by Sydney Baldwin
The article discussed struggles students face during any writing they have. Writing is not fun for everyone and can be very challenging. The article highlights how students need a better/easier way for students to accomplish writing.The first website is mainly for any students writing novels.They are able to pace themselves and learn writing techniques. Their goals for writing are easily achieved. The second website, Grammarly, is used for grammar and mechanics. It can provide more help than spelling errors on Word. They give an explanation of your spelling mistakes so students can learn what they did wrong. The third website, Classcraft, is less geared toward writing and more towards students working at their own pace. It is an interactive map that educators can use to put their activities on. They can have writing activities, if they want. It gives students one task at a time and they get a badge every time they complete something. They can work independently or in groups. The last website, Road trip Nation, seems mainly for older students. They can watch videos of people who have the same goals as them and see how they overcame their obstacles. Especially in writing, when students feel like they can’t write, they can watch inspiring videos to help them. They can also give advice.This article can help young children become confident in their writing at a young age. Even 2nd-3rd grade students start short writing samples. It is important to instill perseverance and confidence for anything at a young age.These websites are helpful in achieving that. These tools can be used every day and even at home. They make children see the value of their writing and help them grow.If used when children start writing, the progress will be immense. They can use it in elementary school and through high school. It takes the pressure off writing and makes it more enjoyable for everyone.
All of these tools can be used in classrooms today. Educators will realize how these tools enhance children’s writing. The websites can be implemented in order to have students do their best writing. In older grades, an educator can use the first website described (NaNoWriMo) to give students a chance to be creative with their writing in a fun way instead of just having them sit in class and write. These tools incorporate technology in the classroom as well.Memorizing grammar rules can be hard, with Grammarly, students can make mistakes and understand what they did wrong instead of just fixing it and not knowing why. Each of the tools provides support that educators would want in their classroom. The tools can help with perseverance in writing and thus, can cause perseverance in any other content areas or activities.
Today’s guest blogger is Sydney Baldwin