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Generic Tools

Website
Description
qikpad.co.uk
Multiple users can write/edit the same document (no login needed)
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/
7 ways to publish documents online (create your own classroom magazine)
http://www.paperrater.com/
Free grammar, spellcheck, online proofreading, plagiarism check
http://www.plagiarism.org/
Tips and tools for preventing plagiarism
http://googlelittrips.com/GoogleLit/6-8/
Google Lit Trips for Middle Grades (using Google Earth)
http://www.readwritethink.org/ recommended.jpg
An excellent reading/writing tool with interactive games for students
http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/10
Ways to respond to literature using podcasts, blogs, and NY Times Model
http://film-english.com/
Learning English through film (full lesson plans and videos)
http://englishcompanion.ning.com/
An online personal learning community for English teachers

Tools By Standard

Standard
Website
Description
Vocabulary Development
http://www.wordia.com/
http://www.visuwords.com
http://www.knoword.org/index.php
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/
http://freerice.com/
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/placement/level
-A dictionary with videos
-Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus
-Fun vocab word game (figure out the word from the definition)
-Visually explore vocabulary from a selection of text
-Vocab quiz game with a good cause
-Test word knowledge, build vocabulary through fun games and challenges
Literary Text (understanding,
connections, style &
language)
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://www.winterstail.com/
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/01/
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/free_science
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades
-A collection of free audio books
-Interactive website telling a story about a dolphin w/o a tail
-A large collection of mp3 audio books (with pdf text)
-Full length movies (Animal Farm and 1984)
-Free Science Fiction books (Orson Welles, C.S. Lewis)
-Reading comprehension lesson plans and units
Writing
http://www.brucevanpatter.com/what_if_questions
http://thestorystarter.com/
http://lightningbug.com.au/index.htm
http://oneword.com/
http://www.creativity-portal.com/prompts/
http://futureme.org/
http://inmaiclassportadaalta.blogspot.com/
http://noredink.com/
-What-If Questions to get students writing
-Provides creative ideas and writer prompts
-Helps students through the writing cycle
-Give students one-word and 60 seconds to write about it
-Random writing prompt generator
-Write an email to your future self
-Portada in English: reading and writing assignments, text, widgets, etc...
-Web-based learning platform that helps students improve their grammar and writing skills
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Discussion
http://corkboard.me/
http://www.stixy.com/
-A corkboard with post-it notes - great for brainstorming/discussions
-A virtual bulletin board - post notes, images, documents, and more
Oral presentation
http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_tech
-100 free online digital storytelling tools
Argument and Persuasive Text


Research
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl
http://www.sweetsearch.com/
http://easybib.com/
-Purdue Owl Writing Lab (Research & Citation)
-A search tool for students
-A tool that simplifies APA/MLA citations for students
Media
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
-5 Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports
-7 web-based tools for creating video stories
Reading
http://tweentribune.com/
-Daily news stories provided at different reading levels