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Ary Aranguiz's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

One Word Enhances The Journaling Experience!

When I was a kid, I hated walking into my English class to face the drudgery of the daily journal topic the teacher’s pet had written sloppily on the chalkboard. I loved writing, but boy, did I hate the routine of journal writing day in and day out. I hated the dumb prompts, the lack of follow-up with a discussion...there was no such thing as discussions back then...,and I knew my teacher never read a single word I wrote. I didn’t…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 13, 2011 at 5:27pm — No Comments

Student Writing Soars With Storybird!

Soar to new heights with Storyboard.com, a site that allows students to create, collaborate, read, and share their own stories. Storybird.com has thousands of art pieces arranged by themes. Students select a theme or piece of art to inspire them to write a story.



Students can invite collaborators to share the writing of a story. …


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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 13, 2011 at 5:24pm — No Comments

How Fake Facebook Profiles Support Reading Instruction and More!

Teaching author's perspective, author's purpose, tone and mood, characterization and other literary elements are some of the most difficult reading skills for students to untangle. Because of time constraints, teachers often ignore discussing an author's life experiences as part of front-loading a text to be read. I have always been a proponent of less is more, so I make the time to let kids learn aboout a writer's life before we read his/her book, and we…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 8, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

It's A Black Tie Affair With Tagxedo: List Five of Tech Terms All Teachers Should Know!

Smarten up with http:/tagxedo.com, and turn vocabulary lessons into a special occasion!  
Tagxedo.com is not your ordinary cloud generator. Students can upload websites, blogs, or any type of text, then choose the…
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Added by Ary Aranguiz on October 1, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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