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- 15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts February 9, 2014 By: Shelly Terrell Included in the Digital Tips Advent Calendar and part of the Effective Technology Integration category "The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible."

Wonder by R.J. Palacio--Book Report by Gavin

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ELA Resources

Essential ELA tools for teacher and leader effectiveness

Curriculumbits - English

Established in 2006, offer free online access to a growing range of interactive multimedia e-learning resources and as of 2012 links to recommended educational Apple iPad / iPhone and iPod Touch apps. The online Resource library contains games, quizzes, animations and videos in a variety of subjects. Resources have been produced according to key stage 3 and 4 of the UK National Curriculum for students aged 11 to 16 but will be applicable in many countries.

Create a PicLit | Inspired Picture Writing | is a creative writing and e-learning site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. It is a forum for creative writing, social interaction, and can also be used as a teaching tool. is fun, safe, sticky, proprietary, interactive, EDUTAINMENT.

So What, I bore easily - Article

Enthusiasm courses through my veins and comes out through my pores in most every class. The fervent excitement I have for words and learning doesn't just creep out of me at unexpected times, it hangs itself like a neon sign around my neck pointing up to the smile on my face.

Product Reviews for Teachers | ELA Grades 6 - 8

Reviews and Ratings for Websites and Apps

Smithsonian Education - Lesson Plans - Language Arts

The central education website of the Smithsonian Institution. Educational information, activities and resources for educators, families, and students. Educational materials emphasize inquiry based learning with primary sources and museum collections.

How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to find someone who Heimlich me and dislodge it.

Speed Up Grading with Rubric Codes - Video

Do you have a mountain of student writing to grade? A pile of extended responses that have been sitting in your passenger seat for a week? Do you wish you had more time to give students better feedback?

15+ Resources to Inspire Writing with Digital Prompts

One of my favorite activities with my students was having them keep daily journals. Each day, they knew the routine. Grab their journals, grab a pillow, sit where they want and spend 5 minutes responding to the prompt on the board. Nowadays, technology provides us more engaging ways to encourage writing. Students can journal online with blogs or use mobile technologies to capture images, record videos, and post podcasts. They can make their voices more engaging, spread their ideas, and receive comments from around the world.

DimensionU - Educational Video Game Technology for the 21st Century Student

Comprised of four engaging, multiplayer games with access to curriculum in both Math and Literacy, grades 3 – 9. Each game is designed with unique features to bring out distinct academic and strategic skills in students.

Duolingo - Learn Languages for Free

With Duolingo, you learn a language completely free, without ads or hidden charges. You have fun while you learn, leveling up and competing with friends. You have the opportunity to translate real-world texts in the language you are learning, and in doing so, help us translate the Web into other languages.

Write yourself in. Figment

"We just want these young writers to see how empowering it is to be able to share your ideas.”

Corn Dog Art with Denise M. Cassano

Visually Stunning Creative Writing Prompts for Your Students Writing Prompt Videos Video writing prompts are engaging Story Starters for students who want to write more creatively. Preview Corn Dog Art Story Starters and try it for yourself! Free Teacher Resources In addition to my FREE eBook, I have teacher resources, websites, blogs, books, etc.




StudySync is a cross-curriculum solution for grades 2-12 with hundreds of core texts, dynamic video and media guaranteed to inspire and advance reading, writing, listening, and critical thinking skills to prepare students for college and careers. An all in one platform built from the Common Core Standards, StudySync is accessible on all devices, anywhere, anytime.

Common Core Navigator, ELA | LearnZillion

Common Core Navigator for English Language Arts, All Grades

Common Core English Language Arts Resources - Resources - Share My Lesson

Use this index of Common Core State Standards to find aligned resources for English Language Arts instruction.

Essay Writing Made Easy- The Easy Essay!

FREE! WRITE IT YOURSELF! We automatically organize your info with easy prompts. Sp Ed-College and business. SAME FORMULA! 5 min. to learn. All languages. 5P and 17P formats.

Language Arts

Examine technology-rich Unit Plans you can use right away, or as models for your own planning.

Merriam-Webster's Word Central

Welcome to the new Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun.
Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Resources for Teaching and Learning Vocabulary

One of my teaching assignments this semester is to work with students who need extra help preparing for the SAT (all 11th grade students in my school are required to take it). I split the responsibility with a mathematics teacher. My focus is on helping the students develop their reading skills and knowledge of vocabulary.


Through songs, books, videos, and quizzes, Grammaropolis teaches and reinforces eight parts of speech and their proper uses in the English language.

Blogging for Reluctant Writers: Have students share their ideas using sound and video

By on For students who love to write, composing blog entries is a natural-and effective-way to share their stories and ideas with a wider audience. Reluctant writers can have great ideas, too-they just don't want to write them down. Fortunately, there's more than one way to tell a story.