Resources for collaborative writing - ideas, online, for students and teachers May 11
The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Teachers and students can choose from several templates to publish class newspapers, informational brochures, and flyers announcing class events. Text added to the templates can be modified using a simple WYSIWYG editor, which allows students to choose text features, such as font size and color.
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Pre-writing with Dr. Seuss By: National Education Association and Rachael Walker Seuss silliness is contagious! Spread it to your classroom writing centers. Children naturally associate Dr. Seuss with a very particular hat — the red and white stovepipe of the Cat in the Hat . Some young readers have made such a strong connection between the chapeaued feline and Seuss that they think they are one in the same.
This afternoon someone emailed me asking for some suggestions for tools for creating book trailer videos. It has been two years since I last wrote about the topic so I created a new list of tools for creating book trailers. Book trailers are short videos designed to spark a viewer's interest in a book. Having students create book trailers is an excellent alternative to traditional book report projects. 5 Tools Students Can Use to Create Alternative Book Reports
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. Newspaper Template Pack For Word. Perfect For School
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 ". 8 Excellent Rules to Improve your Writing Style ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning
Meograph – 4 Dimensional Story Telling Web 2.0 Style 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.
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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 Original Fantasy: Beginnings Part 1: Cast The Spell In The First Line
Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well 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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Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's Author | Children's Books: Story Scrapbook 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.
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