Browsing Posts tagged English

The aptly named Confusing Words is a website that contains more than 3,000 words that people tend to have trouble with, and it accepts suggestions for more.

You may have heard about text-to-speech programs, but how about text-to-song? Let Them Sing It for You is a site that turns user text into a song montage. Sure, it’s odd and entertaining, but this site may provide another way to get students excited about poetry and writing.

If It Were My Home was first created to show the scale of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by superimposing the contaminated area over a location of your choice. The site has since expanded to include a fabulous country comparison tool.

Over the next three years, writer Barry Lane will offer 1,000 writing prompts, incorporating pictures, writing ideas, and his own writing. Use these writing prompts in your own class as ways to spark your students’ creativity.

March 2 is Read Across America day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ birthday. While that doesn’t necessarily evoke a day filled with technology-enriched activities, it has become so thanks to the availability of web conferencing, social media, and even blogs.

FutureMe lets you send an email to yourself at a specified time in the future. You provide the email address, add a subject line, write a note to your future self, and then choose when it should get delivered.

The IdiomDictionary is an online source for learning about idioms. With a simple interface, the site gives you not only the definitions, but also some historical background on the phrases and examples in a sentence.

In Knowords, players are given the first letter of a word, then a short definition. From there, they have one minute to type in as many correct words as they can.

Scholastic wants young readers to connect with each other based on their favorite books at their site, You Are What You Read.

Raw Scripts is a browser-based platform that allows aspiring playwrights and screenwriters to to write a perfectly formatted script via a simple interface.