Digital Literacy

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Hemingway Editor
Before you (or your students) publish anything, run rough drafts through this Hemingway app. It will highlight weak adverbs, find passive voice, and identify reading levels. Best of all - it's free. Get monthly tips like this one at
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PHOTOBOOTHER: This is a super-easy digital version of the classic Photo Booth many of us spent time in when we were kids. My photos are shown on the right. It took me about 7 minutes to upload and download this picture strip. Best of all, it's free. Create a Photoboother bulletin board and use it as a STUDENT OF THE MONTH display. Get tips like this delivered to your inbox once a month by clicking here:
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Scholastic Teaching Tools | Resources for Teachers
Character Scrapbook ...analyze the characters in any book! Wow! From Scholastic
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Writer Igniter - DIY MFA
WRITER IGNITER: Press the shuffle button to generate a set of random characters, situations, props and settings to use in an impromptu narrative.
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The Newspaper Clipping Generator - Create your own fun newspaper
Newspaper generator. Very cool -- type in your story, and the website makes it look like a newspaper article. Sample text: WASHINGTON, DC – Barack Obama launched his second term as the 44th President of the United States with an 18-minute inaugural address which will forever secure his place in history as a tough-minded liberal in a speech designed to craft his legacy and promote his causes. SUPPORT: First Lady, Michelle Obama along with daughters, Malia and Sasha looked on as he was sworn in.
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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles
TAGXEDO Word Clouds...Tagxedo Link: (better than wordle): SAMPLE TEXT FOR LINCOLN REPORT: anti-slavery lawyer married Mary Todd 4 sons Congress lawyer Republican energetic elected independence Emancipation Proclamation Gettysburg Address 13th Amendment re-elected Lincoln Kentucky 1809 borrowed books Illinois self-education shot John Wilkes Booth postmaster assassinated President lawyer Illinois
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Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles
TAGXEDO. If you like Wordle, you'll love Tagxedo. Just upload your picture (That's me!), add some descriptive words, and voila! Have students create a short speech or have them add the picture to their notebooks along with a paragraph or personal narrative. This took me five minutes to create. Get tips like this delivered to your inbox once a month by clicking here:
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Random Name Generator
RANDOM NAME SELECTOR: This is simple way to call on students when no one is volunteering! Kinda like popsicle sticks, but much more techy! Random Name Selector--kids loved it last year! Also has "group" setting
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Valentine Heart
TWISTY TEXT. Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! (Writing/Publishing Center) Sample Text: I love…the way you do not compromise your values for acceptance…the way you already know when a friendship is worth fighting for and when it is worth letting go…the awareness you have of the world around you. Because of these things, you are a person of influence, a person capable of cultivating deep friendships,a person worthy of trust.~ for Sean Malone by Janice Malone
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Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease
Have you heard of Wonderopolis?? It houses short, super-interesting nonfiction pieces (text and audio) followed by 3 text-dependent questions.
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Akinator, the mind reading genie
JUST FOR FUN: This is an online game which can guess a real or fictional character you're thinking of just by asking you 20 simple questions. I just tried this!! It's creepy how often the genie's guesses are correct...even when challenged with super obscure characters. Try this "You Just Realized" site at Akinator, the Web Genius
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Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish
Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish
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10 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom
10 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology in the Classroom without the stress