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Top 20 Inspiring TED Talks On Storytelling, Filmmaking And Creativity

Top 20 Inspiring TED Talks On Storytelling, Filmmaking And Creativity | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
In this post you’ll find our specially curated list of the very best TED talks on storytelling, writing, filmmaking and creativity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 26, 2017 1:32 AM

Useful stuff if you want to skill up in the art of storytelling.

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Credit Where Credit Is Due - by Sarah Eaton

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5 TIPS TO PREVENT PLAGIARISM IN YOUR CLASSROOM

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How to prevent plagiarism in the 21st century classroom

by: Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD

date: December 6, 2017

Plagiarism remains a hot topic in the 21st century. The 2017 case of former Toronto District School Board director Chris Spence, who was found to have plagiarized his PhD dissertation,[1] brought discussions around plagiarism to the forefront among educators, researchers and members of the general public. There is no question that plagiarism is a serious academic and professional issue.

The question is: What can we do about it?

The term plagiarism means “theft of text,” but that doesn’t quite cover modern-day understandings of what it means to steal from someone else’s original work. Scholars and policymakers today agree that plagiarism goes beyond merely copying written text. It can include stealing another’s ideas, text, music, images, art, computer code, multimedia and so on. There is no single definition of what constitutes plagiarism in modern educational institutions.[2]

Plagiarism can be either intentional or unintentional. Intentional plagiarism is when an individual knows they are doing something wrong but does it anyway. This is generally considered more offensive than unintentional plagiarism, which happens when someone lacks the understanding of how to cite and reference others’ work appropriately.

Given the lack of a consistent technical definition of plagiarism in a world where the copy-and-paste functions of computers make it easy to lift just about anything from an online context and use it somewhere else, we need to flip our thinking to keep up with the times. Instead of focusing on plagiarism after it has happened, it is more productive to proactively teach children why it is important to give others credit for their original work and how to do that. Teachers can be agents of change when it comes to teaching children about Creative Commons[3] and copyright, for example. A key lesson for 21st-century students is that not everything on the Internet is open access. Opening up conversations around ethical ways to use others’ work can help students develop more refined decision-making skills for themselves.

5 tips to prevent plagiarism in your classroom
WHAT ELSE CAN INDIVIDUAL TEACHERS DO TO BUILD STUDENTS’ UNDERSTANDING OF PLAGIARISM?
TALK ABOUT PLAGIARISM OPENLY.
Just as we talk about how to make responsible choices in other areas of life, talk to your students about why it’s important to give others credit for their work. This is not limited just to text. Many people have been trained to cite other people’s written work, but it does not occur to them that we also need to cite photos we find on the Internet, for example. The key principle to convey is that we give others credit for words, images, music, code and any other work created by an individual or a group. It is important to teach students that some things online are proprietary (not to be used without express permission) and others can be shared (with credit). The topic of copyright is complicated and it can be easy to feel too overwhelmed to even talk about it. The point is not to get lost in legalities, but rather to raise learners’ awareness that even when material is online, we start with the intention of giving credit to the creator.

DO HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES.
Learning what plagiarism is can be a good first step. Learning how to avoid it is an even better one. Interactive lessons convey key concepts in a powerful way.[4] There are some excellent online learning games for plagiarism prevention[5] that allow students to learn about the topic in a fun and non-threatening way.

SCAFFOLD WRITING PROJECTS.
Making writing a multi-phased activity that gives students a chance to talk about why the topic interests them and what they want to focus on. Foster emerging ideas through drawing, mind maps, outlines or other activities that help students to develop their own ideas before they begin a writing project.

WRITE IN CLASS.
Providing dedicated in-class writing time gives students a chance to practice their writing skills in a supportive learning environment. Make your classroom a space where it is fun for students to write.

INCLUDE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT WITH WRITING ACTIVITIES.
Emphasize that learning is a process, not just a product. Offer feedback on drafts of writing, making sure to point out what students are doing well and how to strengthen their work (including crediting their sources). Remember, formative assessment is all about helping students to improve.

