Class Tech Tips: 12 App and Websites for Super Readers Literacy Center.  The LiteracyCenter.Net serves more than a million free literacy lessons a month to children in 141 countries. It provides safe learning activities for parents and teachers to share with young children. All online lessons are free of advertising and free of charge. LibriVox.  LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening. The first step is to get the mp3 or ogg files into your own computer. This site also allows you to record chapters of books in the public domain. It's easy to volunteer. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. Mark-My Time.  A digital bookmark that can monitor students’ reading times. NEA’s Read Across America.   NEA's Read Across America is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday. We also provide resources and activities to keep children reading year round.  Newsela  (4-12)This site helps students develop critical reading skills that are aligned with eh Common core.  The online reading program uses relevant news topics and articles to text students in five different reading levels. Quizzes help student work through the material they are reading.  Teachers can view students' activity to help them keep track of progress and areas of weakness. The Reading Pen Group.   This site give info on a three-ounce personal reading device that allows students of all reading levels including ELS/ELL and special needs student, to scan printed words or full sentences and obtain the proper pronunciation, definition and translation in seconds. Reading Rockets.   Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. The Reading Rockets project is comprised of PBS television programs, available on videotape and DVD; online services, including the web sites Reading and; and professional development opportunities. Renaissance learning's Accelerated Reader on the Web.  This site has reading support for grades 1-6, this application can personalize student reading practices and can track student reading progress Scholastic.  Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, has a corporate mission supported through all of its divisions of helping children around the world to read and learn. Recognizing that literacy is the cornerstone of a child's intellectual, personal and cultural growth, for over 85 years, Scholastic has created quality products and services that educate, entertain and motivate children and are designed to help enlarge their understanding of the world around them. Sunburst’s Key Skills for Reading, Spelling & Phonics new software. StarFall.   Teachers around the world use and Starfall high-quality educational products as an inexpensive way to make the classroom more fun and inspire a love of reading and writing. Parents use Starfall to prepare their children for school, and to support them once they are there. Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children. Primarily designed for first grade, Starfall is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Starfall is perfect for home schooling Teaching Books. is an online collection of K-12 multimedia author and book resources. Tween Tribune.   This site is for tweens and allows students to interact with online news and post comments while fulfilling requirement for language arts computer skills and other related classes. Unlike other news sites for kids, Tween Tribune is easy to use, updated daily and allows tweens to participate in so many ways. But most importantly, it encourages tweens to seek out news on a daily basis. Web English Teacher.   This website offers English teachers the ability to search for young adult literature. Wordle.   This site contains web tool for creating "word clouds" from text that you provide, from a specific web address, or from the tags associated with a users account. The clouds created can be customized with different fonts, layouts and colors. The clouds created can be saved or exported for use in other applications. One interesting use of this is to paste in the text of a piece of writing to generate a word cloud of the most frequently used words in the writing.