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document using point-level formatting, indents, margins, backgrounds, borders, choice ofbullets, numbering, spell check, pictures, and more. Share folders, documents, and pictures. View highlighted changes others made. Revert document with one click. Your document is
A place to publish original stories for kids, read by kids
Make paperback storybooks and professionally typed, hardback classbooks. Make free books from every student's story. Make a free book for the classroom where every student is an author and illustrator of a page in a classbook.
Create books with turning pages. Direct link to flickr for images.
Transform your doc, pdf, word, movie in an interactive flipbook. It's very easy: upload your file and you will receive an email with the url to your creation. You can share this with your friend, family... by email, on your blog, on facebook or twitter
Online flipping book software that allows you to convert PDF documents into Flash page flip digital publications.Embed a book, magazine, catalog, newspaper, portfolio or any other kind of document into a website or blog.
Create book with turning pages. Upload images from your computer or from web.
Embed into any webpage.
Create a book. Upload images. Comment of the book. View online, embed, send via email or purchase hard copy
Create books with turning pages. Embed into any webpage.
Create booklets, promotions, brochures and leaflets you can post anywhere across the social web.
Picture book maker. Make your own children's book
Using very simple operations on the screen, tell your story through PeKay the piglet
and friends. Print it out and you have a one-of-a-kind original picture storybook.
Connecting writers to readers. Upload and share your writing, read, review and critique
Self-publish your own digital magazines, eBooks, digital brochures. Simply upload your PDFs to create search engine friendly page-turning publications that can be emailed or added to your website. Create your own personalised library to store and share your content.
Free online diary and personal journal that is focused on privacy. You can keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself and share only if you want to!
Create customized 3D pop-up books. Books can be inspected from any angle from with a 3D space by rotating. Items can be made "clickable," allowing you to learn more about individual characters within a story. If you have a webcam installed on your computer simply click on the 'Augmented Reality' button at the top of the screen and watch as the book appears in the palm of your hand!
Make stories in minutes. Free Class accounts to manage students without emails, create assignments, and build beautiful libraries.
Little Bird Tales
Capture your child's voice and imagination with our creative story building tool and share them with friends and family.
A place to create and discover stories for kids. Teach children to write a story in just 7 steps.
Control characters and objects, creates sentences for you. Once you are done with your story, you can print it out. If you share it with others, you can print it out again by entering the magic number it gives you in the box on the right. Save the .pdf file that prints to your own computer.
A suite of free online tools that allows students and teachers to use primary source documents to complete meaningful and compelling learning activities with digital movies, storyboards, rebus stories and other online tools.
Myths and Legends Story Creator
Wizard to create your story from start to finish.
Comic Strip Makers:
Create cartoon strips and cartoon books. Use your own photos or site graphics. Embed into any webpage.
Create cartoon pages, choose layout and design. Use your own photos or site
Create your own comics without having to draw. Share and remix with your friends. Embed into any webpage.
Make Beliefs Comix
Use simple tools to create comic strips
Create your own comic strip. Choose your layout, upload your photos, add your speech
bubbles and effects. Share with friends.
Create awesome comics and characters. Embed into any webpage.
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Build your own cartoon.
Make your own cartoon strip or comic.
Create your own cartoon strip or comic. Use your own drawings from scratch or
upload your own photos or drawings.
Super Action Comic Maker
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Create a story using
super action comic
heroes. Make a futuristic sculpture and watch it react.
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Find a topic you care about and jump in,or create a new one and invite others to join. Contribute your ideas, mix & match others' ideas, or simply rate as you read. Create a single text that's more powerful because of the many contributors behind it.
A collection of ideas, reflections, and stories about what it means to teach writing in our digital, interconnected world. Read, discuss, and share ideas about teaching writing today.
Online script writer
A creative writing community for authors, amateur writers, readers and anyone interested in collaborative fiction and collaborative creative writing.
A web application designed to support collaborative writing of non-linear stories in any language. With Novlet you will be able to read stories written by other users, create your own ones, and choose the plot you like most from several alternatives.
These are some of the daily writing prompts that I use in class.
An online notebook. Create pages, work on them with friends, and to share files. A great tool for group projects as it allows group members to easily collaborate. Advanced search, numerous templates, and 2GB of free file storage. Access it from anywhere anytime.
Screen writing software - import scripts from other screenwriting programs. Scheduling, casting, crewing storyboarding and more!
Write, share, revise, compare. Sharable, web-based text documents that allows you to save
every edit, roll back to any version. Write solo or collaborate with others.
We make writing online work for groups.
In just a few seconds, get your own account where you can upload documents, share with other people, chat, assign tasks, and track everybody's actions with a comprehensive history.
