Writing seems to strike fear into the hearts of many struggling learners. The idea that they have to organize, write in complete sentences, spell everything the right way! Ugh! It can be so overwhelming. On this page you will find some great tools to help those learners that feel this way, or even learners that may need some extra supports put into place.
Co-Writer is a great Word Prediction Software that supports students with their writing skills. You can install it on your desk top or the Ipad.
With Inspiration Software you can create webs, idea maps, mind maps, concept maps, graphic organizers, process flows, and other diagrams for thinking, organizing and writing. Use these proven visual thinking and learning techniques to brainstorm ideas, explore and explain relationships, and integrate new knowledge with what you already know. Inspiration® encourages deeper, more critical thinking and that improves creativity, comprehension and retention.
First Author is a writing software that helps students who struggle with writing to write independently on self-selected and curriculum-tied topics. It does so by guiding students through a three step process of choosing a topic, selecting a picture prompt, and writing with the support of built in accommodations.
Write Outloud is simple to use and reads words as they are written, providing instant auditory feedback. Writing tools, including a talking spell checker, homophone checker and dictionary help student to confirm their word choice.
Livescribe pen - Records everything you hear, say, write and draw.. Wirelessly syncs notes and audio to your personal Evernote® account. Replay, organize, search and share your notes on almost any computer or device. Smartpen holds up to 200 hours of audio and thousands of pages of notes.