Generic Tools

7 ways to publish documents online (create your own classroom magazine)
Free grammar, spellcheck, online proofreading, plagiarism check
Tips and tools for preventing plagiarism
Google Lit Trips for High School (using Google Earth)
Reading, writing, presenting, and Shakespeare activities, quizzes, and videos
Ways to respond to literature using podcasts, blogs, and NY Times Model
Learning English through film (full lesson plans and videos)
Thought provoking journalism on air and online (films/teacher lessons)
An online personal learning community for English teachers

Tools By Standard

-A community to share writing, connect, and discover stories.
-Different writing styles and methods of preparation activities
-Provides creative ideas and writer prompts
-Gives students one word and 60 seconds to write about it
-Students can write an email to their future selves
-Portada in English: reading and writing assignments
-Writing in small bits (expository writing modules)
-A list of the top high-quality educational resources for writing
-Write, remix, share, and play interactive text-based games
-Web-based learning platform that helps studentsimprove their grammar and writing skills
-Writing prompts for world events
-Analyzing texts & understanding language activities, videos, and quizzes
-Virtual bookshelf & social network for book lovers
-Interactive exploration of Romeo & Juliet
-Free audio books
-60-second recaps of books
-Thousands of free e-books
-A collection of mp3 audio books (with pdf text downloads)
-A visualization web of authors similar to the author(s) you enjoy
-Free Science Fiction books (Orson Welles, C.S. Lewis)
-Reading comprehension lesson plans and units
-Daily news stories provided at different reading levels
-Purdue Owl Writing Lab (research & citation) recommended.jpg
-A search tool for students
-A tool that simplifies APA/MLA citations for students
-Excellent citation machine for students
-Web meeting & document sharing tool
Questioning, Listening
& Contributing
A virtual bulletin board - post notes, images, documents, and more
Oral Presentation
-Speaking and Listening Skills - activities and tests
-Short and Sweet Presentation Advice
Vocabulary and
Concept Development recommended.jpg
-A dictionary with videos
-Online graphical dictionary and thesaurus
-Fun vocab word game (figure out the word from the definition)
-Visually explore the vocabulary in a selection of text
-Vocab quiz game with a good cause
-Test word knowledge, build vocabulary through fun games and challenges
-Quick and personalized learning tool for improving vocabulary
-5 Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports
-Online poster webpage - collaborative expression
-7 web-based tools for creating video stories
-Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing