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SERP | Word Generation - 4 views

  • The Word Generation program focuses on academic vocabulary, i.e., words that students are likely to encounter in textbooks and on tests, but not in spoken language. Interpret, prohibit, vary, function, and hypothesis are examples. Academic vocabulary includes (a) words that refer to thinking and communicating, like infer and deny, and (b) words that are common across subjects, but hold different meaning depending on the subject, like element and factor. Both types of academic vocabulary are likely to cause problems with comprehension unless students have been taught how to deal with them.
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    "Word Generation is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students designed to teach words through language arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program employs several strategies to ensure that students learn words in a variety of contexts."
Vernon Fowler

Matching data in a table in Excel® using INDEX and MATCH - a VLOOKUP alternat... - 5 views

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    We can use the MATCH() function.
Vernon Fowler

Tubeoke - Free Online Karaoke. Watch and Sing! - 0 views

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    Get the lyrics of a favourite song. Dump them into http://wordle.net/create for extra creativity.
Vernon Fowler

CogDogRoo - StoryTools - 2 views

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    "The Fifty Tools
    Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of the original Dominoe story, plus links are provided, where available, to examples by other people. Please share your own examples or thoughts in the discussion area of this wiki.

    But before rummaging around the toolbox, have you done your prep work? Do you have your story idea or presentation concept outlined, developed? This should be on paper or in a document file or scribbled on the back of a napkin, but do not rely on making it up as you go! If not, go back 2 spaces and do this now. Next- do you have your media assets available, your images, video clips, audio files-- if not go find your media now."
Vernon Fowler

Free paraphrase finder and thesaurus - Parasaurus Rex - 0 views

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    Parasaurus Rex, our monstrously powerful paraphrase finder, uses databases of approved translations to find alternative expressions for words and phrases in English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French and Chinese. Rex looks for translation matches for your phrase and then does a reverse lookup based on its translation(s) in another language. A fun and useful tool - tell all your friends!
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    A simple and easy paraphrase tool. Seems accurate in English at least.
Vernon Fowler

digitalresearchtools / FrontPage - 0 views

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    This wiki collects information about tools and resources that can help scholars (particularly in the humanities and social sciences) conduct research more efficiently or creatively. Whether you need software to help you manage citations, author a multimedia work, or analyze texts, Digital Research Tools will help you find what you're looking for. We provide a directory of tools organized by research activity, as well as reviews of select tools in which we not only describe the tool's features, but also explore how it might be employed most effectively by researchers.
Vernon Fowler

Storybird - Teachers - 0 views

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    A new literacy tool for a new generation
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