part I) ~ The Hub ~ by Alegria Barclay | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Part of the problem is a lack of context; the way in which U.S. history is taught to teenagers doesn’t fully illuminate or explore the Black experience nor does it aim to create compassion, clarity, or solidarity. The average teenager has simply never been exposed to the myriad of stories–from heartening to heroic to harrowing–that comprise the history of Black people in America. And without this exposure, most cannot understand or envision the depth of suffering, injustice, and daily struggle that has defined Black life in America for centuries.


"In the wake of the Ferguson verdict and in solidarity with the growing #BlackLivesMatter movement, it is empathy that we need more than ever. Indeed, as I reflect on Dr. King’s legacy, I am reminded of this quote by him: “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” Ideally, this communication would happen face-to-face, two individuals in dialogue discovering what it means to be the other. However, in certain cases whether due to lack of representation, access, or will, this is simply not possible. What then?


"As YA librarians and as educators, I feel strongly that it is an essential part of our calling to do more than simply recommend books to our teenage patrons; we must promote, persuade, and provoke our young readers to pick up those books that broaden and challenge our understanding of what it means to be another and to be ourselves. To echo the #WeNeedDiverseBooks  campaign, we need diverse books because reading can change the world one perspective at a time. And change must come. And it will come because reading is an act of communication that can and does open minds and hearts, transcending our often irrational and unfounded fears to create newfound empathy and compassion."

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Choice of Robots (Choice of Games)

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by Emily Short


"Choice of Robots is a recent large-scale Choice of Games piece: you take the role of a gifted young graduate student in robotics, about to make significant breakthroughs in your field, generating a line of robots that might become surgeons, soldiers, companions, factory workers. Your choices include design decisions for the robots and business decisions about how to manufacture and sell them, but also personal decisions about how to relate to your robot creations, and what you think it all means. The scope of your activities is such that you may find yourself flying to Shanghai to take meetings, or spending months in a military jail, or preventing the invasion of Taiwan — and along the way it’s pretty likely that you’ll also make a considerable personal fortune, which you can choose to spend on luxuries, philanthropy, or a mix of things."

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Improving Writing with Google Docs ~ Eric Curts

Improving Writing with Google Docs ~ Eric Curts | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Improving Writing with Docs by Eric Curts www.ericcurts.com Last updated 4/25/2014 Eric Curts Authorized Google Education Trainer (GET) Google Certified Teacher (GCT) www.ericcurts.com ericcurts@gmail.com Twitter @ericcurts Google+ gplus.to/ericcurts www.AppsUserGroup.org www.WebAppReviews...


A 15-page ebook with excellent guidance. -JL

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Why Your Character's Goal Needs to Be 1 of These 5 Things - Helping Writers Become Authors

Why Your Character's Goal Needs to Be 1 of These 5 Things - Helping Writers Become Authors | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
In order to resonate deeply with your very human audience, your character's goal needs to be one of five specific things.

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Voice Dream Writer App - It's a Wow!

Voice Dream Writer App - It's a Wow! | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Make Fewer Mistakes

"Professional proofreaders recommend reading out loud as the best way to catch mistakes. Like a personal proofreader, Voice Dream Writer reads out loud using text-to-speech, so that awkward sentences, grammatical errors and typos can be easily spotted. Also, it can read words and sentences as they’re typed or voice dictated so that errors can be corrected right away."

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 24, 3:35 PM

Voice Dream Writer app is truly an app that can level the playing field for a broad range of learners that struggle with writing. Check out the video on this site to discover why it is such a WOW! Here are the features of this new app:


Voice Dream Writer reads out loud using text-to-speech, so that awkward sentences, grammatical errors and typos can be easily spotted.


Writer helps finding the right words through phonetic search and meaning search.


Writer automatically keeps an outline of headings, paragraphs and sentences. The Outline helps writers better structure their writing with an always-on overview.

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Making Connections Using Text

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by Eveyn Wassell


"I found this site (http://bit.ly/101tagxedo)from Hardy Leung, creator of Tagxedo, about 101 ways to use Tagxedo, and thought about the myriad of ways it can be used in the classroom.  The images created by Tagxedo and their derivatives are free for personal, non-commercial use, subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike License.  And what teacher doesn't love the word free???

"One of my favorite ways to use Tagxedo is to compare two groups of text to look for connections.  Yes, they are pretty to look at but the real use of word clouds comes from analysis of the cloud itself.  Imagine a lesson where students are asked to compare and contrast two speeches from historical figures.  Students are given the two speeches and asked to give the comparison on their own.  What might happen if they were asked to list two items the speeches have in common?  Many students may have a problem completing this assignment depending on the complexity or length of the text."

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10 Common Fiction Problems and How to Fix Them

10 Common Fiction Problems and How to Fix Them | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
When you write and revise your fiction, you deal with a host of problems. With some novels, it’s hard to decide on the right point of view. With others, it’s a struggle to work out the plot. Sometimes it’s a matter of getting the language down just right. Of course it’s one thing to spot a problem, another to fix it. Consider the following ten rather typical problems most fiction writers face—and some possible fixes.

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The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic

The Secret to Teaching Great Writing: Use the News! | Edudemic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
As a professional writer and a writing specialist, I know that not everyone is as hepped up about words as I am. (What, you mean you don’t want to spend the next five hours chatting about the relationship between a character’s syntax and their familial history? Say it ain’t so!). I know that if I have any hope of maintaining student (and teacher) attention spans, I have to keep it relevant to the here and now.

My secret: use the news! With all of its of-the-moment relevancy and juicy tidbits, the news is the perfect lens through which to teach the ins and outs of craft – or, probably more accurately, the perfect mask to distract students as I sneak in the real lessons. Let’s take a look at some of the most creative and effective techniques out there today.
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 20, 11:00 AM

Great ideas to teach thesis, structure and more.

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Elementary Writing Apps and Websites

Elementary Writing Apps and Websites | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
By getting kids writing early and often, we prepare them to succeed across all subjects. Give students a leg up with these picks well-suited to elementary-aged kids that'll get them writing, sharing, and critiquing.
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Writing Matters: National Writing Project 2013 Annual Report

Writing Matters: National Writing Project 2013 Annual Report | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The ability to write with clarity and coherence is fundamental to student success in both school and the workplace. We are excited to have the opportunity for teachers in Union County to partner with teachers throughout the state and nation on a project to improve student writing.

— Cindy Langley, Director of Secondary Education for Union County Schools, Union, South Carolina

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 29, 2014 10:23 AM

The National Writing Project has been doing fundamental work to promote the teaching of writing for 40 years. This is the gateway to their Annual Report. 


If you feel alone as a writing teacher. If you are looking for a mature, deep and sustaining community of practice to help you hone your craft... you've found it. 

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Organizing writing projects by year - Unclutterer

Organizing writing projects by year - Unclutterer | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
When looking to organize your writing projects, whatever they may be, Scrivener for Mac and Evernote for all platforms can easily make this possible.

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