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Monday, January 3

  1. page Visual Lang edited Visual Language Resources & Ideas Graphic Types - http://eduscapes.com/sessions/graphic/typ…

    Visual Language Resources & Ideas
    Graphic Types - http://eduscapes.com/sessions/graphic/types.htm
    Wordle 2.0
    To read more posts on this site about tag clouds, click here.
    ...
    creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. Once the word cloud is created you can customize the size and color scheme of the cloud. You can also customize the font used in your word cloud. The feature of Word It Out that I like the best is that you can choose to have Word It Out ignore any word or words you choose. Ignoring words keeps them out of the word cloud.
    Word clouds created using Word It Out can be shared publicly by using the embed code provided by Word It Out.
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    an author.
    Welcome to WordItOut
    Simply enter some text and create your word cloud!
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  2. page Poetry edited Poetry Ideas & Links Poetry Month - http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/index.htm Poetry…

    Poetry Ideas & Links
    Poetry Month - http://teacher.scholastic.com/poetry/index.htm
    Poetry Idea Machine
    is sure to help you infuse your classroom with some inspired poetry writing. Students learn about different kinds of poetry by selecting from Haiku, Limerick, Cinquain, or Free Verse. The Poetry Idea Machine takes students through the steps of making each type of poetry. The Poetry Idea Machine makes an excellent introduction to types of poetry and will have your students writing their own in no time.
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  3. page Advertising edited Vintage Advertisements of Modern Technology http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/vintage-advertisement-…

    Vintage Advertisements of Modern Technology
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/vintage-advertisement-of-modern-technology/

    VintageAdBrowser: Cool Vintage Ad Collection Online
    This website hosts cool vintage ad collection organized in 53 different categories. These range from Airlines & Aircraft to Coke to Xmas. The scans are varied, interesting and of very high quality.
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Wednesday, September 1

  1. page Reading edited Reading Links Book Trailers Bookleads wiki Resources on the wiki include: ... Using Insta…

    Reading Links
    Book Trailers
    Bookleads wiki
    Resources on the wiki include:
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    Using Instant Messaging to Engage Children with Reading Comprehension
    From Tom Barrett, UK
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    Reading Comprehension
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  2. page E Portfolios edited CORE Breakfast Seminar on ePortfolios ePortfolio presentation given at a CORE Education Breakfa…

    CORE Breakfast Seminar on ePortfolios
    ePortfolio presentation given at a CORE Education Breakfast Seminar.
    Some of the main points from the presentation:
    clarify your purpose (pedagogy) before your technology (eportfolio tool)
    the eportfolio becomes the vehicle for drawing in the components of effective pedagogy and assessment
    engage all stakeholders in discussion about the purpose and expectations surrounding eportfolios
    the eportfolio learning process is complex and cyclic, mirroring our expectation of teachers engaging in teaching as inquiry
    quality feedback, reflection and next steps are integral for eportfolios to support learning and attainment of goals
    Eports breakie
    View more presentations from Nick Rate.

    ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities
    ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom’s PROCESS
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    The Digital Portfolio- A Richer Picture of Student Performance
    Dr Helen Barrett's Links
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    and Tools
    An ePortfolio is a purposeful collection of work that demonstrates effort, progress and achievement over time, stored in an electronic container (CD, DVD, WWW). In this context and in terms of the technology, a digital story is a digital video clip, told in the author's own voice, illustrated mostly with still images, with an optional music track added for emotional effect. Rhetorically, a digital story is a personal narrative that may show the author’s identity: strengths, weaknesses, achievements, disappointments, learning experiences, passions, and hopes for the future; in other words: reflection.
    How to use WikiSpaces to create an interactive electronic portfolio
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  3. page Reading edited ... Using Instant Messaging to Engage Children with Reading Comprehension From Tom Barrett, UK …
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    Using Instant Messaging to Engage Children with Reading Comprehension
    From Tom Barrett, UK
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    Reading Comprehension
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Thursday, June 3

  1. page Reading edited Reading Links Bookleads wiki Resources on the wiki include: reading suggestion portals book…

    Reading Links
    Bookleads wiki
    Resources on the wiki include:
    reading suggestion portals
    book blogs
    ebook portals
    book-related podcasts
    trailers and videos
    book clubs and discussion guides
    authors who Skype
    author sites
    YA author blogs
    for librarians
    reading promotion programs
    book widgets
    elementary reading lists
    middle school reading lists
    high school reading lists
    authors who tweet
    If you liked Twilight
    fansites

