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Technologies That Will Help with the Writing Process

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Technologies That Will Help with the Writing Process for kids and adults. Guest Post by Lucy Adams on The Techie Teacher

Technologies That Will Help with the Writing Process

This is a guest post by Lucy Adams. 

Writing is a skill that can be improved through practice and outside tools. The most common tool used to help improve writing is a person of greater knowledge. However, you now can also use technology to help you in your journey to becoming a better writer or writing teacher.


Using technology either in or out of the classroom is great because it is often very engaging. There are actually a lot of technologies in writing education out there! Let’s have a look at a few.

Fun Technologies for Kids 

Writing doesn’t have to be boring! Check out these tools for some fun:

Even if you’re not a child and want something fun to write about, then this is for you. The Story Starters lets you pick the genre, and then you spin a few wheels to get your prompt. They lead to some extremely creative stories.





There are lots of tools to help you when writing poems, but this one is pretty neat. It gets kids to brainstorm and use their ideas to create a final masterpiece poem in the theme of their choosing. They can then print it out and display it.





Blogging is a great way of expression, and now it doesn’t just have to be for adults. On these websites, kids have a safe space to publish their work. They can get feedback from peers and parents, which is really exciting for them. Give them a weekly topic, and let them run with it!




Story Jumper is perhaps the best site out of these options because it allows you to build your entire story online with pictures and the actual story. There’s even a publishing option in hardback! Check it out.



For the Rest of Us

For those of us who aren’t children, teachers of children, or parents, there are many options as well. From academic writing to general writing, here are some of the best tools to use:

After plugging in all the information, you will basically have an outline of your paper, and some potential theses to work with and rephrase to you liking. It’ll give you a really good start to producing a great essay.
  • Voice Typing Softwares

There are several of these out there. Basically, they take what you say and type it out for you. This is beneficial because it skips that first step of writing it out. Instead, you can go straight to editing and revising your work.

Ommwriter is a unique idea that you may have not heard of before. It creates a space on your computer for you to write that is distraction free. It displays a background and music or other audio that will put you in the right mind set to unleash your writing powers!

This tools is super useful! It is a treasure box of information on how to create good and solid writing. It helps you to cite properly when using academic sources. Everything important that pertains to improving your writing can be found here. It’s a great resource to always have at your fingertips.

Scribophile is an online writing group. The great thing about this is that it is online, so if you don’t have access to writers groups to meet-up with in person, or want more eyes, Scribophile is the way to go. Use it as an educational tool because you’ll be getting lots of feedback from other writers at all different stages in their career. It’s a good way to improve, make connections, and read what others are producing.

Learning writing can be a difficult thing to do. Nowadays, with so many technologies, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many tools that you can use for different aspects that you’re never alone when you need help.

Use one, two, or all of these websites to help you on your path to writing success!

Bio:

Lucy Adams is a blogger from BuzzEssay, a helpful site for aspiring writers. She is a generalist, and that’s why she has no problem with covering a wide range of topics, from business to psychology, education, and literature. Feel free to share your best ideas and start a mutually beneficial collaboration!


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