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How to teach persuasive writing with technology.
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Welcome | Media Education Lab

Welcome | Media Education Lab | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

The Media Education Lab at Temple University is to improve digital and media literacy education through scholarship and community service.  Find many great resources and ideas that will support your persuasive writing tasks/units!

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PopCap Games - Home of the World's Best Free Online Games

PopCap Games - Home of the World's Best Free Online Games | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

PopCap Games, creators of Bejeweled, Bookworm and other addictive free online games.  Students play these games, why not use their descriptors as real life exemplars in your classroom? 

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UJAM

UJAM | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

UJAM empowers everybody to easily create new music and share it with friends, for free.  Great resource to get kids excited about persuasive writing!

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WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

WeVideo - Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

WeVideo lets you tell your story with video. This online video editing platform is a great alternative to JayCut and is affordable, simple to use, and uniquely collaborative. Since it is in the cloud, students can edit their video anywhere - school and/or home!

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Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students

Kidblog.org - Blogs for Teachers and Students | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

Safe and simple site designed so that teachers can provide each student with an individual blog. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs.  Settings allow teachers to keep the blog private or to open it up to the world while still controlling all comments!

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Media Awareness Network (MNet) | Home

Media Awareness Network (MNet) | Home | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

"Canada's award-winning online source of media and Internet education resources for parents, teachers, librarians and researchers."  This site has many educational games, such as "CoCo's AdverSmarts", "Top Secret", "The Target is You: Alcohol Advertising Quiz" and "Allies and Aliens",  that could be integrated as scaffolds into persuasive writing tasks and/or units.

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My Pop Studio

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My Pop Studio is a great site to use in order to scaffold the persuasive writing process.  The music studio, tv studio and magazines sections can be particularly helpful in having students identify some key signal words that are used in persuasive writing as well as identify credible evidence and understanding the meaning and impact of a clear position.

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Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive » Writing Exemplars and Scoring Guides

Farr-Out Links to Learning » Blog Archive » Writing Exemplars and Scoring Guides | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it

Useful blog about writing exemplars. Includes links to exemplars.

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Groupon

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Excellent real life exemplar for persuasive writing. Everyday brings multiple new advertisements and persuasive writing blurbs for students to analyze and critique.

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Write rhymes.

Write rhymes. | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it
Look up rhyming words as you write. Instead of leaving what you're writing to find rhymes in a rhyming dictionary, just alt-click (or option-click) on the word you need a rhyme for and select from a pop-up list of suggested rhymes.
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App Store - Postale

Postale is an awesome virtual postcard app for the classroom.  Students can use it for various writing tasks.  The "postcard" can take the form of an advertising postcard, which can then be sent  to a pre-selected audience.  Short, fun, non-threatening bits of writing for all!

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Shelfari - Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs

Shelfari - Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it
See what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you've read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club. Share quotes and book summaries with your friends.
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National Association for Media Literacy Education

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"Welcome to NAMLE.net!.."

Find more resources and ideas on this site.

 

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PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom

PBS Teachers — Resources For The Classroom | The ART of Persuasion | Scoop.it
PBS Teachers provides PreK-12 educational resources and activities for educators tied to PBS programming and correlated to local and national standards and professional development opportunities delivered online.
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