Teaching Language Arts with Technology

A resource hub to bring your Language Arts lessons to the 21st Century

Useful Videos

Here are a few example of Language Arts related videos produced by Ted-Ed, which provides educational videos for all subjects. Another great resource is the Teaching Channel, which provides tips, lesson ideas, and classroom videos in all subjects for many grade levels. Flocabulary is site that provides videos with catchy songs such as "When I Read", which encourages your students to get excited about reading.

The Write Stuff

Student blogging is a great way to allow students to find their voice by giving them a personal forum, and engaging in the interests of their generation. You can allow your students to write blog posts based on prompts, or create their own blog project and theme. Some examples of students who created their own blog concentration include 14 Strangers and Humans of Biotech. Great blog servers include Tackk, Edublogs, Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr or any of the platforms listed here.

Inkle Studios is another great writing resource that provides a tool that allows students to create their own interactive story. Students write a story with breaks where readers can make choices about which direction they would like the story to go. This allows your students to think outside of the box by coming up with alternate paths at several points within their stories.

Reading Between the Lines

Have trouble motivating your students to get excited about reading, or presenting book reports? Prezi is a great resource that will make students excited to share about reading, while giving them valuable experience with technology. Prezi also allows your students to "Explore," or find other Prezis on their subject, such as the one above. This can encourage inspiration, collaboration, and allow students to share ideas from home.

In addition to Prezi, ReadingResources.net provides a comprehensive list of websites for children that covers subjects such as letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

How are you going to use these resources in your classroom? Comment and let us know!