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iPad apps for speaking

These are some useful apps for teachers to use in the classroom to encourage speaking.


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Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials

Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials | Middle School Writing | Scoop.it
“This is a guest post post from Brenda Doucette (@doucetteb) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site. Recently, we discovered a feature of Google Drive that has changed how we prepare and access materials and resources for our students.”
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Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes

Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes | Middle School Writing | Scoop.it
The first step in teaching your junior high / middle school students to paraphrase text is to learn what is plagiarism and what is paraphrasing.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:03 PM

The highlighters make the point! 

Catalina Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, July 23, 2013 1:51 PM
excellent,thank you.
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How To Write and Publish Your First iBook Using iBooks Author - makeuseof.com

How To Write and Publish Your First iBook Using iBooks Author  - makeuseof.com | Middle School Writing | Scoop.it

"As the self-publishing industry grows larger, Apple’s iBooks Author (free) exists as a unique tool for publishing e-books than can reach a large audience of iPad, iPhone and Mac users. The iBooks format is also useful for showcasing and distributing content independent of the iBooks Store.

Apple first released iBooks Author back in 2012, and it was and still is largely geared to the textbook and education community. iBooks has introduced many ways to present and display content, with an audience of over 800 million iPad users across the world. It’s been reported that since mid-September 2014, over one million customers visit the iBooks store every week, which makes for a huge potential market for authors and publishers."


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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Middle School Writing | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 2015 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 2015 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Middle School Writing | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 12, 2013 12:09 AM

Good article to share with your teachers who are looking to improve student research skills to meet standards.

Maria Persson's comment, June 17, 2013 11:00 PM
If this happens in the early years of learning it will not be such an issue at the tertiary level where plagiarism is still a real problem!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 17, 2013 11:07 PM

A number of great points that are both practical and theoritical in terms of how to assist students' understanding of digital literacy skills, preparing them for the future, increasing their understanding of what the future might bring! 

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Writing: Citing Textual Evidence

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Teaching students to use textual evidence is a key component of the Common Core. Learn how to teach students to cite textual evidence, engage in collaborative discussions and draw evidence from literary text in preparation for writing.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, March 11, 2013 1:14 PM

 Teach Channel video--about 6 min

David Timbs's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:46 PM

It's time to get into the text Sullivan County!  

Ali Lamb Brown's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:16 PM

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