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Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 6 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

M that learning! - 11 views

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    On this blog, Vinicius Lemos presents learning activities and tips  "utilizing mobile devices like smartphones, digital cameras and tablets."
Paul Beaufait

10 Reasons Why I Want My Students to Blog - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - DigL... - 10 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).
Jose Antonio da Silva

Pegby: Peg it up, Move it Around, Get it Done. - 12 views

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    Come to the board with friends, family and/or coworkers and get stuff done. Make your plans by pegging up cards to your board or boards. It's simple and fun.
Paul Beaufait

Lang-8 - Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange | Lang-8 - 10 views

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    A social networking system for learners of various languages seeking correction of their writing by native speakers of those languages, in exchange, return, or pay-forward for correction they provide for peer learners of their own languages.
Paul Beaufait

Life Feast: 10 sites I plan to use in 2011 - 26 views

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    List of sites, some still in beta, for use by students and teachers.
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    These are very good and interesting sites! Thank you very much for sharing them!!!
Paul Beaufait

SLWIS Newsletter - March 2011: Introducing argumentative writing though dialogue and We... - 0 views

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    "In this article, I first explore the pedagogical basis for dialogue writing and then explain the process for creating online dialogues" (¶1, retrieved 2011.03.30).
Paul Beaufait

Writing Prompts that Motivate - 1 views

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    One of many spelling, vocabulary, and writing resources on the Vocabulary and Spelling City site, this page explains, "Asking a child to write about something that matters to him [sic] right now is a powerful motivator. This is where writing prompts come in. Writing prompts are simply ideas or subjects offered as a foundation for students to build a writing assignment on" (¶3, 2011.07.25). It includes tips for preparing writing prompts as well as examples for elementary, middle school, and high school students. Thanks to Cara Whitehead (Learning with Computers) for pointing out this site.
Yuly Asencion

Reverse Outlines | Explorations of Style - 14 views

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    Thanks for pointing this out! I've shared it forward already.
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