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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Inspirational Stories for Teachers Who Long to Write - Brilliant or Insane

Inspirational Stories for Teachers Who Long to Write - Brilliant or Insane | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
I believe that every writer needs a dedicated space for creative work, especially teachers who write. Here’s what I know: teachers put in more time for less pay than many professionals from other fields. Many also spend all day giving themselves to the children they teach only to come home and give themselves to the children they are raising. After they tuck everyone into bed, they often crack open their lesson plans or dive into student work that requires their immediate feedback.

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Infographic: Useful phrases for expressing argumentation | EAP Infographics

Infographic: Useful phrases for expressing argumentation | EAP Infographics | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Today's post offers five of the most common sentence structures that we see in argumentative writing.

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For Writers on the Verge of Writing Spectacularly Complex Characters

For Writers on the Verge of Writing Spectacularly Complex Characters | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The most ironic thing about complex characters in fiction is that the essence of what makes them so wonderfully complicated is actually incredibly simple. Complex characters are complex for one reason: dichotomy. That one word is the solution to all your character problems. Cliched stereotypes? Fixed. Dysfunctional character arcs? Done. Boring personalities? No more!

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How Teens Do Research in the Digital World

How Teens Do Research in the Digital World | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
A survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers finds that teens' research habits are changing in the digital age

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 5, 2015 10:03 AM

Crunchy and ever so important to read.

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HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT ~ Interactive Knit Book

HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT ~ Interactive Knit Book | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The Interactive Knit Book demonstrates examples of knited electronic elements such as switches, sensors, speakers, and heaters that cause colour change. This book was compiled as the result of the EIT ICT Connected Textiles research done at the Design Research Lab at the UdK Berlin.

The samples in the book were knit by Sara Diaz Rodriguez, the demo circuits designed by Hannah Perner-Wilson and the research supported by Katharina Bredies.

The samples in the book were knit by Sara Diaz Rodriguez, the demo circuits designed by Hannah Perner-Wilson and the research supported by Katharina Bredies.


I love the project that enables the knitting of a speaker and playing it with a paper piano...yes, really.-JL

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20+ top iPad apps for writers - Daily Genius

20+ top iPad apps for writers - Daily Genius | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Here’s a terrific list of the best apps for writing on your iPad that is going to be of some great use for students of just about any age. Whether you’re in primary school or attending a university, you need to have a better way to take notes and jot down ideas than your standard notebook.
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Makerspaces for Writers: Three Layers of Design

Makerspaces for Writers: Three Layers of Design | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Learn how to design a space where people can make writing by approaching it one layer at a time.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 4, 2015 2:10 PM

How does this fit within a school library?

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* Writing A-Z

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Writing A-Z has come of age in an decade of changing strategies and expectations for teaching writing.  One of seven sister sites under the Learning A-Z umbrella, it is a well-organized, terrific r...
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The Ocean Is . . . Metaphor Writing | Scholastic.com

The Ocean Is . . . Metaphor Writing | Scholastic.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Use The Ocean Is by Kathleen Kranking as a mentor text and as an introduction to metaphors for students.
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How to Get Flawless Speech & Voice to Text Transcription? - 6 Golden Rules

How to Get Flawless Speech & Voice to Text Transcription? - 6 Golden Rules | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
We all are aware effective speech & voice to text transcription depends how well the audio file is recorded. Here are some tips that will help you get a high quality audio for flawless transcription.
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Can writing be taught? And what do writing teachers teach?

Can writing be taught? And what do writing teachers teach? | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The other night I was watching The Rewrite, in which a Hollywood scriptwriter reluctantly becomes a writing teacher. In the early part of the film he asserts that writing can’t be taught. In some w...
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Using the 'Explain Everything' App in the classroom - YouTube ~ by Stephanie Castle

In this video tutorial I aim to introduce you practically with examples to how the iPad app 'Explain everything' which can be used to assess student understa...
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4 Good Tech Tools for Teaching Writing

4 Good Tech Tools for Teaching Writing | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest

10 Best Websites for English Teachers - South to Southwest | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The 10 sites I go back to again and again for fun, easy-to-use resources. Bookmark these for your own class, or send 'em to your favorite English teacher!

Via Yuly Asencion, juandoming, Mila Solà Marqués, THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 9, 2015 3:30 AM

Always useful!!!!!

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5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 8, 2015 5:10 PM

There are too many outstanding easy-to-use and informative resources for formative assessment that it's nearly criminal that more teachers don't use them.

Kim Hutchinson's curator insight, March 16, 2015 10:04 PM

This is a great way to get information on student learning in a way that doesn't take a lot of time for the teacher individually.  It would also help the teacher to make an individualized plan to help each student from where they are at.

iris ish's curator insight, November 21, 2015 12:14 PM

תוספת ל-zaption

 

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/11/zaption-presenter.html#.VlCmEHYrIdU

 

 

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Write the World

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"If you're stumped about how to inspire your high school students to write, check out Write the World. The site offers prompts for writing from nonfiction opinion to flash fiction to poetry. Aspiring authors in your classroom can earn badges, join a topic-specific group, and become part of a writing community. Note:Write the World is only appropriate for students age 13 and older."

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The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine ~ Brain Pickings ~ by Maria Popova

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine ~ Brain Pickings ~ by Maria Popova | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"How to sculpt an environment that optimizes creative flow and summons relevant knowledge from your long-term memory through the right retrieval cues."



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The Art of the Start - how to promote interest-grabbing beginnings in students' writing ~ by Steve Peha

The Art of the Start - how to promote interest-grabbing beginnings in students' writing ~ by Steve Peha | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Over the years, I’ve placed special emphasis on helping kids create good beginnings. The results have exceeded my wildest dreams. A few years ago, I figured out why: every part of a piece is really a “beginning” relative to what is about to come next. Once kids have a large repertoire of good beginning strategies, they naturally start using those strategies all through their writing.

 

"In the past, however, I’ve concentrated only on the traditional single sentence lead. That’s the best place to start but it is by no means where this kind of instruction should end. More than ever, kids need to learn to create strong opening paragraphs.


"And that’s what I’ve done in my newest unit on leads called: The Art of the Start."


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Free download. Peha produces a tremendous amount of resources of consistently high quality and then makes many of them available without cost. What an outstanding and generous role model!

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Digilent Inc. Blog » Digilent Makerspace

Digilent Inc. Blog » Digilent Makerspace | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

A very visual archive of projects from the Digilent MakerSpace, based in Pullman, Washington USA."Digilent designs, manufactures, and distributes its electronic design tools on a worldwide basis."

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 2015 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~

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McKinley Writing Club - Statesman Journal

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Teacher Denise Majeski works with fourth-graders Manny Temkin (left) Eli Mignano, Jack Henry Majeski and Charles Ricci during Writing Club on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at McKinley Elementary in Salem.
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How Writing Fiction Masters Fear - The Atlantic

How Writing Fiction Masters Fear - The Atlantic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
When novelist Harriet Lane received a serious diagnosis, she started telling stories that let her meet anxiety on her own terms.
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24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo

24 Quotes On Writing That Will Mentally Prepare You For NaNoWriMo | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
This list of 24 quotes on writing will prepare you for NaNoWriMo and help you find the inner strength to write more and finish that novel in 30 days.
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Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms

Write About ~ digital writing for classrooms | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

description by Larry Ferlazzo:


"Write About provides many (and I mean many) images with writing prompts. Students can write their response and do an audio recording of it. Teachers can create virtual classrooms and provide individual written feedback to student writing. Student creations can be shared publicly or just with their classmates. Teachers can change prompts or upload their own photos.


"I think Write About is going to be an exceptional site, in particular for English Language Learners. It combines visual imagery, writing, speaking and listening – not to mention an authentic audience."

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With Writing, Opportunity Comes From Small Moments ~ The Atlantic ~ by Joe Fassler

With Writing, Opportunity Comes From Small Moments ~ The Atlantic ~ by Joe Fassler | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Author Katherine Heiny describes how the best details in fiction can be ripped from small talk and eavesdropped conversations on the bus.
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