All Blog Posts Tagged 'Writing' (6)

Independent Writing: One Teacher - Thirty-Two Needs, Topics, and Plans (Colleen Cruz): A Book Review

 

Two student statements resonate with me like fingernails down a chalkboard: I don't have anything to write about and I'm done. In …

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Added by Janet Abercrombie on June 24, 2011 at 10:02am — No Comments

Debating Cursive Writing

I wrote the assignment on the board, white chalk on black slate. When the kid in the back row asked me to read it aloud, I was worried that he might need glasses. So I asked him. His answer floored me: “I can see fine; I just can’t read cursive.” A Lost Art by J Amos. Education Week
Recently, the Toronto Star’s Education section… Continue

Added by Meg H on December 30, 2009 at 9:05pm — No Comments

FastPencil - Collaborate, Write, and e-Publish

Reposted from Meg's Notebook



About two weeks ago I posted an article on Sony's eBook Platform for Self-Publishing and wondered aloud as to how we can tie this type of tool into creative writing activities. Well, along comes FastPencil, an application which combines workflow, writing, and… Continue

Added by Meg H on October 19, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Writing, Students, and the New Literacy

Reposted from Meg's Notebook





There are endless articles clamouring about how active participation in social media and social networking sites by students is eroding their writing skills, and how literacy - or a borderline illiteracy - is emerging as a societal concern. The Stanford Study of Writing offers some data and conclusions which outline a very different picture.



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Added by Meg H on September 2, 2009 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Grant Writing for Technology Integration

One of my goals is to incorporate more technology into my classroom. Unfortunately, as we have all found, money is tight. I am interested in finding grants and sources for newer technologies to be used in the classroom. I am very interested in the Tablet PC and have found several grant possibilities. Does anyone have any suggestions? What pitfalls have you found in the grant-writing process? I am really looking for suggestions...

Added by Charles Miller on March 4, 2008 at 9:25am — No Comments

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