Looking for a simple (and free) explainer video creator? One of my recent discoveries is MySimpleShow. Write a script or upload a little PowerPoint (up to 20 slides) and tell your story cut-out, explainer style. This is an effective tool for writing across the curriculum as well as creating instruction. MySimpleShow offers writers a range […]
Artistic remix influences kids’ creativity on almost every level. Here’s how, and why you need to understand it.
Researchers who interviewed fan fiction writers revealed how mentorship in the fanfic community can improve young people’s writing—and their outlook.
Public libraries are providing rich early-learning writing experiences with paper and pencil—along with chunky crayons, water, paintbrushes, and even a dollop of shaving cream.
We’re in the midst of a writing revolution, fueled by arguably the greatest open communication tool ever invented—the Internet. Check out these web writing resources for students. What are your favorites?
“How do you become an author?” We’ve heard teens ask that question every time they meet an author – published, famous, or neither. And we’ve all heard the answer too: read. Read everything. Read more. No, even more than that. Reading is essential. But more than novels, teens who are firmly dedicated to the writing life […]
With a launch party on April 30, Independent Bookstore Day, one couple is confident that a writing program for children—and a community center vibe—can make their shop the little bookstore that could.
I just discovered Orange Slice, a Google Add-on that offers both teacher and student rubrics. A handy productivity tool, Orange Slice plays nice with Google Classroom and makes it super easy to evaluate student work in Docs. The Orange Slide Teacher Rubric allows teachers to add rubrics to students’ assignments for grading. The Orange Slide […]
Hooray! I rely heavy on voice typing for messaging and searching on my phone. I type pretty darn fast, but I talk and think way faster than I type and I just lose ideas before they make the page. Along with several other enhancements (a See New Changes feature and research tools that I will […]
Do you have a children’s story itching to be told, but you’re not sure how to begin? You might consider the Picture Book Summit, a live, online workshop on October 3.