Reading in 2016 – digital vs print, the ultimate smackdown! – Linking Learning Ok so maybe I got a little carried away with the title of this blog post. This morning I read a great article by Naomi Baron entitled Do students lose depth in digital reading?. I was alerted to it by a Twitter post by a valued member of my PLN, @Julia_Boulton, and it struck a chord with me. Coming from a librarian and teaching background, and currently studying my Education Doctorate, I have often dealt with both physical and virtual texts – and personally, I like both equally, albeit for different purposes. I also feel that having an affinity and fluency with both is essential for students in 2016- so like I said at the beginning, perhaps a smackdown is getting a bit over-excited – while in some circles it definitely does seem to be ‘a bitter contest or confrontation’, we don’t want to see ‘a decisive or humiliating defeat or setback’ – we want to see both sides of the story, and appreciate the fantastic time in which we live.
Types of Papers: Narrative/Descriptive To write a narrative essay, you’ll need to tell a story (usually about something that happened to you) in such a way that he audience learns a lesson or gains insight. To write a descriptive essay, you’ll need to describe a person, object, or event so vividly that the reader feels like he/she could reach out and touch it. Tips for writing effective narrative and descriptive essays: Tell a story about a moment or event that means a lot to you--it will make it easier for you to tell the story in an interesting way! Get right to the action! Avoid long introductions and lengthy descriptions--especially at the beginning of your narrative.
23 Amazing Single Page Websites When a website doesn’t call for a lot of content, it might be a good idea to go with the single page approach – where all of the content lives on the home page and the navigation, in most cases, allows the user to jump from one section to another. In the past few years, we’ve seen a steady increase in popularity of these types of sites, mainly partly because the use of jQuery can make for some nifty transitions and effects. For you’re inspiration, we gathered some really nice examples of websites that use only one page to show all their content. Strategy - How Storytelling Can Spur Business Growth When you have a well-known and fabled story attached to your business, it should be easy to go out and succeed in social media, right? For the Trapp Family Lodge resort in Stowe, Vermont, the challenge wasn't telling the old story; it was finding a way to connect the past with the present. Ultimately, the von Trapps turned to social media to tell stories of the next generation of family members, and found they could use their stories to help grow their business. When Johannes von Trapp, the youngest son of Maria in the Sound of Music, started the transition to hand the business over to his son Sam, they turned to my firm to see how we could use online marketing. We noticed two things right away: Sam was starting to implement a lot of changes, and he was telling us stories about these changes every time we saw him.
Press@Relateproject RELATE is the subject of a round table discussion of Pelagos – Sea Heritage Exhibition, now in its 13th edition, from February 19th to 27th 2011, within the Big Blue – Rome Sea and Nautical Expo. The protagonist of the event is the sea itself, with an exhibition area in which communication and entertainment events will be held. RELATE is invited in consideration of the great importance that this year edition as well is addressing to communication and scientific communication and it will be presented as best practice in science communication with a special focus on energy topics. The 25th of February, at 11, in the central Area of Pavillion 11 – PELAGOS, Rome Expo, the coordinator of the project, Ms Hinano Spreafico will talk about RELATE together with Ms. Fabiola Falconieri and Mr Massimo Izzi from ENEA.
Twitter Fiction Reveals The Power Of Very, Very Short Stories “For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” So goes Ernest Hemingway’s famous six-word story, which, in spite of being perfectly compact, manages to paint a complete picture of thwarted desire and elicit strong feelings from the reader (unless said reader is heartless). It would’ve been the perfect candidate for this year’s #TwitterFiction Festival, where writers such as Margaret Atwood and Celeste Ng will practice crafting very brief tales online, beginning on May 11. What makes a Twitter story different from an ordinary tweet? Author Robert Swartwood, who edited an anthology of “hint fiction,” or stories weighing in at 25 words or fewer, is a champion of tweet-length works. He told The Huffington Post, “A story should do four basic things: obviously it should tell a story; it should be entertaining; it should be thought-provoking; and, if done well enough, it should invoke an emotional response.
Narrative Writing Resources - Empowering Writers Empowering Writers narrative resources offer everything you need to successfully teach all types of narrative writing. The lessons and strategies in these resources provide the “How-to” teach writing. If you are just starting out with Empowering Writers, we recommend the Comprehensive Narrative Guide (grades 2-7). This resource provides you with the methodology, teacher background, and lessons to improve writing in your classroom. In addition to the Comprehensive Narrative Guide, we recommend the Essential Guides to Writing for classrooms required to teach each genre side-by-side. These two resources address all your needs in the area of writing instruction.
Green Honey Language represents our view of the world, and knowing its limits helps us understand how our perception works. I used the data from Wikipedia’s “Color” entry for different languages. My assumption was: "Different languages have different ways to describe color.” sans titre Why It Matters Want to hold attention? Be understood? Coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights Where is the coolest place to stay and see the Northern Lights? Travelphant's vote goes to Hotel Igloo Village Kakslauttanen in Finland. The Northern Lights can be seen anywhere above 60 degrees north latitude but to see them from this igloo village would be an amazing experience. Don't worry, special thermo glass prevents the igloos frosting up to ensure clear views and a warm interior. Imagine yourself sleeping in an Igloo made of Snow.