Anne-Marie Short

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How to Pick iPad Apps for your Classroom

You evaluate the apps. It won’t take long to realize that the best share similar characteristics. They encourage organic conversation, scaffold …

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Word Collage for iPad

on 17 September at 09:57<p>We have seen plenty of word collage creators online in the past. Word collages help you get a better understanding about the …

The Best iPad Presentation Apps for Teachers and Students

Below is a selection of some of the best iPad presentation apps available in the app store. Check them out below and as always share them with your …

Social Connection Makes a Better Brain

Recent trends show that people increasingly value material goods over relationships—but neuroscience and evolution say this goes against our nature.<p>Matthew Lieberman, a distinguished social psychologist and neuroscientist, basically won the lottery. This past summer, he was offered three million …

Stop Watching!

Does your protagonist jump into trouble, take on opponents, and try to get things done?<p>Or does your protagonist hang back timidly–or …

What makes a best seller? 3 eras, from self-help to '50 Shades'

Two decades of best-selling books trace new formats and changing reader tastes.<p>Who needs self-help books when you can read about Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen or even Anastasia Steele?<p>As USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list celebrates its 20th anniversary, an analysis shows reading tastes have …

Memoir Lands 15-Year-Old Book and Movie Deal

Don’t you just hate kids sometimes? Well, this will probably incite you even more: a 15-year-old has landed a movie deal based on her memoir. Maya …

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It Works

“Creativity” is one of those grab-bag terms, like “happiness” and “love,” that can mean so many things it runs the risk of meaning nothing at all. And yet some of history’s greatest minds have attempted to capture, explain, describe, itemize, and dissect the nature of creativity. After similar …

How To Make Your Story More Powerful With Journaling | WTD

Shares 359<p>Your Journal Can Help You Go Deeper into Your Story!<p>You know writing a journal develops your personal life.<p>But do you know it can develop …

The desirable disadvantages of Malcolm Gladwell: An unproven theory is a dangerous thing

Malcolm Gladwell matters.<p>I learned this two years ago when I told a girlfriend I was pregnant, and she joked, "Well I guess he won't be a professional hockey player, will he?" That was because my baby was due in August, which, according to Gladwell's 2008 book <i>Outliers</i>, might well ensure his NHL …

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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and …

Called Back

By Casey N. Cep October 30, 2013<p>Arts & Culture<p>Emily Dickinson published only ten poems. Printed in various newspapers, her verses all appeared anonymously. It was not some failure of contemporary taste but her own decision that kept the rest of her poetry private. Dickinson wrote in one poem that …

Lou Reed Rewrites Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.” See Readings by Reed and Willem Dafoe

Yes, Halloween is behind us, and some people may desire a break from the Lou Reed tributes in order to mourn him silently. Fair enough. But indulge …

Advice For Writers From Literary Agents

By Chuck Sambuchino<p>Literary agents are full of great advice for writers. That’s why, whenever I am concluding an interview with an agent, I always …

How the Internet Has Changed Writing

<i>The New York Times</i> has a round-up of writers discussing how the Internet has changed writing. Margaret Atwood discusses its effect on plot devices. …

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Ender Wiggin: Born for a Bloody Calling

One of the recurring themes in <i>Ender’s Game</i> is the dynamic surrounding Ender Wiggin’s apparent uniqueness: he was, it seems, quite literally <i>born</i> for …

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If students can’t write, how can they learn?

When I started tutoring students in writing at a high-poverty D.C. public high school this year, I was prepared to run into some problems. I knew it was hard for an overworked teacher with a class of 25 or 30 students to engage in the kind of one-on-one work that teaching writing often requires. …

Star Wars Episode VII auditions: seven tips for surefire success

Do you really want to attend that casting call for Star Wars: Episode VII? Really? Then be sure to heed our advice<p>• Original Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz offers his advice<p>Say what you like about Star Wars, but you can't deny that it knows its audience. By holding open casting for the film's two …

This 'Thor' Ad Featuring Loki Arguing With Kids Is Absolutely Brilliant

Marketing for a film doesn't get much better — or creative — than this.<p>Comedy Central put together an ad which mirrors one of those AT&T open forum commercials with kids. In place of "Saturday Night Live" actor Beck Bennett, Tom Hiddleston fills in as mischievous Loki to ask children a very …

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The best iPad apps for teachers

If you are a teacher, or on your way to becoming one, then check out our list of the best iPad apps for teachers.<p>It’s the assistant you thought you’d …