Generic Tools


Website
Description
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/9-12
Google Lit Trips for High School (using Google Earth)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/english/
Reading, writing, presenting, and Shakespeare activities, quizzes, and videos
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://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/teach/
Thought provoking journalism on air and online (films/teacher lessons)
http://englishcompanion.ning.com/
An online personal learning community for English teachers

Tools By Standard

Standard
Website
Description
Writing
http://figment.com/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize
http://thestorystarter.com/
http://oneword.com/
http://futureme.org/
http://inmaiclassportadaalta.blogspot.com/
http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/croninv/502
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/open
http://playfic.com/
http://noredink.com/
http://writetheworld.com/
-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
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-Writing prompts for world events
Reading
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize
http://www.shelfari.com/
http://www.canadianshakespeares.ca
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://www.60secondrecap.com/
http://www.forgottenbooks.org/
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go
http://www.literature-map.com/
http://www.openculture.com/2012/03/
http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grades
http://tweentribune.com/
-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
Research
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl
http://www.sweetsearch.com/
http://easybib.com/
http://citationmachine.net/
-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
Discussion
http://www.showdocument.com/
-Web meeting & document sharing tool
Questioning, Listening
& Contributing
http://padlet.com/
A virtual bulletin board - post notes, images, documents, and more
Oral Presentation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/08
-Speaking and Listening Skills - activities and tests
-Short and Sweet Presentation Advice
Vocabulary and
Concept Development
http://www.wordia.com/
http://www.visuwords.com
http://www.knoword.org/index.php
http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocab
http://freerice.com/
http://dynamo.dictionary.com/placement/
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-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
Media
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010
http://edu.glogster.com/
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/
-5 Alternatives to Traditional Book Reports
-Online poster webpage - collaborative expression
-7 web-based tools for creating video stories
Grammar
http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
-Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing