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Social Media Websites can be a Powerful Aid in Writing Assignment (with 5 Examples) Many of today’s students look to Internet trends when doing research for writing assignments, leveraging user-generated content that’s being shared on the popular social networks, while professionally published content is receiving less of their attention.

Social Media Websites can be a Powerful Aid in Writing Assignment (with 5 Examples)

Popular social media websites can be used as legitimate research tools, complimenting the traditional methods, and they can help students prepare when writing their essays and assignments. Here are some of the best social networks and ways they can help improve your writing and research: FacebookYou can successfully use Facebook as a research tool, searching through the popular Groups where the topic of your interest is shared and discussed, or using the Facebook questions to gather ideas, ask for opinions, or even conduct small surveys using tools like Surveymonkey and promoting the link for your survey to your Facebook friends.

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The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction. For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site.

Mission The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. How College Professors Are Using Twitter to Re-Engage Their Students. 10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing.

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Creative Writing Prompts. After weeks of secret detective work, partners Barbara and Nolan are on the verge of cracking the case.

Creative Writing Prompts

They’ve been posing as employees at a high-profile financial firm named MoneyMakers LLC., trying to prove that the CEO named (fill in the blank) has been ripping customers off. After hearing him say incriminating things into... You’ve been an extreme coupon cutter for years, to the point where you have gained national recognition for it. But you’ve developed a rival coupon-er named (fill in the blank). He/she has challenged you to an extreme coupon-off, with a list of specific groceries, a budget and only one day to see who can... You’re a local disc jokey with a morning radio program. You and two of your friends are working at a Halloween haunted house. I never would have married you if I'd have known __________. Write a story about three people who are on a road trip together, only to stop off at a gas station and pick up a fourth person whom they don't know.

It’s Sunday morning. MindShift-Guide-to-Videos. A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Google Keep: Can it Replace Evernote? 8 Fantastic Social Media Tools for Teachers. Written by Sandra Miller Teachers use social media to engage students in creative ways that encourage collaboration and inspire discussions, especially among soft-spoken students.

8 Fantastic Social Media Tools for Teachers

The number of social media tools for teachers in this respect are numerous and include the following. Plagiarism checker Plagtracker is a social media tool for teachers with the noble ability to detect plagiarism in written content. Teachers can use it both for vetting the authenticity of student’s work as well as their own published works. TeacherTube This app is like you tube for teachers. Edublogs Common uses for Common uses for blogs in classrooms include group projects, reflection journals, school newspapers, class web pages and parent newsletters.edublog provides plenty of other creative options for integrating the blogs into curriculum.

Edublog has an option to keep blogs private which is one of its safety features thus reduces exposure to other blogs. Collaborize Classroom Kidblog SymbalooEDU Edmodo. 10 Great New Web Tools for Teachers. It just about time I provide you with another list of awesome educational web tools I have being bookmarking for the last couple of weeks.

10 Great New Web Tools for Teachers

The purpose is to update you with the latest and new web tools that have been recently released online and which you can use either in your teaching or for your own professional development as an educator. Enjoy 1- Vivoom Vivoom is a video enhancer that allows users to add amazing looks to their videos 2- Noteshares NoteShares is a social document sharing platform that makes it insanely easy to share documents with friends and family. 3- ShowDrive ShadowDrive is a social cloud drive that securely drives, controls and delivers a unique way to back up and share files with your friends 4- Instant Google Street View Simply start typing an address, place name or location, to be instantly taken there via Google Street View.If no Street View exists at the location, or if your search is too broad (e.g.

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