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Authors Guide To Drawing Maps - The World Building School

Authors Guide To Drawing Maps - The World Building School | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Maps provide a solid, visual way to show people your world. The Authors Guide To Drawing Maps is a collection of articles to help you when drawing maps.
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Building and drawing map tutorial for students learning cartography.  Free tutorial.

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5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation

5 Must-Have Tools for a Killer Presentation | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
For when you need a little more than static words on a screen for your presentation, we present to you five sweet digital alternatives to PowerPoint.
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Some cool presentation tools although PowerPoint still has me:)

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Ariana Amorim's curator insight, October 24, 2013 6:53 AM

1. Keynote

2. Prezi

3. Google Presentations

4. Haiku Deck

5. Projeqt

 

Other suggestions:

https://flowboard.com/

http://prezo.com//

http://www.publishmeapp.com/

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Free Technology for Teachers: Word Sense - See the Connections ...

Free Technology for Teachers: Word Sense - See the Connections ... | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Word Sense is a neat little service that is one part dictionary and one part thesaurus. When you enter a word into Word Sense it will show you the definition(s) for the word as well as the connections to associated and similar ...
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New dictionary tool for all grades!

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Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing

Troy Hicks: A Conversation About Digital Writing | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
"There is not a writer in our classrooms today who will not be producing something with a digital writing tool in her or his lifetime." -- Troy Hicks Troy Hicks frequently uses the words "intentiona (RT @edutopia: "Teach the writer, then the writing,...
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Digital writing is here today.  This article shares how to work with students to switch back and forth from informal to formal writing. 

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Jeeyoung Min's curator insight, September 23, 2013 1:55 AM

Digital writing is not a choice but a must!

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | MindShift

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | MindShift | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Is cursive dead?  I love this aspect of writing, and believe it has some brain cross over effects for students with learning differences.  However digital writing is also wonderful for students who need spell check, and all the other amazing technology one can find on a computer using Word or apps found on an iPad.  Tough choice for many homeschooling families as the computer replaces paper?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:36 PM

Is cursive handwriting part of basic literacy?

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 21, 2013 10:38 PM
Yes Dennis I would say cursive is part of basic literacy. But maybe I am old school;)
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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

 

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 to have them blog weekly.

One Assignment, Many Objectives

After giving students some practice and solidifying my ideas by talking to a colleague and past student, I developed this assignment. I tried to ensure that the assignment would:

Address multiple Common Core standardsHold students accountable while minimizing stressBe structured enough to provide clarity while giving freedom to experimentBe varied enough to keep students engagedGet students to write for multiple purposes

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, May 7, 2013 12:38 PM

I love blogging and getting my students blogging too!  I have seen their writing flourish,  when they realise they are writing for a larger audience!  Their sense of humour, style and unique opinion comes to the fore!  Blogs are a wonderful way for young people to share their worldview!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:37 PM

I find it hard to believe that blogging isn't part of every classroom wriitng workshop.  

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GlobalBookReviewsHCS+NDG: Book Review / Grandpa's Girls By Nicola L. Campbell and Kim LaFave

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The blogging competition begins,  between team Guernsey from the UK and HCS Learning Commons in Canada.  Our book club and campus bloggers are already enjoying the differences nuances of the English language in Canada.  Viva blogging and sharing globally about literacy and children's picture books! 

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Today is World Poetry Day. - ReadWriteThink

Today is World Poetry Day. - ReadWriteThink | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Students read and respond to Billy Collins' poem "Introduction to Poetry." Students then write about a favorite poem and imagine the perfect way to read it.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Celebrate poetry with your youngsters today,  and help raise a literary nation!

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:47 PM

@Jessica Muñoz shared this and I thank her...so much 

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how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0

how do kids REALLY learn to write, 2.0 | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
photo of T by Mary McHenry Back in January, I wrote a rambling, terribly earnest post titled How Does a Child REALLY Learn to Write? That post generated a slew of thoughtful and heartfelt comments.
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Excellent thoughts on the process of writing, and what not to stress as your students progress.  

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/xrDuDaJm
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Susan's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:03 AM

Tell a story using the tool that works for you!

Jeeyoung Min's curator insight, September 23, 2013 2:02 AM

Powerful digital multimedia tools make a classroom much more dynamic.

Annika Hultén's curator insight, May 17, 2014 2:57 PM
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The Importance of Teacher Bloggers

The Importance of Teacher Bloggers | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
The Importance of Teacher Bloggers
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If you like to write, and you are a teacher, here are some reasons why blogging works!

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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts?

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Growing excitement around technology’s potential to transform the classroom has the education community chattering about laptops, tablets and smartphones. Continue reading →
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Kidblog and Collaborize Classroom are two tools that work for me in language arts and book clubs.  What works for you?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 4, 2013 8:09 PM

It was word processing that pulled me into technology.  I recall many English teachers telling me that word processing was going to ruin writing. 


