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Books On-Line - Big Universe lets you read, create and share childrens' books on-line

Book Resources On-Line - Book Drum - Book Drum is the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music.  This is a fantastic site and a must see!

Dictionary - The Free Dictionary is the world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!

Digital Storytelling - Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos for digital storytelling in your classroom.

Digital Storytelling/Programming - Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

Digital Storytelling/Communication - Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages.  *motivate students *nourish creativity *personalize relationships with students *effective language learning

Discussion Starters with Video Clips - Movie Segments for Warm Ups and Follow Ups is a blog that contains a series of movie segments to be used to brainstorm, warm up, follow up, and activate schemata, preparing the students for the topic that will be discussed in class. Here you will find the segments, the lesson plans, and varied topics to foster conversation. You may use the activities for a full two-hour class or they can be used separately to brainstorm or wrap up the topic, focusing on conversation, vocabulary and listening comprehension.

Games - Proofreading game allows students to practice their skills.

Spelling - Spelling City is a site where students can learn spelling and vocabulary.

Stories - Folk Tale Map site allows you to select and read folktales from all over the world.

Web 2.0 - The Newspaper Clipping Image Generator lets you input text and it changes it into a newspaper clipping that looks very realistic!

WritingCanTeach Writing and journal prompts

Writing - The Young Writer's Project is a safe place for VT & NH students to | write | give, receive feedback | podcast | collaborate | connect | improve writing skills | Submit work for publication | Get tips from professionals.

Writing - John Hopkins University writing tutorials for essay writing.

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