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Is it better to say a friend of John's or a friend of John? | LawProse

Is it better to say a friend of John's or a friend of John? | LawProse | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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By Bryan A. Garner

 

"The classic example posits the obvious difference between a photograph of Lord Snowdon and a photograph of Lord Snowdon’s. We know who’s in the first picture, but we can’t be sure about the second. In this example, the meaning turns on whether the possessive or nonpossessive form appears. The writer’s choice is straightforward, depending on the intended meaning.

 

"But which is correct in this construction: a friend of John or a friend of John’s? Although the practice is sometimes erroneously stigmatized, using a possessive with of has long been considered acceptable. You can say either The car belongs to a friend of Brent or The car belongs to a friend of Brent’s. Of course, it’s also possible to avoid the double possessive by rewording the phrase {the car belongs to Brent’s friend}."

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5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination | Freelancers Union

5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination | Freelancers Union | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Jonathan Kastner

 

"...Starting a project can seem overwhelming – and we delay for so long that it makes the job less fun and less rewarding. This can be called many things (blowing it off, messing around, taking a nap, puttering), but at its core, we're talking about procrastination....

 

"But fear not. By identifying and confronting some common dysfunctional thoughts that perpetuate procrastination, we can change the way we respond. The following suggestions are adapted from Dr. David Burns’ The Feeling Good Handbook."

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David Hain's curator insight, April 15, 2013 10:07 AM

Great book, lifelong study for me!

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Writing Help and Creative Writing Inspiration - Word Grrls

Writing Help and Creative Writing Inspiration - Word Grrls | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Laura Brown

 

"I don’t understand writers who have a lack of ideas. To me it seems there is an endless stream and the real problem is keeping tack of the ideas, organizing and finding storage for all the notes, magazine clippings, and so on. I have even begun to use my digital camera as a quick note taking tool. So my hard drive is just as cluttered. I’m considering a hand-held scanner, just dash out the note and then scan it in for later. This would give me a back up plan for the bits of paper notes.

 

"How do I get ideas? Such a short and simple question when the answer is massive.

 

"Here are some of the ways and places I get ideas:"

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Writing Quality Comments | Flat Classroom

Writing Quality Comments | Flat Classroom | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Julie Lindsay

 

"As part of our wonderful Flat Classroom project, Miss Williams and Mrs. Danner’s 3rd graders at Tappan Zee Elementary School in New York are using Edmodo to communicate with other students around the world. We wanted to make sure that when we read other people posts, we are writing back to them with quality comments. To find out more about writing quality comments, I decided to go to my own PLN – we all can learn from each other, right? I found a great video from Mrs. Yollis’s class in California which gave us some ideas about writing quality comments. Some of the tips we learned were:"


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While developed for giving feedback by students on other students' blog posts, this is actually a great model for giving feedback on performance in a great many settings, by all kinds of people - not just students.

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Download Ulysses III for Mac - Creative writing text editor. MacUpdate.com

Download Ulysses III for Mac - Creative writing text editor. MacUpdate.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Ulysses III is a brand-new writers' environment from the Soulmen -- the fine folks that brought you Daedalus Touch for iPad. 

"It’s built around a revolutionary engine, dubbed "plain text enhanced", which combines the very best parts of minimal markup (i.e., Markdown, Textile) with the power, beauty and simplicity of OS X."

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6 Interactive Storytelling Apps For Younger Students - Edudemic

6 Interactive Storytelling Apps For Younger Students - Edudemic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Kati Lapi

 

"Getting younger students to tell stories can promote a variety of different language arts skills in a way that is a lot more fun than doing grammar drills. From learning the parts of speech and sentence and paragraph structure  to vocabulary, there is a lot of hidden teaching material in storytelling, which interactive storytelling apps can enhance.

Since we all know that kids LOVE to tell stories (check out this blog post by a teacher who had to limit how many stories each student could tell per day), there is a lot of potential in this activity. Bringing in digital tools can make the process even more robust. Check out the web tools and apps that we’ve explored below for a few options that might be useful in your classroom."

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Jim Harmon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:39 AM

And this holds true for struggling readers below grade level...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:12 PM

The importance of learning good storytelling--whether in digital form or otherwise--is a building block to all people. Love that this urges starting young.

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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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

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30 bite-sized writing tips for better eLearning content

30 tiny tips on how to make more effective content for your eLearning content and courses.


