Photo credit: Turnitin, LLC iThenticate is a software developed by Turnitin.com, which checks for plagiarism. Their software checks over 155 million published items in search of duplicate materials. This article that they have published, titled, “6 Consequences of Plagiarism” discusses the incredible importance of academic and professional honesty, as well as the consequences assigned for […]
Photo credit: roomrecess.com Grammar Gladiator is a fun game for students to play. It helps them to practice using punctuation, conjunctions, homophones, articles, and verb tenses. To select the word/punctuation mark that a player wishes to use, in order to complete the sentence at the top of the screen, the gladiator must jump on the […]
Photo credit: Grammarly Grammarly is a free software to help students check their usage of grammar [and plagiarism; I believe with the upgrade which costs money]. Teachers can use Grammarly for their own work, and to have students pre-check their own work, which saves teachers countless hours of time providing feedback to students about their […]
Photo credit: Sam O’Neill 5 Comma Types That Can Make Or Break A Sentence is a video made by Arika Okrent & Sam O’Neill for Mental Floss. This video explains the usage of commas, and what you are actually saying when they are used incorrectly. Save
Photo credit: Robin Williams Seize The Day is the mantra that Robin Williams introduced the world to in the movie The Dead Poet’s Society. Melodysheep has put together a remix using words and clips from Williams’ films to inspire others to seize the moment, write poetry, and pursue passionate dreams.
Practice building words with syllables with this fun free app on the Apple App Store. 7 Little Words is challenging and addicting.
Photo credit: Flocabulary Cooking With Nouns is a sample of one of the hip-hop songs created to teach educational content. This is not the best representation of their work. However, they also offer the following samples, which many of which are much better examples: How The Nervous System Works – Science Types of Rocks – […]
Photo credit: Disney Conjunction Junction is the iconic song that was once played in between Saturday morning cartoons. It focuses on the conjunctions and, but, & or. This clip also explains to viewers what conjunctions are used for. Photo credit: Philinter Education Center Grammer Bytes! has a good page with help for what coordinating conjunctions […]
Photo credit: ABCya.com The Friendly Letter Creator helps students organize the first letters that they begin writing. Writing to pen pals or relatives can be a meaningful way for students to practice what they have learned about parts of speech and spelling. Save Save
Photo credit: Ted-Ed Kate Messner shares “How to Build a Fictional World“, on Ted-Ed, to help writer’s understand the rules that are required to suspend the audience’s sense of disbelief. Nalo Hopkinson describes “How to Write Descriptively“, on Ted-Ed, to help writers create an engaging world that reader’s can viscerally experience firsthand. Nadia Kalman teaches […]