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Cool Tools for Writing

I was looking at the latest post on Ed Tech Ideas, Part 5 of the "Cool Tools for Writing" series.  You can  see them all by clicking these links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.  There are several  interesting web sites to explore in each post, and you don't have to be a teacher to have fun with them.

Here are my favorites:
Zoo Burst
"ZooBurst is a digital storytelling tool that lets anyone easily create his or her own 3D pop-up books."




StoryJumper
"StoryJumper is a site that gives parents, kids, and authors a fun set of intuitive tools for writing and illustrating kids stories. Our goal is to inspire anyone that's ever wanted to write a kids story to get started! Our StoryCreator is free to use, and gives everyone access to our basic art libraries for story creation, online sharing, and book publishing. You can order your books as professionally published hardbound volumes starting from $24.95."





Learn Something Every Day
There's nothing to do on this page, except to read and enjoy, and probably say, "I didn't know that!"
Screen shot of http://www.learnsomethingeveryday.co.uk/#/2011/03/05

Super  Sentence Machine
This is just one of the many small programs developed by Barking College which help children master different areas of the curriculum  On the web page, you can construct sentences by making choices of words.  From this link, you can download the Super Sentence Machine app to use on your own computer.  Be sure to browse through the other ages ranges and subject categories.

Screen shot from
http://vle.barkingcollege.ac.uk/cw_testbed/resources/infant/english/super_sentence/files/start.htm