Photo credit: BYU MCOM See the video above, to see how active voice is achieved by keeping the subject and verb close to each other within a sentence. Photo credit: BYU MCOM Watch this video to see how to use strong verbs in active voice. It helps to clarify, by first knowing who is doing […]
Photo credit: The Quiet Creative This video teaches students where to place quotation marks (example: “”), in relation to punctuation marks (example: .!?). Quotation marks are also known as quotes, speech marks, & talking marks among other names. Save
Photo credit: Clarus Victoria Clarus Victoria has developed a series of games for people to explore how early communities developed. Pre-Civilization Bronze Age is a game where you make choices in how you grow your community. You assign jobs to people in order to collect resources, ensure defense, and build a wondrous structure. You will […]
Photo credit: Turnitin, LLC iThenticate is a software developed by Turnitin.com, which checks for plagiarism. Their software checks over 155 million published items in search of duplicate materials. This article that they have published, titled, “6 Consequences of Plagiarism” discusses the incredible importance of academic and professional honesty, as well as the consequences assigned for […]
Photo credit: Grammarly Grammarly is a free software to help students check their usage of grammar [and plagiarism; I believe with the upgrade which costs money]. Teachers can use Grammarly for their own work, and to have students pre-check their own work, which saves teachers countless hours of time providing feedback to students about their […]
Photo credit: Robin Williams Seize The Day is the mantra that Robin Williams introduced the world to in the movie The Dead Poet’s Society. Melodysheep has put together a remix using words and clips from Williams’ films to inspire others to seize the moment, write poetry, and pursue passionate dreams.
Practice building words with syllables with this fun free app on the Apple App Store. 7 Little Words is challenging and addicting.
Photo credit: Flocabulary Cooking With Nouns is a sample of one of the hip-hop songs created to teach educational content. This is not the best representation of their work. However, they also offer the following samples, which many of which are much better examples: How The Nervous System Works – Science Types of Rocks – […]
Photo credit: Disney Conjunction Junction is the iconic song that was once played in between Saturday morning cartoons. It focuses on the conjunctions and, but, & or. This clip also explains to viewers what conjunctions are used for. Photo credit: BYU MCOM I like the mnemonic device above for remembering the seven coordinating conjunctions. FANBOYS […]
Photo credit: Purdue University The Purdue Online Writing Lab is an excellent resource for citations and other tips for writers. I highly recommend it! Save