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Online speed reading course | Legentas

Gain more time for yourself. We will teach you to read more than 2x faster which will allow you to save time spent reading articles, books, emails and documents. You can speed read every day at work or school, and speed reading ability also looks good in your CV.

Student Created Books in the iClassroom by Eanes Ind School District

This is amazing! What I usually have issues with in iTunes U courses is following the author's organizational system and trying to make sense of it. Yours is so well organized that I had no trouble with it whatsoever. I think we should use this model for the elementary ed summer PD classes that we are going to develop this sememster.

Name Dice - random names for writers By Thinkamingo

Name Dice is a tool for writers to create interesting fictional character names. There are hundreds of male and female first and last names, resulting in nearly endless name combinations.

Name Box By Amy Nugent

Name box is a name generator for writers, expectant parents, or anyone in need of a pseudonym! This app draws from a variety of languages to create real-world names based on the criteria you choose.

Story Dice By Thinkamingo

Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. This idea generator can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling.

The Brainstormer By Tapnik

The Classic Brainstormer is a bit of kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer can provide that elusive moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any kind of creative endeavor.

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing By Thinkamingo

Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more!

Writer's Hat By Linda Amos

Writer's Hat is an ideas generator to inspire creative writing, oral literacy and imaginative thinking. Whilst aimed at classroom teachers and educators, it could easily be used for family fun, camp activities and party games.Do your students need help generating ideas for creative story writing, storytelling and interesting sentence and paragraph construction? Then use the Magic Writer's Hat to generate ideas.

Rory's Story Cubes By The Creativity Hub Ltd.

WAYS TO PLAY:• Play with family and friends as a party game or ice-breaker.• Play solitaire as a ‘creative Sudoku’ to stretch your imagination.• Use for second language development.• Use with children to help with literacy skills.• Tell stories to encourage speaking and listening.• Use as the starting point for creative writing, art, music, drama• Use to overcome writer’s block• Use as a creative problem solving tool• Tell stories to build confidence in your creative ability.

Story Wheel By EverAge

Story Wheel is an educational game that improves your child’s cognitive abilities. Story Wheel helps develop an understanding of story composition, strengthens imagination, and improves oral language skills. It is a perfect complement to your child’s language arts school curriculum.1-4 players can create a story. Start by spinning the wheel to get a picture. Next, record your voice as you develop a story with that picture. Each player will build upon the story with a new picture. When done, you can listen to your story and share your creations online, or email them to family and friends.With four themes to choose from, the stories are unlimited.

Word Faucet (Free) By Erasmos Inc

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Character Prompts By 21x20 Media, Inc.

Writing.Com presents "Character Prompts", an exciting twist on traditional writing prompts... Put billions of unique character profiles in the palm of your hand! Character Prompts gives you 19 different profile characteristics filled with randomly generated information. We take the process of character development to the next level by adding thousands of character twists and 150 thought provoking questions for your character. Shake your device, swipe across the screen or tap a tab to change prompts.

Writing Prompts for Kids By Teacher Created Resources

Boost students' creative writing skills with writing prompts that will spark their imaginations. This writing prompt generator is quick and easy to use; your students will have an inspiring writing topic in seconds. Just tap the screen to pick a situation, a character, a setting, and an object. ★ Differentiate lessons by using one or more prompt categories. ★ Generate millions of unique combinations. ★ Use for whole class, small group, or individual writing assignments.Bonus features: ★ Better Word - Enhances writing and vocabulary skills by offering dynamic alternatives to overused words. ★ Hard to Spell Words - Provides the proper spelling of over 100 commonly misspelled words. ★ Favorites - Save and name your favorites for an easy way to keep track of assigned prompts.

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing By Thinkamingo

Story Spark is a creativity tool to generate ideas for plot, character, and setting. With a simple tap on the screen, get a fresh new spark of inspiration instantly!Great for the reluctant writer, young and old. Are you worried about what people may say or think about your original story idea? Story Spark can help. Express your creativity by expanding on the Story Spark prompt. Build your creative writing skills by elaborating and embellishing on the trillions of prompts contained in Story Spark.★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Features: ✔ 25+ Scenarios, with unlimited word combinations✔ 37 Beautiful background images✔ Navigate back through your history of prompts✔ Mark prompts as favorites ✔ Regular content updates✔

CompareNContrast By Mobile Learning Services

NEW FROM THE DEVELOPERS OF TOOLS 4 STUDENTS. The skill of compare and contrast is part of the Common Core Standards and is included in standardized testing. Students are often required to write compare and contrast passages as part of standardized assessments.This app presents 35 sets of photos connected to a graphic organizer where students list traits that are the same and different about the two photos. Completed organizers can be projected and discussed, emailed, or posted to a dropbox. If emailed, we encourage teachers to have students write an essay in the email below the image using the traits they collected in the organizer. Organizers can be assigned by number or left to student choice. The 35 organizers make it possible to do one a week in the school year giving students lots of practice before taking the tests.