Publishing Sites


"FlipSnack is a page flip software that enables you to create stylish digital flipping books out of your PDF documents. You can use it to share or embed into your website or blog all kinds of documents, from books to newspapers and magazines." (Flipsnack website)


My Story Maker

Ages 6-12

"My StoryMaker lets you control characters and objects - and creates sentences for you! Once you are done with your story, you can print it out." (Carnegie Library website)
Teachers and Librarians resource material from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

Story Jumper

"StoryJumper is a website that allows kids to build their own books. You can easily create cover pages, add text, upload drawings or photos to illustrate your story, and you can use the StoryJumper clipart gallery, too. When you re done, you can order your own professionally published hardback book!" (Story Jumper website)

Here are directions on how to set up a classroom account.

Word Clouds

The Top 10 Ways to Use Wordle at School

From Bright Hub Education Written by Jonathan Wylie

Using Wordle Clouds

108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

By Michael Gorman,


"Wordle 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." (Wordle website)


Recommended for grades 2-5.


"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." (Tagxedo website)

101 Ways to Use Tagxedo from All Things Tagxedo The Official Blog of Tagxedo - Tag Cloud with Styles

Other word cloud sites are described here.