Software for Learning (TKI) – contains snapshots of learning illustrate how software has been used in New Zealand classrooms. Lots of links to tools and examples of best practice.
Essay planning template – Visualises the essay planning progress.
SOLO Taxonomy – Pam Hook’s website with resources, apps and pedagogical discussions around the thinking behind the tool.
Skillswise Activity Hub – Lots of areas to learn and develop literacy skills.
Wordsmith – The magic of words – word a day, anagrams, chat.
Popplet is available as an online tool and is great for brainstorming and organising text.
Literably – classroom tool that helps elementary teachers monitor students’ progress in reading. The site administers and scores oral reading assessments, so teachers can spend less time assessing and more time teaching. Could be useful with a small class. Haven’t signed up yet.
Writing Focus – Teaching writing using the news;