ReadWriteThink, established in April of 2002, is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation.
NCTE and IRA are working together to provide educators and students with access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction through free, Internet-based content.”


Webspiration™ is the new online visual thinking tool that helps you capture ideas, organize information, diagram processes and create clear, concise written documents whether working individually or collaboratively. With integrated diagram and outline views you can think visually, structure your work effectively and express your ideas in the ways that communicate best

4Teachers Family of Tools has many time saving resources for teachers………

  • Construct online quizzes that can include multimedia
  • Create customized rubrics in English and Spanish using Rubistar
  • Educational Games for students to polish math and language skills
  • Provides tools for students to write persuasive essays
  • View thousands of online lessons or quickly create your own
  • Post your own online class calendar with hyperlinks and projects


Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.”

Think of the many ways you could use this with your SmartBoard!