Writing Resources
  • Google Docs
  • Celtx (scriptwriting and storyboarding)
  • Free Mind Brainstorming and mind mapping software that also outlines and organizes links and can exports to html format.
  • Gliffy Create and share diagrams on the Web
  • Toondoo Make a comic strip using this online comic creator...great for visual learners
  • Voicethread Digital Storytelling w/ a really nice interface
  • one word This site presents one word each day and you get 60 seconds (there's even a timer) to write, write, write.
  • New writing resource


iPad Apps for ELA

Dictionary and Thesaurus Resources
Think Map Visual Thesaurus - http://www.visualthesaurus.com/
Visuwords - http://www.visuwords.com/
Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary (by subject) - http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php
The Visual Dictionary (Collection of words in the real world) - http://thevisualdictionary.net/

Grammar Resources
OWL - Purdue Online Writing Lab - http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/
Grammar Slammer - http://englishplus.com/grammar/
Guide to Grammar & Writing - http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

MLA Resources
Son of Citation Machine - http://citationmachine.net/
BibMe - http://www.bibme.org/
NoodleTools - http://www.noodletools.com/

British Literature
Honors British LIterature Wikispace - http://honorsbrit.wikispaces.com/
British Literature Wikispace (1660 - Present) - http://britlitwiki.wikispaces.com/

American Literature
American Literature I (via Lehigh Carbon Community College) - http://collegeenglish.wikispaces.com/American+Literature+I
American Literature (1860 -1910) Resources and e-texts - http://abjohnson.net/AmLit2_1860ff.html

Poetry
Teen Poetry Wiki - http://www.ipl.org/div/teenpoet/
Poetryexplication - http://mslinder.wikispaces.com/poetryexplication

ELA TED Talks

David Eggers


Alan Kay


Erin McKean


James Geary


Blogs
You Can Teach Writing - Linda Aragoni - http://www.you-can-teach-writing.com/writing_and_grammar_resources.html
Autodizactic - Zac Chase - http://autodizactic.com/blog/
The English Teacher's Companion - Jim Burke - http://jimburke.typepad.com/my_weblog/
Digital Writing, Digital Teaching - Troy Hicks - http://hickstro.org
Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day - Larry Ferlazzo - http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/
The Tempered Radical - Bill Ferriter - http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/
The English Blog - Jeffery Hill - http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/
Education Week: Learning the Language - Mary Ann Zehr - http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/