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a collection of links on teaching writing aligned with Common Core for Hinton Public Schools in Oklahoma; part of an Oklahoma Writing Project presentation

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  1. 1. Helpful Websites Hinton Public Schools | July 2012 Jason Stephenson | @teacherman82Student ProductsMake Beliefs ComixLet students showcase their knowledge by creating a comic striphttp://www.makebeliefscomix.com/How-to-Play/Educators/FakebookStudents create a fake Facebook account to demonstrate their knowledge of a character from anovel, a historical figure, etc.http://www.classtools.net/fb/home/pagePreziA zooming online presentation tool that allows multiple users to create a presentation togetherwww.prezi.comArgument WritingProConA massive collection of information on 42 controversial issueshttp://www.procon.org/“Abolishing the Penny Makes Good Sense”An electronic copy of Alan S. Blinder’s essayhttp://portamenti.com/planbook/Brit%20Lit/Sep192011/Abolishing-the-Penny-Makes-Good-Sense.pdf“I HATE PENNIES”John Green’s four-minute YouTube video “I HATE PENNIES!!!! (Also Nickels.)”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77C47XYm_3cLogical Fallacieshttp://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/homeA collection of 24 logical fallacies, including definitions, examples, and a free posterLogical Fallacieshttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/659/03/A collection of 12 logical fallacies from Purdue’s Online Writing LabDesigning Infographicshttp://www.instantshift.com/2012/05/15/how-to-design-awesome-infographics/A collection of 5 infographics with 12 tips on how to design them effectivelyOklahoma Writing Project @teacherman82 Jason Stephenson 1
  2. 2. Argument Organizerhttp://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/persuasion-30034.htmlAn interactive graphic organizer for writing an argumentThe Weekhttp://theweek.com/A magazine covering politics, current events, and entertainment, ripe for Articles of the WeekSave the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus!http://zapatopi.net/treeoctopus/ This site dedicated to a fake animal provides students an opportunity to determine the credibilityof a website.EnglishArticle of the Week MSVale Middle School in Oregon provides age-appropriate articles of the weekhttp://vms.vale.k12.or.us/articles-weekArticle of the Week HSCalifornia high school English teacher and author Kelly Gallagher shares his articles of the weekhttp://kellygallagher.org/resources/articles.htmlGoogle Lit TripsTake students on an online field trip to learn more about a novel they’re readinghttp://www.googlelittrips.org/CitelighterResearch and documentation of sources just got easier with this free toolhttp://www.citelighter.com/The Plagiarism CheckerA free tool that can identify plagiarismhttp://www.dustball.com/cs/plagiarism.checker/163 Questions to Write or Talk AboutA large collection of prompts connected to New York Times articleshttp://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/163-questions-to-write-or-talk-about/American Life in PoetryA weekly accessible, entertaining poem selected by Ted Kooser, former U. S. Poet Laureatehttp://www.americanlifeinpoetry.org/Oklahoma Writing Project @teacherman82 Jason Stephenson 2
  3. 3. Social StudiesTeaching History with TechnologyA collection of lesson plans, activities, rubrics, multimedia, and morehttp://www.thwt.org/The WeekPolitical news and cartoons, currents events, and more to spark writinghttp://theweek.com/ShorpyVintage photographs to pair with American history units and to inspire writinghttp://www.shorpy.com/270 To WinAn interactive Electoral College map, chronicling presidential elections all the way back to 1792http://www.270towin.com/Science & MathGapminderVideos of statistics for students to explore and write abouthttp://www.gapminder.org/10 Websites for Science TeachersA collection of practical websiteshttp://www.edutopia.org/blog/websites-for-science-teachers-eric-brunsellTechnology14 Free and Simple Digital Media ToolsCreate and edit audio, photo, and movie slideshowshttp://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/08/14-free-and-simple-digital-media-tools/Interesting WaysA massive list of ways to use a variety of technology in your classroomhttp://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/Free Technology for TeachersA helpful blog devoted to free resources and lesson plans for teachershttp://www.freetech4teachers.com/Oklahoma Writing Project @teacherman82 Jason Stephenson 3
  4. 4. InteractionTwitterConnect with educators, students, authors, and more on this micro-blogging social media sitewww.twitter.comTwitter HelpA collection of helpful websites for learning more about how to use Twitter professionally inyour classroomhttp://edudemic.com/2010/06/the-ultimate-twitter-guidebook/Poll EverywhereUsing cell phones, students respond to an online survey, which displays real-time resultswww.polleverywhere.comTodaysMeetAn interactive space for a class to discuss questions during and after classtodaysmeet.comWord StudyWordleCreate word clouds from famous and not-so-famous texts like a historical document, a chapterfrom a novel, a Wikipedia entry, etc.www.wordle.netTagxedoCreate word clouds in the shapes of pictures, countries, faces, etc.http://www.tagxedo.com/MembeanWord maps for finding synonyms; like a free Visual Thesaurushttp://membean.com/educator/wordmapsOklahoma Writing Project @teacherman82 Jason Stephenson 4

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