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Scott Walters

On Campus, Vampires Are Besting the Beats - washingtonpost.com - 0 views

  • Here we have a generation of young adults away from home for the first time, free to enjoy the most experimental period of their lives, yet they're choosing books like 13-year-old girls -- or their parents. The only specter haunting the groves of American academe seems to be suburban contentment.
  • two-thirds of freshmen identify themselves as "middle of the road" or "conservative." Such people aren't likely to stay up late at night arguing about Mary Daly's "Gyn/Ecology" or even Robert Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."
  • "I have stood before classes," he tells me, "and seen the students snicker when I said that Melville died poor because he couldn't sell books. 'Then why are we reading him if he wasn't popular?' "
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  • a notable uptick in superficiality and a notable uptick in the anesthetizing of that native curiosity that was once a prominent feature of the adolescent mind."
  • maybe young people's reading choices reflect our desire to keep them young
  • "People don't necessarily read their politics nowadays. They get it through YouTube and blogs and social networks. I don't know that there is a fiction writer out there right now who speaks to this generation's political ambitions. We're still waiting for our Kerouac."
  • "Don't trust anyone over 140 characters."
Teresa Ilgunas

21st Century Literacies: Tools for Reading the World - 3 views

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    Wow, this is a PRACTICAL guide to info literacy, from step by step on how to read a website, to how students report the info. FULL of information I can use in my classroom without having to reinvent the wheel myself!
anonymous

WorksheetWorks.com - 25 views

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    A superb worksheet generator. Browse and customise great looking sheets for English, maths, geography and more. The sheets come with answer keys and are ready to download as a PDF and print in just a few clicks. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular
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    Instantly prints worksheets according to the specifications your check as long as they are for educational purposes.
Shannon Smith

Free teleprompter/autocue service. Cueprompter - The online prompter. - 0 views

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    This is a great tool for students to use with podcasting!
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    thanks - very useful!
anonymous

The English Teacher's Companion - 0 views

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    New blog from Jim Burke, author of many books, englishcompanion.com, englishcompanion.ning.com
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    "Please turn on your textbooks and upload your homework..." In five years (three? two?!) I will not ask my high school students to open the 6.5 pound textbooks that currently sit on the floor under the desks. Nor will I bemoan their reluctance to look up words or mark up the text as they read. I will not wonder how to meet the needs of the 35% of my class who have learning disorders, most of which are language processing disorders of one form or another. Instead, I will ask them to get out their digital textbooks (what will we call them: DBooks? DBs? ETexts? Readers?) and "read the assigned story." Here is what will be different:
allbookedup

Literature-Map - The tourist map of literature - 10 views

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    If you like an author, put their name in and it will give you a word cloud of other authors that might interest you.
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    a network of similar authors.
Peter Olm

Thought Control. - 1 views

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    Thinking, literacy and education in the middle years of schooling
Sarah Horrigan

Read The Words - 3 views

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    Great accessibility tool
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    "ReadTheWords.com is a free, web based service that assists people with written material. We do this by using TTS Technology, or Text To Speech Technology. Users of our service can generate a clear sounding audio file from almost any written material. We generate a voice that reads the words out loud, that you request us to read."
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    A great resource, particularly for kids who struggle with literacy. Thankyou for posting.
Amy Roediger

Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics - 1 views

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    Starfall.com is a phonics-based site that cultivates literacy with animated stories and activities.
arnie Grossblatt

The best books of 2008 | Pick of the pile | The Economist - 1 views

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    For those looking for some holiday (and beyond) reading.
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