And so it goes....

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How Is Google Like Poetry? Let Me Autocomplete the Ways

How Is Google Like Poetry? Let Me Autocomplete the Ways | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
This Tumblr documents autocompleted poetry on your Google Search page.
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:34 PM

This is great! Made me laugh with the "This is quite an alternative to the story of the birds and the bees."

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How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter

How Digital Writing Is Making Kids Smarter | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
There's plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, but an illuminating article by Clive Thompson argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.
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Digital writing is creative, stylised and forces you to use critical thinking skills!  Blogging, wikis, and websites are all excellent choices for teaching writing skills imho.

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Why does creativity seem to come and go?

Why does creativity seem to come and go? | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Why does creativity seem to come and go? Creativity seems to come and go on it’s own terms, regardless of what we often do or don’t do. We can either be completely lost in our work, forgetting about...
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Writing tips from creativesomething.net on finding the creative edge.

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Marisol Espinoza's curator insight, February 21, 2016 10:59 PM

I always wondered how come all of my great ideas come in the shower, well this article answered that in much detail. I loved reading this article about "Why does creativity seem to come and go?". It says in the article that our creativity comes and goes because our stressors and necessities change often. I always think of something that I thought was such a great idea and then a second after I thought about it I totally forgot about that and from this article it seems like because that happens it means that my stress and what I want from whatever I thought about changed which caused me to forget about it. "You have to be just the right amount of stressed, but also content to have that creative flow working right.", I really loved that from the article because I get those random bursts of working really well and productively and that means that I'm not too stressed about whatever I'm doing, but I'm just the right amount of stressed to where is motivates me and my creativity flowing. In the shower why we have our greatest thoughts or ideas is because we have a habit in the shower, meaning shampoo your hair, wash your body and feel the warmth of the water on your skin so there really isn't no thinking involved when doing so, that's when your mind gets to wondering.

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Writing 101

Writing 101 | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Pens, pencils and keyboards ready! We've compiled some of the best resources to make the ideas of young writers flow.
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Pinterest selection of writing tools!

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Kristi Minter's curator insight, July 31, 2015 11:05 AM

Pinterest selection of writing tools!

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing and How Writing is Taught in Schools | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
In a survey of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers, a majority say digital tools encourage students to be more invested in their writing by encouraging personal expression and providing a wider audience for their work.
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Insight into writing in the 21 century and how digital tools are changing the game. 

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Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Poetry Fun

Swinging Monkey Flying Pig: Poetry Fun | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
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My grade 3 homeschool student Serena shares why writing is so much fun!!  Oh for the joy of nonsense poetry!

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Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools

Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Let me start with this: We need poetry. We really do. Poetry promotes literacy, builds community, and fosters emotional resilience. It can cross boundaries that little else can. April is National Poetry Month.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 9, 2013 11:10 PM

Poetry is part of a language classroom for many reasons but mostly because poetry is a sign of God's amazing creation, transcending, community building and emotionally resilient.  Read nonsense poetry, classical poetry and all different types of poetry and your children will thank you!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 2:03 PM

Any writing teacher (and most reading teachers) will tell you that poetry is important.  Keep it in your classroom! 

plerudulier's comment, April 11, 2013 3:07 PM
Come to think of it, sure, we do need poetry, not only at school for that matter.
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30 Ways to Celebrate- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

30 Ways to Celebrate- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 27, 2013 1:17 PM

Lots of great poetry ideas to share the love of writing creatively with your students during National Poetry Month in April.  We celebrate all our poets this month with a poetry slam and contest on our social network Ning!  To enjoy our poetry slam email pdavies@onlineschool.ca to RSVP for April 9th @11am all students grade 7-12.

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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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For all my visual thinkers this vidtionary rocks!

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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Gulf Islands Film & Television School

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Film making students here is your chance to get a scholarship to a great movie making week of learning at Gulf Islands Film school.

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iPad or Chromebook: 4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing - Edudemic

iPad or Chromebook: 4 Questions To Ask Before Choosing - Edudemic | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Choosing between the iPad or Chromebook leads one to ask many questions. EdTechTeacher's Beth Holland attempts to answer a few.
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's insight:

Tough choice!  But still loving my iPad and I think the kids do.

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HandWriting Mail - new technology for an old practice

If you long for the days of a handwritten letter, then perhaps this app is for you. Send simple handwritten emails. It also acts as a good handwriting practi...

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 13, 2013 12:56 PM

Awesome tool for students who struggle with holding a pencil.  

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:38 PM

Interesting idea for teaching handwriting to the digital generation.

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Guest Post by Christopher Shamburg… When the Lit Hits the Fan in Teacher Education

Guest Post by Christopher Shamburg… When the Lit Hits the Fan in Teacher Education | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Great ideas for sharing literacy techniques in novel study and writing. 

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