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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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The 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge ::Educator Innovator

The 2015 Global Cardboard Challenge ::Educator Innovator | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
ANNOUNCING THE 2015 GLOBAL CARDBOARD CHALLENGE!


"The Imagination Foundation’s 4th Annual Global Cardboard Challenge, inspired by ‘Caine’s Arcade,’ has officially launched! Invite kids in your community to build something amazing out of cardboard, recycled materials, and imagination. And mark your calendars for October 10, 2015 to celebrate a day of play with participants all over the world.

The Global Cardboard Challenge was recently named Champion in the LEGO and Ashoka challenge to “Re-imagine Learning.” It’s a simple yet powerful way to foster 21st-century skills in children using basic materials and Creative Play. See the LEGO video and get inspired!

Last year, over 125,000 participants in 46 countries joined the challenge including Chile, Hungary, Kenya, Indonesia, and Pakistan. You can help engage kids all over the world in Creative Play by registering your Cardboard Challenge at cardboardchallenge.com and receive helpful resources and updates. And please share this opportunity with other outstanding parents, teachers, makers, and dreamers."

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How to Tell Stories with Numbers

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A guide to using the techniques of data mining and data journalism to create compelling, original content in the form of data visualizations


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Quite a valuable primer for how to locate, manage, display, and understand data. Lots of excellent links. Do not miss this.


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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

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#BigData #Numbers #Analytics #ContentMarketing

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 16, 2015 2:04 PM

Unless the data tells a story, no one cares.

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Teaching literature with Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi

Teaching literature with Raspberry Pi - Raspberry Pi | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Last week, checking out posts people had made on our Facebook page and the projects they were telling us about, one in particular caught my attention. Sarah Roman, a high school English teacher from New Jersey, had written:

Our English class is going to be using the Raspberry Pi in order to build book-based video games, incorporating Scratch, Sonic Pi, and Python. The students are incredibly excited […]

There was a link to an Indiegogo campaign; we love to see Raspberry Pi used creatively outside of computing lessons, so I clicked on it. A minute of video opened with the title “English Classroom”, but it didn’t look like my high school English lessons. Students work around computers, ignoring the camera as they concentrate intently on… wait, is that Minecraft?
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Story Starters for Kids

According to The Story Starter, Jr., "The movie star was crying on the mountain top." #edtech #writing #teachers
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WeAreTeachers: Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Projects That Combine Art and Writing

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Visual Storytelling: 5 Cool Multimedia Projects That Combine Art and Writing
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R.L. Stine » For Teachers

R.L. Stine » For Teachers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Attn Teachers: My 16-page writing program with all of my secrets is free to download & use with your students. http://t.co/otyVef4ecU
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Teaching Writing to Struggling Students

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Teaching writing to struggling students involve lots of feedback and revision chances.
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David Foster Wallace and the Perils of “Litchat” - The New Yorker

David Foster Wallace and the Perils of “Litchat” - The New Yorker | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
What happens when writers’ personas become more important to readers and critics than their work.
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How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Writing Life - Huffington Post

How Mindfulness Can Transform Your Writing Life - Huffington Post | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
It could be said that writing starts when the ballpoint hits the surface of paper, or when fingers tap the square-shaped keys of a keyboard, but I like to think that writing begins somewhere else.
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Reading, Writing, and Rolling At Jefferson Elementary - wnep.com

Reading, Writing, and Rolling At Jefferson Elementary - wnep.com | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP -- This week was the start of a new school year for many in Lackawanna County and for a group of students at Jefferson Elementary School, there's something new: instead of sittin...
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A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers

A Guide to Producing Student Digital Storytellers | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Everyone tells stories: journalists, politicians, scientists and entrepreneurs. Conveying information in a coherent and compelling way is vital to success in the real world, and it’s our job as educators to prepare our students to share their ideas in effective ways.The emphasis is on empowering st

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:31 AM

A useful guide.

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15 Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year ::NY Times

15 Ways to Use The Learning Network This School Year ::NY Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Happy academic year 2015-16! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.

Over the summer we added some new things and tweaked some old. Below you’ll find details about our brand-new Film Club, our revamped News Q’s and Word of the Day features, and the new student contests we’ll be offering this year.

Get our weekly email to keep up with what’s new, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

And remember: The Learning Network and everything we publish, as well as all the content from The Times that we link to, is free and accessible without a digital subscription.
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Ralph Herrera's curator insight, October 18, 2015 2:57 PM

This article attracts collaboration thru a worldwide audience.  Participants respond to a visual and discuss how they view the material.  

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How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps ^ BlogHer ^ by Elan Morgan

How to Write a Better How-To Article In 10 Easy Steps ^ BlogHer ^ by Elan Morgan | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Trying to follow the instructions in how-tos is not only a test of one's patience but also of one's faith in objective reality, because how-to authors' instructions and examples often miss several steps or seem to bear little relation to the goal you thought the article was supposed to address.

There are a number of reasons that so many how-to articles end up being relatively useless. Sometimes the person writing the how-to is so familiar with the process that they neglect to include the smaller steps in between larger ones. Sometimes the writer assumes her audience knows more than it actually does. And sometimes an author is not actually the expert she claims to be and has just cobbled together a shoddy collage of other how-tos to fulfill the needs of a writing assignment.

No matter what the reasons are for a bad how-to article, though, the pain and suffering caused are real.


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Quite a helpful piece; especially for those who have to do this often. A great writing assignment and it also leads directly to how to make flow charts.

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25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process

25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process ISTE Presentation

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10 Tech Tools for Writers - Publishers Weekly

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Amy Stewart's tricks of the trade: Google Ngram Viewer, Evernote, Ancestry, and more.
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ThrillWriting: Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts - Information for Writers

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Human Memory and Eye Witness Accounts - Info for Writers #amwriting #writingtips http://t.co/1FTnqPAEul
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10 top Twitter tips for writers: how not to make a #hash of it - Irish Times

10 top Twitter tips for writers: how not to make a #hash of it - Irish Times | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Is social media distracting writers from the serious business of writing, or is it a vital, exciting way to talk directly to readers?
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BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship

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Enter this fellowship as a promising writer and become a force to be reckoned with. Apply by Oct. 1, 2015.
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Writing Transformative Stories Requires Thoughtful Narrative Structure - New Global Citizen

Writing Transformative Stories Requires Thoughtful Narrative Structure - New Global Citizen | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Editor in Chief of the New Global Citizen, Alicia Bonner Ness, discusses seven steps to writing transformative stories that stick.
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The Daily Routines of Great Writers

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"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper."

UPDATE: These daily routines have
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Writing Competitions | Poetry Competition | Flash Fiction | Short Story | Bare Fiction Prize

Writing Competitions | Poetry Competition | Flash Fiction | Short Story | Bare Fiction Prize | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Bare Fiction Prize 2015 for Poetry, Flash Fiction & Short Story. 1st prize of £500 in each category. Judges Jo Bell (poetry), Richard Skinner (flash fiction), Paul McVeigh (short story).
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Writing Through Protest: 12 Influential Black Writers Share Why Their Work Is ... - Mic

Writing Through Protest: 12 Influential Black Writers Share Why Their Work Is ... - Mic | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
It's not easy, but necessary.
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