Resources for collaborative writing - ideas, online, for students and teachers May 11
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Here’s the first newspaper template pack, it includes beautiful designs and you can pick your favorites from the list below. Don’t forget, these are for Microsoft Word, so you need a working version of that installed on your computer (either Mac or PC works fine). Tip: you can view a larger image if you click on the pictures. Here goes the list: A simple newspaper for Microsoft Word.
From the same wonderful anthology of How to Use the Power of the Printed Word , I am sharing with you some great strategies to improve your writing style advocated by the popular writer Kurt Vonnegut and featured in Brainpickings . Everyone of us is a struggling writer no matter how skilled we are at writing. This is the case even with the well-known authors because writing is an " unfinished ongoing and developing craft ".
What I love about Web 2.0 apps is the simplicity. Bloated desktop apps like Office and Photoshop, with their hundreds of menu items and toolbars, are powerful tools but become difficult for non techies to handle. Web 2.o tools, on the other hand, are focused on specific purposes, allowing them to be streamlined and simple enough for anyone to use.
Beginnings are important. They are your fishing lure, your bling, your spider’s web, your black hole from which there is no return until series end. It is what a new reader will judge you on, an editor will judge you on, an agent will judge you on. Frankly anyone who can read, and is looking at your book will judge you on it. No pressure.
The Times has recently published a few features that we consider gifts to English teachers everywhere, including a summer “How To” section of the Sunday Book Review , and a new series, called “Draft,” on the art of writing, which features essays by grammarians, historians, linguists, journalists, novelists and others. Below, we collect some “rules” we’ve derived from these features and from other pieces on the Times site, along with links and related activities we hope writers at any stage will find fun or useful — or both. Before you go, please note Rule 10, in which we ask for your writing advice. Rule 1: Listen to the Voice Inside Your Head In a post for Draft, Verilyn Klinkenborg notes that he is often asked what his “writing process” is.
“Do you have a solve for this problem?” “Let’s all focus on the build.” “That’s the take-away from today’s seminar.”
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This free contemporary storytelling tool for Mac and PC lets you bring together images, video, music, text and web grabs on virtual pages, making creative writing interactive and fun. It is based on my own multimedia-fuelled writing process, bringing the writing process alive for people who think visually, interactively and aurally, as well as textually. Story Scrapbook lets you tell stories your way. A contemporary story tool for contemporary learners / creators. (Any trouble installing – get the latest version of Adobe Air !
With the start of this new year Apple launched two major products namely iBook app and iBooks Author . These two releases have caught the attention of media and Educational Technology and Mobile Learning was no exception. We posted two detailed articles about the potential of these new products in education.
These FREE CSI Graphic Organizers go with the Cooperative Activities for each grade level kit of CSI .
Digital storytelling, the practice of combining narrative with digital content, is gaining more ground in the educational field.Many schools and educational centres all around the globe are including learning method in their curriculums and the results are really promising : more of students engagement and a bigger degree of motivation. Telling a story is a powerful way to communicate with others.
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