Updated 9-8-19


  1. Buncee–drag and drop multimedia onto a canvas to tell a story or presentation
  2. Context Clues Millionaire
  3. Create Reading Excitement with Book Trailers
  4. Formatically — automatically formats docs for MLA and adds citations
  5. Main Idea Battleship
  6. Newspapers, posters, comics—learn to create
  7. TED videos that teach writing
  8. Using a table of contents
  9. UTellStory– Create a digital story with photos, video, voice, music and words.
  10. Vocab, prefix/suffix, word lists and more
  11. Writing games



Citation Tools

  1. BibMe
  2. Citation Generator
  3. Citation Machine
  4. EasyBib
  5. WriteCite



  1. 2Create a Story–text, illustration, sound even
  2. Kidslate–draw a picture; write
  3. StoryKit–write some text; illustrate; add sound

Greeting Cards


  1. Morning Pages (app)
  2. Penzu

Lesson Plans

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. The Google Docs app
  2. MS Word app
  3. OmniOutliner –for iPads and online
  4. OneNote
  5. Quicklyst  – quick notes and list on iPads
  6. Workflowy – an online list maker that is shared and collaborative

PDF Editors and Annotators


  1. PlagiarismCheck
  2. TurnitIn

Publish Writing


Social Media

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



  1. Adobe Spark Video–digital stories that
  2. My Storybook Maker–6-8 year olds with great drawing tools, stamps, voice recording, text and sharing capabilities
  3. Sway–storytelling any type of event including text, images, and more. Part of MS Office
  4. 30Hands–storytelling app with audio, text, pictures


  1. Futaba–fantastic multiplayer game AND a fun way to help children learn new words
  2. Sight Words–Help Your Child Learn to Read


Word Processing Programs

  1. Games
  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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  1. Google Docs–free app that provides limited access to Google Docs functions
  2. MS Word iPad app–free; create new docs and/or edit one downloaded from online storage
  3. Read&Write–for Google Chrome, students write their own content and save as PDFs, share, add more than text
  4. Write About This–writing prompts for students

Writing Programs

  1. 6 Traits
  2. Writer’s Workshop
  3. Writing City

Write an ebook

  1. BookCreator 5
  2. StoryKit–Create an electronic storybook.

Writing Review Sites

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