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10 Overlooked Google Docs Features

The new school year will be here soon and I haven’t taken a break all summer. I’m taking a short break from the Internet to go fishing at one of my favorite places in the world, Kennebago Lake. I’ll be back with new posts ...

My Ten Favorite ClassTools Templates

There are dozens of great game builders, writing templates, and handy classroom tools on Classtools.net. I’ve tried nearly all of them over the years. My ten favorite Classtools tools are featured below. The Dustbin game is an activit...

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How do I write a poem?

@8Bit Bob I know I’m a little late to the party here, but I saw your comment, and I want to respectfully share my opinion and argument on this subject. I actually have to agree more with @OB1 on this, although I don’t really disagree wi...

Ten Overlooked Google Docs Features

On Monday I featured ten overlooked Google Slides features. Like Google Slides, Google Docs has a lot of features that new users often don’t notice. Some these are features that even experienced Google Docs users overlook. Some of the...

Living for All It’s Worth: The Novels of Neuroscientist Lisa Genova Explore Love and Empathy

[Enter our 87th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents—not to mention a chance at $5,000 in cash!] Lisa Genova | Photo Credit: Greg Mentzer In Lisa Genova’s novels, tragedy a...

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

In high school, I struggled to write clear, concise prose. My command of structure was minimal, and I didn’t make effective use of sources to inform my analysis. I also had difficulty differentiating between summary and analysis, much to ...

FAQs About Copyright and Blogging

My post on Monday about plagiarism kicked off a wave of comments and questions. To address some of those questions I published this list of resources for teaching and learning about copyright. Then yesterday afternoon I went live on my YouT...

How to Hack Your Way to an Internship (Like This Guy)

Before even graduating, Pete Ryan already had a full-time job waiting for him. Today, he’s working with The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Nine years ago, Sheridan College illustration student Pete Ryan decided he didn’t wa...

5 Alternatives to Google Keep for Task Management

Last weekend I received an email from a reader named Shayne who had experienced a problem with Google Keep notes randomly disappearing. Shayne’s research indicated that other people had the same problem. So if you’re someone who...

This Saturday: Manuscript Ailing? Call the (Book) Doctor!

Important announcement to follow! On Saturday, January 12, CF member George Winship will speak about the process he uses to help his clients restructure their book manuscripts and polish them for publication. With a wealth of experience as ...

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