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Roland O'Daniel

Figment: Write yourself in. - 7 views

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    Site for sharing writing. Become a member of a writing community. 
Ed Webb

Clive Thompson on the New Literacy - 0 views

  • The fact that students today almost always write for an audience (something virtually no one in my generation did) gives them a different sense of what constitutes good writing. In interviews, they defined good prose as something that had an effect on the world. For them, writing is about persuading and organizing and debating, even if it's over something as quotidian as what movie to go see. The Stanford students were almost always less enthusiastic about their in-class writing because it had no audience but the professor: It didn't serve any purpose other than to get them a grade.
  • The brevity of texting and status updating teaches young people to deploy haiku-like concision.
Kelly Faulkner

oneword.com - 1 views

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    FROM THE ABOUT PAGE... the real purpose of this exercise is to alleviate our natural tendency to edit everything-and learn to flow. an analogy would be a film camera: when a film is shot, the camera just rolls and captures everything-good and bad. when all the shooting is complete, the raw film is edited into a cohesive piece. the camera operator doesn't keep stopping the camera and rewinding and editing on-the-fly-the camera just rolls. if it were to stop, some of the best performances and spontaneous moments might be missed. so: be the camera. well, that's a stupid saying, but you get the idea. in writing-just flow. go back later and edit. Go write.
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    a 1 word prompt for creative writing.  timed response.
Dennis OConnor

#PleaseHelp: Learning to Write (Again) on Twitter | Digital Is ... - 10 views

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    A writing teacher's narrative about re-discovering a writers process by slowly learning Twitter.  This is a thoughtful account that may lure some who are hesitant about using twitter into giving it a try. (More than a try really, it takes some time for you too find your voice and your audience.)
Kelly Faulkner

PrimaryPad - Superfunky collaborative writing for schools - 24 views

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    just like etherpad. for teachers & students
Roland O'Daniel

Digital Writing, Digital Teaching - Integrating New Literacies into the Teaching of Writing - 4 views

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    Troy Hick's blog. Great source of information about digital literacy!
Ted Sakshaug

Knoword | Expand your vocabulary! - 13 views

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    Vocabulary game. Given the first letter and a definition, write the correct word. good for Middle and High School ages
Ted Sakshaug

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages - 7 views

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    Make your own comic, online educational comic generator.
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    create comics, multi-lingual option.
Roland O'Daniel

Strategies for online reading comprehension - 17 views

  • Colorado State University offers a useful guide to reading on the web. While it is aimed at college students, much of the information is pertinent to readers of all ages and could easily be part of lessons in the classroom. The following list includes some of the CSU strategies to strengthen reading comprehension, along with my thoughts on how to incorporate them into classroom instruction: Synthesize online reading into meaningful chunks of information. In my classroom, we spend a lot of time talking about how to summarize a text by finding pertinent points and casting them in one’s own words. The same strategy can also work when synthesizing information from a web page. Use a reader’s ability to effectively scan a page, as opposed to reading every word. We often give short shrift to the ability to scan, but it is a valuable skill on may levels. Using one’s eye to sift through key words and phrases allows a reader to focus on what is important. Avoid distractions as much as necessary. Readbility is one tool that can make this possible. Advertising-blocking tools are another effective way to reduce unnecessary, and unwanted, content from a web page. At our school, we use Ad-Block Plus as a Firefox add-on to block ads. Understand the value of a hyperlink before you click the link. This means reading the destination of the link itself. It is easier if the creator of the page puts the hyperlink into context, but if that is not the case, then the reader has to make a judgment about the value, safety, and validity of the link. One important issue to bring into this discussion is the importance of analyzing top-level domains. A URL that ends in .gov, for example, was created by a government entity in the U.S. Ask students what it means for a URL to end in .edu. What about .org? .com? Is a .edu or .org domain necessarily trustworthy? Navigate a path from one page in a way that is clear and logical. This is easier said than done, since few of us create physical paths of our navigation. However, a lesson in the classroom might do just that: draw a map of the path a reader goes on an assignment that uses the web. That visualization of the tangled path might be a valuable insight for young readers.
Carl Bogardu

TitanPad - 15 views

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    Remember Ether pad? Here it is with a new name.
Patti Porto

Ideas to Inspire - 0 views

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    'Ideas to Inspire' is a collection of Google Docs presentations, which offer a large number of ideas for engaging lesson activities in a range of curriculum areas.The presentations are a collaboration between lots of fantastic teachers around the world.Choose a presentation to begin, or find out more here.
Carol VanHook

Teaching Writing with Web 2.0 Media - Classroom 2.0 - 0 views

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    Great ideas and comments on using web 20 in the classroom
Toni Olivieri-Barton

Museum Box Homepage - 0 views

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    This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box.
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    Make a museum box
Ted Sakshaug

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

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    simple comic making page. Fill in the bubbles
Nelly Cardinale

Penzu - Write in Private: Free Online Diary and Personal Journal - 14 views

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    A free place to journal and keep a dairy.
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