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Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers

Best Practices For Writing For Online Readers
I have less than 30 seconds to capture your attention with this post, so here goes: if you read some, most or all of the next 750 words or so, you will know how to write Web copy that is more useful to readers of your blog or Web site. As we reported yesterday visual content is continuing its steady rise in dominance over written content. But that doesn't mean we should give up on good writing: if anything, it means we need to think harder about how we write for online readers. Online Readers Are Different Seems pretty obvious, right? But the fact is, many of us still write the same way online as we do for books, magazine articles and other long-form and traditional print mediums. With offline readers, we can take our time and develop points with long blocks of text and narrative, and with fewer visual elements. In Plain English, Please Your writing - offline or online - is effective when readers take away your message. Best Practices Write compelling but clear headlines: Don't get cute.

Skyping is the Next Best Thing to Being There Tech for Teachers Skyping Is the Next Best Thing to Being There Jason T. Bedell ASCD Express's Tech for Teachers column, by guest columnist Jason Bedell, uses both text and a tutorial video to encourage teachers to bring web technology into their practice in simple but meaningful ways that can contribute to student engagement and learning. Over the last few years, Skype has become one of those indispensable apps I install on every computer, smartphone, and tablet that I use, because it lets me easily communicate with people all over the world.

Pixar's 20+ Rules on Storytelling for Teachers and Students A week ago I posted here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning a poster made by Pixar in which they featured 22 rules on storytelling and it was really so informative reading all the feedback you sent me , however, today I woke up to an email from a colleague of mine teaching in the State in which he shared with me the graphic below. I was really surprised because at the time I published the first poster on Pixar rules of storytelling I did not know that such a graphic exists and going through it I found it way better than the one I initially posted earlier . I mean better in terms of layout and organization of its content. Have a look at it below and let us know what you think of it. Enjoy

Happy Frogs - Amigurumi I am a HUGE fan of free pattern. thee hee hee. I really appreciate people who shares their patterns. Some are worth buying! So, today I would like to share mine. This pattern had been tested by Nancy and i thank her for helping me write my first pattern. So now, I present you my very first free pattern. The Top 10 Free Tumblr Themes To Create A Portfolio With Tumblr you can determine how many images are displayed per page, making it easy to choose the right settings that will suit the theme of your choice. Organ Organ is the most unique of all the free portfolio themes available for Tumblr. This CSS theme gives photographers the chance to display their work in a creative and interactive way. The front page features crops of the latest photographs.

Students Learning From Their Blogging Buddies Posted by Mrs Kathleen Morris on Tuesday, March 27th 2012 I seem to be continually uncovering more and more benefits to educational blogging. Aside from the advantages that I’ve shared here and here, having your class involved in the educational blogging community allows students to learn from and with their peers from all around the world. In my class we often use our blogging buddies’ posts as inspiration for classroom activities, and as role models for high standards of work. A Non-Freaked Out, Focused Approach to the Common Core CCSS Implementation Tip: When folks start to freak out about the CCSS, go to the Grand Canyon. (That’s me on the left.) When I set out in June 2012 to blog through the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), I was, as long-time readers know, a diehard standards avoider. To me, standards were nothing more than codified wish lists created by committee.

Fabric Folding The Art of Choosing is a series discussing fabric, color, and the fabric selection process! Here's what's been posted so far: 1. Recognizing a Fabric's Overall Color This Week: Fabric Folding Blogging Is So Over: Jux Comes To The iPad Jux, the boldest, loudest big-screen personal publishing platform around, has just made its natural leap to the iPad. As of today, the multimedia publishing platform that launched in August now supports touch-powered browsing. It's iPad-optimized, but all it needs is a tablet browser.

Real World Math - ideas for using Google Earth in math class Real World Math is a site with lessons and ideas for using Google Earth in the math classroom. There are lesson ideas, examples, and downloads for math that are based on active learning and project based learning, including analysis and creativity. The Lessons page has lessons grouped into five categories: Concept Lessons, Project-Based Learning, Exploratory, Measurement and Space. There is a Community page for teachers to collaborate and share lesson ideas. There is also a Resource page with links to other sites, blogs, or materials that users of Real World Math should find helpful. This will include links to tutorials on Google Earth and SketchUp.