Educators play a key role in helping students to understand what it means to cultivate a personal ethic of academic integrity. Preventing plagiarism is just as important, if not more important, than imposing punishments after it has happened.

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Notes

[1]As highlighted in news reports like this one: www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/former-tdsb-director-guilty-of-plagiarizing-his-phd-panel-says/article35403977

[2] S. E. Eaton, “Comparative Analysis of Institutional Policy Definitions of Plagiarism: A pan-Canadian university study,” Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education (2017): 1-11.

[3] https://search.creativecommons.org

[4] An excellent example of a hands-on plagiarism workshop can be found here: www.csus.edu/indiv/s/stonerm/understanding%20plagiarism%20workshop%20lesson%20written%20lesson%20plan.pdf

[5] See, for example: www.lycoming.edu/library/instruction/tutorials/plagiarismgame.aspx

 

 

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They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (my reading notes) 

They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (my reading notes)  | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

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Pobble — Making writing ridiculously exciting

Pobble — Making writing ridiculously exciting | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Turn pupils into published authors. A global community of teachers, pupils, families and authors provides a real purpose to write.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2017 2:25 PM

An interesting writing platform that combines writing assignments with safe blogging and eportfolio.

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Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills

Try These 7 Writing Exercises to Boost Students' Creative Writing Skills | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
From some of the experts in our midst comes a host of powerful and effective writing exercises that will get students thinking critically and creatively.

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27 #Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers [Infographic]

27 #Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers [Infographic] | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic featuring 27 cool presentation tips for students who want to wow the class on presentation day.

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100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers

100 Not-Boring Writing Prompts for Middle- and High Schoolers | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

6. Create a brand new holiday with its own traditions, rituals, foods, and activities.

7. What road-trip would you take if you suddenly could? Write about it.

8. List six true sentences that begin with the words “I'll never forget…”

9. Imagine that we lost all electricity, water, and gas for a month without any time to prepare. Write about how your life would change and how you would survive.

10. Make your bucket list for the next 5 years, the next 10 years, and for life.

 

This really is a useful list. -JL


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10 Ideas For Using Technology To Teach Writing by @Sophia_Clark89 · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbySophia Clark

10 Ideas For Using Technology To Teach Writing by @Sophia_Clark89 · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbySophia Clark | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
To be a good writer one must constantly work on his skills. However, it is not bad news. Considering the abundance of technologies that can help you make it a fun and entertaining activity, you will have no problems advancing your skills as a writer.

Even if you are not really good with technologies, we will show a list of things you will master in no time. So, do not hesitate to try them all out both when teaching writing and when learning yourself.

Ten incredible technological solutions to help you teach and learn writing


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6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow - via @ClassTechTips

6 Ways to Use Google Cardboard in Your Classroom Tomorrow - via @ClassTechTips | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Here are six tips for using Google Cardboard ASAP - with this super cool and affordable headset, you can easily bring virtual reality into your classroom.

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Here Is How to Teach Writing Using Technology

When it comes to enhancing students writing skills, technology can play a decisive role. In his celebrated work “ The Digital Writin

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Teaching Writing with an iPad, a project from Mrs. Uttero

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My students need an iPad Pro tablet and case to access research articles. This quote from writing expert, Lucy Calkins, illustrates my hopes for this project. She writes,
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A Step-by-Step Plan for Teaching Argumentative Writing

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The art of persuasion is an essential life skill. It also happens to be required curriculum for many teachers. In this post, I'll share my method for teaching
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How to Write Articles and Essays Quickly and Expertly ~ by Stephen Downes

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Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Why This/Not That? A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis

Why This/Not That?                                          A thinking routine to move kids from identification to analysis | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it

"During a class discussion of a text a few weeks ago, I was digging for a more analytical answer and I said, “Yes, but why this word and not another one?” It was one of those teaching lightbulb moments when I realized it was a prompt my students could be asking themselves: Why this and not that?

"It quickly became my go-to question when discussing in class.  In AP Lang, I am always trying to get my students to focus on the writer’s purpose. What’s he trying to get me to do/think/believe/understand with this text? I need them to think like the writer–to read like a writer–and see every word on the page as a deliberate choice.  Asking students to zero in on the why of one choice gives them a concrete entry point into thinking this way."


