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Links: Typing and Creativity

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Typing and Creativity

Learning Games for KidsKeyboarding Skills from Learning Games for Kids - These free typing games for kids are a great way to build typing skills. The animated characters in our free keyboarding games can help students build finger strength, speed, and dexterity... all while having loads of FUN!

 

Typing Adventure Level 1Type ItCup StackingHomekey KennysTyping Factory

 

 

 


My StoryMakerMy StoryMaker is a tool that helps kids write their own stories. Add characters and objects to the storyboard, and click them to add actions. A basic story will be automatically written, and the students can then embellish the text with adjectives and other descriptive words.


StorybirdStorybird - Capture your child's imagination, celebrate your family stories, or express your own creative side by turning your Storybird into a book you'd be proud to display. Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you make to share, read, and print. Read them like books, play them like games, and send them like greeting cards. They're curiously fun.


Comic Builder - Build a unique and personal comic strip with Lego characters. First, decide upon the layout of the cartoon strip. Then choose from different backgrounds for each of the frames. Every cartoon series is built using a gallery of characters, and this is where LEGO minifigures come in. Turn the cops and robbers and place them in different positions. Add coffee cups and crowbars, depending on the story. Put in speech bubbles and thought bubbles for adding text. Save finished comic strips on computers or send directly to a printer using links at the top of the activity box.

ABCya.com word cloudsABCya.com Word Clouds - ABCya.com word clouds for kids! A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. Type or paste text into the box below and press the arrow button to view the word cloud generated. The appearance of a word cloud can be altered using the graphical buttons above the cloud. It is also easy to save and/or print the cloud by simply pressing a button.

WordleWordle 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. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.

TagxedoTagxedo - Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

Write ComicsWrite Comics - You can make your very own comic right now! At Write Comics, you will be able to create your own comics using the figures, backgrounds, animal, aliens, and dialogue bubbles, supplied by Write Comics. This site is extremely easy to use. There is no need to sign up or register. Once you click Finish, you will be given a link. Go to your link and print your comic or upload it to your webpage.

Acrostic PoemsAcrostic Poetry - In this online tool, students can learn about and write acrostic poems. An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of the poem. All lines of the poem relate to or describe the main topic word. As part of the online tool, students brainstorm words to help write their poems and can save their work-in-progress to revise and edit, reinforcing elements of the writing process. Students can also print their finished acrostic poems or proudly show off their work by e-mailing it to a friend.

Letter GeneratorThe Letter Generator tool is designed to help students learn to identify all the essential parts of a business or friendly letter, and then generate letters by typing information into letter templates. A sample letter is included, and students can learn about the parts of a letter by reading descriptions of each part.