Resources

Open Educational Resources for Use in the Writing Classroom
  • Citelighter, a tool to help with research, planning, citation and organization.
  • Basic Steps in the Research Process, an interactive site to help students learn the steps involved in conducting a research project.
  • Comic Creator, a tool that allows students to create and share their own comic strips.
  • Map a Story is a website that helps students create Story Maps by using online mapping tools such as Google Maps.
  • Thesis Statement Creator is an online tool that helps students craft good thesis statements.
  • Essay Map is an easy-to-use website that helps students plan and organize an essay.
  • Google Docs is a free word-processing platform that allows students to create documents, write collaboratively, give and respond to comments, and easily share their writing with others.
Basic Web Search/Technology Skills
Online Teaching and Learning

Important Talks and Interviews

Gaming Can Make a Better World by Jane McGonigal:

YouTube Video


The Effect of New Technologies on English, an interview with David Crystal

YouTube Video



Where Is Home? by Pico Iyer

YouTube Video


A Unique Sense of Place by Mike Allmendinger

YouTube Video


Your Elusive Creative Genius by Elizabeth Gilbert

YouTube Video


Where Does Creativity Hide? by Amy Tan

YouTube Video


Moyers & Company Show 151: Rewriting the Story of America (with Junot Diaz)

YouTube Video