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What is a Global Digital Citizen and Why Does the World Need Them? One of the questions we’re asked most often is “what is a Global Digital Citizen?” Being a Global Digital Citizen is about more than just being a citizen of Earth. These are leaders, learners, and creators. It’s a way of living well in a world that’s changing fast, and showing others how to do the same. Carl Sagan once defined an ideal citizenry as people “with minds wide awake and a basic understanding of how the world works.” Introduction by Susan M. Brookhart I believe that most teachers, in fact, do understand this reality. But we often don't carry it through into our assessment practices. Imagine Easy Scholar – Imagine Easy Solutions Telling the Math Story: Math in Literature The short story “Charles” by Shirley Jackson, has satisfying twist that most readers never see coming. It is a great example if the use of inference, a challenging concept for students to grasp. Have students read the story, paying close attention to the details.

25 Things You Should Know About Narrative Point-Of-View 1. Know Thy Narrator One of the first questions you have to ask is, who the fuck is telling this story? Creating Characters with Music Posted 01/13/2015 7:07PM | Last Commented 01/19/2015 11:08AM “You want to write a great story? Create a character. Make everyone fall in love in him. Then get him in trouble.” -- Bruce Coville While a great story will keep an adult “with the writer,” a great character is what children crave.

Write the World - For Educators Welcome to Write the World! We offer a range of tools and resources to help you create a vibrant writing community within your classroom. As educators ourselves, we understand the exciting (and challenging) task of engaging young people in the writing process. We also understand how little time teachers have when it comes to finding fresh material, developing resources, and implementing creative writing into an already packed curriculum. We’re here to help. Walt Whitman said, 'To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too.'

Text to speech apps for iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide Sometimes you need materials read to you, rather than reading them yourself. This AppGuide will help you pick out the best text-to-speech app available for the iPad. Keep in mind, with newer model iPads, you can choose "Speak Selection" in the settings to hear any highlighted text. Essential Apps Voice Dream Reader by Voice Dream LLC WRITING TOOLS Character Pyramid Tool (PDF) Visualize your character’s FLAWS & associated behaviors (for a deeper understanding of this tool, please reference The Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Flaws) Character Target Tool (PDF) Organize and group your character’s POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES by category: moral, achievement, interactive or identity (for a greater understanding of this tool, please reference The Positive Trait Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Attributes) Character Profile Questionnaire (PDF)

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