This free online resource changes difficult text to an easier version with highlighted words. Clicking on these highlighted words provides the audio for pronunciation and the definition. It also creates activities related to the highlighted vocabulary words.
Scattervox is a new kind of poll. When you create a poll, you ask users to show how they feel about different people, places, or things by plotting them on a two-dimensional graph. It's like an interactive infographic.
Quill is a web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive writing lessons for middle school and high school students. The proofreading passages are intentionally filled with grammatical mistakes, and it is the student's job to identify and fix each of the errors. Quill then provides immediate feedback and highlights the student's correct and incorrect edits and provides a followup lesson on those particular subject areas.
Sketchboard is an interactive tool that allows online collaboration in real time. Collaborators are able to combine diagrams, shapes, images and freehand drawings on one endless board. The projects are automatically saved to the cloud for future collaboration.
Mindmeister is a collaborative mind mapping program that works on any device. It provides opportunities for realtime collaboration, and it is easy to use. It even has the capability for turning mind maps into presentations within seconds.
This interactive website allows students to create interactive stories using any web browser. The reader is given the text of a story in small chunks, and after each, they get to make a decision about what happens next. There are also interactive stories available for students to read.
This interactive website allows students to explore primary resources and determine author's point of view, analyze and collect evidence, organize research, and write explanatory or argumentative essays.
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