Monday, June 1, 2009

Some Very Cool Online Tools

These are some of the online tools that I have found helpful. I thought I'd share them.

Need a definition suited for a child? Try one of these online dictionaries for kids.

Keeping track of all your research? EasyBib is a great online tool. Type in your ISBN or your web address, click "autocite" and press "create citation." You can create multiple lists for your projects, all stored online.

Need to analyze the reading level of your manuscript. This is important in the educational market. The Lexile analyzer is a wonderful tool. You must register to use it, but there's no fee involve. You'll need to save your manuscript in a plain text document. Use the browse tool to find it on your computer, click analyze. You'll need a comparison chart to understand what the number means, but if you can get your words in the proper range, you'll generally be right on target with AR levels and Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Levels, too.

If you're looking for state standards, this website has links to all the state department of education websites. If you're looking for science, you can click on science, and then any state to find their science standards.


  1. Thank you, Dori. These are going to be very useful links. I want to try the bibliography tool soon.

  2. Good, Sarah. You'll love it. It's a fabulous tool. I wish I'd known about it when I was in school, writing term papers!

  3. Thanks, Dori, for these helpful links.

    I also want to thank you for linking to my Educational Markets list. I hope the list proves useful to your visitors.

    I enjoyed looking around your site. Congratulations to you on all your publications! Great job! Best wishes on all your current projects.
    Ev Christensen

  4. Thanks, Ev. I'm thrilled to have you visit.