My LWDT support literacy page - many resources listed for all areas of literacy
Google Docs gives you a document that can easily be shared and many students can collaborate on the document or provide feedback thorough the Comments function. The link to the doc can be shared on a class blog or website.
Blogs - get students blogging to have an authentic audience - lots of easy ways to do this here.
Booktrack - Add a movie-style soundtrack for any story. Works offline.
Word Cloud Generators - This page has links to various generators that will work on a Chromebook plus some ideas for using them.
Pictures & Videos to Inspire Writing & Discussion
Online Story-writing Sites
Book Creator - one of my favourite apps now has a web version, Has some great pricing options including a free version with 40 books
Inklewriter - Online Pick-A-Path story creator
Little Bird Tales - draw, write and record
Storybird - has artists' illustrations for students to choose then write their story.
Story Jumper - Can add your own images
Myths & legends Creator
Picture Book Maker
PicLits - Has Images and Vocabulary to add
Storyboard That - Create 3x1 or 3x2 storyboards, max. 2 storyboards per week. Free. Lots of images to use. Paid version allows your own images or larger/more storyboards. Very easy to use.
Adobe Spark - Create multimedia stories
Book Creator - Beta version can be tried, full version coming soon
Pick-a-Path stories - information and links relating to writing Pick-A-Path or Choose Your Own Adventure stories.
To connect these apps open your Drive go to New and More then scroll to the bottom and Connect More Apps then search for the app you want.
Google Slides - part of your Google Apps suite. If you want to narrate over your presentation you can use Screencastify.
Powtoon - a presentation app in cartoon format. This is an app in Google Apps.
An introduction to Powtoon
Educreations and Pixiclip are online recordable whiteboard sites - students can draw and write stories and record themselves.
News Sites - Kid-friendly news articles and activities. Combine with a strategy like Newsboard.
The Literacy Shed - literacy resources, ideas and sources of motivation. One of the best literacy sites around.
School Journal resources - pdf files, teacher resource materials and audio files of School Journals on TKI
Tumble Books- accessed through Christchurch Library - click the Search Tumblebooks link
Children's Library - includes a few New Zealand titles and books in te reo
Children's Storybooks Online - list of online book sites
Woodlands - list of online book sites
Unite for Literacy - mostly junior books. Some suitable for older students at lower reading levels. With narration
GetEpic.Com - Free for educators when you sign up with a school email address. 1000s of titles.
Videos of Stories
Ready to Read videos on YouTube
Storyline Online - videos of actors reading stories - includes The Rainbow Fish
Youtube has many videos of stories, search for a title or author eg Dr Seuss