Writing Tools

Here are some of the tools that you can use for writing projects.  Mission Teacher Librarians are trying these too! Where possible, we have included a video tutorial to help you get started.

**Remember:  Ask for teacher and guardian permission before using any application that asks you to create an account.**

Book Creator:

“Create and publish digital books and multimedia.”

Comic Life:

“Creative tool for visual storytelling through comics.”

Word Central:  by Merriam-Webster
Build your own dictionary, play spelling games.
Snap Type for Occupational Therapy:
Free iPhone and iPad app
“SnapType helps students keep up with their peers in class even when their penmanship holds them back. Students can easily complete school worksheets with the help of an iPad or iPhone.”
You can use this tool as a collaborative graffitti wall of post it notes on a topic, to post book reviews or to brainstorm.

A graphic organizer tool.  You can add text, images and videos.  Great for organizational charts, brainstorming and mind maps.

Create word clouds.  Great for poetry, character traits.
Create word clouds in a shape that represents your ideas.  Great for metaphor, imagery, poetic devices.
Timeline by ReadWriteThink.org:
“Timeline allows students to create a graphical representation of an event or process by displaying items sequentially along a line. Timelines can be organized by time of day, date, or event, and the tool allows users to create a label with short or long descriptive text. Adding an image for each label makes a timeline more visually appealing.” (Lessons for Grade 3 and up are included on the website)

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