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English Techy Tools

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Web 2.0 Tool Name URL/Website  Description  Lesson Example
ETTC poetry http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/poemlist.htm poem form generator   allows you to create different poems by using their form  

Freedictionary 

(see also Visuwords below)

http://www.thefreedictionary.com  full spectrum of vocabulary  can be used to teach vocabulary by finding the meaning of words and synonyms.  
Games/Flashcards/Puzzles http://www.rush2knowledge.org/site/Language_Arts.html ESL games and more teachers can use these websites as a support for their ESL students.  
Ginger Software  http://www.gingersoftware.com/ grammar and spell checker students can type in their text then "Ginger it" which will fix any grammatical or spelling mistakes
Good Reads(Books)  http://www.goodreads.com  create book groups with your friends  track the books you have read, recommend books to your friends, and answer book trivias   
Guide to Grammar and Writing http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm grammar and Writing Tools grammar/Writing lessons with samples
Kids On The Net  http://www.kidsonthenet.org.uk/about/index.htm looking at writing through the eyes of a child;Used online;Free can be used in English classes to enhance and encourage writing practice and skills 
Mashpedia http://mashpedia.com research research tool
Myst http://mystonline.com/en/ "open-sourced massive multiplayer online adventure game" UK teacher Tim Rylands is using Myst as a teaching aid at his school, Chew Magna Primary School in Bristol, UK. Rylands has just won the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency's annual award for best use of technology in class, and uses the 'edutainment' properties of Myst to aid the teaching of literacy and numeracy.
Power League http://www.powerleague.org.uk/ sample group opinions and provoke group discussions - its easy and free with Power League tool can be utilized in English or Speech classes to aid in discussions and debates. 
Read, Write, Think http://www.readwritethink.org/ lesson Plans for all grade levels search by grade level and unit
Recipe4Success http://www.myt4l.com/index.phpv=pl&page_ac=view&type=tools contains great tools like rubric makers, graphic organizer makers, and a citation maker rubric and graphic organizers can serve the teachers; while, the citation maker can assist students when properly including a reference in their research
RIF Reading Planet http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/gamestation/storymaker/storymaker.htm elementary geared activities towards reading and writing  students can create, watch, and listen to stories while completing many other reading and writing games
Shelfari http://www.shelfari.com/ displays books you have read, are reading, and want to read allows you to create a virtual bookshelf  and learn more about the books you enjoy to read
Spelling City http://www.spellingcity.com/ create spelling lists and test yourself (only the Spelling Test, Teach Me, and Play a Game are available) students can study their weekly spelling words 
TikaTok http://www.tikatok.com/ create a virtual book from your pictures can be used in place of a book report; demonstrate content knowledge via images/pictures 
Typing Skills  http://www.goodtyping.com  learn how to type correctly in just a few hours  learn to type by using 27 lessons guide step-by-step  
Visuwords

http://www.visuwords.com/

type in a word and get more detailed definitions by mousing over synonyms provided teach vocabulary with definitions and synonyms  
Writing Fun    http://www.writingfun.com/writingfun2010.html "text organizers to assist students with the writing process"  students can use various text organizers when writing  

 

 

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