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Top 15 Creative Photo Inspiration | Inspiration | InspirationMart.com

Top 15 Creative Photo Inspiration | Inspiration | InspirationMart.com | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Creativity in every aspect of creative designing required but when it shows in Photo Inspiration. It would be like a sun shine in a rainy day.
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Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios

Different Approaches To Using Student Blogs And Digital Portfolios | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Don’t let fear or indecision around student blogs freeze you into inaction. Worrying too much about whether you’re ‘doing it right’ can lead to not doing it at all.  At any level, student blogs provide benefits. Embrace them.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, November 11, 3:50 AM
Une approche intéressante pour les portfolios au cours.
Viviana Echeverry's curator insight, November 13, 11:22 PM
At this time, blogging assists students to become more ICT literate which is a crucial 21st century skill. Through blogging, we’re able to incidentally discuss many ICT skills such as keyboard shortcuts, Creative Commons, researching online and troubleshooting. Creating a class blog requires teamwork and collaboration. Students and teachers learn and share together. A real sense of classroom community can be developed through blogging and establishing a class identity Also, with this we can create an authentic audience, In the traditional classroom, the only audience of student work was the teacher and sometimes classmates and parents. Blogs provide a much larger audience for student work and an opportunity for feedback and self-improvement through commenting. I have found that students really take pride in the work that goes on the blog and want to do their best for their impending audience. In fact, is important to take into a consideration that the use of a blog increased motivation for writing, all students are happy to write and complete aspects of the post topic. Many will add to it in their own time. As well, improved the reading skill. Blogging is a great technique to introduce the technology into the classroom. Additionally, there are so many online tools out there which have more assessment when you can implant them in a blog. Blogging can provide a really different learning stage and while it takes a lot of work.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, Today, 3:12 AM
Blogging is such a useful tool for critical thinking. Every child should have the opportunity to do this. 
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Shhh... Writing + Authors + Students + Authentic Learning = Top Secret YA Storybox Project by Kathy Halsey

Shhh... Writing + Authors + Students + Authentic Learning = Top Secret YA Storybox Project by Kathy Halsey | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
I can't keep quiet about author/storyteller/educator Kevin Cordi's brainchild, the Top Secret YA Storybox Project. This past Sunday whil
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7 Spoken Word Poets Who'll Wash Away the Bad Thoughts

7 Spoken Word Poets Who'll Wash Away the Bad Thoughts | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
There are times when we have days that are bright and cloudless. There are also times when we have days that are blue.

 
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Love these -- and need the uplift right about now.
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INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers – Electric Literature

INFOGRAPHIC: Yoga for Writers – Electric Literature | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Paper cuts, carpal tunnel, compound hangovers, and the mind-numbing effects of a friend’s experimental poetry reading are just some of the occupational hazards that any writer must face. Now we can…
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Something to break up your writing.
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REVISION LEARNING STATIONS

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Help for essay revision: use learning stations to engage your students in a thoughtful approach to the revision and peer feedback process.
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Do something for your writing self: Quit Whining Start Writing 2016
Writers' Conference October 7-8, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI
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No matter where you are in the writing journey, this conference has something for you. I'm so excited to talk with writers about using technology to up their game.
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Become A Story Genius | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

Become A Story Genius | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
How I'm using Lisa Cron's book Story Genius to harness brain science when revising my novel to increase the tension.
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Text Inspector - The professional web tool for analysing texts

Text Inspector - The professional web tool for analysing texts | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

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If you go to the help menu and look up Phrases - Metadiscourse, it defines the Textual and Interpersonal markers used to analyze the text. What I found helpful for student readers/writers (and for me) was the full list of markers used. 
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The Neuroscience of Storytelling | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

The Neuroscience of Storytelling | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
The best place to find tips, tricks, and hacks about presentations.
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What is it about stories that attracts our attention - and stays in our memories? It's all about survival.
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A Personal Trainer for your Writing Life

A Personal Trainer for your Writing Life | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Our premier book coaching program was developed based on the only proven
way to turn the dream of a book into a reality.
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How to Write a Book Series - 10 Tips for Success | Now Novel

How to Write a Book Series - 10 Tips for Success | Now Novel | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Learn how to write a book series so you can build a captive audience that eagerly anticipates each novel's sequel. Try these 10 series-writing tips.
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Being bored is a luxury – and for kids it can be magical

Being bored is a luxury – and for kids it can be magical | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
“Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves.”
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I put this in my writing feed because of this quote: “Children need to sit in their own boredom for the world to become quiet enough that they can hear themselves.” In my opinion, this works for adults too. Don't drown out your boredom--listen to it, and to yourself.
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Tools and Tips to Help with Writing

Tools and Tips to Help with Writing | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that will help students with the writing process. Some of these tools help organize research while others help students organize their thoughts or locate grammatical errors. 

