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Machinarium is independent puzzle / adventure game by Amanita Design... beautiful imagery

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What is 100WC?

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‘The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.’     Ursula K. Le Gu
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The Hero Factory

Create your own hero - character

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Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids

Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Beautifully read audio stories for children and adults. Listen online or via podcast or app. Fairytales, myths, legends and stories from around the world.

Via Deepti Sawhney
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What is 100WC? | 100 WORD CHALLENGE

What is 100WC? | 100 WORD CHALLENGE | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it

It is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This should be posted on a class blog and then linked to the 100 Word Challenge blog

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VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud

VoiceThread - Conversations in the cloud | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.
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Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics

Pixton | World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Create your own cartoons with fully posable characters & animals! Upload pictures, create freestyle panel layouts, add sound & voice-over, and much more! Join our growing vibrant community. Pixton is awesome!
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Machinarium

Machinarium is independent puzzle / adventure game by Amanita Design... beautiful imagery

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Kerpoof Studio

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Kerpoof's multimedia software is used by kids worldwide to create original artwork, animated movies, stories, greeting cards and more

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Wallwisher.com :: What are YOU creating today?

Post it notes for pupils to gather ideas and brianstorm language, words, ideas, sentences

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Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans - TES Resources

Teaching Resources, Classroom Resources & Lesson Plans - TES Resources | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Free quality teaching resources, classroom resources & lesson plans...
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comiclife.com

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Comic Life lets you create astounding comics, beautiful picture albums, how-tos... and more!  The easy-to-use interface integrates seamlessly with your photo collection or iSight. Drag in your pictures, captions, Lettering text ('ka-blam!') and speech balloons and your work is done!

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The Literacy Shed

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A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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Storybird - Collaborative storytelling

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Via Adrian Gandour, Nancy Papachristou
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Endless Ocean

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Endless Ocean is an underwater exploration through the pristine waters
of fictional Manoa Lai Island.
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Ultimate Flash Face v0.42b

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It provides a palette of facial objects: eyes, jaw, hair, etc. For each, you pick the one you like, then place and size it appropriately. I thought the Flash-based interface was pretty clever. You can even save your creation.
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KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

Download and save videos directly from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile and more. Simply copy and paste.
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Voki Home

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Create a talking character

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Pandora | Drawing inspiration with words...

Pandora | Drawing inspiration with words... | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it

Heathfileds Primary school Pandora inspired writing projects. Watch a school develop their writing through blogging

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Storyboard That - An innovative and visual way to describe ideas and processes

Storyboard That - An innovative and visual way to describe ideas and processes | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
FREE - Storyboard that is free software for rapid creation of visual storyboards for business use in product development.
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Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds

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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

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Blabberize.com - Got a picture? Blabberize it!

Add voice to images - cartoon style

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Primary Pad · Superfunky Collaborative Writing For Schools

Primary Pad · Superfunky Collaborative Writing For Schools | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
PrimaryPad is a web-based word processor designed for schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.
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BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Video and audio teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers.

BBC - Learning Zone Broadband Class Clips - Video and audio teaching resources for primary and secondary school teachers. | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Free video and audio teaching resources for all subjects of the primary and secondary curriculum: English, science, maths, history, geography, religious studies and more.
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Myths and Legends from E2BN

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Animated and narrated myths, legends and folktales. Create and submit your own or delve deeper to find out origins and context.
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Glogpedia - the best of Glogs | Glogster

Glogpedia - the best of Glogs | Glogster | Useful tools for Literacy | Scoop.it
Glogster.com - Poster yourself - Make your interactive poster easily and share it with friends. Mix Images, Text, Music and Video. It is fantastic!

Via Manuel F. Lara, Informatics, Nancy Papachristou
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