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Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

With these tools (many of which are included in this list), students are placed in charge of their learning. They engage in meaningful self-reflection, highlight according to criteria, and use academic language to critique their own work. The shift is significant. With Google tools, I can provide ongoing feedback while my students showcase digital responsibility and revise throughout the writing process.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:37 AM

Interesting approach to marking assignments and some interesting tools used.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:53 PM

Teaching tools for using Google in the classroom.  Great ideas for engaging writers!

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9 Ways Schools are Reinventing Writing that You Must Understand Now

9 Ways Schools are Reinventing Writing that You Must Understand Now | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Writing has been reinvented. Nine tools have changed writing, learning and living forever and we need to understand how to use them in our schools. The keynote video in this blog post was part of the Reinventing the Classroom conference and I share the highlights of what I do with my students to teach these […]
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Getting the most value out of peer assessment

Getting the most value out of peer assessment | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Is the value of peer assessment compromised if it is used as a class control for large classes? Charl Norloff, co-author of Q: Skills for Success Reading/Writing 4, discusses how to maximize the va...
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The Conditioned

The Conditioned | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
This EFL lesson plan is designed around a short film by Facebook Stories about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho who was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years. Raimundo sat in in the same spot and wrote every day.
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100 words

100 words | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Following on from the class I wrote about in the last post , I received this piece of homework from one of the students.  I’ve added the photo as it’s one of my favourite beaches too – cows and all!
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Telescopic Text

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An extension of telescopictext.com, providing tools for writing expanding narratives, and a collection of texts
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Guided writing: Writing a story

Guided writing: Writing a story | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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I don't know if OHPs are commonplace anymore but you could just as easily do it on paper and have the students stick their stories together and put them up in the classroom for other students to read.

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Useful tips for teaching writing skills

Useful tips for teaching writing skills | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Today’s question for the Q: Skills for Success authors: Could you recommend useful tips for teaching writing skills? Joe McVeigh responds. Do you have a question about teaching English for Academic...
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What are you doing to make writing real in your classroom?

What are you doing to make writing real in your classroom? | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it

An interesting discussion on ways to make writing an authentic experience for your students. Ideas include writing for the school newsletter, publishing ebooks, writing ne ws reports, creating textbooks for ohter grades levels and much more. Check it out for ideas and add your thoughts to the comment section.


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Rachael Roberts - How to get students writing in class... and loving it.

Rachael Roberts - How to get students writing in class... and loving it. | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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Persuasive/opinion/argument essay & paragraph writing:eslflow webguide

Persuasive/opinion/argument essay & paragraph writing lessons, exercises and worksheets
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Academic writing and the grammar of words

Academic writing and the grammar of words | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Julie Moore, a lexicographer for the new Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English, looks at the benefit of using dictionary skills in academic writing. In ELT, we tend to approach grammar an...
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Just write: short, inspiring activities to get students writing

Just write: short, inspiring activities to get students writing | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
  In recent blog posts I have looked at some different aspects of writing in class. Common to all of them has been the point that good preparation is key to producing a successful piece of wri...
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How to Send Email to Your Future Self with FutureMe

How to Send Email to Your Future Self with FutureMe | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to send message (e-mail) to yourself in the past or the future? There is a site that allows any user to send the message (mail) to his/her future self. Go to http://futureme.org/.
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This would make for an interesting writing task - have students write to themselves to be delivered at the end of the course. Ask the to write about their expectations of their English course and then see if they've fulfilled those expectations.

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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
Today’s infographic informs us that storytellers have the power to “plant emotions, thoughts, and ideas into the brain of the listener.”
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Ghostwriter

Ghostwriter | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
This speaking and writing activity can be used for any topic and almost any level.  The activity requires students to put themselves in their partner's shoes and therefore they really have to liste...
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Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day | Writing in the EFL Classroom | Scoop.it
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This is a great idea. It's also worth chekcing out Marija's links different apps which could be used for writing tasks.

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David Corp's curator insight, February 12, 2014 6:42 AM

I like this one. Might use it for my wife's card!