Apps and sites to use in English and literacy classes (mainly secondary-focused).
Best Books for Tweens – free on iOS – This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. Tag a book as “I want this” or “I’ve read this” to add it to your list. You can email your list out for an easy way to show which books you’re interested in getting and which books you’ve already completed.
Best Free Real Book Creator – free on iOS – Make your own children’s book, storybook, family cookbook, photo book, yearbook and class book in Print or eBook – free on iOS – Lets everybody create, design and write their own photo book, children book, storybook, yearbook, recipe book, poetry, biography, family and blog book in bookstore quality print or in ebook format.
Phrasal Verbs Machine – free on iOS – Phrasal verbs are, more than anything, action. And action must be visual. The more visually stimulating the learning, the better we will understand and assimilate the phrasal verbs.
7 student-tested digital storytelling tools – various – Apps and website for digital storytelling, e.g. for comic books, descriptive writing.
Free books – free on iOS – Online library of the classics.
Wordle – 60p on Android – Various word-level games.