Browsing Posts tagged English

The act of explaining how to do something has been a staple writing assignment for a long time. Podcasting those instructions promotes not only technology, but also requires students to focus on voice and writing for an audience.

We’ve reviewed GoAnimate here at Instructify before, but the site recently launched a school version of its animation software that is worth writing about because, well, it’s free.

These comic-creating sites are easy to use, require no registration, and will have students crafting visual stories in no time.

At, a free English verb conjugation tool, simply type in a verb and the site will give you every possible conjugation under the sun.

When you look up a word on Wordnik, you’ll get all the word’s possible definitions, examples of the word in publication, current usage of the word on twitter, synonyms, etymology, and even its Scrabble score.

Projects by Jen is a resource for preschool through 6th grade teachers to engage in inquiry projects with other classrooms.

The CanTeach writing prompt website is an online list of possible writing prompts. Though they’re simple, the prompts are open-ended and built around inquiry.

With the aim of “collecting a cross-section of everyday writing,” the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is hosting the second annual National Day on Writing on October 20.

DailyLit adds a little bit of literature to your day by sending you small, readable sections of ebooks either by email or RSS feed. Each installment takes about five minutes to read.

There’s a saying that if you want to understand the times, read the advertisements. Adflip is a site with an abundant number of advertisements from various decades, ranging from back to the 1940s all the way up to the present.