3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students’ brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write.

Scooped from : http://www.edutopia.org/blog/3-strategies-improve-student-writing-ali-parrish, from  www.edutopia.org

Working with special needs students in an inclusionary setting  frequently requires interventions on the fly as we support students  for classroom instruction. In my experience, often we are in classes where writing is the focus. Ali Parrish provides low to high tech options that can be done on the fly – especially when wielding a mobile device!

Ali Parrish suggestions apps such as Paperport Notes, Dragon Dictation and Dictation Pro as writing organization and production. Here are a few more apps that provide recording and or writing tools:

Notability – still 2.99 – (iOS) a note taking, organizational notebook (great app!)

SoundNote – 4.99 (iOS) – a recording and note taking app

iTalk – (free; iOS) voice recorder app – easy to use

NotePad + – (free; Android) Note pad with voice recording and drawing tools.

Easy Voice Recorder – (free; Android) voice recorder app.

Add the predictive keyboard in iOS 8 and voice recognition tool available in iOS 7 and 8 and you have more supports for students with the writing process. Great AT suggestions from Ali Parrish that can be helpful to OT’s supporting student writing .

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary and work environments. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education and home environments. Currently a graduate student in the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
This entry was posted in Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Digital Recording, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Note Taking, Note Taking App, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Special education, Voice Recorder, Word Prediction, Writing. Bookmark the permalink.

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