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Rhondda Powling

101 Excellent Sites for English Educators - 7 views

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     A lot of sites mentioned. Organised under headings:
    Writing Prompts and Starters; Grammar; Reading & Writing; Poetry; Literature; Shakespeare; Spelling; Vocabulary
    English as a Second Language (ESL); Other ELA Resources; Blogging & Website Creation; Citation; Web 2.0 Tools - Material Creation; Web 2.0 Tools - File Sharing, Hosting, Viewing and Collaborating; Web 2.0 Tools - Gathering Feedback/Creating Quizzes; Web 2.0 Tools - Document Annotation; Free eBooks and Audio Books
Rhondda Powling

10 great 21st century book report ideas | History Tech - 5 views

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    "You don't have to abandon the idea of book reports. You do need to be willing to go beyond the traditional and begin using current tools and ideas. What works for you?"
Rhondda Powling

Online summarize tool (free summarizing) - 7 views

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    Summarize automatically creates a summary from your text entered either directly or from the address of a webpage. The most common words are also listed.
Rhondda Powling

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
Rhondda Powling

LitWorld - The Nonprofit Cultivating Literacy Leaders Worldwide - 2 views

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    Aiming to help 1 million children learn to read by 2014, LitWorld supports literacy and educational programs in communities from Harlem to Baghdad. "LitWorld's mission is to cultivate literacy leaders worldwide through transformational literacy experiences that build connection, understanding, resilience and strength. We work with teachers, parents, community members, and children to support the development of literacy and the redemptive power of story in the world's most vulnerable communities."
Jo McLeay

English domain - Learning and Teaching Resources - Prep to Year 10 - Student Learning -... - 0 views

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    The English Domain page contains links to: Victorian Essential Learning Standards; English-related learning and teaching support materials such as websites, publications and other online resources; English assessment maps and sample tasks;
Jo McLeay

BBC - Skillswise - Words - Grammar - 1 views

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    The BBC's Skillswise website is a great resource for a wide variety of content areas. On the grammar and spelling page there are 21 activities suitable for students of middle school and high school age.
Amanda Marrinan

Are you listening to this?… Why, yes. I am. But, are you? « Real Reasons to W... - 0 views

  • literacy is situated, contextual, social, multiple, active and a component of identity. New literacies don’t replace former literacies. This isn’t a situation of either “new literacies” or “old literacies.”
  • Teaching English is about opening up what counts as valued communication, inviting ALL students to engage in multimodal discourses, and to put their knowledge to work. We produce and consume media; expertise means leveraging tools and spaces in intentional, productive ways; and we participate in global communities that are keenly, deeply invested
  • importance of balance across literacies by providing opportunities for students to demonstrate their knowledge through multiple modes - and to engage, where possible, with “struggleware.”
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  • be transparent when teaching - and to empower students to teach and attain a whole new level of credibility. If I teach in the ways that they inspire me to consider, I am empowering students to engage with literacies that value the ways that they are multiply literate
  • They challenge me to be a gateopener, rather than a gatekeeper.
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    A response to Marc Prensky's BLC'08 session on teaching programming
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