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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:24 PM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills? | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

As more schools begin allowing students to bring their own devices and actually use them in class, the debate around the value of “digital writing” — texting, taking notes on mobile devices, tweeting, etc. — is heating up.

Some educators (and even a linguistic expert) believe kids who text are exercising a different, additional muscle when texting, writing, and note-taking — and that skill is actually adding to a student’s growing and changing repertoire.  Mindshft.

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Start class with a refreshing lemonade and iPad app

Start class with a refreshing lemonade and iPad app | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Teacher Dayyl Esswein shares technology tools daily with lesson plans from his fifth grade classroom.  This one encompasses poetry and iPad apps!

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Mixbook

Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » Mixbook | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
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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How Jonah Lehrer should blog

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In the wake of the revelations that Jonah Lehrer is a serial self-plagiarist, Josh Levin declares that if you're an "ideas man", you shouldn't be a blogger.  Discover the basics of blogging while linking to other articles.  

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Project-Based Learning for the Online Classroom - DE Oracle

Project-Based Learning for the Online Classroom - DE Oracle | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Engaging students is a challenge whether teaching online or face-to-face. In online classes that tend to be text-heavy, this task can be especially difficult. One way to overcome this hurdle is to design project-based learning (PBL) assignments.
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Scholastic.com | Homework Hub: Book Report Sandwich

Scholastic.com | Homework Hub: Book Report Sandwich | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Homework Hub: Book Report Sandwich is a step-by-step guide to writing your book report.
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Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips

Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Kevin Buran teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 29, 2013 2:53 PM

Evernote is a useful tool for teachers and this case study helps to show why and how it can be used.

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:32 PM

Great case study! I would also like to apply more of Evernote in my classroom and was plannign to get started next year...it is so tempting to give it a try allready, but my experience tells me to make sure I am a bit in controll.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:43 PM

Fabulous post by Kevin Buran

he teaches 6th and 8th grade science to students at Carmel Middle School.

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Qwikstory.com - a Collaborative Story Writing Experience

Qwikstory.com - a Collaborative Story Writing Experience | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
- a Collaborative Story Writing Experience with Quikstory.
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Storybricks

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This new 3D game experience allows players to create extensive, story-driven MMO experiences by simply putting bricks together on one screen.  Still in the development stages it is worthwhile watching..

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Getting the Picture: Writing in a Parallel Pedagogy Classroom

Getting the Picture: Writing in a Parallel Pedagogy Classroom | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
It has been a while since Joel Malley provided the following video in preparation for a congressional briefing on digital literacies. However, after a couple of months of conference attendance, &he...
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The Heart of Innovation: 100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job

The Heart of Innovation: 100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions (100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative on the Job http://t.co/2pR95HtL #creativity...)...
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Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow

Beyond Student Engagement: Achieving a State of Flow | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

Flow in writing and  how to create?A former teacher and instructional coach, Elena Aguilar is now a transformational leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District.

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The False Digital Imperative | Teaching Writing in a Digital Age

The False Digital Imperative | Teaching Writing in a Digital Age | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it

.What I am about to talk about in terms of this week’s reading will likely not be a popular viewpoint. Seeing as we are in a digital literacy class, my assumption is that many of you have a defined viewpoint on what extent you think technology should be involved in the teaching of composition. I am assuming also that many of you believe digital literacy should be wholly integrated into composition pedagogy. While I do not disagree that the world is moving towards and ever rapid pace of information consumption, I do not agree that as composition instructors we should jump on the band wagon and be touting that others are Luddite’s just because they have varying opinions on the application of this technology in the classroom. Yet, this is what J. Elizabeth Clark does in her article, The Digital Imperative: Making the Case for a 21st Century Pedagogy, when she states: “Myopic, Luddite fantasies of returning to pencil and paper, the disavowal of the role of technology in the classroom, and the supposition that technology is a passing fad are tired arguments now giving way to a new era of digital rhetoric…”(Clark, 27). Teaching Writing in a Digital Age.

 

"is there still room for pencil and paper?  Room for thought?  Can we let our students loose on the internet to write their own blogs?  How do you learn unless you practice?" Pippa Davies

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Jared Frost's comment, October 26, 2012 11:06 AM
Kinda hypocritical, considering there are plenty of punctuation errors in this article.
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How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science | Technology Innovations and Ideas

How Innovation Is More Poetry Than Science | Technology Innovations and Ideas | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Practical lessons from 35 years of writing poetry to help individuals and teams deliver more innovative products, processes, and services.
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Evidence & Arguments: Lesson Planning

Evidence & Arguments: Lesson Planning | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
An in-depth conversation on lesson planning for a High School ELA class. Using a popular text, watch as Mr. Hanify discusses his lesson planning for reading and writing, identifying main ideas and developing arguments.
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20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes | The Creative ...

20 Tips for Writing Lovable Romance Novel Heroes | The Creative ... | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
Romance writer Danielle Steel is one of the highest paid authors in the world, topping $35 million in 2011, with Nicholas Sparks not far behind. I'm not a romance writer or reader but I am keen for the genre to be represented ...
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Sourcefabric

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open source platform to write and publish print and digital books.

Booktype is a free, open source platform that produces beautiful, engaging books formatted for print, Amazon, iBooks and almost any ereader within minutes. Create books on your own or with others via an easy-to-use web interface. Build a community around your content with social tools and use the reach of mobile, tablet and ebook technology to engage new audiences

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Reading worksheets - comprehension, book reports, vocabulary and other reading printables.

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Book report templates and resources.  From Busyteacherscafe.com

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Web Writing Advice, Strategy and Tips for Everyone

Web Writing Advice, Strategy and Tips for Everyone | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
We communicate what we do, what we’re qualified to do and even who we are through the digital medium. Content Strategist Stephanie McGrath covers tips and tricks for writing for the web.
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Primary Reading Party: Nonfiction Book Reports, Seahorses & a ...

Primary Reading Party: Nonfiction Book Reports, Seahorses & a ... | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
This is a nonfiction book report that I assigned to my second graders a few months ago. They had to read a nonfiction book, make a poster, and include the author and/or. illustrator and five facts. They also had to present this to ...
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How writers can learn to accept criticism

How writers can learn to accept criticism | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
These tips are intended help novice writers learn to take criticism from instructors, peer reviewers and editors.

Dr Sarah Eaton.

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Interactive Poetry Lessons

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These lessons read the poetry and explore themes, dynamics of the poems and information about the authors. 


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Four Great TED Videos about Creativity

Four Great TED Videos about Creativity | Writing Tools Web 3.0 | Scoop.it
RT @DPGplc: Four Great TED Videos about Creativity: http://t.co/ymnKlXn2 > get those creative juices flowing :)...
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