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Nigel Coutts

The art of modern writing - The Learner's Way - 1 views

    Learning to write is one of the fundamental skills we gain from our time at school. Writing is one of the cornerstones of learning and we devote significant time and energy towards its mastery. Skilled writing is a mark of an educated individual and a skill required for academic success. But in the modern world what makes a skilled writer? What has changed about writing and what literary skills should we focus our attention on. 

Write Better - To Expand a Story Idea - 0 views

    Creative ideas and tips * Practical pointers to improve writing skills * Analysis of student written essays and stories * Explore different writing techniques * Recognize common mistakes in writing * Common Core State Standards aligned

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages - 0 views

    Free tool to create comics. Students of all ages show what they know through comics.

Writing Center Toolkit - 3 views

A toolkit for writing center directors and trainers who want to use the "flipped" approach to training.

college writing center teaching flipped classroom model

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SP15-932C-3608: Green Group: "Moodles and Tools" - Alison Chouinard - Janesville, WI - 0 views

    "Works Cited: "Mike Schmoker -Webinar". 4 March 2012. YouTube Video. 21 Jan.      2015."

Digital Tools for Teaching College Composition - 5 views

    Scoop It site in which I am curating articles on the use/issues of teaching composition with digital tools.

Web Tools for Teachers: Writing | EVSC ICATS - 5 views

  • ree, easy to us
  • Daily writing prompts for learners at all levels.
  • Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences
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  • ool for mapping out essays.
  • ollaborate and learn from each other within MixedInk’s fun, social, environment.
  • Daily writing prompts to be completed in 60-Seconds
    A concise list of web tools for writing teachers. Something helpful for every stage in the writing process.

Stanton Cole -- Blogmeister - 1 views

    I forgot to say that the reason I like this is I happen to be in the middle of a comparison/contrast essay unit with developing college writers, so this offered some good insight.

Welcome to the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) - 0 views

    The Purdue University Online Writing Lab serves writers from around the world. This is a great resource for any class in which students are doing writing or research!
Daryl Saladar

Tips for helping high school students with essays - 4 views

    I created a 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

    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

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

    Damita's Writing Coach

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Generator - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles - 3 views

shared by plrichards on 14 Sep 13 - Cached
    Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles. Now supports 7th edition of MLA.
    Bookmark This site helps you to develop bibliography, helpful for web citations.

Wikispaces - Campus - K-12 Education - 0 views

    • Kait Sanford
      Could use this as a place to share discussions and create an online community within the classroom. A little more professional than Edmodo so the students don't treat it like Facebook
  • Why reinvent the wheel? Turn successful wikis into templates and share best practices year after year.
  • Determine who sees content and how they use it
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  • collaboration environment
  • Student Portfolios Each student cultivates a unique online space to showcase their best work, and teachers assess performance as it progresses.
  • Project-Based Learning Student groups collaborate on projects that address real-world questions, and share their findings with a real-world audience.
  • Student Assignments Teachers post homework, group work, and classroom goals
    Seems like a great way to great a class site. Would work for communication and have full access. Not sure what the cost break down would be like for a district in comparison to other online environments.
    Wikis can enrich the writing classroom by providing fun ways for students to collaborate and learn from each other.
James Erbe

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

    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

    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?
    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
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