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What Student Writers Do with @Evernote and @Postachio

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“So the writer’s subheading got you interested because you thought it was about candy, and then she really wrote about eating bugs. Right?” Aimee Buckner, author of the fantastic book, Nonfiction Notebooks: Strategies for Informational Writing, asks a student in her class. “That’s what you write in your notebook. Just like that. It’s really a great observation.”  Using tools like Evernote and Postach.io, you can easily facilitate student sharing of these observations with the class. This article shares more about how to better organize these observations and text structures writers use.
Note: This continues my series on Evernote and Postach.io to impact teaching, learning and leading. If you decide to get an Evernote Premium account, I hope you use this referral link.
THE ACT OF NOTICING Becoming aware of what others writers do can be powerful for young writers. The act of noticing what others do, how they write requires metacognition of a sort many of our children don’t engage in. As a…

Go Digital: Teaching Non-Fiction Writing with @Postachio #PostachioEd @evernote

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“My notebooks,” shares Aimee Buckner, author of , Nonfiction Notebooks: Strategies for Informational Writing“make me reflect on what I do as a writer and as a teacher. Sometimes I reflect as I reread, and other times, I reflect when I just look at the stack." As a writer myself, I find Aimee’s point to be “spot on” since having notebooks helps me organize the vastness of ideas and then put them into context.  Through the use of Evernote and Postach.io, notebooks can become powerful ways to organize and share the work of writers in the classroom. Note: This continues my series on Evernote and Postach.io to impact teaching, learning and leading. If you decide to get an Evernote Premium account, I hope you use this referral link.
Encouraging Non-Fiction Writing "By 6th grade,” points out Australian educator, Tony Stead"children will have spent 84% of writer's workshop composing personal narratives, stories, and writing from prompts.” Wow, read that again. Now ask you…

ePortfolios Made Easy with @Evernote and @Postachio @arguhlin

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"I heard paper portfolios," Jeanine told me as we pulled into the parking lot of the House of Joy Chinese Restaurant, "were on their way out." As I held the door open for her, my reply was a simple, “You are right! The day of digital portfolios, or ePortfolios as they are sometimes referred to, has finally arrived! It’s so easy these days to share content online, it’s often a matter of organizing it all in one place.“  Tools like Evernote and Postach.io can facilitate this process, although they are far from being the “only” tools available.
Note: This continues my series on Evernote and Postach.io to impact teaching, learning and leading. If you decide to get an Evernote Premium account, I hope you use this referral link. BTW, you may want to check out Diana Benner's slideshow on ePortfolios!Chances are, you’ve encountered ePortfolios that are "Showcase Portfolios.” That is, a portfolio that documents a person’s best work. Usually that work is a collage of…

Blog Your List of FAQs with @Evernote and @Postachio #PostachioEd

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Note: This continues my series on Evernote and Postach.io to impact teaching, learning and leading. If you decide to get an Evernote Premium account, I hope you use this referral link.
At a team meeting last summer, my kind co-workers asked, “Where do you get your ideas for your blog entries?”  Perhaps they feared they were the source. In truth, we all learn something every day and if we share just one of those each day, we would soon have enough content for a never-ending book (also known as a blog).  I suspect that most people don’t write because they identify with the statement and the implied question, “It takes me weeks to put together a memo, much less even think about blogging a few times per week. How do you do it?” In this article, you’ll learn two things: 1) How to write your own article; and 2) How to publish. We’ll cover the latter first because it has become so easy.
WHY WRITE? You might as well ask, Why breathe? The act of sharing is a human activity. Sharing can involve …