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Iraham Alvarez's comment, June 16, 2013 7:05 PM
Thanks to this kind of items we realize that the student's behavior is not correct at the time of trial or envestigacion some that the searches of the subjects are poor in content, that the student trusts and confidence paguinas of course not even read the information, good way to look at things in this article. posting good teacher :)
Julio Castillo 10's comment, June 16, 2013 8:40 PM
Este tema se trata sobre el apoyo de la gestión a la reforma escolar total y casi parecido al tema " El constructivismo en la educación".
Alejandro Macias's comment, June 16, 2013 10:06 PM
Este documento tiene algo de razón ya que en la actualidad casi nunca se investiga bien solo se hecha un vistazo y solo se basa en una sola fuente de información(lo mas fácil).
Y esto afecta en nuestro aprendizaje.
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Create Beautiful Looking Quote Pictures for Social Media, E-cards, and Prints with QuotesCover.com

Create Beautiful Looking Quote Pictures for Social Media, E-cards, and Prints with QuotesCover.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary saving texts into a beautiful typography art picture for use on Facebook, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, and Prints. Our applications simply this process. You can get a beautiful design in only a couple of clicks.

 


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Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:09 AM

This is a verynice tool to use for all the picture quotes you see on places like Facebook and Pinterest.

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Newspaper Template, Microsoft Word Newspaper Templates for Kids, Free & Students

Newspaper Template, Microsoft Word Newspaper Templates for Kids, Free & Students | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The #1 place for free Microsoft word newspaper templates for kids, students that are printable and blank.

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BookChook's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:42 PM

New templates for kids to create own newspapers. 

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Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap

Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

 

 


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David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Excellent ;-)
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 26, 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 11:28 AM

Uso de mapas mentales en la curación de contenidos.

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Content-Creation Tips and Writing Prompts

Stuck on what to write about for your company blog or website? Check out these content-creating tips from Ann Handley of MarketingProfs.


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Miguel García's comment, April 6, 2013 5:51 AM
Really great!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, April 7, 2013 10:58 AM
Going to make my blog more interesting!
A_G_Storm's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:13 PM

It look interesting, but could use some more information.

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Thinking Worlds | Rapid Sims & Games Creation

Thinking Worlds | Rapid Sims & Games Creation | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Description from EdSurge

 

" THINKING WORLDS is a drag-and-drop 3D scene builder and visual programming editor that allows non-coders to build immersive gaming experiences and simulations. It appears more suited for creating virtual training exercises in large organizations, but with a free developer license it should provide a sufficient challenge for the ultra-techie educator. Beware. This is more of a summer project than weekend quick pick -- just imagine the learning curve if there were Scratch controls for every movement in Sim City. But if you're up to the task, there's still time to join this recently started MOOC on gameification. After all, a tool is only as good as the outcomes it makes possible."

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Distraction-Free Writing | Write.app

Distraction-Free Writing | Write.app | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Write.app is a distraction-free writing app with publishing/blogging capabilities. Create free notebooks anywhere for anything.

 

Description from Internet Scout Project

 

"Writing on a computer with access to the Internet (and other matters) can be distracting. WriteApp helps offering a less distracting, browser-based environment to get your writing done. Visitors can use the application to compose short notes or long-form pieces with excellent formatting options. They can write out thoughts in an email and have them set in a variety of formats and settings. This version is compatible with all operating systems"

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51 Short and Simple Writing Prompts - Word Grrls

51 Short and Simple Writing Prompts - Word Grrls | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

Just list it says. Numerous prompts that should take willing writers on a productive journey.

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Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools

Storyboard That – online storyboard creator for schools | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is a cutting edge Web 2.0 tool for rapidly creating amazing storyboards, no art skills needed. Great for business meetings and in the classroom for students to express their creativity.

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Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 12, 2013 5:51 AM

struggled to use in school (internet issues) but seems a good way to go.

Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
Venkatesh Surya's comment, March 17, 2:53 AM
that is a great innovation in studying
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FREE Creative Writing App - Bill Atkinson Post Card | Technology Tailgate

FREE Creative Writing App - Bill Atkinson Post Card | Technology Tailgate | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"The students begin by choosing a picture for the front of their postcard, in which they can use the camera from their iPad or iTouch to take pictures (field trips, playground, around the school, geometrical shapes, science experiments, etc..) or they can use the beautiful images within the the app.


"Once the image is in place they can begin their writing based on the image they chose. The writing that comes from the students is amazing. They have a blast and they love that they are able to choose and change many things within their postcards."

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Nice little app for creating highly visual cards with original writing on the back. Could be used for flip cards but that is only the beginning. The opportunityu to create outstandinga visuals takes this app in a much more creative direction, as a memory aid and as an illustration of the writing on the other side. These could make excellent story starters too.

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BoomWriter

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Description by EdSurge

 

"BOOMWRITER is a crowd-sourced storytelling tool that allows students to collaborate on large writing projects. Teachers can select a "story start" or create their own and then sit back as each student creates the next chapter of the story. There are no limits to what new characters or plot twists that students can add--only the pressure that they'll be evaluated (anonymously) by their peers. After all chapters have been read by the class, each student can cast a vote for his or her favorite chapter (excluding their own). The process repeats itself until the teacher determines it's time for a conclusion. (But why not a real-life, never-ending story?) Completed works can be read online or printed and bound (at additional cost) as keepsakes and takeways for students."

