Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students July 31, 2015 Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, outlining, drafting and writing stories. Some of these apps are featured here for the first time but for more options on digital storytelling apps check out this page. 1- The Brainstormer ‘The Brainstormer is kindling for creative minds.
20 Terrifying Two-Sentence Horror Stories. I Didn't Think It Was Possible Until #5... When The Hair On My Neck Stood Up March 5, 2014 Ever since I was a little kid I've loved sharing ghost stories around a campfire which is probably why I love watching horror movies. And every single time I finish watching one, well, a good one... I kick myself for not picking out a comedy instead. Someone on reddit asked the question, "What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?" BrainBox Wed 15 June 2016 Continental Contrivances Europe has been high on the news agenda for weeks now, which started us thinking – of all the things we in Britain take for granted today, which can we trace back to our continental neighbours?
Where I’m From: Using Haiku Deck to Visualize Place Here's a lesson I designed for use in my University of Alaska Southeast summer course - ALST 600. I'll be working with nearly 40 preservice teachers in the secondary MAT program teaching Alaska Studies using a place-based approach that integrates good instructional practice and free ed tech tools across the curriculum. For more on this lesson click here This lesson features a poem as a prompt for a creative reflection. Integrated Speaking TOEFL Study Guide: Practice and Tips The TOEFL Speaking section can be a challenge for many test takers, especially when it comes to the Integrated Speaking TOEFL questions. These complex tasks test not only your English-speaking skills but also your reading and listening skills. So how can you ensure you’ll get a high score on them on test day? In this guide, we give you an overview of the TOEFL Integrated Speaking tasks and explain what to expect on each task.
Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. How to Write a News Article (with Downloadable Sample Articles) Edit Article Four Parts:Sample ArticlesPlanning Your ArticleWriting Your News ArticleProofing Your ArticleCommunity Q&A Writing a news article is different from writing other articles or informational pieces, because news articles present information in a specific way. It's important to be able to convey all the important information in a limited word count and giving the best information to your targeted audience.
Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools These include The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) and The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. Now, though, I think it's time to narrow them down to my choices for the "best of the best" or, in other words, an "All-Time Best" list. Here are my choices, and I hope readers will let me know if they agree, disagree, and/or think I've missed some (one key requirement is that they are all free to use). Some of the sites I list could go in multiple categories, but I have placed them in the "domains" I believe they help the most: Obviously, The British Council has tons of great resources. I particularly like their animated Short Stories.
Tip of the Week: Text, Context, and Subtext I wrote earlier this week about some things to think about when selecting primary source documents for use in your classroom. But then what? I hear it a lot: “How can I actually use them in the classroom? Isn’t there some sort of structure that can help me plan what to do with them?” Ed.VoiceThread All great speakers were bad speakers at first - Ralph Waldo Emerson Ed.VoiceThread is a platform where students develop critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity skills. VoiceThread offers a natural online interaction that lends itself to students presenting & defending their work before experts and peers. — EDUCAUSE LEARNING INITIATIVE