HyperTEXTS: Teaching English in the Digital Age

A collection of web-based resources for educators


Greetings! As of July, 2011, I'm no longer updating this wiki. 





Welcome to a wiki of Web-based resources made with English teachers in mind. You'll find a site map below, as well as on each page, in the right-hand column titled Navigator. Some of the links you find here bring you to pages here on the wiki. Others bring you directly to the tool or resource. This wiki is updated* regularly.


New Stuff!



What's Your Opinion?

I'd appreciate your feedback on a couple of questions about this site. Click on the link to get to the survey. And, thanks.

~Karen  06.04.11


On the Site



 Ideas & Perspectives

20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he's building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.


Kids Today


Schools and Schooling: What's Now, What's Next?


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Tools for Collaboration 


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Tools for Building Community


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Tools for Teaching Literature & Writing

(Also, see Specific Tools, below.)




Reading & Literature

Additional Curriculum Resources


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Tools for Teaching Media Literacy

Media Literacy


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Tools for Thinking & Creating


General Resources

This collection of web 2.0 tools began with a conversation with 8th grade students, about what school would look like if all of the rules we currently had were disbanded. They were no longer bound by walls, schedules, age restrictions or standardized tests. No technology was outlawed.... Here are the tools they think we ought to consider using.  




Specific Tools

(Thanks to Drew Buddie and his wiki, Indispensible ICT Tools for Teachers, for the format & many of the resources listed below.) 


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Tools for Personal PD


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Tools for Creating, Downloading, & Converting Videos


Creating & Editing Videos


Downloading Videos


  • Click on the little icon for DownloadHelper at the upper left corner of every video.
  • Download the Firefox extension, called DownloadHelper. This enables you to download video from many other sites.


Converting Videos


Image Quest - Copyright-free image bank launched for teachers by Encyclopaedia Britannica - Used online; Free





 NCTE Statements & Standards for Teaching with Digital Tools




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Web-based Resources for the English Classroom by Karen LaBonte is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License

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