There was considerable time spent on my part on the release of this new feature that teachers can incorporate into their workflow if they are using Google Classroom. It's called "Originality reports" and it's Google's spin on checking for plagiarism in student work. It's not the only player in the field. Just do a search … Continue reading Guilty until proven innocent?
After I wiped away the tears, it occurred to me that this post could be much, much more than just a morning inspiration. These 20 Photos Are Going To Make You Cry. But You’ll See Why It’s Totally Worth It. There's nothing like a good visual to prompt and inspire writing. Each one of these … Continue reading Writing Prompts That Just Might Change The World
OK, I'm hold enough to confess that I got hooked on the game of Zork a long, long time ago. Zork was an interactive game that prompted you for various moves at every step. It was great to visualize and each step potentially changed the story you were immersed in. For the most part, electronic … Continue reading Writing Interactive Stories
It's been a week of reflection and thinking about being better about blogging for me. Successful Blogging A Source for More Reading and Analysis I'm going to finish it off thinking about individual blog posts after reading this post. 11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Posts on Your Blog From the post, here are the … Continue reading Writing Posts
My mom had a plaque that was hung on the wall that said "Too late we grow smart". Growing up, I always thought it was something cool that she bought at a flea market but when I think now, it's advice that makes so much sense. In high school, I was a math nerd. In … Continue reading Hug an English Teacher
So, yesterday, I read the article “Watch This Author Use A Google Document To Write And Edit A Book In Real-Time“ and headed over to see what it was all about. It was very cool and lived up to the expectations. Silvia Hartmann was writing a book titled “The Dragon Lords” and you could watch … Continue reading New View on Collaboration
We all know of the power of images. They bring forth human emotions stronger than mere words. It's part of the reason why so many use cameras and images so effectively in the classroom. One of my favourite applications that use the power of images so strongly is PicLits. Using it is pretty easy - … Continue reading The Power of Images