Web 20 Online Texts

There are so many rich and engaging online texts that your students will enjoy. You can access films, multimodal texts, great websites, short stories and lots more.

Here is a list that will be added to as more new sites are discovered:

Non-fiction texts
Hidden Memories: poignant and brilliant site with text, videos and diary entries: Gallipoli story webe site 'Hidden Memories'
Australian essays: Australian Essays
Backhand Stories: Backhand Original Stories
My Hero: Stories through film, word documents and audio clips: My Hero
Access newspapers from around the world: Newspapers
Avalanche multimedia story: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
Life stories - poignant digital stories QUT project: digital storytelling
Digital stories: Story Centre
WWI letters, photographs, etc: Our/Your War Stories State Library
Amazing photographs from a different perspective: Famous event photographs
Australian texts: Australian Folklore

Open Culture free texts

700 free e-books: Free e-books
700 free films: Free films
Free lectures: Foucault's lectures

Fabulous Link to a plethora of film clips and images!
The Literacy Shed: Literacy Shed

Multimedia Texts
Inanimate Alice: Inanimate Alice
Tales of London: Tales of London
We Tell Stories
The Dead Tower
Media Storm
Billy Collin's poetry: Animated poems


Cartoons based on inspirational people

Severn Suzuki: The Girl Who Stopped the World
Martin Luther King: I Have a Dream
American Rhetoric: American Speeches
Nobel Prize acceptance speeches: Nobel Speeches

Creative advertisements

Creative ad awards

Fabulous site for short films that can be used to stimulate writing, etc: Short of the Week
Animations Imgur animations
The Lost Thing - Shaun Tan

Australian Screen: Clips of Australian films, documentaries and televsion advertisements: Australian Screen
Short films - excellent short films to inspire writing.
Short Films: Short of the Week
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
List of top documentary films, http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-top-100-films-for-action/
First and final frames of movies: First and final frames of films

Free Online Texts and Resources: Open Culture

Brilliant short films: Irish short films
Comics in Education: Comics in education
Suggested young adult films: Suggested films for schools
Mike Leigh's early short films: Short films
Sustainability short films: Nature is Speaking