Reading / Language Arts

Merlot II

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Merlot II is a site with a collection of free online simulations, interactives, games, and lessons, many of which are innovative approaches to teaching abstract and complex concepts. Locating these free services, however, is a journey.

No Red Ink

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No Red Ink is a web-based software that can be connected to a teacher's Edmodo account or Google account and creates student accounts without requiring an email address (a must for many students). Based on a Diagnostic assessment, teachers can create assignments and quizzes, that will be graded by No Red Ink, and target Common Core skills using your students’ interests. During 5-10 minute practice sets, students will receive support whenever needed and No Red Ink will track growth using color-coded heat maps.

Instructables

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From science experiments to Oregon Trail quilts, this web-based software and app offers instructions for more than 100,000 DIY projects. Looking for a classroom maker project? You’ll find it here. Did your students create something awesome? Encourage them to upload their instructions and share their ideas.  For all grade levels.

Draw & Tell

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Draw & Tell is an IOS app created by Duck Duck Moose that taps into students creativity. Students can draw something then tell a story about it, and share it with others. For K to grade 8.

Haiku Deck

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Haiku Deck is a web-based software and app that puts a new spin on presentation software, allowing the user to tell a story or a poem in a simple, beautiful, and visual way. For all grade levels.

SpicyNodes

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SpicyNodes is a web-based tool that promotes understanding in a logical, visual way through interactive, 21st Century graphic organizers. Begin with an outline of information with images, website links, etc. and allow SpicyNodes to create an interactive map of that information. For all grade levels.

WordHippo

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WordHippo, an online dictionary designed for elementary students, is more than a dictionary - featuring rhyming words, example sentences, pronunciation, translations, etc. For K to grade 8.

 

Shmoop

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Shmoop is a literary site flush with study guides and more, written and managed by graduate level English students whose focus is making core curriculum available to all learning levels with a comical flair. For all grade levels.

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