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I got it wrong: seven writers on why they changed their minds

I got it wrong: seven writers on why they changed their minds | writing and reading | Scoop.it
Our culture values certainty and dogmatism. We should all be more open about the times when we were wrong - and what made us reconsider. Here, from sex work to the Iraq war, seven writers confess all.

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i thought this article was great since this talks about to not have fear on changing your thoughts to be yourself. even though you have fear just do it for you. even though you don't have strengths. i like the positive vibe in it.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:51 PM

New information & experiences out to bring about reconsideration; even if the new information does not change your mind. It's the evolution of thinking, the process of an open mind.

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On the 20th anniversary of the first mobile phone text message... How texting made history but ruined our language- and plenty of marriages!

On the 20th anniversary of the first mobile phone text message... How texting made history but ruined our language- and plenty of marriages! | writing and reading | Scoop.it
DAVID THOMAS: The average Briton now sends around 50 texts a week and is more likely to text friends and family than talk to them. Here are some of the most outrageous, newsworthy, moving and shocking texts from the past two decades.

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Drivers snapping 'selfies' at the wheel. How dangerous is it?

Drivers snapping 'selfies' at the wheel. How dangerous is it? | writing and reading | Scoop.it
Drivers are endlessly creative when it comes to finding dumb things to do while behind the wheel: Eating, texting, reading a map, applying makeup.

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Jeffrey Lapin's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:58 PM

Drivers snapping 'selfies' at the wheel. How dangerous is it?

 

“Instagram shows more than 3,727 posts under the #drivingselfie hashtag, more than 1,869 for the plural #drivingselfies, and more than 9,700 for #drivingtowork. Some users add the optimistic tag, #Ihopeidontcrash ...

 

More than 3,300 deaths every year are caused by distracted driving, according to the Department of Transportation. Taking a photo, like checking a text, might take only a few seconds, but when a vehicle is in motion that's enough time to cause a serious accident, safety experts say ...

 

The phenomenon is alarming enough that Toyota has released a "Don't Shoot and Drive" ad aimed at Instagram-happy drivers. The ad shows a photo of a totaled car edited with various Instagram filters."

 

Post by: Christopher Zachar of Zachar Law Firm

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10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education

10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education | writing and reading | Scoop.it

"The Common Core’s Anchor Standard 6 for writing in grades K–12 requires students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others”. Here are some ideas for meeting this standard (besides the obvious use of technology—word processing).


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:35 AM

What tools are there to help students PRODUCE writing online? Lauren Davis identifies five areas that for producing writing:

* Collaborative tools

* Grammar and language resources

* Fun prompts to get their juices flowing

* Brainstorming and drafting graphic organizers.

* Research tools

What tools are there to help students PUBLISH writing online?
* Magazines

* Online contests

* Class e-newsletter or newspaper

* Book review website

* Class blog or website

There are links to many resources thoughout this post and in many cases specific suggestions are provided for grade levels. If you are not using online tools with your students this post provides great resources to help you begin the process.

mshudson's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:04 PM

Very interesting! I use some of the tools highlighted but must expand my application to include consistent student usage.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:20 PM

So much more fun than just word processing.

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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic | writing and reading | Scoop.it
Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators
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Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator.

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Alyssa Bains's curator insight, February 13, 2014 5:31 PM

I absolutely loved how McArdle wrote this article, in the first paragraph she states, "In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists...", which I found humorous as well as intriguing. The topic of this article, which has to do with procrastinating, is a good subject bacause many (like myself) can relate to it. College students especially have a nack for putting things off last minute. Within this passage, she also states how most often the fear of turning in nothing catches up to people and in the long run they'd rather turn in something last minute and scatterbrained than come up empty handed. This was a very enjoyable article to stumble upon and read.  

tania molina's comment, March 3, 2014 4:36 PM
Good article alyssa bains
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A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting - Tbo.com

A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting - Tbo.com | writing and reading | Scoop.it
A new disorder is plaguing teenagers: Sleep texting
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Reading and responding to text messages while asleep — called “sleep texting” — is an abnormal sleep behavior, similar to sleepwalking.

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Free Printable Reading Activities To Improve Reading Skills

Free Printable Reading Activities To Improve Reading Skills | writing and reading | Scoop.it
Research based reading activities and strategies to improve reading skills...

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