Please use this as a resource page for your department. If you found a lesson that seems good, add it here. If you found a useful website, post it here.

21st Century Skills - A Chart of Ideas from ICT
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/images/stories/matrices/ictmap_english.pdf

Free downloadable books
http://www.cobbk12.org/sites/literacy/fetc/ppt/ppt_index.htm
www.libravox.com
www.bookglutton.com download ebooks and interact with class as they read and answer questions.
**BookGlutton** - Read eBooks in your browser
Project Gutenberg - free ebooks online download for iPad, Kindle **...**
Project Gutenberg offers over 33000 free ebooks to download.

BookGlutton is an online bookstore and community for reading groups. It allows online communities to chat inside the book they're reading and annotate each


Literature Site Books, summaries, ideas
http://www.adlit.org/ adult literacy strategies
www.shmoop.com literary guides and ideas.
Google books
Free online books
Page by Page Books
Videos of books online

Creative work

Making Movies text to movie
www.xtranormal.com
Create short videosUsing characters on site, author can create a scene with text diaoklog or recorded dialog.

Inspiration Software
This is installed on your computers. It is a very valuable piece, not only for English but in many other curricular areas. Check out the video for an overview.
http://www.inspiration.com/videos/Inspiration Web version is www.webspiration.com

Litertature Circles http://wolsetsecretlivesofbees.wikispaces.com

Best Practices in Media Use and Copyright Information
1. MediaEducationLab.com
2. Search " Renee Hobbs - expert on the subject or email questions on subject to renee.hobbs@temple.edu
3. PACFF.wikispaces.com
4. http://copyrightconfusion.wikispaces.com "Read the Code"
5.Attached is a press release which outlines the 5 principals of the Code of Best Practices – the Code itself is available for download from the Center for Social Media < http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/resources/fair_use_and_teaching/ > .
6. http://www.180techtips.com/170.htm source of other sites to explore and sites for students to use regarding copyright laws.



Monthly Important Literary Events check out what happened each month that relates to literature
http://www.phschool.com/atschool/literature/Milestones/LIT_ML.html

Robert Frost Audios
http://robertfrostoutloud.com/index.html

Works of Shakespeare open source
http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/
ibits app for ipad and available online


Frankenstein project
https://falconroost.wikispaces.com/

Check for plagiarism
www.turnitin.comhttp://www.plagiarismdetect.com/**http://www.doccop.com/**.
A site for help with research papers and formatting
www.noodletools.com
Digital Vaults Primary Source documents and images.

Grammar sites
http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/writersref6e/Player/Pages/Main.aspx
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/
www.chompchomp.com interactive grammar site with handouts
Adverial and Adjectival phrases powertpoiny
Finding phrases
Choose the Phrase
Difficult words

Free English resources compiled by other English teachers
http://cliucffcoaches.wikispaces.com/English

Resources for infusing 21st centruy skills into English classses
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org>

Backchanneling - a chance for all students to participate in classroom discussions live. Check out background info on backchanneling http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=330
Coveritlive is an easy tool for having real time discussions on video or internet projects.


Downloading Streaming Videos to your computer

The addon for Firefox that downloads YouTube videos as flv files is called UnPlug. You can get it at
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2254
When installed, it looks like a green fish and sits on the tool ribbon below the menu bar. When you are on a YouTube (or similar page) with videos that you want to download, you just click on the fish icon. It searches the page for references to videos and then generates a page with links that you can click on. It usually isn't hard to figure out which one was the video that you wanted. When you click on the link for the video that you want, it downloads it as an flv file to your disk (you can name it and put it anywhere you want). You will need an application that can play flv files such as the free VLC Media Player
available at http://www.download.com/VLC-Media-Player/3000-13632_4-10267151.html
.

These should easily be installed on CFF teacher laptops, but you will need to "unfreeze" your school desktop or student laptops to install them. The addon is for Firefox, since that is what I use at home. Of course, Firefox is also free and can be acquired at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/. I am not sure if there is one for Internet Explorer. If you have any problems with installing it or using it, ask me and I will try to help you. - Jim K.