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6 Time-Saving Writing Apps For Students - Edudemic

6 Time-Saving Writing Apps For Students - Edudemic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Katie Lapi

 

"For anyone who has ever had to write a paper, you know that getting the ideas down when they come to you is important. And for those of us who are (ahem) procrastinators (*looks away innocently*) getting the ideas down and the writing done when you’re inspired is key. For those of us who were educated in the dark ages before smartphones and tablets, if you wanted to write on the go you were pretty much out of luck. Now, there are a host of options for organizing your writing and writing on the go with different apps and web tools. Take a look at some of the various writing apps for students below:"

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Jim Harmon's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:38 AM

I am among the procratinators, which makes it dubious when teaching students how to stay focused and on task with writing. A list worth eyeballing.

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4 Elements of Epic Storytelling

4 Elements of Epic Storytelling | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"When I’m immersed in fantasy, a trance envelopes me. There’s something about great fantasy storytelling that trumps all other genres in drawing me into the world and story.

 

Call me crazy, but I think I’m onto something here. And that something is the recipe for the domination of the imagination. Much like The Hero with a Thousand Faces, I think epic storytelling has a certain formula that can produce a killer product."


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John Purificati's curator insight, March 30, 2013 10:47 AM

Good insight.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:40 PM

The key elements of story.

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:34 AM

I think these could hold true for any storytelling. Sure, world-building is something fantasy and sci-fi writers talk about, but building a unique realistic world can be equally engrossing. That world would be internal or personal, but still....

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10 Examples How To Use Storytelling in Web Design

10 Examples How To Use Storytelling in Web Design | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
n “Storytelling in Web Design,” I explained the three most basic aspects of storytelling — character, setting, and action — and offered ways to begin including storytelling in web design using basic design elements. In this article, I will examine ten sites that use storytelling and list the character, setting, and action found in each story.

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Malcolm Cowley on the Four Stages of Writing: Lessons from the First Five Years of The Paris Review | Brain Pickings

Malcolm Cowley on the Four Stages of Writing: Lessons from the First Five Years of The Paris Review | Brain Pickings | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

[Picture is of James Thurber]

 

By Maria Popova

 

"The kind of literary voyeurism that concerns itself with why great writers write and how, exactly, they go about ithas long held especial mesmerism to aspiring authors and voracious readers alike.

 

"In 1953, a trio of literary enthusiasts founded The Paris Review. Spearheaded by George Plimpton, who edited the magazine from its founding to his death in 2003, it forever changed the face of literary journalism with its singular brand of incredibly in-depth, borderline existential conversations with beloved authors on the art and craft of writing. Five years later, they published the finest of those interviews — featuring such literary luminaries as William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber — in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, First Series (public library). Though The Paris Review has since released all of the archival interviews online, as well as in an irresistible boxed set, what makes this particular volume noteworthy is the lengthy introductory essay by the great Malcolm Cowley, who edited the anthology."

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Twitteracy: A New #Literacies Practice

Guest host this week is Benjamin Gleason (@BWGleason). The title of this #literacies chat comes from the article "Twitteracy: A New Literacy Practice" which Christine Greenhow (@chrisgreenhow) and ...

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32 iPad Apps For Better Writing

32 iPad Apps For Better Writing | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
32 iPad Apps For Better Writing

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Thomas Wooldridge's comment, April 5, 2013 10:41 AM
excellent article
Joann McRell's curator insight, April 7, 2013 11:35 PM

Great ideas to consider for Common Core instruction

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Free Webinar with Michael Horn - Mon. April 8 - corrected registration url

Free Webinar with Michael Horn - Mon. April 8 - corrected registration url | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

DISRUPTING COLLEGE: HOW DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION CAN DELIVER QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:20-4:30 pm Eastern Time

Mr. Horn will discuss how disruptive innovations—broadly speaking known as online learning--are emerging with the promise to make postsecondary education more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality to students across the world. He will analyze what these trends may mean for the future of higher education and a variety of institutions, as well as how they may shift the policy landscape.

Michael Horn is the co-founder and executive director of the education practice of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to solve problems in the social sector. In 2008, Horn co-authored the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen. Horn has written articles for numerous publications and outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, the Economist, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Education Week. Horn holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in History from Yale University.

 

To register for this free webinar, go to http://bit.ly/KEANhiedWBNR

 

Co-sponsored by the KEAN UNIVERSITY Faculty Seminar and 4HUMANITIES (a platform and resource based in North America and the UK for the international digital humanities community) http://humanistica.ualberta.ca


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