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Tips to Inspire Writing. “I write to give myself strength.

Tips to Inspire Writing

I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of. ” – Joss Whedon Writing is personal. Each time we write we share ourselves. Our writings expose our ideas, thought-process, arguments, logic, inspiration, and words. Teach Writing with Digital Tools. Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT. Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go.

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT

Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Teaching Writing with Digital Tools, May 2015. Motivated to Write! Tips & Tools to Inspire Our Learners!

Writing prompts

Grammar. Graphic/ Writing Organizers. Peer Editing. Comics for Learning. Lesson Ideas. Poetry. Blogging Tools. Webtools. Word Cloud Tools. Music Tools & Apps. Reporting News. Motivated to Write! Tips and Tools to Inspire Our Learners.

Ideas for Inspiring Students to Write. Digital Storytelling with Mobile Devices. 10+ Tips and Resources for Inspiring Learners to Write. “The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.”

10+ Tips and Resources for Inspiring Learners to Write

~Vladimir Nabakov Our language learners have powerful stories to share, but they need their teachers to help them get these stories out in English. When our learners can tell their stories in English, they are able to share these experiences with a worldwide audience. Like all storytellers, our learners are strongly motivated to share their stories with an audience who will listen. For this reason, we often see learners sharing personal events of their lives on blogs, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter. A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment. “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.”

A Beautiful Beginning: 10+ Tips & Resources for Creating a Safe Classroom Environment

Goethe For many of us, the first day of our new classes is right around the corner. For many students starting classes is frightening. Our learners will be meeting new teachers and students. They will have to get used to a new routine, class schedule, and sleeping and eating schedule. Meet Google Drive – One place for all your files. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell KeckLast Edited: 2016-05-13 12:06:24 Please use the example at the bottom of this page to cite the Purdue OWL in APA. To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all APA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart. You can also watch our APA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel. General APA Guidelines Title Page Abstract.

Corpus of Web-Based Global English. Teaching disengaged 15 year old boys how to write. I have been a teacher of English for 24 years and this much I know about teaching disengaged 15 year old boys how to write.

teaching disengaged 15 year old boys how to write

NB! For what follows to make sense you really need to read this blog first, my most frequently visited offering! Teaching disengaged boys how to write with deliberate purpose seems to be one of our most important challenges in schools. My most popular blog touched upon this particular pedagogic challenge; when I was asked by Helene @hgaldingoshea to contribute to the recent #PedagooLondon event I decided to revisit that blog and explain in more detail how I teach boys to write. When I was preparing my presentation, I was surprised by how much more I learnt about the teaching and learning process; another reminder of the importance of reflection in improving our practice, perhaps?

SharedWorlds. 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.

22 Rules of Story Telling every Teacher should Know about. Writing is a scary task for students because it is partly a single-minded activity that calls for a lot of serious thinking and partly due to the overarching focus that has being placed on teaching writing as product and not process.

22 Rules of Story Telling every Teacher should Know about

Donald Murray, a writing theorist of grand calbire, is unequivocal on this, in his Write to Learn , Murray emphasizes the importance of teaching writing as a process. Hemingway. Draftback. Read&Write for Google™ Writer. GAETC Storyboard Movie Template. How Does NaNoWriMo Work for Educators? 1.

How Does NaNoWriMo Work for Educators?

Sign up for NaNoWriMo, and be sure to register as an "Educator. " 2. Fill in your profile information. Click on "My NaNoWriMo" and you'll see three options on the left-hand menu bar: Click on "Edit Author Info" to tell us more about you. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Note: Students must complete this step by 11:59 PM (local time) on November 30 in order to officially win. 10. And that's it! StoryToolz : Resources for Authors. Center for Student Work.


  1. han_areum06 Feb 1 2013
    thank u so much for posting the lesson videos. They are very helpful and brings a good idea for us. I can't watch it live because the time difference here in Korea and New York is 14 hours. I can see it around 6 o'clock in the morning. But i was late today, next time i have to wake up at earlier so that i can watch it. :) thank u so much.