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9 Steps for Effectively Revising Your Novel

9 Steps for Effectively Revising Your Novel | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
I'm currently in the editing phase of my dark fantasy novel, Map of Shadows, and it's complicated to rework big picture stuff like story structure and character

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Tips to help while you are in the re-write/editing phase.
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Penelope's curator insight, October 10, 7:38 PM
Writing a book? Hang on for the ride of your life. Writing is only half the battle. Once those words are on the page, settle in for a long winter's revision.This excellent post gives some super tips on how to do it.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
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"Strictly Speaking" by David Rivard

"Strictly Speaking" by David Rivard | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
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Permission to live in the mess of creation as well as permission to see yourself clearly.
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How to tell a great story, visualized

How to tell a great story, visualized | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Pixar mastermind Andrew Stanton gave a TED Talk called "The clues to a great story." Below, see his golden rules of storytelling, visualized.
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Great visual of the key elements to a good story.
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Five Ready-To-Use Poetry Stations

Five Ready-To-Use Poetry Stations | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Learning lessons from my first experience with stations, I’m happy to report that my second lap around the track with this technique was more successful. Right before we left for our two-week winter vacation, I used Poetry Creation Stations with my freshmen. The result? Oh, this one’s a keeper. With the help of a few…
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TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time

TIME’s 100 Most Influential Images of All Time | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it

"What are the 100 most influential photographs? To answer this question, Time magazine reached out to historians, curators, and photo editors and conducted interviews with photographers, subjects of famous photographs, and others to assemble this collection of photographs taken between 1826 (when the first known photograph was taken by Joseph Nicephore Niepce) and 2015. Each selected photograph is accompanied by a short essay. These photographs, which can be browsed chronologically, vary widely. Some are poignant, while others are whimsical. Visitors, especially educators and parents, should be aware that some of these photographs depict violence and human suffering and may be disturbing. There is also a series of short documentary films, Behind the Photographs, that provide additional context to some of these famous images."

 

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Writer's Block and Staying Motivated | Almond Press

Writer's Block and Staying Motivated | Almond Press | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Writer's block is something that has always plagued the writing profession. It can drive you mad, and sometimes gets worse and worse.

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Penelope's curator insight, July 19, 12:14 PM
Every writer's nightmare―dreaded writer's block. If you haven't experienced it yet, you will. Life ebbs and flows, and that includes our writing.

The best way to deal and get writing again? Perhaps your body, mind, and soul need a break. Maybe take a short trip. I'm going to take day trips once a week that require only one tank of gas. First destination on the list? Marjorie Kinnan Rawling's old homestead in Cross Creek. Perhaps my inspiration will be hiding amongst old oaks where she wrote her Pulitzer prize-winning novel, "The Yearling."
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 10, 1:11 PM
I find a walk is useful. Paying attention to my surroundings on the walk is beneficial. As well, I journal. I just write from a stream-of-consciousness.
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11 Apps to Learn with Poetry

11 Apps to Learn with Poetry | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Poetry is a great way to inspire your learners to be creative and imaginative with a topic. Writing poetry can be difficult for students, but the engaging apps below will help your students create and learn with poems. For more ideas and activities, see the slide presentation, Learning with Poetry, and the bookmarks below for more ideas and resources.

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Poetry can be powerful. Here are some apps to help your students harness it.
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Metadiscourse | Text inspector

A list of metadiscourse terms used in the text analysis along with their definitions.
Sarah McElrath's insight:
I found this list of metadiscourse examples/descriptions both interesting and helpful. Interesting as a reader because sometimes students miss these indicators -- and therefore miss that the author is putting forth his/her opinion in places. As a writer, this list is helpful when I'm looking to organizing my writing. 
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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling | Feed the Writer | Scoop.it
Studying the neuroscience of compelling communication.
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Your brain loves good storytelling - and here is why.
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Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

" When students are engaged in the process of creating a digital story, they must synthesize a variety of literacy skills for the authentic product: researching, writing, organizing, presenting, interviewing, problem-solving, assessing, as well as employing interpersonal and technology skills. " - Paige Baggett
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The art of modern writing

Learning to write is one of the fundamental skills we gain from our time at
school. Writing is one of the cornerstones of learning and we devote
significant time and energy towards its mastery. Skilled writing is a mark
of an educated individual and a skill required for academic success. But i
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Something to think about. Are we sticking to the way we used to teach writing because it is best--or because it is tradition?
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