Author Archives: Todd Cherner


Kioza: A Handy Slideshow Movie Maker and Collage Tool!

Freemium! Kizoa is a website that allows users to create slideshow movies and collages. After registering and logging into the website, users need to first select the type of project they wish to create by choosing either the “Movie Maker” or “Collage Maker” tab on the top of the screen. Next, users will need to decide if they wish to ...

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News in Levels

News in Levels: A Differentiated Reading Resource for ELLs

Free! News in Levels is a website that provides current event stories at differing levels of reading complexity for English Language Learners. After launching the website, it presents users with several news headlines and dropdown menus at the top of a screen. To select an article, users can either click on a story directly located on the website’s main page ...

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Rhyme Zone: A Tool for Your Rhyming (and Shakespearean) Needs!

Free! Rhyme Zone is a language resource that first functions as a rhyming dictionary and includes additional language search options. To begin, users must enter a word or phrase into the search box and choose the type of result they wish to receive. Rhyme Zone will then provide a list of related words and/or phrases to users, and users can ...

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Shakespeare Words

Shakespeare Words: An All-Inclusive Shakespearean Resource

Free! Shakespeare Words is a comprehensive website for everything Shakespeare. After launching the website, users can navigate it using the buttons at the top of the screen. To begin, users can click the “Works” tab, and a dropdown menu will appear. Users can then select a play or poem from the menu and access its full text. This tab also ...

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fraze it

Fraze It: A Creative Approach to Word Study

Free! Fraze It is an innovative website that functions as a dictionary. After launching the website, users type a word or phrase of interest into the search box. The website will then create a report for the word/phrase that includes multiple examples of it being used in context, a definition for it, synonyms for the word/phrase, images depicting the word/phrase, ...

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Teen Ink: The Classic Resource in Young Adult Writing

Free! Teen Ink is a comprehensive website dedicated to young adult writers and readers. After launching the website, users can click the buttons on the top and left side of the screen to navigate the website. The Magazine, Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction buttons allow users to read, vote for, and comment on pieces of writing composed by other young adult ...

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BookBrowse: A Giant Database of YA Lit Ready for You

Free! Book Browse is a database of book reviews that users can search. After launching the website, users simply have to enter a title, author, ISBN, or keyword into the search box and the website will report any matching content, including book reviews, author biographies, and related materials to the search terms. Users can then click on the content to ...

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Working Class: An App for Increasing Teacher Efficiency

Working Class provides a tool for managing classes, student attendance, grades, and more! When first launching the app, a sample class layout is shown, and users can tap the different areas of the screen to explore the app’s functionalities and features. When ready to create their own class, users will need to tap and hold the “Edit” button on the ...

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Book Finder

Book Finder By Lexile: A Topnotch Literacy Tool!

Free! The Book Finder option provided by the Lexile Framework website allows users to search for books based on lexile score and interest. To begin, users must load the website and then enter in their lexile score. Book Finder will then automatically set a lexile score range, which users can adjust. If users do not know their lexile score, they ...

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YASLA's Book Finder

YALSA’s Book Finder

Free! The Young Adult Library Service Association’s (YALSA) Book Finder is a searchable database of its annual selected young adult books along with its media list, awards, and honorees. From its main screen, users can type in a keyword, title, author, or genre into the search box, and YALSA will report all of the books in its database that match ...

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