Writing


 Dictionary Link Find a word's meaning from any language. 

Dictionary.com Need a definition? 

Spelling City Want to have fun studying for your Spelling tests? Use this site!

Read.Write.ThinkClassroom Resources, so much great information to help you learn to be a better writer.

Lingo.com - The coolest dictionary ever.
 Search Engines

Doing Research and need to do some web searching and surfing.  Check out these websites below.




Search Engines










WRITING
Penzu Journal - Keep and online journal

Canva - Use Canva's drag-and-drop feature and professional layouts to design consistently stunning graphics.

Newspaper Clipping Generator - Create your own Newspaper Article which looks awesome, with date and headlines.

Bibme.org - Fast & easy Bibliography, cite your sources

Flipsnack.com - Needs a login.  Create am interactive book.  PDF to Flash

Kahoot.It - Gamers, compete with your friends.  Teacher can develop the game and all you need is the pin number to play.

Socrative,com - Join a room that your teacher has made and play the game.  Teachers can receive the feedback by email, google drive, etc.

Easel.ly - Create info graphics to display information.

Vocaroo - Online Voice Recorder.  Export as a .wav, .mp3

Fodey - Make a newspaper clipping with this awesome generator - Thanks Caroline and Mrs. Key

Inklewriterinklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. 

Educlippers - Organize clippings onto virtual bulletin boards. Login Needed

StoryJumper - Make a story and publish it. Login Needed


MAKE A MOVIE WEBSITES / Presentation:

Make a Movie - Write a story and then turn it into a movie, all by yourself.

Normal Movie or Extra Normal Movie - take writing your story to whole new level when you turn it into a movie.

ZooburstZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books.
Story Makermy Storymaker was named one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association.
MeOgraph - Create four-dimensional multimedia stories, essays, expository, narrative, and exciting adventures

StoryBird - The world needs to know your story.  Start here with story bird and let your story soar around the world.

Powtoon - Needs a login. If you can dream it, you can create it.  Bring your story to life with the computer screen.

animoto.com - Use Animoto to create a slideshow video with texts, colors, pictures, and publish your book.

Go Animate for Schools - a cloud based platform for creating animated videos.  Login needed.

Magisto - Login needed. Make a video.   Illustrate theme and idea.  Automatically turns phone into photos and video clips

Thinglink - Login needed. Create, Share, Engage, Measure, Interactive Images & Videos


CARTOON WEBSITES:

Comic Strip Creator - invites students to compose their own comic strips for a variety of contexts (prewriting, pre- and post reading activities, response to literature, and so on). The organizers focus on the key elements of comic strips by allowing students to choose backgrounds, characters, and props, as well as to compose related 
dialogue.

ESL Comic Make Belief - Write Comics in English, Spanish, German, and more.  Perfect for all our future authors.  

ToonDoo - World's fastest way to create cartoons.  Complete your writing piece first, then publish with a cartoon.

Wordle - Create Vocabulary "word clouds" from text that you provide.  You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, andcolor schemes.  Use very every subject.

Tagxedo - Needs Silverlight installed.  Like Wordle but a step farther as text can be used to build bigger images

Bitstrips - Make and share your own comic strips with thousands of others

Blabberize - Make an animal talk.  Talk about learning perspective and different points of view.

Voki - Needs a login. Create any person, background, how the person talks. You tell your person or animal what to say.

Scratch - Needs a login.  Create a card, a free programing language where you or tour students can cease their own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Piktochart - Login Needed. Creating a visual of text. Take your visual communication to the next level, without hiring a professional designer

BeFunky - Login Needed. Take any picture and change it into a cartoon. Photo editor, and photo collage.

Comic Master is a free tool designed for students to use to create comics in the "graphic novel style" that is popular with a lot of kids in the ten to fourteen years old age range. 

Make Beliefs is a free comic strip creation tool that provides students with a variety of templates, characters, and prompts for building their own comic strips. 

Choggerto capture pictures for use in your comic strips.












Writing Peer Review (Peer Critique)

Writing Peer Review