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Randy Rodgers

Slipp - 70 views

    Easy-to-use digital storytelling site makes stories that are perfectly formatted for mobile devices.
Chris Pirkl

Introductions - The Writing Center - 68 views

  • Your introduction is an important road map for the rest of your paper.
  • your introduction should contain a thesis that will assert your main argument. It should also, ideally, give the reader a sense of the kinds of information you will use to make that argument and the general organization of the paragraphs and pages that will follow. After reading your introduction, your readers should not have any major surprises in store when they read the main body of your paper.
  • our direct answer to the assigned question will be your thesis, and your thesis will be included in your introduction, so it is a good idea to use the question as a jumping off point.
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  • Start by thinking about the question (or questions) you are trying to answer
  • Open with an attention grabber.
  • an intriguing example
  • a provocative quotation
  • a puzzling scenario
  • a vivid and perhaps unexpected anecdote
  • a thought-provoking question
  • Avoid statements like “In this paper, I will argue that Frederick Douglass valued education.”
  • less effective
    • Chris Pirkl
      Highlights by C. Pirkl Dec 2014
    I've highlighted some of the advice I think is most important in this handout. 
Donny Corkern

NEXMAP - 57 views

    Very cool idea for using electronic components to make interactive, 21st century books, art, etc.
Glenn Hervieux

Poetica - Edit Documents Online as if You Were Writing on Paper - 61 views

    "Poetica is a neat new service for collaborative editing of documents. The best feature of Poetica is its similarity to writing on a paper document. While reading a document you can click on any word or space between words to insert a line drawn to the margin where you write your comment. Clicking on a word or space also allows you to simply insert a suggested word above the line. If you want to suggest a change for an entire sentence you can highlight it and insert a drawn line to the margins where you can write your suggestions. Your suggestions are written in blue while your corrections are written in red." Supports imports of .docs, .pdfs, .rtf files.- definitely want to use this as a tool with Chromebooks
Sue Ann Miller

Streamline the writing (and grading) process with Google Drive - gCON for GAFE - Google+ - 84 views

    Google hangout - webinar - great tips and tricks for using Google Drive for the writing classroom
Sharin Tebo

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the Classroom | TeachHUB - 77 views

  • Summarize.

    At the conclusion of each lecture, ask students to type a 140-character or less summary of what they have learned

    • Sharin Tebo
      EXIT Ticket strategy!
  • Set up a foreign language news stream.

    Keep foreign language students informed of current events from relevant nations while simultaneously challenging them to use their translation skills by keeping a specific news feed.

  • Typing keywords into Twitter’s search engine wields every microblog entry on the subject, providing an excellent way for students to research ideas,
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  • Facilitate discussions.
Diana Irene Saldana

The 15 Punctuation Marks in Order of Difficulty - 18 views

    Ever wonder why you can't figure out when and where to stick a comma? It's probably because commas, by far, have more rules and applications than any other punctuation mark.
Rachel Hinton

4 tips for writing strong LinkedIn recommendations - TechRepublic - 16 views

    You've just been asked to write a LinkedIn recommendation. Here are 4 tips to keep in mind before you start.
Deborah Baillesderr

Medium - 3 views

    A great site where anyone can tell their story or express their ideas.
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