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We hope you enjoy browsing this collection of tools, applications, and databases. We have included sites that colleagues, teachers, families, and students have found to be useful. Click on the URL above each description, to visit each site. If you would like to recommend a site, please send an email with the URL and a brief note about its usefulness, to contact@readingandwritingproject.com . Thank you and enjoy!

Google Drive


Description

Great for collaboration and information gathering. Allows you to share, archive, and comment on documents, lesson plans and meeting notes.

Purpose

Busy school leaders who don’t have time to “send” multiple documents. “Sharing” makes collaboration seamless.

Cost

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Evernote


Description

A note taking tool that allows the user to take notes, organize them, and to add multimedia. Evernote is cloud based, so you never lose your notes. You have access to them on every device that you own - phone, tablet, computer.

Purpose

People who have to take notes on everything— observations, meetings, to-do lists—will find this tool essential.

Cost

Today’s Meet


Description

Today’s Meet is a private, Twitter-like interface that is perfect for hosting small in-meeting chats to complement your facilitation.

Purpose

This is great for posting questions, reflections and feedback that you can archive for later use.

Cost

FREE

TCRWP on Vimeo

https://vimeo.com/tcrwp/albums
Description

This a site that houses videos and allows you to view and upload.

Purpose

Great for personal or school professional development. There are several videos of minilessons, conferences, small group work and other practices for you to view and consider.

Cost

FREE

Edweek

http://www.edweek.org/
Description

A U.S. national newspaper covering K-12 education.

Purpose

Great for keeping up with current events and topics in education, with links to video, blogs and and discussion forums.

Cost

FREE Trial

Visible Learning

http://visible-learning.org/john-hattie/
Description

A website that compiles free online resources related to John Hattie’s Visible Learning Research.

Purpose

Great for videos, research papers, books, and news articles for educators, especially about self-reflective practice and giving feedback.

Cost

FREE

Book Source

http://www.booksource.com/Default.aspx
Description

BookSource is a vender that bundles books by genre, unit of study and level for easy purchasing.

Purpose
Cost

TCRWP Book Lists

http://www.readingandwritingproject.org/resources/book-lists
Description

The Reading and Writing Project periodically updates book lists that teachers and schools can use to help with purchasing. There are genre lists, high interest lists and leveled lists to meet the needs of a diverse range of readers.

Purpose
Cost

New York Times Children’s Book

http://www.nytimes.com/column/childrens-books
Description

The New York Times reviews and shares current best selling books. Additionally, the NYT has author interviews and current topics and trends in children’s literature.

Purpose
Cost

Common Core State Standards

http://www.corestandards.org/
Description

The official website of the Common Core State Standards.

Purpose

Helpful for getting the official wording for the standards and appendices.

Cost

FREE

Teachers Read

http://www.teachersread.net/announcements
Description

A website run by the respected reading researcher Richard Allington, which includes a wealth of articles and research on reading.

Purpose

Great for quick access to articles for staff and families.

Cost