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10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills

10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of months I've found and written about a number of really great tools and resources to help improve our students' writing skills. This is a collection of links to reviews of ten of the best.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 20, 2017 3:04 PM
These are very good resource writing tools that you can adapt and modify to fit within your 21st Century Teaching and Learning environments.
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10 Tools & Resources for Developing Writing Skills
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Narratopia Revisited

Narratopia Revisited | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Narratopia is a game of conversational story sharing for 3-6 people. You build a web of connected stories about anything you like. You go on a journey of discovery by exploring experiences and connections. The game helps out by giving you ideas for questions to ask, connections to make between stories, and tokens of appreciation to give each other.

This blog post is about the design of Narratopia's third edition. If you don't care about the details and just want to see what Narratopia looks like now, watch this video.
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What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting | Educator Innovator

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Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 2017 5:13 PM

Making and writing go together. 

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Make it happen in the writing process classroom.

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Libraries are becoming centers for reading, writing and MAKING.  Get your hands on the future. 

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5 weak words to whack from your writing – 100 Naked Words – Medium

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There are 5 words that weaken your writing. Whack them when you see them and increase the power of your prose. In random order… Very and really are often used for emphasis. Funny thing is, they’re so…

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7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom

7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Technology and interactive tools can help support students as they develop expand their collaboration skills.

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Graeme Noll's curator insight, May 11, 2017 1:51 AM

Had a look at some of these tools and they are pretty cool, lots of potential.

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John Zuluaga's curator insight, May 29, 2017 12:52 PM
Pretty nice tools to take into account in our classes! They will help us with the management of the class; besides, it will promote collaborative learning through the development of critical thinking and will enhance participation. One of the best things of technology is that it will help learners to come up with some learning strategies; on the other hand, the use of ICT's in the class create awareness of the positive effects of technology once it is used wisely.  
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WriteWell for Google Docs: Classroom Tips & Strategies - EdTechTeacher

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Anthippi Harou's curator insight, November 27, 2016 1:53 PM
Cool add-in for google docs to facilitate effective writing. 
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Maker Social-Emotional Learning Resources | Anna Crosland, T.L.

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"MakerSpaces can be a great catalyst for the growth of social-emotional learning.  Facilitating a maker culture can give students a venue for the development of the tools they need to recognize, understand and manage emotions and to make the responsible decisions that are critical to being a successful learner. These life long skills must be clearly articulated and deliberately discussed so that they become an intrinsic foundation for the emotional health of the student.

There are many excellent social emotional learning titles that can be used to encourage SEL development. However, a few of these also blend very well with a Maker mentality and build on some important tenants of social and emotional well being."


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Tinkering on Pinterest | Lots of ideas for #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces #Creativity

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Explore Salsa 'e Maracuya's board "Tinkering" on Pinterest, the world's catalog of ideas. | See more about Arduino, Electronics and 3D Printing.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Explore Salsa 'e Maracuya's board "Tinkering" on Pinterest, the world's catalog of ideas. | See more about Arduino, Electronics and 3D Printing.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ideas+for+makerspaces

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and Mentor Texts PDF Download

All PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DOC, RTF for Free. Download : http://pdf-more.com/1571108963 Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling and ...
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Reimagining School Writing

Reimagining School Writing | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Move beyond the five-paragraph essay. Bring school writing to life through freewriting, peer reviews, and allowing students to include relevant memories and vivid descriptions.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 17, 2016 1:22 AM

Some useful ideas here.

Emma McPherson's curator insight, May 19, 2016 8:30 AM
Some interesting suggestions for ways to assist students to develop writing skills while still encouraging creativity. Undoubtedly our education system does value academic writing styles and skills, often to the detriment of students' creative lives.
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Google Docs: Create Authors with ePub - Teacher Tech

Google Docs: Create Authors with ePub - Teacher Tech | Teaching Writing | Scoop.it
Create authors of your students by having them create books in a Google Doc and downloading it as an ePub. The digital book can be distributed. Google ePub

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