All Blog Posts Tagged 'writing' (37)

My new blog

I haven't been here for a while now. It's almost the year I suppose. For these who follow me I need to write that I've been engaged in new blog. My love for modern architecture can be seen on my blog - amazing architecture. It would be very nice of you if you could leave some comments there.

Today I started to have some fun at creating lists too. You can find my work… Continue

Added by Pozycjonowanie Poznan on December 23, 2009 at 6:49am — No Comments

Times They Are A-Changing

To quote the legendary Bob Dylan's famous song, "The times they are a-changin'". I am now currently teaching Math to some of the best and brightest students this side of New York. Each and everyone of them makes me proud as they have the skills in analytics and understanding numbers that may just surpass other schools.



But regarding more about me, I mentioned that times indeed change because just a few years back, I was the student and I was the one making fun of other people, or… Continue

Added by Johnny Phoenix on November 12, 2009 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Who needs essay help?

Have you ever experienced problems in writing your college essays, university term papers, research papers or dissertations? Have you ever needed professional writing assistance from academic experts? I think YES.



There are a lot of ways of getting professional writing help online:



1. You can easily browse free essay databases to get your essay, term paper… Continue

Added by Alex Lobsters on October 27, 2009 at 9:52am — No Comments

Poetry writing skills.

The white hair



I looked into the mirror in despair

And saw a wrinkled worried face!

I tried to shave and comb my hair

My eyes suddenly looked into space!



******



They saw the coming shadow of death

As I coughed but not laughed aloud

Carousely spendthrifting my wealth!

Of my wife and property I felt very proud



******



My ears suddenly heard a wave.

I could hear it ,yes feel it so near

"Look at thyself…
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Added by Saidani miloudi on October 11, 2009 at 5:09am — No Comments

Teaching the New Writing: podcast series on Teachers Teaching Teachers

The third and final installment of podcasts about the book I co-edited and wrote a chapter for (called Teaching the New Writing) is up at Teachers Teaching Teachers. The first podcast centered on why us three editors (myself, Charlie Moran and Anne Herrington) decided to publish a collection of… Continue

Added by Kevin H. on July 14, 2009 at 5:13am — No Comments

Confessions of an Emoticon User

I first started writing this a while ago and actually wasn't planning on posting it here, thinking not many would empathize, but then I saw a great comment by Grocheio that was pointed out by Ira Socol, so I guess I'm not alone! Here I go...



Do you ever use emoticons? In case you're not familiar with the… Continue

Added by Chris Fritz on July 8, 2009 at 11:42am — No Comments

Rethinking Minimum Word Requirements

Anyone who's ever had to write an essay with a minimum word requirement understands the frustration of having to fill up pages with BS. I can understand why a lot of teachers impose these limits, but I don't think they have the effect we desire.



Desired Effect:

Students are thorough enough to complete the assignment.



Problem:

The assumption we are making is that there is a specific, optimal range of words for discussing a topic and that we… Continue

Added by Chris Fritz on July 7, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Power of Audience

It's quite common to hear people talk about how students benefit from having a genuine audience for the work that they do in the classroom. Personally, I have always agreed with this because it just makes sense. But I am beginning to experience for myself just how much of an impact an audience can have. My latest classroom podcast featured some student samples that were based on the writing trait "Word Choice." Normally this would hardly be a topic… Continue

Added by Mike Poluk on January 26, 2009 at 7:55pm — No Comments

The Open Writing Space

[cross-posted from K12 Open Ed]



I've been thinking about creating a high quality curriculum resource that is open and have focused in on writing as a subject matter. Why? First and foremost, I love writing and think it has the ability to transform lives. Beyond that, it transfers to all other subject areas and grade levels, and success in writing is correlated to success in many other endeavors. Writing is fun and rewarding. Technology can… Continue

Added by Karen Fasimpaur on December 17, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Share your great writing tips

Writing teachers can turn their favorite teaching tricks into gold in a contest aimed at gathering best practices for teaching writing in the classroom. The contest rewards the best ideas submitted by teachers as judged by their peers. Now through January 1, 2009, teachers who submit tips at http://contest.thewritingteacher.… Continue

Added by John Costilla on December 17, 2008 at 7:48am — No Comments

Your ideal writing space?

In reference to this post.



Two things:



1. i really love this guy's art.



2. i am really trying to get some feedback from people who write.



we are doing a pretty comprehensive set of action research projects all under the heading of:



what are the characteristics of online writing?

how do the characteristics of student writing change when they write online as… Continue

Added by Sean Nash on November 30, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Teaching students how to comment...

About 1.5 weeks ago I rolled out my class blog (Mr. Lane's Computer Applications/Web 2.0 Blog) as an interactive tool with my 8th grade Web 2.0 technology class (the first few weeks it served, more or less, as a Web 1.0 tool). After working through the layout of the blog, we read together a post, and then I asked them to submit a comment. Before they commented I spent some time discussing the importance of making sure the comment was free of spelling… Continue

Added by Peter Lane on September 27, 2008 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

6 Basic Tips in Writing a Resume Writing a resume is like writing an academic paper – demands keen eyes to details. It is because having a solid and effective resume can undoubtedly improve one’s cha…

6 Basic Tips in Writing a Resume

Writing a resume is like writing an academic paper – demands keen eyes to details. It is because having a solid and effective resume can undoubtedly improve one’s chances of landing a good job.

However, writing a resume has basic elements to follow. In order to create a top-notch resume, here are the six vital factors to keep in mind:



1. Know the purpose of the… Continue

Added by Timothylee on August 12, 2008 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Episode 2 now up

Check out the latest episode....(see above)

Added by Bobby on July 28, 2008 at 1:27pm — No Comments

A new podcast.......listen if you have no time and are splitting at the seams with excitement for .......professional development......?

Hey all! I finally figured out how to make a podcast. About time! I'm considering submitting it to iTunes. the name of the podcast is "The Teachers Life". Check it out and let me know what you think. There's even an online poll for you to take!!!!!!!!! I would love any suggestions on how to make it better. Thanks!
-Bobby

Added by Bobby on July 27, 2008 at 10:37pm — 4 Comments

Aliterate Teachers

Okay. So I'm sitting at a "Literacy Institute" and I'm surprised by a comment from a teacher who says she doesn't like to read.



Doesn't like to read? An elementary teacher, in charge of teaching kids to READ, doesn't like to READ herself? What's up with THAT? That's like a boat salesman who doesn't like water! Or a astronaut who doesn't like space travel, or a baker who doesn't like bread... (Feel free to add your own analogy in the… Continue

Added by Michelle TeGrootenhuis on July 3, 2008 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

Pass the word? Help make it a 6-traits online summer!

register now for Teaching and assessing writing with the 6-traits



Please forward this announcement to teachers in your district.



This summer teachers from around the nation and the world will join online to exchange ideas and share best practices. The conversations are rich. The community is real. If you've never taken an online class before... this is the one to start with!



Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6 Traits



EDUC 744 920 Elementary (Gr. K-4) - 3 gr. cr.… Continue

Added by Dennis O'Connor on May 20, 2008 at 9:17am — No Comments

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