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Monday, October 9, 2017

Writing tools for Chrome by Roy Verges

From the TCEA blog, I found an appropriate topic for our secondary students: Writing Tools for Chrome. This blog by Lori Gracey offers teachers ways to help their students write assignments.

According to Landon West, our stalwart Help Desk man-about-town, Chrome is the most-used browser at Denton ISD, so teachers should know this and get more familiar with incorporating this browser into their classrooms. Computer labs are a good place to start with this, but once students get used to these tools they can begin adding these tools to their Android phones and home computers.

Here's the list:

  • Grammerly for Chrome - check spelling & grammar in emails & social media
  • WordCounter - count words, improve grammar, detect plagiarism
  • EasyBib Toolbar - cite websites for research papers with one click
  • Cliché Finder - identifies writing clichés for students
  • Hemingway Editor - promotes clean, clear writing
  • MindMup 2.0 - mind-mapping graphic organizer
  • Calmly Writer - completely blank screen for distraction-free writing
  • Writewell Online - library of writing templates

Click here to read the TCEA blog entry by Lori Gracey.

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