Last updated on September 3rd, 2019 at 12:14 pm
It’s important for all students to learn writing skills because it’s something they’ll need to be good at regardless of their future career objectives. Whether it’s to complete a thesis or assignment, or writing for their paycheck, they will need at some point or another to be able to write well. That’s why teachers need to be monitoring their writing skills regardless of where their current skill level is. Unfortunately, not all students want to learn to write, and some downright hate it, so the best approach is one that can make it fun or more appealing. Without any further ado, here are 10 writing apps that do exactly that.
This tool is more about organizing your ideas, which is at the core of the writing process. At their age, students minds are incredibly creative but perhaps chaotic, so Popplet is a tool that helps students organize all these thoughts, all in a visual and engaging way.
This is a great thing because it can allow them to write down all of their ideas in a fun and engaging way and then connect the dots when necessary which would enable them to realize what they want to create. This can be great for teachers as well, especially when they are planning a lesson or something similar.
Everyone needs a mind map sometimes, and having an app immediately there to help is an amazing thing. So, Popplet can be useful for both students and teachers in many different ways.
You don’t want to teach your students writing by starting off with academic essays, because these aren’t fun or appealing in any way. Instead, consider starting with writing exercises that are story telling.
Toontastic is an app that lets its users draw, animate, and share with others their visual stories so they learn that writing can be attractive. This is an amazing way to teach students to fall in love with stories and writing in general.
No child likes writing essays but they do like fun stories and this tool gives you the perfect opportunity to get them to like and practice good writing in an interesting way that’s close to them and what they are interested in.
You can learn a lot about your students from the stories they create in Toontastic and give them tips and directions that could help them fix those mistakes easily.
Academized is a great tool that makes writing much more appealing. It can help you get ideas to get the creative process started, and helps you get through the different stages of writing from the concept all the way to the revision stage.
It also covers one of the most important aspects of writing which is spelling and grammar, meaning that you can teach your students how to write properly in this area. You can easily see which messages they are making commonly and what they need to fix in order to be more accurate.
This gives you a perfect opportunity to teach them the basic rules without talking to one student specifically but rather generally, which would make it easier for them to learn.
4. ABC Cursive Writing
Writing is a lot more fun when you have great handwriting, because it feels a lot more magical and special. As per Poppy Knight, an app marketer at Boom Essays and Paper Fellows, “ABC Cursive Writing is an app that teaches students how to write better in cursive.
By using zoo animals, the process becomes fun and doesn’t seem like work or learning. When students’ handwriting has improved a lot, they can do assignments that are set up like games.” Cursive is generally really important and it develops the fine motoric skills that students will need later in life.
Cursive is also more commonly used in life and you will need to help your students to learn. What better way to do that than to use a fun app with drawings and various different elements that can help them understand it better.
5. Calmly writer
One of the main problems is when students try to transfer their writing skills from handwriting to the computer. All the features of word processors, not to mention all the different distracting things online and on a computer, distracts students from the writing process.
Calmly Writer is an app that will eliminate all these distractions and has no confusing features – only a screen ready for their writing.
This is something that all writers could use at some point in their lives, and you are definitely giving them a gift by showing them this tool.
Of course, it doesn’t immediately come off as something they would like, but this is very beneficial because it provides a clean environment for them to work in and it gives them peace and quiet on the computer which is quite rare these days.
6. Sentence Builder
It’s one thing to find the fun in writing, but what about grammar? There is actually a way to make grammar fun, and that’s with the Sentence Builder app. It’s made for elementary students, but anyone can use it to understand sentences that are grammatically correct.
It’s a simple interface and uses games to encourage young writers to create strong sentences without grammar mistakes. This is a good way to show your students that grammar isn’t something that they should fear or something to avoid but rather something that can help them be clear and easier to understand in general.
You can use it to teach them many things and it can help create memories of lessons that will last them a lifetime.
According to Graham Paul, an educator at Australian Help and Essayroo, “this app is for kids that are just starting off learning to write, so it’s better for their parents.
It gets students to trace letters, and stays on the same letter until the get it right before progressing to a new one.” This is another fun way to learn how to write and improve their handwriting in general.
It gives them good guidelines and allows just enough room for them to develop their own handwriting style.
This is considered the most attractive word processor for mobile devices, and we couldn’t agree more. It’s powerful but also really cool and makes you want to write.
If your students are already familiar with writing on a mobile device, this is the app for them.
9. Writers App
This app is used by any level of writer, including professionals. It will help you focus without distractions, and will inspire you to be creative and put your words to a story.
It’s great for story telling, but even just for writing papers.
10. Story Builder
This is another storytelling app but its purpose is to help students have better paragraph structures, improve their flow of ideas in a logical way and increase the story’s structure.
If they’re not yet ready to write, use the app to record the narrative instead, and just go with the flow of ideas instead of getting bogged down in the details.
It’s important for all students to learn writing skills because it’s something they’ll need to be good at regardless of their future career objectives. Whether it’s to complete a thesis or assignment, or writing for their paycheck, they will need at some point or another to be able to write well.
That’s why teachers need to be monitoring their writing skills regardless of where their current skill level is. Unfortunately, not all students want to learn to write, and some downright hate it, so the best approach is one that can make it fun or more appealing. Without any further ado, here are 10 writing apps that do exactly that.