    The Stacks
    is currently in BETA but is already packed full of goodies that will have your students excited about reading. The Stacks is a place for students and their friends to connect around reading. The site is geared toward 9 to 15 year old students. Students can check out and discuss the various books that they are reading. This is a great place for students to discover new books that they may enjoy, or to connect over books that they have already read. Most of the books featured in The Stacks have an accompanying website where students can read what other students thought about the book, play related games, and take quizzes. These mini sites are very well done and so engaging. When I was in elementary and middle school, I often wished that my favorite books wouldn’t end. I remember getting toward the last pages of the book and feeling disappointment over having to say goodbye to the characters I had come to love. I would have been ecstatic over the mini websites that kept my favorite characters alive, making the book last and last. Students can also learn more about the authors of their favorite books in The Stacks. Students can play games that are related to the books they are reading. They can choose from arcade games, quizzes and polls, puzzle games, make your own games (including choose your own adventure virtual stories), writing games, ecards, and downloads that can be printed for offline play. Students can create their own profile on The Stacks, allowing them to customize their profile and background.
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  2. page E Portfolios edited ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom…

    ePortfolios #14: 3-Way Interviews and Priorities
    ePortfolios #13: A Reflection on my Classroom’s PROCESS
    from Jamin
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Sunday, May 2

  1. page Visual Lang edited Visual Language Resources & Ideas Wordle 2.0 To read more posts on this site about tag clo…

    Visual Language Resources & Ideas
    Wordle 2.0
    To read more posts on this site about tag clouds, click here.
    Here are some resources on the new generation of wordle-like website. The difference is that many of these allow you to pick the shape (a person’s face, a heart, etc).
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    This list came from WhiteBoardBlog.com:
    http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm
    http://tagul.com/
    http://tagcrowd.com/
    http://worditout.com/
    http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/
    http://wordsift.com/
    The following info came from ClassroomNext
    Tagxedo allows you to create custom pictures from words. The picture to the left is an image of Che Guevara and was created from the text of the Wikipedia article about him.
    Go Check out the Tagxedo Gallery
    Wordle is not affiliated with Tagxedo
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    THIS information came from Free4Teachers.com
    Tagul is a free word cloud generator that offers one clear difference compared to other word cloud generators like Wordle. The difference between Wordle and Tagul is when you create a word cloud with Tagul, every word in your word cloud is linked to a Google search. Click on any word in your word cloud to be taken directly to a Google search results page for that word. Tagul creates a word cloud from text you copy into your Tagul account. Tagul will also generate a word cloud from any url you specify. Just as you can with other word cloud generators, Tagul allows you to specify words to ignore in creating your word clouds. Once your word cloud is created Tagul provides you with an embed code to put your cloud on your blog or website.

    Word It Out
    creates word clouds out of any text that you paste into the word cloud generator. Once the word cloud is created you can customize the size and color scheme of the cloud. You can also customize the font used in your word cloud. The feature of Word It Out that I like the best is that you can choose to have Word It Out ignore any word or words you choose. Ignoring words keeps them out of the word cloud.
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    What is a word cloud?
    This here is a word cloud. >>
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    the others.
    What are word clouds for?
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    to you!
    Some people use them to summarise documents, reports or even answers to questionnaires.
    Others simply think they look nice as pieces of art.
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Saturday, April 17

  1. page Comics & Cartoons edited Susie Vesper's Comic Life page Check out some of these other links. Read, Write, Think – has a…

    Susie Vesper's Comic Life page
    Check out some of these other links.
    Read, Write, Think – has a number of comic based activities and has an article discussing the benefits of the comic form (if you haven’t explored Read Write Think yet this is an amazing resource)
    Eek! Comics in the Classroom! – an article from Education World
    Comics in the classroom: 100 Tips, Tools and Resources for Teachers – a very useful blog post
    Cartoons and Comic Life- a blog post containing video interviews with teachers about how they are using comics effectively (and Comic Life) at secondary level.

    Comic Life Resources
    Comic Life in the English teacher's classroom
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    These are appropriate for a wide range of younger people. I will let you know what I think, but it is ultimately your decision as the adult as to whether or not it is appropriate for the kids in your life.
    Comics in Education
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    this oversight.
    Comics and Graphic Novels in Teaching and Learning
    Comic Makeovers: Examining Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in the Media
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    Dilbert.com - The Official Dilbert Website
    with Scott Adams' color strips, Dilbert animation, mashups and more!
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    Make Cartoons
    Children create online comic strips
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    Comic Strip
    An online user-generated comic strip. a lesson plan designed to work with Pixton
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    your photos
    ReadWriteThink:

    ReadWriteThink:
    Student Materials: Comic Creator
    Comiqs

    Comiqs
    | Create
    Photos, add pix and doodles your story and you have a comic strip
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    Page One
    Funky

    Funky
    Ways to Express Yourself
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    PIMPAMPUM :: Bubblr! .:.
    Build comic strips from you Flickr photo. Add comic captions to photos
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    Blog Cartoons
    Free cartoons to use on your blog
    Comic Life Resources
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