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Be Internet Awesome

Interland for School Chromebooks<p>G Suite administrators can seamlessly make Interland available to students directly from their school Chromebook …

Education Technology

Study Skills To Succeed

Studying Smart, Not Hard<p>Choosing to take college classes online can be a great choice, especially if you have other obligations to attend to, such as …

Productivity

The Martian

Tougher than duct tape, more frightening than the Martian wasteland, and funkier than disco, <i>The Martian</i> is one of the most exciting science fiction …

Glossary of Poetic Terms

Related to acrostic, a poem in which the first letter of each line or stanza follows sequentially through the alphabet. See Jessica Greenbaum, “A …

Different types and forms of Poetry

Poetry types:<p>Please also visit our <b>Poetry Glossary – Poetry terms</b><p>Thank you for using Young Writers' Poetry Glossary<p>Have you visited the rest of our …

Creative Writing

Poems & Performance

Nervous about reciting? Unsure of where to start? Don’t be—everything you need to help you perform a successful recitation is right here.<p>Keep in …

Slam Poetry Popcorn - You Suck at Cooking (episode 55)

'Poetic Devices' rap by Testament

Experimental Game Turns Players into Poets and Writers

What do British Romantic Era poets and video games have in common? The answer is <i> Elegy for a Dead World</i> , an unlikely game that leaves the players …

Creative Writing

How do I spot fake news? | University of Toronto Libraries

The creation of fake news has generated a lot of discussion in 2016 — it’s no surprise that post-truth is <i>Oxford English Dictionary</i>’s Word of the …

How to tell fake news from real news

In November 2016, Stanford University researchers made an alarming discovery: across the US, many students can’t tell the difference between a …

Journalism

Why everyone hates poetry

<i>Editor’s note: The Chicago poetry scene is legendary. This town is the birth of the slam, the home of POETRY magazine, and stomping grounds of some</i> …

Why I Hate Poetry

WOW! How exciting! This is a Choose Your Own Adventure post!<p>If you love poetry, poetry is your favorite thing, or you think poetry is the best kind …

Ben Lerner on Why So Many People (Rightfully) Hate Poetry

Perhaps, writes Ben Lerner, the collectively considered “worst poem” of all time is William McGonagall’s “Tay Bridge Disaster,” published in 1879. It …

Literature

Why (Some) People Hate Poetry

It’s the site and source of disappointed hope.<p>The most striking thing about contemporary poetry is that no one seems quite satisfied with it. Non-poets, who generally don’t read poetry, are only a little less enthusiastic than poets, who do. Indeed, hardly a year has gone by over the past quarter …

Literature

Poetry Sucks – No, Wait, Does it?

Annabelle Lee<p>The audio version of this post appears below. Just click on “play”.<p>I gave up reading poetry a quarter of a century ago, which is kind of …

Kid writes the best poem ever about how much poetry sucks

A fifth-grader participating in an “Adventures in Creative Writing” session with the literacy non-profit Open Books was none too enthused about the …

Literature

Why Modern Poetry... Sucks

A contentious title, is it not? But unfortunately, I believe it a true one. Don’t get me wrong: I have nothing against modern poets (I mean, I …

Jacket # 11 - Kristin Prevallet - Why Poetry Criticism Sucks

You can read <b>Stephen Burt's paper</b> in this issue of Jacket.<p>Perhaps an indication of "our moment," Scharf proceeded to critique MFA poets and their …

Why Poetry Sucks...

A strange post from a poet you might say. But suck it does and I’m going to tell you why.<p>There’s several reasons. The first being that the Poetry …

WHY POETRY SUCKS NOW

Okay, first…poetry now <i>does</i> suck, so let’s stop pretending it doesn’t.<p>We shall demolish the simple argument most commonly used to defend today’s …

Michael Lista, On Poetry: Why Poetry Sucks

When, in high school, I briefly took a comedy class at Second City, our teacher got right to it and explained how jokes work: “Working from the …

Why Poetry Sucks

Poetry sucks; well 99% of it, anyway. I hate poetry; even the 1% that doesn't suck as much as the rest. I can recall only two poems that I've …

Home : Poetry Out Loud

May Sarton<p>May Sarton was born in Belgium, and immigrated to the US during World War I. She attended one of the country’s first progressive grade …

The Educator’s Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons

The Edublogs support team regularly receives complaints and official requests to remove copyrighted content that users have placed on blogs.<p>The legal …

The Complete Guide To Fair Use & YouTube

When it comes to YouTube, copyright law can be a video creator’s biggest nightmare. Can you use footage shot by someone else? Can you cover or parody …

Advertising Industry

When We Listen to Students

As you are beginning to think about returning to school, I have a suggestion that can drastically impact your year (and it's simple): brainstorm …

'Stranger Things' Gives Us a Free Lesson in Video Editing with these 28 Creative Cuts

Once you start doing a lot of video editing, watching your favorite movie or TV show is never quite the same. The way dialogue scenes are cut …

The Red Room Company

What's on<p>In collaboration with the ADC, Red Room Poetry is supporting poet Sarah Rice. <i>Obsessed</i> presents the work of 14 artists from across Australia, …