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Phonemic chart. Digital storytelling with StoryRobe. StoryRobe is another way for kids to create digital stories using photos or digital copies of their own artwork.

Digital storytelling with StoryRobe

Once they've selected the images they want to use and put them in the right order, they can record the text to go with the images. They can talk for a total of up to 3 minutes, and synchronize the images with what they are saying by tapping the screen as they talk to advance to the next picture. StoryRobe creates a single video file that can then be shared. Unlike StoryKit, there is no option to add text to the finished product, as the model is more video-like than book-like. Language Arts. Phonics. ExamSoft. Rubrics Develop a comprehensive picture of student success with easy to use objective tool for assessing subjective student work.

ExamSoft

ExamSoft’s new rubric grading functionality provides faculty with an easy to use tool for assessing all types of student work. Rubrics help faculty create an objective framework to evaluate subjective assignments and assessments, using the same categories mapped to learning outcomes they use today. Uniting the two types of measures enable faculty to obtain a comprehensive picture of each student’s strengths and weakness, all in real-time, all from a single integrated system. Objective Assessments true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blank format... Subjective Assesments. COMICS TOOLS. Pixar's 20+ Rules on Storytelling for Teachers and Students. A week ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a poster made by Pixar in which they featured 22 rules on storytelling and it was really so informative reading all the feedback you sent me , however, today I woke up to an email from a colleague of mine teaching in the State in which he shared with me the graphic below.

Pixar's 20+ Rules on Storytelling for Teachers and Students

I was really surprised because at the time I published the first poster on Pixar rules of storytelling I did not know that such a graphic exists and going through it I found it way better than the one I initially posted earlier . I mean better in terms of layout and organization of its content. Have a look at it below and let us know what you think of it. Enjoy. Literacy and Storytelling. Irregular Past Tense. A List of the Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers. Authors. English for kids. Vocabulary learning. English Websites.

Esl games. Learn English with Music. Diigo - Better reading and research with annotation, highlighter, sticky notes, archiving, bookmarking & more. Free Spelling Games And Activities For Kids - By KidsSpell.com. Words. Comic Master. Poetry! Character. Storytelling Tools. Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class. Earlier this year we wrote about web tools teachers can use to for their classrooms.

Wonderful Free Templates to Create Newspapers for your Class

This post turned We have selected for you today a host of awesome templates for your Power Point presentations. These are basically newspaper templates provided by Newspaper.net for free. If you want to create a newspaper for your class, you can do it through one of these templates. The procedure is very easy. Just download the template you are going to use, and once downloaded open the file and start customizing it the way you want. 1- Newspaper Template for Word Download it HERE 2- Free Illustrator Newspaper Template Download it HERE 3- Adobe Illustrator Newspaper Template Download it HERE. Picture Book Maker. Questions. Teaching English. Reading.

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Comic Creators. Elementary Language Arts Resources. Unseen Poetry. Grammer/Writing/Vocabulary. Literature. Nonfiction Literacy and Current Events. Women in Literature. Research. Avoiding Plagiarism. Reading: The Core Skill:The Challenge of Challenging Text. The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion Oxford Reference. Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language, drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, and the Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people, places, and events.

The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion Oxford Reference

So a cunning crook is an Artful Dodger, a daydreamer is like Billy Liar, a powerful woman is a modern-day Amazon. This absorbing and accessible A-Z explains the meanings of allusions in modern English. Fascinating to browse through, the book is based on an extensive reading programme that has identified the most commonly-used allusions. For the third edition all entries have been reviewed, revised, and thoroughly updated to ensure the consistency of coverage of allusions and references. New to this edition is the inclusion within each entry of a short summary definition for the allusion or reference, ideal for quick reference, and at least one illustrative citation from a wide range of source materials in almost every entry.

Bibliographic Information. Vocabulary learning. Pronunciation. English for kids. Authors, favorite books and Libraries! Vocab. Technical English. E-Books. Passive Voice and Active Voice. Passive Voice (Why It is Evil and How to Recognize It.)

Passive Voice and Active Voice

Two "voices" occur in English grammar: active voice and passive voice. The difference is subtle at first, but it's easy to master once the grammarian understands the basics. Examine the subject and the main verb in the two sentences below: (A) The boy hit the ball. In sentence A, we might ask ourselves, what does the hitting? In sentence B, we might ask ourselves what is the subject? Note: Sometimes the passive voice sentence is necessary when the speaker wants to hide the agent or obscure what occurs. In most other cases, it is better rhetoric to use active voice. . (1) Active voice sentences are often more concise than passive voice. The fighter punched Ali and dodged the uppercut.

. (2) Passive voice requires more "weak" words.