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Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 20 views

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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
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    "First of all, blogging is writing, 21st-century style, plain and simple. Blogging constitutes a massive genre.  It comes in many forms, addresses myriad topics, and can certainly range in quality. For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing. As bloggers, young people develop crucial skills with language, tone their critical thinking muscles, and come to understand their relationship to the world" (¶1, 2014.03.11).
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 11 views

  • For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing.
  • This emphasis on process encourages reflection and re-thinking, doubling back on earlier posts and feedback to watch how the process of learning unfolds.
  • Transparency requires being comfortable in your own skin; it requires being who you say you are; it requires a healthy openness and an equally healthy sense of privacy armed with a modicum of skepticism.
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  • Being truly Internet savvy in today’s world means learning how to be honest about who you are, professional in your dealings with others, and willing to learn openly from mistakes as well as from successes.
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    Davis (2012.10.22) supports her assertion, "For my money (which usually means free), blogging provides the best venue for teaching student writing" ( ¶1).
Paul Beaufait

Free online tutorial for using WordPress - 6 views

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    Complete, step-by-step demonstration and instructions for getting started with WordPress: sign-up, site navigation, blog creation, creating and deleting posts, adding categories and tags (labels), using views, tabs, and filters, using pages, creating links, adding images, and embedding videos (23 short segments).
Paul Beaufait

Block Posters - Create large wall posters from any image for free! - 22 views

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    "[C]reate any size wall posters from any size images[.] Totally Free To Use!" (2012.04.22) 

    Thanks to Richard Byrne for pointing out this printing tool on his blog, Free Technology for Teachers, in How to Print Posters Using a Standard Printer (2012.04.20).
Paul Beaufait

BBC - CBeebies - Story Time: Watch and read along to stories featuring all your favouri... - 11 views

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    Site offering activities and stories in various thematic groups: Animals and Nature, Everyday Life, Seasonal, Fairy Tales, Poems and Rhymes, World Stories, and Colour in Stories (2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for pointing out this site!
Paul Beaufait

Online Audio Stories - 14 views

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    "Free Downloadable Audio Books ... [:] fairy tales, classics[,] and poems for children" (headline and tagline, 2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for pointing out resources on this site!
Paul Beaufait

I'm Reading! [Starfall] - 9 views

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    Menu of online reading collections: Three Little Plays, Fiction and Non-Fiction, Comics, Folk Tales, Greek Myths, and Chinese Fables (2011.03.15)
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    Thanks to Jennifer for point out resources on this site (Starfall, Fiction and Non-Fiction)!
Paul Beaufait

English Language and Usage - Stack Exchange - 17 views

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    This is "a collaboratively edited question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required" (Welcome! 2011.02.02).
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Japanese student voices on "Go Study Abroad!" (Professional Development) | ELTNEWS.com ... - 1 views

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    Introduces second video in Tim Murphey's "Japanese student voices" series, explains problems arising from rising tuition costs for students going overseas, and links to various related articles.
Paul Beaufait

PHRAS.IN - Say this or say that? - 17 views

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    Thanks to Nik for pointing this out in Get Students Checking Grammar and Collocation (Nik's Quick Shout, 2010.11.25).
Paul Beaufait

Text 2 Mind Map - The text-to-mind-map converter - 6 views

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    looks useful
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    Thanks to Deirdre for pointing this out in the Images4Education Group.
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    "Text 2 Mind Map is a web application that converts texts to mind maps.
    It takes a structured list of words or sentences, interprets it,
    and draws a mind map out of them" (description below working display, above Hints for using it).
Paul Beaufait

CopyPasteCharacter.com - 10 views

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    Clicking copies character to clipboard for pasting elsewhere. Thanks to Wayne and EdTech @ SIAST for pointing this out (CopyPasteCharacter - simple symbols. 2010.03.31).
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