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The resources on this page is an index of all Literacy and Research Tool resources mentioned in the Online Tools for Educators group. Come back often as it will continue to be updated. If you have questions about one of the tools, visit the discussion listed or start a new discussion.
A simple and free online brainstorming tool. Users do not need an account to create a brainstorm unless they want to save their map.
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Turn any set of words into a great looking word cloud. Students can create, respin and save their word tags.
Create word clouds with any set of words. Students can use this tool to see frequency of words in their essays and to work on word choice.
This user driven community takes learning vocabulary to a new level. Users can create BrainyPics, a visual image of a vocabulary term along with a sentence and the community votes it up or down.
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This site helps students cite their information sources correctly. Students can select from a variety of citation formats. Then, they complete the web form to generate a standard citation. This can then be copied and pasted into a student's bibliography or works cited page.