Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Grammarly- A Great Tool to Help S... February 9, 2016 Grammarly is an excellent Chrome extension students can use to help them with their writing. It provides a free spell and grammar checker that can be used across different platforms including sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinedIn, Gmail…etc. It’s true, most of online editors now come with sophisticated spell checking services but only few provide contextual spell and grammar checking. Grammarly ‘spots erroneous use of lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many more commonly confused words.’ The grammar checker in Grammarly allows you to check for different kinds of grammatical mistakes in your text. From proper use of modifiers to subject- verb agreement, Grammarly checker can verify the correct use of over 250 grammatical rules.
Narrative Writing Lesson: Using the exact words In this lesson, students will recognise exact verbs in literature and then use more exact verbs when writing a narrative. This lesson is based around the novel ‘Mortimer Mooner Makes Lunch’ but could be adapted to other novels. Year 3 - Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative(ACELT1599)Year 3 -Understand that verbs represent different processes (doing, thinking, saying, and relating) and that these processes are anchored in time through tense(ACELA1482)Year 3 - Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484)Year 3 - Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose(ACELY1682) Learning outcomes Students will:
How Parents Can Use Pinterest To Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer It’s summer time, kids are out of school, and parents are likely looking for ways to keep them busy. It would be nice if they were learning too, no? One fantastic resource for parents is Pinterest expert Melissa Taylor, who curates educational content there for her Imagination Soup blog readers on her Pinterest page. Control Alt Achieve: Using Google Keep for Grading Comments in Docs One of the great features of Google Docs is the ability to leave comments in the margin. This is a useful way to provide helpful feedback to students when grading their work. You can offer suggestions, point out areas that need correction, highlight great work, and even provide links to additional resources or videos. As great as that is, one of the challenges has been getting easy access to your list of comments. Over time, you may have collected quite a large list of often used comments. Rather than have to type them in each time, it would be much easier if you could simply pull up the list and copy and paste the comments you need.
5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites. Collaborative Writing Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers in the 24/7 classroom. The integrated reference tools and smart spell checker provide students with convenient writing support right on the page.