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John Evans

Survey reveals 50 books that every child should read by 16 - Telegraph - 7 views

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    "Roald Dahl is the author that people would most like their children to read, according to a new survey to find 50 books that children should read by the time they are 16.

    A survey of 2,000 readers by Sainsbury's to celebrate World Book Day also found that nostalgia reigns supreme, with six in ten parents choosing to read stories to their children that their own parents once read to them. "
Reynold Redekopp

Native American Language Tribal App Gallery - 2 views

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    Aboriginal languages apps developed in Wpg
John Evans

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - 0 views

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    "I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn't interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text."
John Evans

Writing Your Way to Happiness - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    "The scientific research on the benefits of so-called expressive writing is surprisingly vast. Studies have shown that writing about oneself and personal experiences can improve mood disorders, help reduce symptoms among cancer patients, improve a person's health after a heart attack, reduce doctor visits and even boost memory.

    Now researchers are studying whether the power of writing - and then rewriting - your personal story can lead to behavioral changes and improve happiness."
John Evans

39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster - 0 views

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    "When you're finding amazing content to share on social media-the kind of thing that grabs attention and gets people to click, share, and comment-one of the most valuable, most original places to turn is your own blog and the content you personally create.

    So the questions become: How to create amazing content, how to put together blogposts strategically and efficiently, and how to get your content out to the masses.

    Writing tips are a good place to start. And to supplement the words you use to build your blogposts, I've found a huge number of blogging tools that help with everything from coming up with ideas to spread the content far and wide.

    Do you have a favorite blogging tool? Read on to see if it's included here in the list, and drop a note in the comments with which ones you love."
John Evans

16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers - 5 views

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    "For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra-shall we call it encouragement?-to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids-even the most book-phobic-to read, read and read some more."
John Evans

12 podcasts that will tell you a fantastic story - 4 views

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    "It's official - the popular podcast Serial has surpassed 5 million downloads, making it the fastest podcast of all time to reach this milestone.

    This tells us that people really like murder mysteries, but also confirms something else we've known for a long time - listeners want to hear a good story. Unsolved murders are compelling, yes, but Serial is compelling because it puts the listener as close as one can possibly get to an event that happened in 1999."
John Evans

Augmented Reality Read Aloud Stations (with QR codes too!) | Class Tech Tips - 1 views

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    "If you're a regular reader of ClassTechTips.com you know how much I love scannable technology!  I've had the opportunity this past year to work with LitWorld as they've developed iPad literacy programing for children and families.  One super fun set of posters we're using this fall let's students scan a poster to access a video of a read aloud."
John Evans

50 Online Early Readers (with audio) | mattBgomez - 3 views

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    "I found an awesome website that has over 100 early readers with audio! The site is Unite For Literacy and I took the first 50 of the books and created a Symbaloo webmix for my class. The best part is these books work on the iPad as well! I will make another webmix of 50 more books soon."
John Evans

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination | Edutopia - 0 views

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    " brought a superhero into my classroom the other day. He wasn't wearing a cape. He didn't have an alias. But he had the greatest superpower of all: inspiration.

    When you teach using project-based learning (PBL), one brings outside expertise into the classroom. My eighth graders begin the year creating science fiction based origin stories for original superhero characters as an introduction to a greater advocacy unit. Therefore, it seemed natural to bring in an actual scientist. Which brought me to CalTech and Dr. Spyridon Michalakis."
John Evans

Learn » TextProject - 3 views

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    "Schools are about learning-from peers as well as teachers. In class, students learn academic content, but they also learn about social relationships and life skills, such as the need for perseverance to complete tasks successfully.

    To learn something is to gain knowledge about that idea or topic. Learning can occur in formal contexts, such as in a set of experiments about photosynthesis, or, informally, as students chat with one another about favorite books.

    Many synonyms exist for the verb to learn, as well as numerous idioms and common phrases. There many ways to integrate these into everyday classroom and school events."
John Evans

News-O-Matic - Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish | iPad Apps for School - 1 views

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    "News-O-Matic is a service that offers daily news stories for elementary school students. Along with the news stories News-O-Matic provides videos, games, and quizzes to help students learn about the world. The latest update to the News-O-Matic iPad app introduced an option to quickly switch between an English and a Spanish version of the app."
John Evans

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Save Time with These Free Summarizing Tools - 1 views

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    "Innovative educators always want to know the latest and greatest tools and resources for teaching and learning. The problem is they are busy people and keeping up with what's new takes a lot of time! If this sounds like you, you'll be happy to learn about these free tools that summarize reading. "
John Evans

A Guide For Teaching With Analogies - - 5 views

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    "Analogies are one of the best kept secrets in education.

    Often used as multiple choice question items or as warm-ups to begin a lesson, analogies are use teaching and learning strategies because of their flexibility, ease of use, and tendency to force cognitive load on students.

    I use them constantly in my classroom, primarily due to their grab-and-go format. Any place, any time-verbal, drawing, exit slip, discussion, one-on-one, whole class, group work, begin class, end class, abstract or concrete thinking, analogies are imminently useful. They're also everywhere-debates, commercials, sitcoms, poetry, hip-hop, video games.

    What's not to love?"
Reynold Redekopp

THE Journal : August 2014, Page 20 - 2 views

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    8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for ESL
John Evans

20 Reasons Why Subtext Rocks Reading | graphite Blog - 0 views

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    "If you don't know about Subtext, you and your students are missing out! With an iPad app, a Web version, and integration with Edmodo, Subtext allows all students the ability to read and annotate a text together. Gone are the days of using sticky notes to mark pages and take notes. Take a dive into the 21st century with the most real-time close reading experience available. Teachers and students can annotate questions, quizzes, pictures, and discuss, all within the text using this fabulous tool."
John Evans

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Becoming A Great Public Speaker - 1 views

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    "Whenever you get called to speak in public, do your palms sweat? Does your tongue get tied up - it's embarrassing, isn't it? Feel nervous? Not many people are natural public speakers - in order to impress your audience, you need practice and the right guidance. If you're responsible for appearing in front of a large audience to deliver speeches or talks, then work your way through this cheat sheet. It's a collaborative effort between London Speaker Bureau and datadial, and will certainly help you overcome your fear of public speaking."
John Evans

Stacked: Learning With Styrofoam Cups - 0 views

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    "Here are some clever ways to use Styrofoam cups to teach math, English language arts, social studies and science!"
John Evans

Why Blogging is So Valuable in the Elementary Classroom | A Learning Life for Me - 1 views

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    "Since I began taking my first Information and Technology In The Classroom course (last year) and began learning more and more about 21st Century tools, I have become so passionate about exploring the idea of classroom blogging. My teaching partner, Ray Swinarchin has also become interested in blogging as a way to engage his students.  Although we know we have much to learn about it and have to work on making it more exciting and interactive for our students, we have come to believe in the benefits of class blogging through reading many other classroom blogs and by learning from many other teachers experiences."
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