NSTA News 10/29/2004 - Roxanne Greitz Miller and Robert C. Calfee What does it mean to “write to learn science,” and why should we use writing as a vehicle for science learning when other alternatives exist? Many studies have examined the role of writing in the learning process, demonstrating that writing, in conjunction with other activities such as reading and hands-on experiences, contributes to greater critical thinking, thoughtful consideration of ideas, and better concept learning.
Google Drive De-Mystified Once you've gotten the lay of the land in Google Drive, go back to your practice documents and experiment with add-ons for Docs, Sheets, Forms and Drive. Add-ons are usually created by third-party developers to layer additional functionality onto Google Apps. There are also add-ons for Google Drive which you can access through your red Create button. Here are some recommendations to try:
yWriter5 - Free writing software designed by an author, not a salesman yWriter is a powerful writing program which is free to download and use. yWriter is a word processor which breaks your novel into chapters and scenes, helping you keep track of your work while leaving your mind free to create. It will not write your novel for you, suggest plot ideas or perform creative tasks of any kind. yWriter was designed by an author, not a salesman! yWriter5 is free to download and use, but you're encouraged to register your copy if you find it useful.
chineasy visual language illustrations by noma bar + shao lan apr 29, 2013 chineasy visual language illustrations by noma bar + shao lan ‘chineasy’ visual language illustrations by noma bar + shao lan‘mouth’ characterimage courtesy noma bar taiwanese artist shao lan has developed ‘chineasy’, a method which allows non-chinese readers to learn the written language by understanding the basic letter-form and meaning in a visual manner. once a few groups of primary cornerstone chinese characters known as radicals can be recognized, users are then able to combine the symbols and easily learn dozens of additional shapes and expressions. LRI About the Curriculum All versions of our phonemic awareness curricula are based on the curriculum that Dr. Heggerty originally developed for his own classroom. The daily lessons in all versions contain the same ten skills: Letter Naming, Rhyming, Onset Fluency, Blending, Identifying Final and/or Medial Sounds, Segmenting, Adding Phonemes, Deleting Phonemes, Substituting Phonemes, and Language Awareness. Each curriculum is intended to be completed with a whole class group. These lessons should only take between 12 and 15 minutes a day.
Tutorials - Comic Creation with Google Tools Here is an overview of the basic steps for making a single frame comic as a Google Drawing. It starts by showing how to import the image from a device using the Google Drive app. Instead of using Drawings, I usually just show how to build multiple frames in Slides now when I teach others about this process. How to Create, Register and List Your New Publishing Company - The Book Designer When an author decides to publish their own book, there are many questions to be answered. It’s the first of these questions about self-publishing I want to address in this article, and that has to do with starting a publishing company. Some authors will decide to simply print copies of their book for their own use, or as gifts, or to sell occasionally at private readings or meetings. This type of publishing can be done by an individual without any need for a company structure. It’s when you decide to approach publishing as a business with the intention to market your books to the wider world, list them on online retailers like Amazon.com, try to get them into bookstores, and essentially to become a competitive publisher, that’s when you need to set up a company if you don’t have one already.
Engineering is Awesome, 19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array... Engineering is Awesome 19-Year-Old Student Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From the World’s Oceans 19-year-old Boyan Slat has unveiled plans to create an Ocean Cleanup Array that could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste from the world’s oceans. The device consists of an anchored network of floating booms and processing platforms that could be dispatched to garbage patches around the world. PALS Reading Reading Products for Educators PALS Reading is a structured, peer-mediated reading activity appropriate for students in preschool through grade 6 and high school. All students in a class are divided into pairs.
These are the world’s “most creative” countries Commuting is generally not an experience to be relished. The hours lost in a useless limbo traveling to the workplace and back, day in, day out, are not generally ones that are well-spent or enjoyable. In the past, my family and I have moved towns in part because the commute was getting us all down. Mainly me, because over recent years I’ve been the one doing the daily slog in and out of London. I’ve tried lots of things to make the experience more bearable.