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Indiana Reading Association Presentation Resources

IRA Literacy Web Tools (and others) - Resources

Resources shared in the IRA Presentation 3/12
Into the Book Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies
AdLit.org – Resources and instructional guidance for adolescent literacy, Grades 4-8
Newseum Almost 900 Front pages from newspapers from around the country and world
Art of Storytelling A terrific website that allows students to build their own story using an interactive scenes and props.
http://kidblog.org/home/ Safe. Simple Blogs for your classroom. Also see my Prezi presentation on how to get started. Blogging for Six Year Olds?!
Edmodo Central Class site for assignments, internet resources, classroom community
Howtoons Cartoon Creator
Witty Comics Comic strip creator
Bit Strips Comic Strip Creator
Center on Instruction - gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based resources on instruction.
Florida Center for Reading Research  Information about research-based practices related to literacy instruction and assessment for children in pre-school through 12th grade, & applied research that will have an immediate impact on policy and practices related to literacy instruction.
 Writing Fix .Northern Nevada Writing Project
Starfall – A classic early reading instructional resource
Storybird Site to create inspired stories with professional artwork in a story board format.
Other resources shared at previous “Tech Tuesday” sessions
Sitton Spelling – The companion site to the Sitton Spelling program
Tagxedo Word clouds with style
Animoto Free 30 second slideshows using video, photos, & music
Poll Everywhere Free student response system
Penzu Online Journal
Parts of Speech Language Arts website with activities for children. See also: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/index.html
Obsurvey Easy to use surveys
Word Tamer Language art website for elements of a story, genre, and word use.
Socrative See also my blog post on this site: YourKidsTeacher Blogspot
Youngzine News and more for the young.
Stich.it “Stich” together multiple websites into a compelling slideshow.
i Fake Text A fun way to simulate text messages on the computer
The Teaching Channel Tremendous source of resources
Testmoz Create online, automatically graded tests and quizzes
bubbl Brainstorming and mindmapping tool for interactive whiteboard
Wallwisher Community bulletin board that can be used for brainstorming sessions, collaborative efforts
Sign Generator Create fun, customizable, street, warning, and other signs.
ICT Magic A central Wiki for Math and English (among others) for websites for activites and instruction.

VocabularySpelling City.com – I wrote about this resource here: http://yourkidsteacher.blogspot.com/2011/07/vocabularyspellingcity.html  The post should help you get started. I love it.
Thanks for coming, I hope you found a resource that will help your classroom instruction. Eric
You can find me on:
Twitter: @YourKidsTeacher


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