Writing about Reading...Summarizing (instead of Plagiarizing) Writing About Reading: Summarizing (not Plagiarizing!) Across the Curriculum helping students learn to put others' ideas into their own words This page at WritingFix came about because of the combined efforts of many wonderful Northern Nevada Writing Project Teacher Consultants, all of who were frustrated with their students' inability to not copy during research projects. Each page contributor has a section below that shares ideas from teaching students summarization skills. Each page contributor was inspired by the research of Marzano. In his book titled A Handbook for Classroom Instruction That Works, Robert Marzano reports that summarizing involves many mental processes. Students are asked to summarize and take notes in every one of their content area classes. The goal of this page at WritingFix is to offer strategies and suggestions that will help your students think about and shape the information that they are being asked to record from your classroom.
How to Create Your First Web Page Note: If you know anything at all about HTML and CSS, don’t bother reading this, it’s a guide for the uninitiated, technophobes, luddites, computer-illiterates, anyone who is more comfortable with a pen and paper than a keyboard and mouse. If making a web page seems like brain surgery to you, then this is the article for you. What you need to know The only prior knowledge I will assume is that you’ve used a computer before, you’re familiar with using a keyboard and a word processor, and you’ve at least seen a website. The Basics When you visit a website (for example the one you’re reading now), you see a page in your web browser (the program you use to access the internet) , containing text, images and maybe some other things like videos, music etc. In order to display a page correctly, the web browser needs to know about the structure of the page, e.g. What HTML Looks Like HTML uses ‘tags’ to identify different parts of a page. Getting Started Next, the page must contain a HEAD section.
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25 More Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials Elite By Design Web Design & Photoshop Inspiration Follow me on Twitter blog > 25 More Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials 25 More Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials After the astonishing success of our first installment of 23 Most Incredible Photoshop Tutorials, I’ve decided to make a much needed update to features some of the newer tutorials that have been released over the last month or so. Like I’ve said before – it’s all about the process, not the end result. Creating The Windows Vista Lighting Effect Golden Sunsets With Gradient Maps Turn Day Into Night Create A Sleek, High-End Web Design From Scratch The 5 Essential Photoshop Reflections Loading Interface Design A Cartoon Grunge Website Layout Part I: How To Add Flaming Decals To A Modern Car Design Part II: How To Add Flaming Decals To A Modern Car Design Create Cool Neon Effects Making A Crystal Ball Create A Stunning Wallpaper Design Create A High Gloss Graduation Hat Icon Design The Firefox Logo In Photoshop Super Retro Game Cartridge Design
HOW TO: Beat Writer's Block Online Nowadays, we are all content creators. Whether it's work or a school project, the next blog post, or even that next tweet, we all suffer from writer's block from time to time. Traditional advice suggests taking a break from your monitor and getting some fresh air. That's great old school advice, but it isn't a useful suggestion for anyone tied to their computer. We've pulled together some top ideas, tools and services for beating writer's block in an online environment, so you can break through that barrier without leaving your desk. Have a read below for our quick tips to help you beat writer's block online and let us know in the comments about any methods that have worked for you. 1. Staring at your choice of word processing program is not likely to inspire you. Alternatively, music can help with creativity, but don't just hit play on the usual suspects. Images can also trigger a creative response. 2. 3. 4. 5. Two brains are better than one. More Productivity Resources from Mashable:
100 Best Photoshop Tutorials of All Time that Yield Professional Results Photoshop tutorials are one of the most popular subjects on the web, as the digital art community continues to grow and new designers bring their unique skills. However, quality Photoshop tutorials that teach you a useful effect, have a quality finished result and are well explained are harder to find, and with the large number of tutorial sites available, it can be hard to sort the quality from the mundane. In this massive roundup, we’ve collected the top 100 best Photoshop tutorials that have ever been created, that yield professional results, teach you a useful effect, are well explained, and will have you designing like a pro in no time. These tutorials are collected from niche tutorial sites around the web, and range in age from creation in 2008 to a few tutorials that were created just last week. So, if you think you’ve seen all there is to see from Photoshop, guess again and check out this post. If you liked this post, check out our other design tutorial roundups:
Tikatok - Every Child Has A Story An Explanation of Photoshop Blend Modes The definitions used here are from the Photoshop help files, with a few bits of added explanation where I saw fit to add them. The Blend Modes specified in the options bar control how pixels in two separate layers interact with and effect each other. It’s helpful to think in terms of the following colors when visualizing a blending mode’s effect: The base color is the original color in the bottom layer.The blend color is the color being applied by the upper layer.The result color is the color resulting from the blend. I decided to use two different examples for this demonstration. Remember that to get better results you can also adjust the opacity of the upper layer. Download Texture | Download Image Download Texture | Download Image Basic Modes Normal Normal edits or paints each pixel to make it the result color. Dissolve Dissolve edits or paints each pixel to make it the result color. Darken Modes Each of these blend modes gives the effect of darkening the image. Darken Multiply Color Burn Screen
70 Tutorials Using Photoshop To Design A Website This article features a huge amount of Photoshop web design tutorials, which will teach you simple effects which can be combined together in order to create a great website design. Theses tutorials are perfect for first time Photoshop users because there short and sweet. I hope you enjoy the article and feel free to leave a comment below. 1) Carbon Fiber Layout you’ll learn how to make this sleek layout with a carbon fiber background that would look great as a landing page for a website. 2) Design Studio Layout In this tutorial you will learn how to make a layout for your design studio website. 3) Create a web 2.0 layout in photoshop In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a very fancy “Web 2.0″ website layout in Adobe Photoshop using beginners skills. 4) Watercolored design studio blog layout In this tutorial you will learn how to make a clean and simple watercolor design studio layout for a blog. 5) Corporate Business Layout 6) How to create a worn paper layout 7) Arhitecture layout