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Read, Write, Compete... And Get Published!

Read, Write, Compete... And Get Published!

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Why Apache OpenOffice Why should I use Apache OpenOffice? Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. Teaching to Mastery: Inspire Those Kids This year has seen the best writing results we’ve seen for a long time in Year 2. My first ever 3b; so proud. Anxious to reproduce the same excellent outcomes next year, I’ve been pondering just how we did it. What did we do differently to last year that made all the difference? Planbook for Windows: Elegant Lesson Planning Software for Educators. Planbook has hundreds of features to help you get more organized, save time, and share your lesson plans Choose Your Schedule Planbook can accommodate schedules where you teach the same thing each day, your classes change each day but repeat weekly and rotating schedules (up to a 14 day rotation). Write your Lesson Plans

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple By Dolores Gende Apple’s iBooks2 and authoring app has created big waves in education circles. But smart educators don’t necessarily need Apple’s slick devices and software to create their own books. How educators think of content curation in the classroom is enough to change their reliance on print textbooks. As the open education movement continues to grow and become an even more rich trove of resources, teachers can use the content to make their own interactive textbooks.

Creative Writing Day 10: About Me Fingerprint I originally saw this idea on pinterest, but the link didn’t tell how to do it so I set about figuring it out with my kids. It really is a fun way to write creatively! First we took our thumbprints. The clearest prints were not made with ink but with pencil! We colored a small piece of paper heavily with pencil lead, then rubbed our finger on it. Then we carefully placed our finger on the sticky side of clear packing tape.

Curriculum Builder - OnCourse Systems for Education Get Started Generate and share online curriculum units and lesson plans The OnCourse Curriculum Builder equips your district to generate online curriculum units, align them to standards, and produce graphical curriculum maps. Watch Full Product Demonstration Video Software Overview The Curriculum Builder is a collaborative, permissions- based tool that equips your district to generate and share online curriculum units and lesson plans in an educator- friendly web workspace. 7th Graders Publish Their Own Textbook Mac Life wrote an article titled Super 7th Graders Publish Their Own eBook to the iBookstore. It explains the project in more detail. "Each student has to choose an organisms they wanted to study and were required to submit their topic for approval. I'm learning!! I'm learning!!!! I'm growing!!! I'm growing!!!! I have cyber blogging friends!!! Here's the latest cyber link-up being co-hosted by Selina of 'Classroom Magic' and Kathie of 'Diary of a NOT so Wimpy Teacher' for their students who benefit from 'writing prompts' to get their number one imaginations and their number 2 pencils moving together! Screencasting and Video Editing Software Record Anything. With ScreenFlow you can record any part of your monitor while also capturing your video camera, iOS device, microphone, multi-channel audio device and your computer audio. Edit Everything. The easy-to-use editing interface lets you creatively edit your video, and add additional images, text, music, animations and transitions for a professional-looking screencast. Share Anywhere. Export an MP4, MOV, M4V or even an animated GIF to the Web or publish directly to your YouTube, Vimeo, Wistia, Facebook, Google Drive or Dropbox.

My new unplugged coursebook series: Windows Windows is a coursebook concept drawing on potentially ambiguous pictures as a starting point for unplugged language teaching. Well, as you might expect from any quality coursebook production, my new series Windows was a long time in the making... a whole morning in fact. The first "level (?)" (titled "Some Won") has been completed and is available below for you to download and use in your classes - if you are interested, that is. Creative Writing Activities Posted by Melissa Donovan on September 6, 2011 · Take a break with these creative writing activities Every once in a while, we writers need a break from our regular writing routines. Whether we spend our work week crafting copy for clients or dedicate late-night hours pounding out chapter and verse, we occasionally need respite from the monotony. We need to rejuvenate between projects.

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