Language Arts Tools
Your Next Read helps students pick out new books to read based on books they have liked in the past.
Smore allows you to create simple and dynamic online flyers with the click of a button. Free, easy to use, and easy to share. That makes this tool an excellent edition to our free resource website.
Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.
MeeGenius allows you to listen to, and read along with popular children's classics! You can even personalize the stories by adding your child's name.
Prepare to be amazed. Remember when writing a paper was fun and you looked forward to expressing your thoughts on paper? No one else does either. OuiWrite is a tool that allows you to fill in some blanks and it will automatically format your paper in MLA, APA or Chicago format. It won't write the paper for you, but it will make it much easier.
If you like Microsoft Office, but you can't afford it, you need to try Open Office. It allows you to do word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and much more.
Abiword is a free word processing program that you can download. If you need a easy word processing program, this is easy to use and free to download.
Would you like a way to turn anything you can print into a PDF file? Use CutePDF! This program allows you to turn anything you are working on into a PDF file that can be emailed to others simply and easily.
Scribus is an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to your desktops with a combination of press-ready output and new approaches to page design.
WordWeb is a one-click English thesaurus and dictionary for Windows that can look up words in almost any program. It works off-line, but can also look up words in web references such as the Wikipedia encyclopedia.
Google Docs allows you to create documents, spreadsheets and more. The best thing about Google Docs, is it allows you to collaborate with anyone you want. Two people from two different states can work on the same document at the same time!
Jarte is another free word processing program based on Microsoft's Wordpad. The only downfall is it can only be used in Windows. It is not web-based--it must be downloaded.
Empressr lets you tell your story anyway you like. Add photos, music, video, and audio, and share it publicly or privately in an instant. Web-based and easy to use.
Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.
ReadThinkWrite is a great website for your students to make brochures or newsletters! It is completely web-based and easy to use. Your students will love this program!
Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.