Think Different #11
Resources for the Week of January 9, 2017
2017, I just know it is gonna be great!!
I will continue the weekly Think Different Newsletters through May, I hope you find these short doses of resources useful.
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Sketchnotes for Educators
By Sylvia Duckworth
Sketchnotes for Educatiors: 100 Inspiring Illustrations for Lifelong Learners,
Sylvia Duckworth is a Canadian teacher whose sketchnotes have taken social media by storm. Her drawings provide clarity and provoke dialogue on many topics related to education. This book contains 100 of her most popular sketchnotes with links to the original downloads that can be used in class or shared with colleagues. Interspersed throughout the book are Sylvia’s reflections on each drawing and what motivated her to create them, in addition to commentary from other educators who inspired the sketchnotes.
My copy arrived just before Christmas, and wow, amazing, inspiring. Sylvia provides a URL for each Sketchnote so you can download it. Bless her! Here is one to inspire you for this new year.
Tools to Analyze Your Writing
A Hemingwayapp.com, just paste your text into the Hemingway editor and it analyze you text. It color codes and highlights the parts like passive voice, adverbs, and overly complex sentences and more. It also gives you a general readability score.
Analyze My Writing
It breaks down of the readability of your writing on five indices. The analysis includes:
- listings of the most common words
- most common word pairs in your writing.
- how frequently you use punctuation
- punctuation types
And interestingly enough, a word cloud is included at the end of the analysis of your writing.