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Cool Tools for the 21st Century Classroom ... Instead inspire students to write interesting and colorful e-books that can be created individually or collaboratively with a real-world tool that will keep them coming back for more!
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Teaching handwriting more effectively using technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Handwriting ideas for students in elementary school using technology.

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BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary ...

BoomWriter Just Released WordWriter for Teaching Vocabulary ... | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · All categories · Ed Tech ... WordWriter makes vocabulary fun, easy, and engaging and gives it a 21st century technology-twist! It's sure to be a great tool for teachers and ...
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Vocabulary help for teachers wanting to teach new and interesting words.

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The Most Effective Way to Take Notes in Class | Edudemic

The Most Effective Way to Take Notes in Class | Edudemic | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

“ Notetaking is a skill that students will take with them into their careers. Whether they are in meetings, participating in brainstorming sessions, or making annotations during reading, notes are an effective way of learning, retaining, and recalling ideas and concepts. This article talks about the three best techniques for taking notes in the classroom and how your students can benefit from them.”


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Note taking tips for the high school classroom.

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Rosidah Awang's curator insight, February 16, 2:39 AM

Useful techniques on note-taking.

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my StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

my StoryMaker® at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

my Storymaker® was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association.

People worldwide enjoy my StoryMaker®.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 26, 10:54 PM

Wonderful story making tool for younger elementary students.  It teaches character, theme and plot in a fun techie approach.

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The Most Important Skills You Need to Start a Writing Career - Lifehacker

The Most Important Skills You Need to Start a Writing Career - Lifehacker | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
So you want to get paid for your writing, but you've never been published. You have no formal experience, and no one's ever hired you for a writing-related job. The professional legwork that comes with getting paid to write can be intimidating.
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Tips on improving your career as a writer.

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Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy

Even in our digital age, early parental writing support is key to children's literacy | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Children of the Information Age are inundated with written words streaming across smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens.
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Distance learning enhances writing on a daily basis!

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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | LinkedIn

40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb | LinkedIn | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
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Whatever you do refrain from these misnomers! ;)

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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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I totally agree with this in regards to a holistic teaching of grammar.  Grammar books take the joy out of learning and writing!

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning | Edudemic | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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Some good ideas here that are sparking my interest! I will be exploring these with GPP students!

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All You Need to Know About the Author Platform

All You Need to Know About the Author Platform | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
What is an author platform and why you need to start building one right now? Learn what literary agents are looking for in new writers and aspiring authors.
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Building stock as an author takes time.  Here are some tips!

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15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic)

15 Shocking Student Writing Fails (Infographic) | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
See the 15 most common writing mistakes made by students and find out how to reduce errors to an absolute minimum.
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Check your writing against this info-graphic!

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Teens Can Write, Too!

Teens Can Write, Too! | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Changing the world's opinion...as soon as we finish this math homework
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 13, 2014 4:38 PM

Teen writing blog with tips and encouragement.  Thanks Loretta :)

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A new writing app for the (L2) classroom

A new writing app for the (L2) classroom | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
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New writing app to help your writing students develop good syntax integrating Google Books to highlight different writing options!

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Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument

Art of Persuasion and Craft of Argument | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Watch how teachers can review rhetorical devices with students in preparation for a writing assignment. Video delves into the art of persuasion and crafting an argument.
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Persuasive writing skills high school using Shakespeare and literary devices.  Teaching Channel video.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 16, 7:01 PM

Persuasive writing tutorial high school.  Teaching Channel video.

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How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom | Edudemic

How to Fight Plagiarism in Your Classroom | Edudemic | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
In 2011, Edutopia published an article discussing how to prevent & combat plagiarism. Four years later, we are still looking for ways to fix this problem.
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Ideas for removing the issue of plagiarism in the classroom!

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.
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4 songs for dealing with tricky conditional structures

4 songs for dealing with tricky conditional structures | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Ever had problems teaching the 2nd and 3rd conditionals? Here are four songs that take the pain out of teaching these grammar structures.

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
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Beatles songs to teach grammatical structure!

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, February 19, 2:09 PM

Adam Simpson's latest post.

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100+ Attention-Grabbing Blog Post Title Templates That Work

100+ Attention-Grabbing Blog Post Title Templates That Work | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Here is a post that enumerates over a hundred templates to write clever blog post title.
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Bloggers here are your introductions to the next great article!

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6 Tips for Writing Effective Social Media Content

6 Tips for Writing Effective Social Media Content | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Social media has changed the way we communicate with brands and individuals and impacted how we digest information. Because social media networks are free and accessible worldwide, it’s easy for anyone to post content – good or bad.
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Are you teaching your students to use social media well?

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Listening to Your Audience for Great Content Strategy | SEJ

Listening to Your Audience for Great Content Strategy | SEJ | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
To create a powerful content strategy, you have to listen to and empathize with your audience. Here is how you do it.
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Digital writing, akin to all research strategies needs listening skills as a major criteria.  How else do we know what our audience wants to read!

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Visuwords™ online • Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus

A funPlayful word associations. Visually captivating. Connect words visually. Learn synonyms and other connections. Visuwords� produces an interactive node graph network.

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A fun thesaurus/dictionary that inspires one to use better vocabulary when writing

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Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now

Top Five Lessons to Teach to Writing Partners of All Ages Right Now | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Writing partners can be an important source of inspiration and support for your kids. It's the rare kid who truly wants to work alone all the time. Writing requires an audience, someone to give a r...
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Some cool writing tips for sharing the joy of writing!
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, September 19, 2014 7:27 PM

Great ideas for writing lessons together with a partner!

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Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback

Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | 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.


Via Nik Peachey, Dorian Love, Pippa Davies @PippaDavies
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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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How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days

How to Start to Write an eBook and Actually Finish it in 30 Days | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Learn tips and tricks on how to write an eBook from scratch, write every day and actually finish it in 30 days.

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Useful tips on writing an e book! 

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Jurij Burchenya's curator insight, July 18, 2014 7:43 AM

Learn how to write an ebook in 30 days

kathyvsr's curator insight, July 20, 2014 8:08 AM

A productive way to spend the summer!

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Word clouds are still an excellent way for highlighting or retaining key words. They teach the importance of tagging, evaluating and summarizing.

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M Bresson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:18 AM

Des idées pour utiliser les nuages de  mots en classe dans toutes les disciplines. Créer une discussion, partager, comparer, proposer des hypothèses, travailler le vocabulaire, etc.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.