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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | writing | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Via Dennis T OConnor
Cathy Ternent Dyer's insight:

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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eClassroom News - App of the week: Grammar Pop

eClassroom News - App of the week: Grammar Pop | writing | Scoop.it

"What is it? Grammar Pop, from the award-winning Grammar Girl http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/grammar-girl , lets users match words in sentences with 1 of 11 speech parts. The game starts off with the basics (nouns, verbs, and articles) and advances through 14,000 words and 28 levels of difficulty. Higher levels include more advanced concepts, such as gerunds, participles, and infinitives. Users can start at Level 1 or move between levels at will, collecting coin prizes and earning achievements along the way."

 

 


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Now that all my students have iPads, I want to use this in my classroom! If admin won't approve the purchase of the app for all students, I'll use Nearpod to use it corporately from my iPad. Grammar Girl (Mignon Fogarty) is known for her easy-to-understand mneumonic devices and techniques for remembering those pesky grammar rules, which helps kids understand better. I've used her podcasts in class; now I'm excited to try her grammar game.

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darlene gaines's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:26 PM
Are you ready to be challenged, If you have received 4 stars in your portfolio, try this game. record your score on the GrammarPop chart. good luck!
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A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic

A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads - Edudemic | writing | Scoop.it
There are some big DOs and DON'Ts if you're on the receiving end of an iPad in the classroom. This is a guide for teachers to save time and trouble.
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I love the advice here, especially that all the apps you want to use should fit on one screen. I'm tempted to download more that what I'll need, to add everything that looks even remotely use-able, but I don't want to overload myself or my students!

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"The The Impotence of Proofreading," by TAYLOR MALI

Performed at the very first Page Meets Stage pairing at the Bowery Poetry Club on November 12, 2005

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CLASSIC. :)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 3, 2013 3:15 PM

A good look at proofreading and editing from a poetry reading. 

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Sample Chapter from Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs, by Marcia Riefer Johnston | I'd Rather Be Writing

Sample Chapter from Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs, by Marcia Riefer Johnston | I'd Rather Be Writing | writing | Scoop.it
RT @tomjohnson: New post: Sample Chapter from "Word Up! How to Write Powerful Sentences and Paragraphs" http://t.co/eRFWt01uGz #techcomm #w…
Cathy Ternent Dyer's insight:

I love the examples and the chart. I often tell my students to avoid overuse of being verbs, but this gives specific tips on HOW to do that.

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Marcia Riefer Johnston's comment, August 13, 2013 6:48 PM
Cathy, I'm delighted that you found that chapter so useful. (Tom changed the URL, by the way. You can now find the post here: http://idratherbewriting.com/2013/07/12/word-up-how-to-write-powerful-sentences-and-paragraphs-marcia-johnston/). If you decide to get the book, please let me know your thoughts--especially if you use it with students. I'm at marcia_r_johnston AT me.com.
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I Admit It: I’m An Abuser. Of Semicolons

I Admit It: I’m An Abuser. Of Semicolons | writing | Scoop.it

Actually only by the strictness of grammatical standards. I’m not a contrarion just because I want people to think I’m cool.


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Cathy Ternent Dyer's insight:

Great article! The writer illustrates through his writing - and even states it within one of his paragraphs - that when you intentionally break a grammar rule for effect or added meaning, it's okay, justified even. However, FIRST you must have an understanding of all the rules: you gotta know you're breaking them! I often tell my students this same thing.

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Penelope's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:19 PM

 

Semicolons are the bane of my existence, so I was thrilled to find this funny commentary on my nemesis.

 

I have to say I am more guilty more of abusing the em (--) dash. Perhaps I could replace a few of my em's with semi's for a change of pace!

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://robonwriting.com/2013/06/17/i-admit-it-im-an-abuser-of-semicolons/

Penelope's comment, June 24, 2013 2:25 PM
Thanks, Cathy. Great tips from a teacher. Know thy rules; then break them! ;)
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Nuts and Bolts: “Thought” Verbs

Nuts and Bolts:  “Thought” Verbs | writing | Scoop.it
LitReactor is a destination for writers to improve their craft; a haven for readers to geek out about books; and a platform to kickstart your writing goals.
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My friend Elvira shared this with me. What a great resource to help students elaborate on a topic or story! I like his term "unpack" with verbs. 

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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers | writing | Scoop.it
In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

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Cathy Ternent Dyer's insight:

These are excellent tips for educators as well as students, especially at my school where we are beginning a 1:1 iPad initiative. 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:37 PM

A simple and useful tips-guide (infographic) for your students to present.

BookChook's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:44 PM

Great tips for kids and adults. 

Jazmin Reyes's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:45 AM

Everyone is afraid of getting up on stage and giving a speech or what ever they need to do in front of an audience. These kind of tips are helpful in every way possible especially when someone is nervous. Knowing that we need to just breathe is an important thing. These skills can allow us to get better in our presentations.

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | writing | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

Via Dennis T OConnor
Cathy Ternent Dyer's insight:

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

Chris Shern's curator insight, February 1, 5:39 AM

The power of putting pen to paper helps to make sense of a world increasingly filled with noise.

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Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ...

Infographic: The Socratic questioning process ... | writing | Scoop.it

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Overarcher's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM

socratic questioning in pictures, love it!

Maria Persson's comment, July 11, 2013 6:15 PM
My daily life at work and play so often involves Socratic questioning - I never get bored and constantly on a learning curve! Thanks for sharing this great resource!
Margarita Parra's comment, July 22, 2013 10:01 PM
There is an approach to solving a problem, by Guy Brousseau. It looks much like this process.And it works!