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Enter your own story, add to an existing story, illustrate a story, write a story from an illustration or just get some writing tips.
Write and collaborate on documents anywhere, anytime
Online word processor, perfect for writing reports, proposals, and anything else you need to access online or work on with others. It looks and behaves like your normal desktop word processor, but it operates inside a web browser, so there's no installation required.
A tool for taking notes on your computer.
Create a workspace and create notes in the workspace. You can save your workspace at any time and return to them from the same computer or any other computer. You can also share your notes with others by providing the workspace name (or url) to a friend. Great for collaborative ideas and brainstorming as many people can work on the same page at the same time, just by using different notes.
Simple and easy web sticky note. Use lino anytime, anywhere. Post stickies not only from your PC, but also from outside via Email. Paste it, see it, and peel it off anywhere.
With WebNotes you can highlight text and stick notes to web pages. All highlights and notes are stored in folders within your WebNotes account. Pages you annotate can be shared through email or online links.
JotForm is a completely web based form builder. It has an intuitive drag&drop and instant edit form editor. You can create web forms, collect submissions and payments from your web site visitors.
The ultimate notepad, TextEdit and Stickies replacement for Apple's OS X. You can create as many documents as you like, all of which are managed in one window. Attached to that window is a drawer containing a list of all the documents you've created. Any document can be selected and loaded instantly, at any time, allowing you to easily create and manage hundreds of documents without cluttering your desktop.
A creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Using text organisers to assist students with the writing process.
Create an 'argument map'. Argue by mapping out complex debates in a simple visual format. Embed your argument maps into any other website.
Write, review, vote, get published. Write alone or collaboratively. Give and receive feedback.
Write a phrase, Phrasr will find images to go with each word. You can change these to suit.
Grammar check, plagiarism dectection, free online proofreading
Generate “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence
to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with
different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.
A web service that enables you to create gorgeous tag clouds. The words can be interactive - rollover effects, link to google search. Can use text or url link to make the tags. 20 clouds per user allowed.
Turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.
Write a comment or poem in the shape of hearts or other symbols.
Word cloud generator that gives you control with many custom settings. Free to use and no sign up required. Create from sentences, whole documents, web addresses or tables. Display or remove words and tweak their importance with ease. Choose your own colours, fonts and sizes. Easily embed them on your own website (as big or small as you want)
Animate your text. Find the style you want. Can embed and share.
Free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. Also offers officially sanctioned typing and 10 Key certification.
Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing and more!
Dictionary, Grammar Tools, Plagiarism Tools and Spell Checkers:
Tip of my Tongue
Find that word that you've been thinking about all day. Search under part word, letters or meanings.
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A weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age.
Free grammar tools such as rules, commonly confused words and grammar and punctuation videos.
Search for grammar rules and offers tips for better writing. Also, available via podcasts
Type in your word - parts of speech appear in different colours, with meanings attached.
Free online dictionary/thesaurus with extensive cross-referencing, complete inflections, simple interface, and frequent updates.
Vocabulary videos for word meanings and use in sentences. Can upload own.
Interactive site of challenging and unusual words to 'adopt'. Meanings and usage given.
A collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to readers and writers. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.
The Free Dictionary
The world's most comprehensive dictionary: many languages, medical and legal dictionaries. Thesaurus, acronyms, abbreviations, idioms, encyclopedia, literature reference and a Search Engine all in one!
Synonyms, antonyms, and rhymes. Also blog post ideas and story plot/logline resources for writers.
Can spell check as you type on any web page. Just add one line and your website will have a spell checker. You may also run SpellingCow on any website you visit via the use of a favelet.
Free Online Spell Checker. Spell Check your text or website. Fast and Accurate Results. No Software Required.
Create your own digital flashcards and learn whatever you want in a fun and easy way. Half flashcard, half dictionary.
Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections.
Track plagiarism by pasting your original text and checking.
Track plagiarism by pasting your original text and checking.
Quoting and Referencing Tools:
Paste a chunk of text and the URL of the page containing the text and in return get a link that opens directly to your selection and highlights it.
Automatically generates citations according to MLA style speficiations. In addition to instant citation generation, it allows you to create an entire bibliography document from scratch! You will be able to begin a document, add entries to it, and save the document to your computer.
Free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage and cite your research sources.
Create records for books, web sites, interviews, images, music and sound effects, videos and animation, and more. Records can be formatted in either APA or MLA format.
Play the BiblioBouts online game to learn the process of finding high quality information while you complete your assignments.
automatic bibliography and citation maker.
Search for your source, build your bibliography, print or export it.
Make a bibliography by entering ISB numbers.
APA Website Citation
Create your APA website citation
help on how to format text
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