Posted on January 31, 2014 by Rhondda
It is the start of our school year and i have been talking with teachers about some of their class activities. We have had some year 9 students in English classes respond to literature – novels and poetry, in class blog. We are always tinkering with how we present the idea of a blog to the students.
Whilst looking for new ides to add to my collection of information about blogging I came across the following infographic below, “10 Elements Of Style Of Post Writing“. It was on Marko Saric’s HowToMakeMyBlog It offers some good advice for bloggers based on a book about writing recommended by author Stephen King, The Elements of Style by Strunk and White. The post and infographic has some rules of grammar and most of it is a good guide for anyone who has an interest in writing in general, not just writing for a blog. These writing tips could improve writing by making content more coherent and interesting for any readers.
I have added it to me digital folio of useful tips for class blogging and will be using these tips with our students.
Like this infographic? Get more writing advice at http://www.HowToMakeMyBlog.com.
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Posted on November 28, 2013 by Rhondda
Posted on January 10, 2012 by Rhondda
- Google Educast | EdReach The Google Educast, hosted by the Google Certified Teachers, features a weekly roundup of the newest Ed tools from Google, highlighting best practices using Google tools, and further highlighting the impact that these tools have on the classroom, schools, and school districts.tools
- mikefisher821′s LiveBinder Shelf A lot of good livebinders on many 2.0 topics for schools/education
- The Teens Are All Right: 2011′s Top 5 YA Novels : NPR
- Australian political cartooning – a rich tradition – australia.gov.au “Australia has a strong and vibrant history of political cartooning. Since the 1830s, when political cartoons were first featured in Australian newspapers, they have provided satirical, witty or humorous comment on political and public affairs, social customs, fashions, sports events and personalities.”
- Surfboard // Experience The Web In A Flippable Newspaper-Like Format Surfboard is a neat little service that displays any website in a flippable newspaper-like display. To use Surfboard all you have to do is enter the url of your favorite website and click “get surfing.”
- Motivating Boy Writers: A Multi-Genre Approach | NWP Digital Is
- Hubii Hubii is a new website featuring a map of newspapers from around the world. Visitors can locate online newspapers by clicking on the placemarks on the map. Registered users can subscribe to the online editions of the newspapers they find. When you subscribe (it’s free) to a newspaper in Hubii it is added to your Hubii Mapazine in which you can read the newspapers to which you are subscribed.
- Nobel Prize website-All Educational Productions The site has an educational games site designed to help students learn about subjects in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Peace, and Economics. In all there are twenty-nine interactive games for students to play. Each of the science-related games and the economics game is based upon the research of Nobel Prize winners. The literature and peace games are based upon concepts central to the work of Nobel Prize winners in those fields.
- Download free textbooks online Bookboon is a free service offering free full-length textbooks, travel guides, and business books in digital form. The textbook section of Bookboon offers more than 500 digital textbooks. On Bookboon there are etextbooks available for twenty-five subjects, but the bulk of the etextbooks are focused on Economics, Engineering, and IT.
- Rubrics for Assessment A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, podcast, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other web 2.0 projects.
- How Video Games Helped My Kids Get Along | Common Sense Media
- For Libraries and Publishers, an E-Book Tug of War – NYTimes.com
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Posted on December 19, 2011 by Rhondda
How I Went From Writing 2,000 Words a Day to 10,000 Words a Day A post by author Rachel Aaron (latest book: The Spirit War (Eli novel #4)) She wrote about her methodology to keep up her writing output (and staying focussed).
- 25 Free Resources from Discovery Education Discovery Education is a great resource for educators, with assessment tools, streaming videos, TechBooks (online, interactive “textbooks”) and much more.
Lilydale Connected Library#History A great collection of websites for Australian History
Learning at their fingertips – Opinion – Editorial – General – The Canberra Times Digital technology is revolutionising the classroom and schools are scrambling to keep up.
Five Forms of Filtering « Innovation Leadership Network Why is filtering important? Understanding the variety of filters available explains why there are often arguments about the discrimination process, and over what role a particular filter plays. If someone writes about filtering, and they mean ‘algorithmic filtering’, a reader thinking of filtering in terms of ‘network filtering’ is likely to misunderstand the discussion.
Digital Citizenship Resources – LiveBinder This binder is an attempt to collect and organize Digital Citizenship resources by age (grade level). Often when we think of Digital Citizenship, we only think about the safety aspects of it but being a digital citizen is much more than just being safe.
A Guide to Ebook Purchasing | American Libraries Magazine An interesting article by Sue Polanka in the magazine of the American Library Association.
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