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Dianne Krause

Booktrack Classroom - About | Amplify your story - 0 views

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    "Booktrack is transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film.   Booktrack is delivering an innovative and engaging experience for today's generation of digital-savvy students, providing new ways for students to study and enjoy reading and writing. Booktrack Classroom is an exciting new technology that synchronizes audio with text to create an immersive reading experience. Stories and essays published with Booktrack include a customized, movie-style soundtrack that complements the story. Students can create Booktracks for their own writing and create a soundtrack from over 20,000 professional-quality audio files and share it with their classmates to read. Funded by investors including Peter Thiel (co-founder and former CEO of PayPal), Booktrack will change the way people read, write, and publish their stories."
Dianne Krause

FREE Printables from MakeBeliefsComix.com! - 0 views

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    "The printables encourage writing and thinking in a quick and fun way. A student's efforts to complete the printable can then become the first step in writing longer essays, poems or stories on the same subject. The printables also can be used with students enrolled in literacy and English-As-Second Language (ESL, ESOL) programs and provide an educational resource for teaching language arts."
Dianne Krause

Word Tamer - 4 views

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    Word Tamer is a neat site for learning the process of developing characters, settings, and plots in creative writing. Word Tamer is set up as an interactive journey through a carnival of literary devices. As students move through the carnival they develop characters, develop a setting, and develop a plot for their stories. At each stop in the Word Tamer carnival students can print out the words they have written. Along the way there are videos to help students understand the roles of characters, settings, and plot development in crafting a good story.
Dianne Krause

Dr. Marie Walsh's Wiki - 1 views

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    A great wiki chocked full of resources for literacy in education including:  Brain based learning, comprehension strategies & lessons, independent reading, lesson design, videos, word study, writing lessons, written response lessons, vocabulary and more!
Dianne Krause

PrimaryPad - Superfunky collaborative writing for schools - 0 views

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    PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time. NICE alternative to Google Docs for the younger students or anyone not wanting to worry about accounts.
Dianne Krause

VocabGrabber : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - 2 views

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    VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.
Dianne Krause

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words th... - 0 views

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    The Visual Thesaurus is an interactive dictionary and thesaurus which creates word maps that blossom with meanings and branch to related words. Its innovative display encourages exploration and learning. You'll understand language in a powerful new way.
Dianne Krause

Biography Maker - 2 views

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    The Biography Maker is like those homework machines we have been hearing about for many years. It is designed to help you convert facts into insights, dull and boring information into fascination and magic. It will help you do a good job, but you must provide some of the "steam" to make it work well. The Biography Maker is meant to inspire lively story telling and vivid writing which will make your readers want to know more about your subject.
Dianne Krause

ETTC's new and improved Poetry Forms - 2 views

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    Instant Poetry forms.. enter your own information and a poem is formed. A lot of different options!
Dianne Krause

ShelSilverstein.com - the Official Site for Kids - Choose Speed - 3 views

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    Shel Silverstein's website - great interactive activities for kids as well as resources for teachers and parents
Dianne Krause

Figment: Write yourself in. - 0 views

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    "Figment is a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors. Whatever you're into, from sonnets to mysteries, from sci-fi stories to cell phone novels, you can find it all here."
Dianne Krause

Literacy Center Education Network - English - Learn to Write Lowercase Letters - 2 views

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    Website that shows how to form lower case letters with animation. Great for teaching handwriting.
Dianne Krause

Writing Workshop in Room 10 - 2 views

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    A nice website that showcases a teacher's take on Writer's Workshop. A lot of great ideas and resources.
Dianne Krause

Literacy Center Education Network - Play & Learn English - 1 views

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    Learn and practice uppercase letters, lowercase letters, shapes, words, numbers, colors, the keyboard, and how to form the letters. Great for teaching handwriting!
Dianne Krause

Technology a key tool in writing instruction | Community | eSchoolNews.com - 0 views

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    "The report found that the use of Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, podcasts, wikis, and comics-creating software can heighten students' engagement and enhance their writing and thinking skills in all grade levels and across all subjects."
Dianne Krause

Digital Publishing Resources - 0 views

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    A nice group of websites used for writing and publishing online.. good for all levels. 
Toby Grosswald

EasyBib: Free Bibliography Maker - MLA, APA, Chicago citation styles - 2 views

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    The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker Create a Works Cited instantly! 286,037,053 sources cited to date.
Dianne Krause

Graphic Organizers K-8 - 2 views

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    "Help your students children classify ideas and communicate more effectively. Use graphic organizers to structure writing projects, to help in problem solving, decision making, studying, planning research and brainstorming"
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    A multitude of Graphic Organizers good for all subject areas.
Dianne Krause

Shadow Poetry -- Resources -- Types of Poetry - 0 views

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    "These are just a very few examples of different types of poetry. Most of the definitions have at least one example of each particular type of poetry for better understanding. All examples were provided by the members of Shadow Poetry or previous Egroup. More definitions for related poetry items may be found in the Shadow Poetry Handbook (link located above). As a bonus, we feature poetry forms created by selected poets as new and challenging writing styles. Try not only the traditional forms, but some of the rewarding invented formats as well!"
Dianne Krause

TitanPad - 0 views

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    "TitanPad TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously We are rescuing EtherPad for your use."
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