Resources for the ELA Classroom! (Links Entry)

Since I have been a student at Boise State University and have been a part of the Educational Technology program I have been introduced to many different resources. There were a few I knew about but was not sure how to implement and others are completely brand new to me. So, for this blog entry, I would like to share with you a few resources I have found useful in teaching English Language Arts (6th grade).


Powtoons is a more energized tool to replace MS PowerPoint. It allows students to create movie-like presentations using animation, sound, or their own voice-overs.


Storyjumper is a tool I used when we studied autobiographies. I created a lesson where the students wrote their own. This website is free for creation but also allows for the parents to have publishing options.


CoolToolsforSchools is a resource I use that provides a one-stop for the many different types of Web 2.0 tools.

321 Free Tools for Teachers

This article is dated from 2013, but many of the tools still can be used or modified for today’s classroom.

Ice Breakers 

This website gives a few ideas on using mobile devices with Ice Breakers.

101 Web 2.0 Tools

This site provides more Web 2.0 tools to review for your classroom.

Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is my go-to site when I need a lesson to help fill in a gap, or if I need something to help with my slower/faster learners. I love Teachers Pay Teachers!

So, as you can see there are many different types of tools that can be implemented or modified to help move your classroom to the 21st Century!


5 thoughts on “Resources for the ELA Classroom! (Links Entry)

  1. I love these resources! Powtoon is a fun tool to engage kids. Have you ever tried using the Sock Puppets app for short pieces? It’s similar in that you can create small videos, but the characters are silly looking sock puppets. Flipgrid is also another to record student responses to a question. Thanks for the links.


  2. Thanks for the post, Jaci! I’ve used Powtoons before and loved it, but I haven’t tried Storyjumpers. It’s always good to have a variety of presentation tools on offer for students in addition to asking them for their favorites! Thanks for sharing!


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