44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work 44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work by TeachThought Staff Educators are often admonished to design work that “leaves the classroom.” This is partly a push for authenticity. Work that is “real world” will naturally be more engaging to students because it has more chance to have credibility in their eyes, and usefulness in their daily lives.
Grammar Check, Spell Check & Proofreading for Android – Ginger Ginger Software has created a brand new app for Android. Building on our uniquely powerful grammar and spell checker, we have expanded our Android app to include a standalone area for composition. This enables us to bring the full potential of Ginger directly into the hands of our users, wherever they are, whenever they need us. The new features available are all in addition to our integrated keyboard that lets your texts, mobile emails and social media be powered by Ginger on the go. Ginger’s correction, text-to-speech and dictionary can be used as a personal English tutor wherever you are. Create A Plot Outline In 8 Easy Steps By Glen C. Strathy How would you like to create a plot outline for your novel in less than an hour that is emotionally compelling and dramatically sound? It's easier than you think. The secret is to incorporate the 8 Basic Plot Elements.
13 Lectures from Allen Ginsberg’s “History of Poetry” Course (1975) - If you want to understand poetry, ask a poet. “What is this?” you ask, “some kind of Zen saying?” The incredible foresight of Ray Bradbury - Holy Kaw! The world said goodbye to one of the great sci-fi/fantasy writers earlier this month, a genre that’s most intriguing element is its vision of the future. It turns out, Ray Bradbury had a rather impressive record when it came to looking into the crystal ball as this chart from Rianovosti amply demonstrates. Some of us were really hoping for vehicles that got a few more miles per gallon and were available to the average consumer, so how about we work on that one now, eh? Full story at Rianovosti via Buzzfeed. Living Bradbury’s future? 9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again Learning Apps & Tools | Feature 9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again By Kim Fortson10/22/12 For many students, writing a novel summary is not exactly a glamorous assignment.
Unusual Writing Ideas for Extraordinary Writers Unusual writing ideas for extraordinary writers When we think about writing ideas, what usually comes to mind are characters, plots, scenes, language, and images. Ideas almost always have to do with concepts and matters of the mind, but what about the physical act of writing? Most of us write at our computers, and many of us still use good old-fashioned pen and paper.
How to Plot and Write a Novel: Plan Your Novel Writing with the Snowflake Method Many novelists mull over story ideas, letting them ripen and develop over time. When the story is ready to be told, instead of just sitting down and starting to type, try the Snowflake Method. This step-by-step way to write a novel begins with essential elements and becomes more detailed with each step. Essential Elements for Novel Structure Snowflakes have a structure which begins with a simple form and adds more elements to create complex patterns. Novelist and physicist Randy Ingermanson created the Snowflake Method to break novel-writing into steps that build on each other in the same way.
Howl - Live At The Knitting Factory 1995 We've featured several versions on The Allen Ginsberg Project of Allen reading from his landmark poem, "Howl" (most recently, this one, reading with the Kronos Quartet (featuring a setting by the late Lee Hyla) , but also this one, Allen's 1994 reading as a benefit for Jewel Heart) - here's another, the 1995 reading at The Knitting Factory in New York CityFor the first three parts of the poem, click here.For "Footnote to Howl" see here This recording is also available on the Harper Audio/Caedmon 2004 Allen Ginsberg CD Poetry Collection and the Random House Voice of the Poet- Allen Ginsberg (also from 2004)
Visual Writing Prompts Prompt by John T. Spencer – Original Article at The Atlantic Cities Prompt by John T. 33 Great Apps for Storytelling and Creativity 2013 Update… Here are the main apps I suggest for storytelling. Some of them are actual bookmaking apps, some are apps for creating stories in various ways and others are apps I would use to help kids plan out a story. I have listed them in the order of importance for my classroom. I think the first 10 on the list are a must have for all elementary classrooms. Educreations FREE- (example HERE and HERE) There is also a web version of this tool
Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Developing Your Digital Study Skills Making the move from our safe and trusted traditional literacy habits to newer digital skills can be quite a challenge, but as teachers I think we are really unlikely to be able to use technology and help our students use technology really effectively unless we are prepared to face this challenge. Technology needs to be more than part of the way we teach but it also has to be part of the way we ourselves continue to learn and part of our everyday professional practice. Scrible is one tool that has been helping me to make this step away from my paper and pencil study habits and towards a more efficient and digital way of learning. Scrible enables me to replace my highlighter, sticky notes and coloured pens and to work with similar tools directly on the computer screen. Scrible is a simple browser plugin that I can activate whenever I find something interesting online.
Writing The Perfect Scene: Advanced Fiction Writing Tips Having trouble making the scenes in your novel work their magic? In this article, I’ll show you how to write the “perfect” scene. Maybe you think it’s impossible to write the perfect scene. After all, who can choose every word perfectly, every thought, every sentence, every paragraph? What does perfection mean, anyway? Honestly, I don’t know.
Character Chart FAVORITES Color: Music: Food: Literature: Expressions: Book: Quote: Expletive(s) (swears): Mode of transportation: HABITS Smokes: What? How often? Drinks: What?