Reading / Language Arts

Stellarium

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Free program that creates a realistic sky in 3D. You can view different constellations, planets, sunrise/sunset,  and stars.

TeacherTube

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Much like youtube, this tool lets you upload, view, and share educational video.

Flocabulary

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A website that provides all kinds of videos of raps that are about content vocabulary.

Random Name Picker

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Choose a random name from your class list of students, appears as a spinning wheel.

Google Street View

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Lets you explore places in 360 view, can also create your own 360 pictures and post.

BookTrack Classroom

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BookTrack Classroom adds contextual tracks to text to enhance the reading experience both in pleasure and comprehension. Teachers can create classes on the site where students may upload their own writing and set it to music and sounds they feel match the content of their text. For all grade levels.

ReadWorks

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ReadWorks is a free site that supports readings skills & literacy growth for all grade levels. On the site teachers will find, passages (literary and nonfiction) that are searchable and leveled paired with questions crafted based on current evidence-based methods, common core aligned lessons, and novel study units with ancillary materials and Comprehension Units that offer read aloud as well as paired text passages, and more.  For all grade levels.

Kaizena Shortcut

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Kaizena Shortcut is an Add-on for Docs that allows users to export a Google Doc to Kaizena to create personalized feedback fast through various features such as recorded voice comments or teacher-made mini lessons with video tutorials that can be added to a Doc with one click.

Readability

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Readability is a Chrome extension that improves the readability of text on web pages through features that permit users to remove clutter on busy web pages. Also, it provides the option to save articles for later reading and the ability to change font size and color to improve the ability to read digital text. For all grade levels.

EasyBib

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EasyBib is an Add-on that allows you to create a Bibliography from within your Google Doc. You can cite books, journals, articles, websites--all from entering a title or URLs. MLA, APA, Chicago, and many other formats are available. For all grade levels.

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