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I love this idea, but after a little time messing around with Thimble find the learning curve to be a little steeper than I anticipated. Any tips on how to help students through it?

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Thank you for providing people with a platform to express themselves!! I am thrilled my #6words memoir was a favorite!

"Delinquent girl becomes male social worker."

Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Facebook #6Words

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I think this is such a great idea and can be used in soo many ways. I asked Edutopia's facebook community to describe their life in 6 words and here were the most popular:

"Delinquent girl becomes male social worker."
"Fell nine times, got up ten."
"Would be preacher choses classroom congregation."
"Teaching peace. Opening minds. Loving life."

You can read over 450 more here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151564568559917&set=a.10895704...

i have used the mozilla/nwp

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i have used the mozilla/nwp thimble six word memoir project with multimedia sts, to practise their general english as well as web lexis, some examples of their work are in this write up
http://eflnotes.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/more-than-a-thimbleful-of-learn...
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mura

High School English Teacher, Technology Enthusiast

I am a huge fan of 6 word

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I am a huge fan of 6 word memoirs. I use it as an activity before we write/podcast our "This I Believe" statements. The students love both of these writing activities that make up part of our digital writing community! Here is a slideshare of their work! http://www.slideshare.net/ShaelynnFarnsworth/screen-shot-2011-0901-at-92...

Thanks for sharing!
Shaelynn Farnsworth

Writing Instructor at University of Central Arkansas

I've used the six-word memoir

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I've used the six-word memoir in my classroom, but haven't been satisfied with what I've done with it. So thanks for the ideas!

Using information from the

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Using information from the PowerPoint and handout create a 6-word memoir, an explanatory paragraph, and an artistic background for the 6-word statement.
Create a “you” list – fill the page. Pick/circle 2 – 3 items that inspire you to say more. From those items you circled, select one. Freewrite about your idea for several minutes/a full page or two. (HW section)
Produced an effective 5-step paragraph that offers an engaging lead, clarifies, elaborates, offers at least two specific, detailed examples, and concludes in an effort to capture the memoir’s meaning from the freewrite. Create a PowerPoint slide or drawing/photo with the six-word memoir so you have a background picture. Print or create by hand your results. Email your slide to me for extra credit. Due Monday.
So, you are producing a “you” list, a freewrite, a 6-word memoir with background art, and an explanatory paragraph. Extra credit if you go online to http://www.smithmag.net/sixwords and publish your effort. Print a copy as proof and turn that copy in.

My example:
Inner cowboy adrift on literate shores
My rural, Cracker-cowboy, Florida childhood took a detour when my parents were divorced, and I spent my teenage years on the beaches of Florida's west coast. My passion for reading led me in and out of college and along twisted paths and hallways of educational institutions. A variety of teaching positions on several levels actually enhanced my appreciation of well-written literature. Teaching Shakespeare, Frost, Poe, and Macdonald have offered stimulating journeys that invigorate the mind. My explorations continue when youthful intellects engage and share the adventures.

Love the character ideas

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Thank you, commenters, for the suggestions about using this with characters in literature -- we'll add that idea to our 6-word activities at NWP.

high school Spanish teacher

This is such a great,

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This is such a great, adaptable project. After viewing Francis Ford Coppola's "My Family," I had my students create 6-word memoirs as one of the characters. Their creations were analytical and insightful. Best of all, they had fun experimenting with HTML, and the ones who got it right away helped their peers as they worked...it was a very collaborative experience!

High school Social Studies Teacher/ Football and Girls Soccer coach

I really love your idea of

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I really love your idea of the six word Memoir. I do believe it teaches students to think critically. Great idea I will be using this activity soon.

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