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21st Century Skills - A Chart of Ideas from ICT

Free downloadable books 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 adult literacy strategies literary guides and ideas.
Google books
Free online books
Page by Page Books
Videos of books online

Creative work

Making Movies text to movie
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. Web version is

Litertature Circles

Best Practices in Media Use and Copyright Information
2. Search " Renee Hobbs - expert on the subject or email questions on subject to
4. "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 < > .
6. 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

Robert Frost Audios

Works of Shakespeare open source
ibits app for ipad and available online

Frankenstein project

Check for plagiarism
A site for help with research papers and formatting
Digital Vaults Primary Source documents and images.

Grammar sites 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

Resources for infusing 21st centruy skills into English classses>

Backchanneling - a chance for all students to participate in classroom discussions live. Check out background info on backchanneling
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
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

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 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.