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Where Do I Start?: The Anatomy of Chapter One

No matter the genre, editing is essential. Here, author Audrey Wick and editor Julie Sturgeon give readers a behind-the-scenes industry peek at the process of editing the first chapter of a manuscript. Audrey: There’s something magical...

The Secret to Overcoming Writer’s Block: Meditation

If you’re a writer, you’ve likely experienced the other-worldly “flow state” that arises on rare and precious occasions, when you feel a sense of oneness between person and pen, and the words flow forth from your fingers as if your ...

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 22

For today’s prompt, write a correspondence poem. Maybe write a poem that would fit on a postcard or in a letter. Or write a poem about correspondence school. Or jump into newer forms of correspondence like e-mail or text messaging. Of cou...

AP Government Review Resources – Kahoots and Quizlets from C-SPAN Classroom

AP exam season will be here soon. As they have done for the last five years, C-SPAN Classroom will be hosting a live Cram for the Exam session on May 4th. It’s free and open to any student who is… Read the whole entry at FreeTec...

Create Individualized Spelling Games Through Flippity Spelling Words

Flippity’s Spelling Words is a free Google Sheets template that you can use to create individualized spelling games for your students. To do this you simply have to make a list of words that you want… Read the whole entry at Fre...

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 21

We’re three weeks in today; let’s keep the poeming going. For today’s prompt, write a sketch poem. My initial thought is to write a poem that’s like a sketch of a moment or an object. But you can play around with sketchy people or s...

DIY Apps, Patriots’ Day, and Taxes – The Week in Review

Good evening from rainy Paris, Maine. If April showers bring May flowers, I’m going to have a nursery on my hands in a couple of weeks! Ten days ago my yard was covered in snow and today it is… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

2019 April PAD Challenge: Day 20

Wow! Some how, some way, we’re two thirds of the way through this month already. For today’s prompt, write a dark poem. Cave poems, poems at night, and no electricity poems–these are all appropriate for today’s prompt. Of course, da...

A Flipgrid Feature That is Often Overlooked

Earlier this week I was leading a workshop about making videos with students. The first part of the workshop included using Flipgrid. One of the features of Flipgrid that I always show is the sticky… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

Two New Options in Google Classroom’s Classwork Page

This week Google added a couple of frequently-requested features to Google Classroom. Those features are automatically placing the latest work at the top of the Classwork page and filtering the… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teache...

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