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Saturday, October 23, 2010

One Word - Sixty Second Writing Prompts

One Word is a simple writing prompt generator. The way it works is the user clicks "go" on the One Word homepage and they are presented with one word. Users then have sixty seconds to write in the text box whatever comes to their minds regarding that word. The idea is not so much to write definitions of the words, but rather it is to write sentences using the word.

Thanks to Angela Maiers for sharing One Word.

Applications for Education
One Word could be a handy little resource to prompt free-response writing in your classroom. If students register for the site they can see what other people have written. Although I might caution against that if you're going to use the site with younger students because there does not seem to be filter for profanity. Even if you don't have the students type on the One Word site you could still use as a supply of writing prompts.

Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where winter is quickly approaching. I hope the weekend brings everyone the rest and relaxation they deserve. Sunday and Monday I will be at the NHSTA Science Education Conference. If you're going to be there too, please say hello. One of best parts of speaking at conferences is the opportunity to connect with so many of you that read Free Technology for Teachers and learn about what you're doing in your schools.

Here are the most popular items of the last week:
1. Best of the EdTech Web - Updated With Links
2. Mapeas - World News on a Map
3. Own Your Space - Online Safety Ebook for Teens
4. Wolfram Alpha Word Widgets
5. Google Slam - Short Tech Demos
6. Testmoz - A Simple Tool for Giving Tests Online
7. Braineos - Flashcards and Custom Quizzes

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