www.bookrix.com BookRix - This site allows users to read online books, upload their own books and download ebooks.
http://bookbuilder.cast.org Book Builder This site can be used to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills.
http://www.blockposters.com Block Posters This sites allows users to upload images and then create a poster.
www.blurb.com Blurb This site can be used to create photo books.
http://easybib.com/ Easy Bib - Easy Bib is a powerful and very useful tool that helps students (and teachers) properly cite in MLA and APA formats for formal reports. This site even allows you to enter a book's ISBN number and then automatically fills in the information for you. It can print the information out, export it to a Word Document or PDF, and even email it to you. A great tool that makes the research much easier for students and their teachers.
http://doingtext.com Doing Text DoingText is a web based text editor for collaborative writing. A URL can be shared with others and they write comments, make changes without signing up. It lets you track changes and comments by RSS feed, export text by embedding in other pages. Features include being able to back to the previous version of every line or see an overview of the discussion history..
http://www.fliptext.org FlipText - Flip typed text
http://foldingstory.com Folding Story FoldingStory is a group storytelling game. Sign up today to enter the fold.
https://www.goodtyping.com/ Good Typing A free online typing program for students.
www.yourtube.com/user/searchstories Google Search Stories. You can become of your own movie. Enter your GOogle Searches and add music and you now have a Google Sarch Story. You will end up with a video fo your searches which will flow together to create a story Can be used with any grade level and any topic or subject
http://www.historypin.com/ History Pin - History Pin is a site that lets teachers and students view and share their personal history in a totally new way. It uses Google Maps and Street View technology and hopes to become the largest user-generated archive of the worlds historical images and stories. History Pin asks the public to dig out, upload and pin their own old photos, as well as the stories behind them, onto the History Pin map. Uniquely, History Pin lets you layer old images onto modern Street View scenes, giving a series of peeks into the past. This is a great tool for writing compare and contrast literature and, of course, for use with a History class as well.
www.flashcardexchange.com FlashCards This site allows the use to create an unlimited number of flashcards in a variety of languages. Images and video can be added
http://www.learner.org/interactives Interactives Interactives" provides educators and students with strategies, content, and activities that can enhance and improve students' skills in a variety of curricular areas.
http://lexipedia.com Lexipedia Type in your words and this site identifies their part of speech ad definitions .
www.lulu.com Lulu This site can be used to create print or ebooks.
http://letterpop.com LetterPop This site allows the creation of newsletters online and in print for families, businesses, friends, churches, schools, or any other organization. This site is easy to use and creates professional looking documents
http://literactive.com/Home/index.asp Literactive Literactive is the leading provider of reading material for pre-school, kindergarten and grade 1 students available online. The program is comprised of carefully levelled guided readers, comprehensive phonic activities and a wealth of supplemental reading material which gradually develop a child's reading skills in a sequential and enjoyable manner. Developed and approved by teachers and parents across the United States, Literactive is the acknowledged leader in early learning online.
http://www.inklesstales.com/games/makeaword/index.shtml Make A Word -Interactive Whiteboard friendly
www.mixbook.com Mixbook This site allows student to create books by combining photos with different backgrounds, layouts and sticker to create a unique book. This book can be shared online or printed (hard copies must be purchased).
www.mystorybook.com My Storybook INTERACTIVE This site is a digital storytelling web tool that allows student to create their very own story from scratch Students can create their own storyline, draw pictures insert photo or clipart and publish and view their stories in the public gallery
https://www.archives.gov/ National Archives
http://oneword.com/ One Word – One Word is a very simple and elegant quick-write solution for students. The site offer a one word prompt and gives the student 60 seconds to start writing. This is a great way to fight writers-block and make writing a little more fun as the words are usually really interesting and offer lots of room for students to get creative. This is a great site, especially for Middle School students of all academic performance levels.
http://www.quicklyst.com Quicklyst Quicklyst is a very great web2.0 tool. It is a note taking application that has an outline-style text box . It was created by Shantanu to facilitate taking and reviewing notes. Quicklyst provides you with a quick and instant access to some famous internet resources namely Wikipedia and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. It is free and very simple and above all no login or registrations are required to get started using it . Quicklyst can be downloaded , printed ,or delivered to kindle devices
www.smilebooks.com SmileBooks This site can be used to create storybooks online or you can download their software on your hard drive. This service is free.
http://shelfari.com Shelfari Shelfari is a virtual bookshelf that you create to show off books that you have read and recommend. It is a Web 2.0 site that allows you to connect with students, other teachers, and parents around books.
