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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

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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

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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, 2014 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 2014 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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Free Webinar with Michael Horn - Mon. April 8

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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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Nonfiction Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (Part 2) | MiddleWeb SmartBrief

Nonfiction Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (Part 2) | MiddleWeb SmartBrief | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 28, 2013 9:30 AM

"Middle-grade educators in classrooms across the country are working to integrate more nonfiction works into the curriculum as part of the transition to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

In Part II of this MiddleWeb Special Report, we highlight some of the ways educators are teaching nonfiction reading and writing in today's classrooms.

In case you missed Part I of this report, published Tuesday, we also covered the relationship between nonfiction and the common core, including some of the specifics and reasoning behind the call to include more informational texts in instruction across the curriculum."

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Writing for Interaction

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By writing for interaction, I mean writing that is meant to be interactive for a reader, not simply in the sense that reading is an experience created by both writer and reader, but rather that the decisions made by the reader change what is read. That is, reading practices that enable responses from the text. It is one thing to write an email expecting a response and react to that response. It is another to write a book or other text for a broad audience that is designed to react to the reading choices made by individual members of that audience.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 2013 4:57 AM

I really like the idea of having location aware books.

Cheryl Frose's curator insight, March 24, 2013 3:06 PM

Might be an interesting way to engage students at a distance.

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WritingNext


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 17, 2013 11:17 PM

EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE
WRITING OF ADOLESCENTS IN MIDDLE
AND HIGH SCHOOLS

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:41 AM

Interesting look at where to direct the instruction of writing.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 5, 2013 8:19 PM

I did not read this, but, as a junior high teacher, I thought it would offer something.

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Creative Commons for Educators: A Free Online Course to Help Teach Digital Skills

Creative Commons for Educators: A Free Online Course to Help Teach Digital Skills | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Our friends at Creative Commons teamed up with P2PU to launch the newly minted School of Open, a free service that offers “courses on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, research, and beyond.”

 

"If you’re interested in learning how to find and adapt free, useful resources & activities focused on teaching digital world skills to students, their facilitated course, Creative Commons for K-12 Educators, was created with you in mind."

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Common Core Writing Rubrics

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Turnitin has partnered with the English Professional Learning Council (EPLC) to develop three writing rubrics—argument, informative and narrative—that are aligned with the CCSS. These rubrics help instructors convey their expectations to students, grade submitted work against the CCSS, provide critical feedback, and track student progress.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:22 PM

Includes links to webcasts on the topic.

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4 Elements of Epic Storytelling

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"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

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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

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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

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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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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story | edutopia

Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story | edutopia | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Karen Lea

Summary by Accomplished Teacher

"Like a good story, classroom lessons should gain students' attention from the start, writes math teacher Karen Lea. In this blog post, she offers several suggestions -- using the Common Core State Standards as a guide -- to hook students. Lea suggests teaching sixth-grade students about reasoning and evidence by reading a fake news story about dogs that makes specific claims. Then, she writes, students can discuss the article and debate its merits."

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‘Rhythm in Motion,’ Tap Dance at 14th Street Y | NY Times

‘Rhythm in Motion,’ Tap Dance at 14th Street Y | NY Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
The American Tap Dance Foundation’s “Rhythm in Motion” explored the many moods of tap at the 14th Street Y.

 

By Brian Seibert

 

"Michelle Dorrance’s “We Came Here to Do One Thing” closed the show with a live rendition of the standard “Nature Boy” and Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place.” As the central figure, Michela Marino Lerman combined her usual high skill with unusual emotional openness. Around her Ms. Dorrance sent dancers circling, holding down the beat in a manner at once inviting and threatening. "

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My baby did it again! Second time her picture is in the NY Times in 7 months.

Such a proud papa.

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Penelope's comment, March 28, 2013 1:41 PM
Congratulations, dad!
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Collect, Curate and Remix Any Web Content Into a Video with SooMeta

Collect, Curate and Remix Any Web Content Into a Video with SooMeta | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

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Javi T's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:06 AM

Una herramienta que permite crear historias muy visuales para difundir

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 24, 2013 6:00 AM

Really catchy, rich and useful. Excellent tool to foster creativity and communication!

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:15 AM

add your insight...

 
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Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson

Announcing: Raising Modern Learners! - Will Richardson | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"I’m really excited to announce a new undertaking that my good friend Bruce Dixon from Melbourne, Australia and I are launching today: Raising Modern Learners (RML). 

 

"As the proud owner of two teenagers (where’s the handbook?), I’ve been more and more drawn to the question of how we begin to educate parents around the very big learning and schooling shifts that are occurring because of the Web and the technologies that support it. Specifically, how can we develop and nurture in parents a new context for learning that will allow them to understand the changes many of us are fighting for in our classrooms. Neither Bruce nor I have seen any co-ordinated attempts to offer parents a truly different concept of schooling that synthesizes technological change with progressive ideas around learning and a new vision for the role of schools in our communities.  

 

"We’re hoping our free, weekly newsletter and accompanying site will begin that work."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 23, 2013 10:10 PM

This is a great concept, but should we not have been doing this all along?

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A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life | Brain Pickings

A Calendar of Wisdom: Tolstoy on Knowledge and the Meaning of Life | Brain Pickings | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

"Tolstoy spent the next seventeen years collecting those pieces of wisdom. In 1902, in his late seventies, seriously ill and confronting mortality, he finally sat down to write the book under the working title A Wise Thought for Every Day. Once he sent the manuscript to his publisher, he returned to the diary and exhaled:

 

"I felt that I have been elevated to great spiritual and moral heights by communication with the best and wisest people whose books I read and whose thoughts I selected for my Circle of Reading.

 

"Retitled to Thoughts of Wise Men, the book was first published in 1904, followed closely by an expanded and reorganized edition titled A Calendar of Wisdom, in which the quotes were organized around specific daily themes and which included several hundred of Tolstoy’s own thoughts. It wasn’t until 1997 that the compendium received its first English translation, by Peter Sekirin, titled A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul, Written and Selected from the World’s Sacred Texts (public library).

 

"Tolstoy writes in the introduction:

 

"I hope that the readers of this book may experience the same benevolent and elevating feeling which I have experienced when I was working on its creation, and which I experience again and again, when I reread it every day, working on the enlargement and improvement of the previous edition.

Running through the book are several big-picture threads that string together the different quotations. One of them is Tolstoy’s intense preoccupation with the acquisition and architecture of knowledge, ignorance, and the meaning of life. Here are several of the insights he culls from other thinkers, along with the respective days of the year to which Tolstoy assigned them:"

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Advice on Writing from Modernity’s Greatest Writers

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I recently stumbled upon a delightful little book calledAdvice to Writers, “a compendium of quotes, anecdotes, and writerly wisdom from a dazzling array of literary lights,” originally published in 1999. From how to find a good agent to what makes characters compelling, it spans the entire spectrum of the aspirational and the utilitarian, covering grammar, genres, material, money, plot, plagiarism, and, of course, encouragement.


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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 21, 2013 2:59 AM
Conseils de rédaction de plus grands écrivains de la modernité.

"Je suis récemment tombé sur un livre charmant petit personnage appeléAvis aux écrivains », un recueil de citations, d'anecdotes, d'écrivain et de la sagesse d'un éventail éblouissant de lumières littéraires», publié à l'origine en 1999. De la façon de trouver un bon agent pour ce qui le rend personnages convaincants, il couvre tout le spectre de l'aspiration et de l'utilitaire, couvrant la grammaire, les genres, le matériel, l'argent, l'intrigue, le plagiat, et, bien sûr, de l'encouragement".


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