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Updated 6-7-17


  1. Buncee–drag and drop multimedia onto a canvas to tell a story or presentation
  2. Character Trading Cards
  3. Context Clues Millionaire
  4. Create Reading Excitement with Book Trailers
  5. Main Idea Battleship
  6. Monster Project
  7. Newspapers, posters, comics—learn to create
  8. TED videos that teach writing
  9. Using a table of contents
  10. Writing games


  1. My diary
  2. Penzu

Letter Writing

  1. Friendly Letter Maker
  2. Letter Generator


  1. Adobe Spark–a suite of tools for publishing; see newsletter directions here; see example here
  2. Newspaper template–in PowerPoint


  1. Newspaper template–in PowerPoint


  1. AudioNotes–fee–notepad and voice-recorder; Windows, Mac, iOs, Android
  2. Evernote
  3. Google Keep
  4. NoodleTool–3-step note-taking process that helps students takes notes while they learn the process


  1. OneNote
  2. OmniOutliner –for iPads and online
  3. Workflowy – an online list maker that is shared and collaborative


  1. PlagiarismCheck
  2. Plagiarism Tracker
  3. TurnitIn

Publish Writing

  1. Boomwriter–register
  2. Storybird
  3. StoryJumper–build a book
  4. TikaTok–publish stories students write
  5. Turn pictures into Videos–Easily


  1. Garfield teaches Writing Skills
  2. Hemingway App--paste your writing in; it highlights areas of improvement
  3. My Storybook — take writing lessons, write your story, share
  4. NoRedInk
  5. Quill–writing skills practice
  6.–grades student writing online

Social Media

  1. Fake headline
  2. Fakebook–fake FB
  3. IFakeText–fake SMS text


  1. Spelling practice—use with spelling words
  2. TagCrowd
  3. Visuwords
  4. Vocabulary Fun
  5. Word Central—from Merriam
  6. Words in Context

Word Processing Programs

  1. Open Office
  2. Scrivener–aimed at writers and film-makers; small fee; desktops and iOS
  3. WPS–full productivity suite, free, for computers, iOS

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