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simplebooklet.com Make in minutes, share online. Build a web booklet from your own content or convert an existing PDF. Our design tool is code free, drag and drop simple. One click publishing to multiple locations on the web and a curated classroom web booklet gallery. 27 Simple Ways To Flip The Classroom 7 Ways To Use Your iPad In The Classroom 14.67K Views 0 Likes There's a plethora of ways to use your iPad in the classroom but this infographic details some insanely useful apps, methods, and ideas for all teachers.
How to Make Good Ideas “Stick”: Six Ways to Make Your Writing and Designs More Memorable If you’ve read Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point, then you probably remember him talking about “stickiness,” the process by which ideas stick in a global consciousness. (And if you haven’t read Gladwell’s book, go read it!) Authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath took the idea a bit further and wrote an entire book on just that idea: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die. Stickiness is a critical design technique for causing people to remember what you make. Authors Lidwell, Holden, and Butler, who wrote the fantastic book Universal Principles of Design, identify six key areas in which you can make your ideas sticky (or, memorable, lodged in your reader-viewers’ minds). #1: SimplicityIdeas that stick are simple. #2: SurprisePeople also remember surprising information. #3: ConcretenessMessages, besides being simple, need to be concrete, clear, and use ordinary language. #4: CredibilityCredibility is complicated and affected by many factors. Help spread visual literacy.
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start? Ed note: The original list has somehow become corrupted, so we’ve substituted the following list–only 36 tools, but the best of the bunch–visually, pikotchart, easely, etc.
Self-Publishing and the Decline of Literary Standards By Autumn ThatcherGuest Blog PostAutumn’s Blog A few weeks ago, I sat down for tea with a local musician I was interviewing for the Salt Lake Tribune. Ironically, we began our conversation by discussing writing rather than music. “Did you read that article about that 29-year-old author who is a millionaire now from publishing her own books?” my musical companion asked me, her eyebrows arched, her eyes wide and staring at me incredulously. I dropped my tape recorder in shock. My interviewee proceeded to fill me in on Amanda Hocking, a young author who indeed made millions off of self-publishing her novels on Kindle. Why do writers self-publish? I could not admit to my friend that I was secretly pondering the credibility of Amanda Hocking—and any other self-published author for that matter—because I worried that I would sound like a book snob. A once repeatedly rejected writer, Hocking became an internet sensation and a visionary for the do-it-yourselfers around the world. Ironically, Dr.
Laura Candler's Poetry Page Welcome to the poetry page on Teaching Resources! Here you'll find graphic organizers, books, printables, and other resources to help you introduce your students to the power of poetry. Featured Poetry Freebies Laura's Poetry Ebooks More Free Poetry Resources If you have problems viewing or printing the files below, please read the Helpful Hints on my Adobe Acrobat Reader Help Page. Featured Book: Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher Poetry Matters is the most amazing book! Poetry Books and Resources from Kristine O'Connell George Kristine O'Connell George is another favorite children's author and poet. Several years ago, I was honored to have Kristine share resources and teaching tips with my followers in a guest blog post on Corkboard Connections called Falling In Love With a Poem. Common Core Poetry Book Recommendations for Teachers Digital Poetry Lesson Take a look at this engaging lesson by Scholastic Teacher Christy Crawford: Digital Poetry - Make Words Zoom and Fly Across the Room!
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