Writing Tools

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...

Twelve Good Tools for Creating Mind Maps & Flowcharts – Updated

Earlier this week I published a video about a neat new service called Transo that lets you turn your notes into a mind map with just one click. Creating that video and writing the corresponding blog… Read the whole entry at FreeTech4T...

5 Nora Roberts Quotes About Writing for Writers

Nora Roberts, who also writes as J.D. Robb, is known for her romance novels. Today she’s out with a new romance, The Rise of the Magicks. It’s the third and final book of her Chronicles of The One series. With these Nora Roberts quotes,...

10 Alice Walker Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Alice Walker quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Color Purple, Collected Poems, and We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. In these quotes, Walker covers writing, publishing, living, and more. Alice Wa...

10 Tess Gerritsen Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Tess Gerritsen quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Surgeon, Vanish, and The Shape of Night. In these quotes, Gerritsen covers writing, ideas, books, and more. Tess Gerritsen is a bestselling author of rom...

10 Lisa Scottoline Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Lisa Scottoline quotes for writers and about writing from the author of Final Appeal, Look Again, and Don’t Go. In these quotes, Scottoline covers writing, character, dreaming, and more. Lisa Scottoline is a bestselling author...

10 Brad Meltzer Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 10 Brad Meltzer quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Tenth Justice, Identity Crisis, and History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time. In these quotes, Meltzer covers character, plot, passion, an...

12 Sylvia Plath Quotes for Writers and About Writing

Here are 12 Sylvia Plath quotes for writers and about writing from the author of The Colossus and Other Poems, Ariel, and The Bell Jar. In these quotes, Plath covers poetry, love, Shakespeare, and more. Sylvia Plath was best known as an Ame...

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...

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