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Screenshot of Vocabgrabberhttp://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/

VocabGrabber analyzes any text you’re interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context. Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the “Grab Vocabulary!” button. VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save. (Submitted by Salamah Sulaiman on MACUL Space EduTech Group)

Screenshot of Storylineonline

http://www.storylineonline.net/

Storyline Online is an online streaming video program featuring SAG members reading children books aloud!  Each book includes accompanying activities and lesson ideas. (Submitted by Megan Weber on MACUL Space EduTech Group)
Screenshot of Guide to Grammar and Writing
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/
The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer-graded quizzes, recommendations on writing — from basic problems in subject-verb agreement and the use of articles to exercises in parallel structures and help with argumentative essays, and a way to submit questions about grammar and writing. (Submitted by Marci Cherry on MACUL Space EduTech Group)
Screenshot of Spelling City
http://www.spellingcity.com/
Teaching spelling is easy with SpellingCity.com.  Input spelling lists for your students to use for free spelling help. Students can learn spelling words, practice spelling tests, and play fun spelling games. Keep track of your spelling list curriculum, share spelling lists, and get ideas for teaching spelling on our spelling forum. Use your own spelling words or use our database of great spelling lists. Kids can play safe online spelling games that will get them ready for their spelling tests.  (Submitted by Suzanne on MACUL Space EduTech Group)
Screenshot of Evaluation Station
http://www.eduplace.com/…/evalstation/
Evaluation Station is a site created by Houghton Mifflin to help students check their writing.  The site guides the students through a series of questions about a particular type of writing and provides them with tips and ideas.  (Submitted by Marci Cherry on MACUL Space EduTech Group)