www.storyjumper.com StoryJumper. This unique story creation tool allow the creation of a real hardcover book of your creation for a fee. The tool itself is free. Student's stories can be saved and shared.
http://storybird.com StoryBird Storybird is a service that uses collaborative storytelling to connect kids and families. Two (or more) people create a Storybird in a round robin fashion by writing their own text and inserting pictures. They then have the option of sharing their Storybird privately or publicly on the network. The final product can be printed (soon), watched on screen, played with like a toy, or shared through a worldwide library.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/index.htm Building Language through for Literacy from Scholastic - Interactive Whiteboard friendly
www.readthewords.com ReadtheWords This site features text to speech with a variety of voices. This site allows a teacher to download papers and exam for Read the Words. This site can also read many documents such as website, publisher, and word. The website does an excellent job at describing the function of the tutorial as well as audible pronunciation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BezIRHR2PwM 'How to Use ReadtheWords' YouTube video
http://www.quiz-tree.com/English_smain.html Quiz Tree
http://scratch.mit.edu Scratch This is as an electronic tool kit that allows student to create their own games, animated stories, and interactive art. This program features 2D and 3D graphics, images, text, web pages sound, video and more.
http://www.learner.org/interactives/spelling/index.html Spelling Bee This set of activities is like an old-fashioned Spelling Bee. Students in grades 1-8 will listen to three stories, one at a time, and then spell words from each story. Students in high school will listen to separate sentences and then spell the words from each sentence. Students can review the words, hear the audio, and SPELL the missing words.
http://www.spellingcity.com Spelling City This spelling site has over 42,000 spelling words and customizable sentences, A REAL person who says each word and sentence and Free home pages for teachers and parents to save lists. There are also teacher training videos, free related recourses and spelling games
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/ Visual Dictionary
http://wanderfulstorybooks.com Wanderful Storybooks Wanderful seeks to inspire young and emerging readers to build a lasting love of language, reading and learning through highly interactive multilingual storybook apps with integrated lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
http://education.weebly.com Weebly Weebly is a place for you and your students to create free websites and blogs. Weebly makes it extremely easy to create a website or blog because of its drag and drop interface, ready made designs, the ability to customize content simply, and the drag and drop approach to organizing pages. These websites are easy to create and have great looking, professional results.
http:// webklipper.com/ Webklipper Annotating text to demonstrate reading strategies (visualizing, making connections, asking questions, writing summaries, etc.) is a way students of all English levels can improve their literacy. By using a tool like students can show these strategies through the use of virtual “postit” notes on any webpage. In fact, classmates can see those annotations and add their own.
http://whyville.com/smmk/nice Whyville. Whyville is online educational gaming community that challenges young students in a numbers of areas. This site/game allows students to earn virtual money and use it to start their own virtual business and learn about a variety of economic function.
www.writingfun.com Writing Fun Use online text organizers to assist students in the writing process.
http://www.storyit.com/magnets/wmagnets.htm Word Magnets - Interactive Whiteboard friendly
http://www.wordle.net Wordle This site allows you to create your own website, animations, Word puzzles, and Word Art.
http://www.slideshare.net/digitalmaverick/how-to-use-wordle-presentation How to Use Wordle
http://www.slideshare.net/JenniferW/wordle-ideas Wordle Ideas
Tagxedo - (http://www.tagxedo.com/)
ABC Ya - (http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm)
Tagul - (http://tagul.com/)
Word It Out (http://worditout.com/)
Tag Crowd (http://tagcrowd.com/)
Wordsift - (http://www.wordsift.com/)
Make Word Mosiac – (http://www.imagechef.com/ic/word_mosaic/)
VocabGrabber – (http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/)
Worditout - http://worditout.com
E-Books and Online books:
Amigo Reader - a reader for ebooks - read and learn with others
is an audio-blogging site, you can send in updates through the web, phone or its own iPhone app. Perfect for blogging on the move, like on a school-trip, or sharing your class’s opinion about a topic.
- create/publish your own book
- free books textbooks and business
BookGoldMine - more books here
Bookrix - download free ebooks, enter free writing contests and much more..
Bookyards tons of books can be found here
- e-book management tool that converts multiple file types ie. PDF for iPad
- ebooks for free and for fee open and read with Amigo Reader
- free epub files to use with epub readers
Findingdulcinea - online references, internet librarian
Getfreebooks - free books - kobo - read on an ipad or itouch
Lulu - be your own publish – publish a book, CD, or DVD in minutes
- a huge range of books can be found here
Mixbook -create a free ebooks.
Project Gutenberg - Books to read and share online.
- Read a Book and share a book review of it online
- create and publish your own children’s books
- free, open-content textbooks that you can edit