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Rhondda Powling

Education Rethink: 13 Ways to Engage Reluctant Writers - 1 views

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    John Spencer offers a few thoughts on how to engage reluctant writers:
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Phrays | Today's word is Squashy. Now, write a sentence. - 2 views

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    Phrays is a simple site that publishes a new word-of-the-day every day. Each word is published with its definition and part of speech. Visitors to the site are encouraged to write and submit a sentence using that word. Registered users can read the sentences submitted by others and vote for their favourite sentences. If you're in need of a quick writing prompt or vocabulary challenge word for your students.
Rhondda Powling

WordSift - Visualize Text - 2 views

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    Very clever site that creates a word cloud from text, and finds images for the most frequently occurring words.
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The Future of Reading and Writing is Collaborative | Spotlight on Digital Media and Lea... - 3 views

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    An interesting post on the blog: Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning
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BBC EARTH LIFE IS - 9 views

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    An amazing site from BBC Earth. The beautifully interactive site is full of images, video, and stories from BBC Earth's most captivating documentaries. Each month features a different theme. The astonishing images and video capture life's most colorful displays in nature. The search page is equally stunning, offering an on-screen widget that lets students adjust the pictures in the grid by filtering by hot/cold, slow/fast, sea/sky, or colour.
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    I have been twice, but on each occasion the site is 'coming soon'.
Rhondda Powling

Notes From McTeach: Learning to Blog Using Paper - 6 views

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    An interesting task that introduces students to writing blogs and esp commenting. Includes a list of blogging rules and also another document about ideas for comments
Rhondda Powling

Tagxedo - Creator - 6 views

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    Similar to Wordle, Tagxedo is a new style of word cloud generator
Kerry J

Lightning Bug - 9 views

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    "Your writing partner, helping you write a story from beginning to THE END"
Rhondda Powling

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More - 6 views

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    Paper Rater is a free service designed to help high school and college students improve their writing. Paper Rater does basic spelling and grammar checks, but the real value of Paper Rater is that it tells students if their papers have elements of plagiarism. Paper Rater scans students' papers then gives students an estimate of the likelihood that someone might think that their papers were plagiarized.
Amanda Rablin

Shmoop: Study Guides for Literature, US History, Poems, & Essays - Homework Help and Te... - 0 views

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    Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, history, poetry and writing). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time.Our mission: To make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age. Shmoop content is written primarily by Ph.D. and Masters students from top universities, like Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Yale. Many of our writers have taught at the high school and college levels. We hold ourselves to the highest academic standards. We source our work (see the "Citations" tab in each history section, or in-line citation links throughout our literature and poetry content). Teachers and students should feel confident to cite Shmoop as a source in essays and papers.
dean groom

j2e.com - home page - 0 views

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    Online word processors, dtp, webpage, form, and storage designed for education
anonymous

Once Upon A School Challenging adults to support their local public schools - 0 views

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    826 National, TED, and Hot Studio worked together to create Once Upon a School
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