Reinventing Writing

The 9 Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching, and Learning Forever

Reinventing Writing

In this much-anticipated book from acclaimed blogger Vicki Davis (Cool Cat Teacher), you’ll learn the key shifts in writing instruction necessary to move students forward in today’s world. Vicki describes how the elements of traditional writing are being reinvented with cloud-based tools. Instead of paper, note taking, filing cabinets, word processors, and group reports, we now have tools like ePaper, eBooks, social bookmarking, cloud syncing, infographics, and more. Vicki shows you how to select the right tool, set it up quickly, and prevent common mistakes. She also helps you teach digital citizenship and offers exciting ways to build writing communities where students love to learn. Special Features: • Essential questions at the start of each chapter to get you thinking about the big ideas • A chapter on each of the nine essential cloud-based tools--ePaper and eBooks; digital notebooks; social bookmarking; cloud syncing; cloud writing apps; blogging and microblogging; wikis and website builders; online graphic organizers and mind maps; and cartoons and infographics • A wide variety of practical ways to use each tool in the classroom • Alignments to the Common Core State Standards in writing • Level Up Learning--a special section at the end of each chapter to help you review, reflect on, and apply what you’ve learned • Writing tips to help you make the best use of the tools and avoid common pitfalls • A glossary of key terms discussed in the book • Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom No matter what grade level you teach or how much tech experience you have, you will benefit from Vicki’s compelling and practical ideas. As she emphasizes throughout this essential book, teaching with cloud-based tools has never been easier, more convenient, or more important than right now.

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project

A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project provides an effective, proven blueprint that enables students to disseminate their DNP Projects. This book describes the process of disseminating the final written assignment, as is recommended by the American Academy of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) for graduation from a DNP program. For all DNP graduates looking to make a positive impact on health care today, dissemination of knowledge and research is imperative to initiate quality improvement effectively. By sharing the results of their research, DNPs can improve healthcare. This book provides step-by-step instruction for all methods of dissemination, from print to digital media. The text provides step-by-step instructions for each type of dissemination, and highlights specific resources and their benefits and drawbacks. It includes explanations of how to use social media, web-based platforms, and alternative artistic means. A Guide to Disseminating Your DNP Project contains a uniquely apt set of resources for the DNP graduate. Key Features: Checklists that illustrate the process of transforming a project to a manuscript or other presentation User-friendly graphics and diagrams that summarize content An Appendix with over 50 links to online resources for dissemination Faculty Guide to help their DNP students through dissemination

FOCUS on College and Career Success

FOCUS on College and Career Success

The third edition of Staley and Staley's FOCUS ON COLLEGE AND CAREER SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus, driving your personal success in college -- and well beyond. All of the book's exercises are designed to help you learn more about yourself and focus on what you need to do to succeed, with learning tools that help you chart your progress. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What To Do When There's Too Much To Do

Reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 a Minutes Day

What To Do When There's Too Much To Do

Are you tired of productivity consultants—or worse, your boss—pushing you to do more with less? You’re in luck. Laura Stack knows your to-do list is already packed to capacity, so she shows you how to accomplish more by doing less. Yes, you read that right. Stack’s innovative time-management system lets you work less and achieve more. Following Stack’s step-by-step Productivity Workflow Formula, you’ll organize your life around the tasks that really matter and—this is crucial—let go of those that don’t. Dozens of practical strategies will help you reduce your commitments, distractions, interruptions, and inefficiencies. You’ll shrink your to-do list and save time—around ninety minutes a day—while skyrocketing your results and maintaining your sanity.