What could happen when teachers write articles?

Depending on how knowledgeable you are, you might have heard about all of the aforementioned. Even if you have, the question is how well do you know all of them? Would you be comfortable explaining to a complete novice what all of these are at a high level and be sure that you aren’t skewing […]

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Using machine learning to write better

Using the Quill tool, students complete a variety of exercises, including joining sentences, writing complex sentences, and explaining their use and understanding of grammar. The tool relies on a huge depository of sentence fragments, which Quill finds, recognizes and compiles using TensorFlow, Google’s open source machine learning library. TensorFlow technology is the backbone of the tool […]

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Writing longhand

And yet I’ve been increasingly bemused to realize that by real-world measures of productivity — words written, problems solved, good ideas crystallized — my output has not only not multiplied along with the power of my tools, it hasn’t increased one bit. Not only that: I’ve had for some time the gnawing feeling that my […]

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Tech tools for struggling readers and writers

Dr. Brian Friedlander discusses the top tech tools for kids who struggle to read and write. From voice dictation to word suggestion and more, this podcast talks about the practical tools that will help kids empower themselves to learn. Source: Top Tech Tools for Kids Who Struggle to Read and Write What are some of your […]

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Developing a student’s writer voice

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Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own. Source: Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice | Edutopia It makes me sad that information like this didn’t seem to be available when I was in school. I like writing so much more now that I’m […]

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Writing stories in a text message format

The more time we spend on our phones, the more text messaging seems like a natural artistic medium, a modern outgrowth of the epistolary novel. You can see it in the fake text messageweb fiction genre, in games like Sarah is Missing… and in the silly quasi-interactive thriller that a smartphone writing app has somehow seduced me into creating. […]

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Quill has added two new tools to help students write

Quill is a is a free, web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive writing and grammar activities. ‘Students using Quill learn writing and grammar skills by writing sentences and proofreading passages. Source: Two New Tools to Enhance Students Writing ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning I had never heard of Quill before, but it looks like […]

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Why writing matters

“But that’s not what I meant” There’s no more urgent reason to write. Source: Seth’s Blog: “But that’s not what I meant” Seth Godin is the master at putting complex thoughts and idea in the minimum number of words. […]

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