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Colleges should invest more in teaching students how to write (essay)
Let’s face it: no one likes grading student essays, because student essays, in general, aren’t very good. When you’re halfway through a pile of essays that seem rote and devoid of thought, it’s easy to feel your soul shriveling. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  college  education  english  gwg  high  school  writing  Delicious 
august 2016 by arvind
Teaching essay writing should not be formulaic (essay)
A little while back, we wrote an essay arguing against killing off the undergraduate essay. The piece generated a lot of reaction, much of it focused on the question of what an essay should be. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  education  english  gwg  literacy  writing  Delicious 
august 2016 by arvind
What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Edutopia
The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. It's not surprising that we feel a press for time. Our expectations for students have increased dramatically, but our actual class time with students has not. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  classroom  english  gwg  literacy  reading  teaching  Delicious 
june 2016 by arvind
How Reading Logs Can Ruin Kids' Pleasure for Books - The Atlantic
Rather than creating a new generation of pleasure-readers, forcing kids to keep track of their reading time can turn it into a chore. Children who read regularly for pleasure, who are avid and self-directed readers, are the holy grail for parents and educators. via Pocket
IFTTT  Pocket  21apples  education  educationg  english  gwg  homework  homework.  literature  reading  Delicious 
june 2016 by arvind
Grammarist
excellent English grammar, usage, and style blog
English  blog  education  21apples  Delicious 
july 2012 by arvind
Digress.it
fantastic Wordpress pluging that lets users leave comments on each paragraph/section, rather than each post
wordpress  plugin  free  English  tool  21apples  education  comments  Delicious 
may 2011 by arvind
National Writing Project
Improving the Teaching of Writing in the Nation's Schools
writing  english  education  school  teachers  21apples  Delicious 
march 2011 by arvind
Should we ban fiction from the curriculum? Wiggins things so...
via edge.ascd.org Grant Wiggins (of Understanding by Design fame) wrote a blog post titled, Ban fiction from the curriculum for ACSD. I took away two main arguments:
he thinks that the ...
21apples  curriculum  education  english  fiction  grantwiggins  history  nonfiction  reading  writing  Delicious 
december 2010 by arvind
Student Press Initiative July 12-15th, New York City
via publishspi.org The Student Press Initiative is a wonderful-looking program which trains teachers on best practices for getting students to publish their work publicly. This looks l ...
columbiauniversity  conference  english  journalism  newyorkcity  professionaldevelopment  students  teachers  teacherscollege  teaching  training  writing  Delicious 
march 2010 by arvind
Livemocha
a social-based, language learning site. Free and paid options
free  education  language  online  community  spanish  English  study  learning  21apples  Delicious 
january 2010 by arvind
A Difference
the amazing blog math educator Darren Kuropotwa. Want to be a better math teacher? Follow Darren. Want to be a better teacher? Follow Darren. Want to learn how to use blogs with your students? Follow Darren.
21apples  blog  education  math  English  blogging  teaching  students  teachers  web2.0  technology  blogs  Delicious 
december 2009 by arvind
How To Use An Apostrophe
interesting, although somewhat complex, poster on how to use an apostrophe. Do you teach grammar like this?
apostrophe  English  grammar  language  howto  poster  article  writing  21apples  education  Delicious 
november 2009 by arvind
Marc Aronson Young Adult Author
uthor, editor, publisher, speaker, and historian who believes that young people, especially pre-teens and teenagers, are smart, passionate, and capable of engaging with interesting ideas in interesting ways.
21apples  English  Israel  Palestine  author  diversity  education  race  speaker  teens  Delicious 
november 2008 by arvind
Teaching English with Technology
excellent prof dev for English teaching with technology
21apples  English  education  profdev  teachers  teaching  technology  Delicious 
october 2008 by arvind
Advanced Search - School laptop program begets writing gains
article on Maine's 1:1 laptop program showing writing gains in research study
research  education  technology  writing  English  1:1  computer  Maine  laptop  nycist  21apples  article  study  Delicious 
january 2008 by arvind
Philip B. Corbett -- Talk to the Newsroom -- The New York Times
great list of questions on grammar/spelling from readers of the NY Times to the editor. Lots of grammar explained here
language  English  grammar  spelling  education  21apples  Delicious 
november 2007 by arvind
Word Search Generator
Create your own printable word find worksheets. So cool
English  education  activity  students  free  web  tool  21apples  Delicious 
may 2007 by arvind
Victor Keegan: To the average Joe, blogs aren't cutting it
article from The Guardian on the current state of blogs. English language blogs are in the minority
blog  news  article  tech  web  web2.0  english  Delicious 
april 2007 by arvind
Sources: Their Use and Acknowledgement
great site from Dartmouth College that documents how to cite sources properly along with other information on sources
writing  academic  citation  english  education  Delicious 
october 2006 by arvind
10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look stupid - ZDNet UK Insight
great list of 10 common grammar mistakes with examples to keep you from making them in the future
english  article  writing  education  21apples  Delicious 
june 2006 by arvind
Weblogg-ed
An educational weblog by Will Richardson, THE educational blogger. Fantastic resource for anyone interested in how blogs and schools mix. He has a new book out as well about blogging in schools
academic  blog  collaboration  education  english  literacy  resources  teacher  web  wiki  writing  21apples  NYCIST  Delicious 
april 2006 by arvind
LanguageGuide: Foreign Language Vocabulary, Grammar, and Readings
easy to use, online exercies for foreign language. mouse over objects and it speaks to you in the language you choose. very nice review tool for students.
web  tools  French  language  education  21apples  English  Delicious 
april 2006 by arvind

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