The 21st century persuasive essay – A Blog

As an English teacher, I’ve had numerous conversations with college professors who lament the writing skills of their first year students. But not all writing. Most students are capable of solid expository writing. It’s their skill with persuasive writing that’s the problem. Specifically, they’re weak at writing a thesis statement that can be argued. I […]

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Blogging and Twitter – Top 3 for the week

This week it’s all about the teachers hacking their own learning. 1. Blogging (13 Ways Teachers Can Hack Their Learning) Using blogging to share, publicize, and reflect. 2. Use Twitter (13 Ways Teachers Can Hack Their Learning) Teachers can use Twitter to collaborate, publicize, and reflect. 3. Participate in a Twitter chat (13 Ways Teachers […]

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ⓔ Blogging with Scribefire

Most of my blogging takes place with WordPress, of which I’m a big fan, but sometimes the online editor included with WordPress isn’t what I need to get things done. So for those times, I fall on to the Scribefire Addon for Chrome (also available for Firefox). It provides an editor inside Chrome that you […]

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