This resource provides eight resources for providing online learning, including two which allow users to interact with videos. http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/09/8-excellent-blended-learning-tools-for-teachers.html
This site considers the top ten punctuation tips, as well as clear explanations of most-used punctuation. http://www.thepunctuationguide.com/index.html
This reading app helps to connect students with books of all genres and interests. It would be especially helpful for struggling readers, and it can be accessed at home and at school. It has been recommended by teachers in both middle and elementary school in RCPS. https://www.getepic.com
From the NY Times, this quiz can help make dialect study relevant and personal for students. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html
Lesson plans and resources to help students understand their responsibilities for giving credit for information used in their own research and presentations. http://www.teachingcopyright.org/resources
These resources are appropriate for grades 4-12. Some might be better for older students and others will provide ways for teachers to remediate and differentiate.
From Read/Write/Think, this lesson addresses relevant topics and uses both media literacy and persuasion to help students analyze and synthesize messages.
This site provides resources and ideas across disciplines and provides an authentic audience which gives voice to readers and writers from elementary to high school. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/empowering-students-through-multimedia-storytelling-michael-hernandez
Here are a variety of apps recommended by teachers for teachers. http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/09/19/25-awesome-apps-for-teachers-recommended-by-teachers/
Here's a link to MysterySkype which allows students to connect content knowledge, research skills, questioning and critical thinking while being exposed to students and cultures from around the world. https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype/how-it-works#nav
Kimber Tate, Coordinator of English, Reading and Libraries