Monthly Archives: July 2007

Your Daily Awesome: Ira Glass on Storytelling

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Ira Glass talks about stories. He ought to know. His radio program, This American Life, has been a staple of listeners for years. I used to use the appallingly funny “Fiasco” in drama classes for years just before any production. I was always surprised at how hard it was for most of my students to listen for more than a few minutes at a time, but I am certain none of your students have that problem. .

:: Scriptovia :: Collaborative Learning Community:Share Ideas,High School Assignments,Tips, Notes,PPTs

:: Scriptovia :: Collaborative Learning Community:Share Ideas,High School Assignments,Tips, Notes,PPTs
What is Scriptovia!

Scriptovia.com is an online community for students to collaborate and receive feedback on their academic work. This includes essays, notes, lab reports, presentations,
and everything else students create to advance their knowledge.

Might this be useful to our freshman comp teachers at some point in the writing process?

Celtx: Screen, Play, and Other Writing Freeware

Celtx

This is an amazing piece of software. With this tool you can storyboard, draft, and store online almost any piece of writing, but especially screenwriting. I like it because I think it might be adaptable to collaborative writing of any kind. Plus, it could be used for a semester long project like an I-Search as well as service learning. Talk about engaging students. Let them engage each other using Celtx.