Title: Blogging About Heroes
Kid Blog Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 25: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically. [W.9-10.6]Digital Tool Description: Kidblog provides teachers with the tools to help students safely navigate the digital – and increasingly social – online landscape. Kidblog allows students to exercise digital citizenship within a secure, private classroom blogging space.
Title: The Importance of Word Choice in Writing
The Power of Simple Words Web Address URL:
[ELA2015] (9) 40: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. [L.9-10.5]Digital Tool Description: This is a 2-minute video resource that clearly illustrates the importance of word choice in writing. The main idea is that clear, concise, and simple language can be more powerful than complicated, flowery language when communicating through writing.