Tips – EdTech for improving writing skills

Try it out in your classroom.

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Use tools like Write & Improve to give learners automated feedback on their writing, at every stage in the process: planning, drafting, polishing … and even marking.

Use Text Inspector to check the level of your learners’ writing. Even better, get them to check for themselves, and plan how to use higher-level vocabulary.

Start a class blog with WordPress or Blogger, then get your learners to post guest articles, interviews and projects.

Show learners how to change the language settings in wordprocessing tools like Microsoft Word or Google Docs. Then train them to pay attention to spelling and grammar problems and suggested fixes … but to ignore bad suggestions too!

Use tools like ‘Track changes’ and ‘Comments’ in MS Word to provide feedback on your learners’ writing. But resist the temptation to correct too much!