Vokis for Proofreading (see entry)
Students used the website www.voki.com. They created a voki and keyed in vocabulary words and definitions and other writing assignments. Then, played it back.
NOAA Oceanography Videos (see entry)
This page has a variety of videos covering a number of ocean topics. The videos do a great job introducing key vocabulary. There are connecting activities included as well.
Edmodo (Online tool) (see entry)
Edmodo is a kid friendly website that mimics Facebook. Teachers can post literature questions or assignments for students to respond that can be based on literature read in class.
Into the Book (see entry)
This is a website where students can work on reading comprehension strategies such as visualizing, monitoring, predicting, connections, questioning, and summarizing.
Class Management Using Class Dojo (see entry)
Class Dojo is a fun and easy way to manage behavior/work habits for students. This web-based management tool awards and deducts points to students by showing the accumulated points on a colorful "monster-like" icon for each student.