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Daryl Saladar

Tips for helping high school students with essays - 4 views

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    I created a Scoop.it and have checked other classmates', as well. It truly is fascinating!
Kathy Forster

Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide - 0 views

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    This seems similar to the Smilemakers website that was talked about in Discovery Education-related links tab, but this one isn't free. I think either would be good to make presentations, such as my student's Habitat projects, more interactive.
Kathy Forster

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. - 0 views

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    Safe and simple blogs for you students. Create blogs for you classroom so you students can interact anywhere, as well as create ePortfolios!
Damita Majette

Turnitin - Home - 0 views

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      Damita Turnitin
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Damita Majette

The MDE Writing Coach Program - OMDE 601 9041 Foundations of Distance Education & E-lea... - 0 views

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    Damita's Writing Coach
John Porterfield

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles - 2 views

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    Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
James Erbe

High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick | Edutopia - 4 views

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    Routinely asking students to ponder -- deeply and seriously -- what and how they've learned could be the "mind's strongest glue." It works for adults, too.
Dennis OConnor

Reintroducing students to Research - 5 views

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    Words of wisdom from the turn of the century. 

    They are on point and still apply today. 
Carol Imani

Purdue OWL: Starting the Writing Process - 0 views

  • Topic and audience are often very intertwined and work to inform each other. Start with a broad view of your topic such as skateboarding, pollution, or the novel Jane Eyre and then try to focus or refine your topic into a concise thesis statement by thinking about your audience. Here are some questions you can ask yourself about audience:

    • Who is the audience for your writing?
    • Do you think your audience is interested in the topic? Why or why not?
    • Why should your audience be interested in this topic?
    • What does your audience already know about this topic?
    • What does your audience need to know about this topic?
    • What experiences has your audience had that would influence them on this topic?
    • What do you hope the audience will gain from your text?
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    Here's a list of questions to ask ourselves about the audience for a piece of writing we are doing. The better we can understand who that audience is the more effective our writing will be
Carol Imani

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide - 0 views

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    For those of you who are not yet familiar with this site it's a treasure house of information about how to write. It has numerous tutorials for students about all kinds of subjects.
jennibartels

Letters of Note: C. S. Lewis on Writing - 4 views

  • What really matters is:–

    1. Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn't mean anything else.

    2. Always prefer the plain direct word to the long, vague one. Don't implement promises, but keep them.

    3. Never use abstract nouns when concrete ones will do. If you mean "More people died" don't say "Mortality rose."

    4. In writing. Don't use adjectives which merely tell us how you want us to feel about the thing you are describing. I mean, instead of telling us a thing was "terrible," describe it so that we'll be terrified. Don't say it was "delightful"; make us say "delightful" when we've read the description. You see, all those words (horrifying, wonderful, hideous, exquisite) are only like saying to your readers, "Please will you do my job for me."

    5. Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
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      C.S. Lewis on the most important things to remember about writing. I LOVE this letter and use it with my students often.
jennibartels

10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Educa... - 2 views

  • Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. But we aren't as good at it as we should be.
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      Great writing advice for everyday educators
Beth Hecht

For Educators | 21 Ways to Use MakeBeliefsComix.com in the Classroom - 7 views

  • 3. Promote Team Collaboration

    Have students break up into pairs or group teams to create their comic strips together. This approach encourages teamwork and cooperation, with students complementing the skills of their colleagues. The site also provides a structure for students to work individually as they create their own cartoon worlds using their imaginations. Look upon the site as a resource for literacy development and to reach out to engage reluctant writers and readers.
    • Sherry Schwarcz
       
      Here is an activity for students to use collaboratively.
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      This would be a great exercise to illustrate class rules developed by the class. In the science lab, the lab teams could create different strips for lab safety. This is a really cool tool with a lot of potential.
  • 6. Foreign Language Practice

    Have students who are learning new foreign languages write their text in languages they are studying. In addition to English, the site accepts characters and accent marks from languages such as Spanish, Latin, German, Italian and Portuguese. Additional languages will be added to the site in the future.
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      Here is an activity that can be used with ELLs.
  • 2009 ESOL Teacher of the Year. Read her excellent essay, "MakeBeliefsComix: An Article About Using Comics to Teach English -- Become A Comic Strip Writer with Ease!", at tamarakirson.com.
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      Here is an application for students to work collaboratively.
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    This will be great for my arty students who don't enjoy writing in the traditional sense. I like #19 - explore character motivation- a high level reading skill in a simple format.
Patricia Christian

Always Write: An Original Writer's Notebook Lesson from Corbett - 3 views

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    WRiting
Patricia Christian

New! 3rd Edition Our Six Writing Friends - Familiar Visuals Teaching Aids - 3 views

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    Six Trait Writing
Bradley Chiasson

Google Custom Search - Net-Writing With Blogs - 3 views

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    A first crack at what's out there to get started using blogs in a writing class.
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