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Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers May 11, 2015 In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free Book Search tool listed below , this is a specific search engine designed to help you find free ebooks, audiobooks, and Kindle books. This tool is also integrated with Google Drive allowing you to conduct your book search right in your Drive. The second tool we have in this list is the popular Google Play Books. This platform combines both an enhanced reading experience together with advanced book search functionalities. You can use its store to search over 4 million books. Lexicon of Lies: Terms for Problematic Information Propaganda, disinformation, misinformation: The words we choose to describe media manipulation can lead to assumptions about how information spreads, who spreads it, and who receives it. These assumptions can shape what kinds of interventions or solutions seem desirable, appropriate, or even possible. This guide is intended to inform commentators, educators, policymakers, and others who seek appropriate words for describing the accuracy and relevance of media content.

English Composition I: Achieving Expertise About the Course English Composition I provides an introduction to and foundation for the academic reading and writing characteristic of college. Attending explicitly to disciplinary context, you will learn to read critically, write effective arguments, understand the writing process, and craft powerful prose that meets readers’ expectations. You will gain writing expertise by exploring questions about expertise itself: What factors impact expert achievement? Office of Academic Research - Faculty Research Council The Elements of a Proposal - by Dr. F. Pajares, Emory University Principles of a Good Research Proposal (PDF) - a short non-academic research proposal guide; covering the most important aspects of writing a research proposal, giving some very clear guidelines and asking questions that can help clarify your the goals of your research. Proposal Preparation Guide - a concise guide for writing a research proposal from Kent State University

Going Retro: Reading Apps for Real Books Reading Rainbow app YouTube clips. Texting. Twitter. Facebook status updates. The prevalence of short-attention-span media — easily scanned or consumed — has led to much hand-wringing over how students will develop that lifelong love of reading perceived to be so critical to lifelong learning. The art of modern writing Learning to write is one of the fundamental skills we gain from our time at school. Writing is one of the cornerstones of learning and we devote significant time and energy towards its mastery. Skilled writing is a mark of an educated individual and a skill required for academic success. Writing Tips – Commas and Editing Checklist « DL Morrese - Iceweasel There are two things I’ve found useful that I’d like to share today. The first is on comma usage. I have noticed there is a lot of inconsistency not only in how commas are used by different writers but also in guidance on how to use commas. The link below is for a tip-sheet from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Writing Program. I like this one because it is clear, succinct, and (I think) correct.

Academic language and study support for current Education students We provide a wide range of academic and study support and advice services to all of our Faculty of Education students, including academic language advice and support, student welfare and a wide-range of audio visual services. Academic Language and Literacy Development (ALLD) We provide academic English language advice and support to all Education students at Clayton and Peninsula campuses, including local or international students of English-speaking or other language backgrounds. Academic progress For faculty specific information relating to assessment, unsatisfactory academic progress, and student grievances. the learning space

23 Great Library Blogs Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a blog to connect with parents and students, to share your latest news and events, or perhaps to develop your own personal learning network (PLN). You’re motivated and ready to begin, but you may have some lingering questions about the best way to get started and maybe you’re not entirely sure how to organize your new blog. Unfortunately, searching the internet for “how to create a great library blog” doesn’t yield many helpful answers. There are some sites that come up in that search that appear useful, but overall it seems to make more sense to just visit library blogs, see what works and what doesn’t, and craft your blog around the ideas you like the best. To make that process easier, we’ve compiled a list of library blogs on Edublogs.

7 Subtle Language Differences that will Improve Your Mindset “Words are free. It’s how you use them that may cost you.” — KushandWizdom Malice vs. Academic Skills Resources, The Learning Centre UNSW - Iceweasel What is an annotated bibliography? An annotated bibliography provides a brief account of the available research on a given topic. It is a list of research sources that includes concise descriptions and evaluations of each source. The annotation usually contains a brief summary of content and a short analysis or evaluation. Depending on your assignment you may be asked to reflect, summarise, critique, evaluate or analyse the source.