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Tools to Help Students Improve Their Writing

The spelling and grammar checkers built into word processors are fine for helping students catch basic mistakes in their writing. To get beyond the basics, students need tools that offer more than just spelling and grammar checking services...

10 Edgar Allan Poe Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Edgar Allan Poe quotes for writers and about writing from the author of several short stories and poems, including “The Tell-Tale Heart,” “The Fall of the House of Usher,” and “The Raven.” In these quotes, Poe covers...

7 Styles of Classroom Video Projects – Tools and Tips for Making Them

In the 2019-20 Practical Ed Tech Handbook I included a section all about student video projects. In that section I outlined seven styles of classroom video projects along with tools and tips for… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4Teach...

Fraidy Cats’ Book of Courage – An eBook of Writing Prompts

Make Beliefs Comix is a creative writing platform that I have recommended for years. The core of Make Beliefs Comix is a free set of tools that students can use to create their own comics in multiple… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4...

14 William Faulkner Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 14 William Faulkner quotes for writers and about writing from the author of As I Lay Dying, Light in August, and The Sound and the Fury. In these quotes, Faulkner covers writing, reading, dreaming, and more. William Faulkner is one...

10 Robert Jordan Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Robert Jordan quotes for writers and about writing from the author of the Wheel of Time series, books in the Conan the Barbarian series, and more. In these quotes, Jordan covers books, fools, reading, and more. Robert Jordan is ...

10 Kazuo Ishiguro Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Kazuo Ishiguro quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Remains of the Day, When We Were Orphans, and Never Let Me Go. In these quotes, Ishiguro covers writing what you know, building characters, imagination, ...

12 Agatha Christie Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Agatha Christie quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Murder on the Orient Express, And Then There Were None, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. In these quotes, Christie covers inspiration, books, killers, and m...

14 Roald Dahl Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 14 Roald Dahl quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches. In these quotes, Dahl covers books, magic, nonsense, and more. Roald Dahl was a fi...

How to Elevate Your Writing for Postsecondary

Writing in postsecondary isn’t easy, but here are some sure ways to improve your skill!  As a grad student, I spent four semesters as a teaching assistant. That meant anything from attending undergraduate lectures to leading tutorials or...

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