Writer’s Block or Kids That Don’t Want to Write? I’ve got apps for that!

So many of us get writer’s block on a regular basis (even yours truly!).  Some people don’t like to write or have difficulty getting words down on paper.  There are several great apps that can help!  These apps can get us out of a writer’s block AND level the playing ground for a child with dyslexia or dysgraphia in writing assignments.  Writing apps are some of the most helpful apps out there.  Here are some of my favorites.

Lists for Writers by Thinkamingo – available for iPhone, iPad, Google Play, Amazon, Blackberry, Windows and NOOK-  This app delivers list after list of prompts and ideas for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs and the lists go on!

Inspiration Maps by Inspiration Software – available for iPhone and iPad – This is a visual learning app on the iPad. The app builds beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines.  The best part of the app is that you can convert a graphic organizer to an outline with a press of a button.

Read&Write for Google/ Read&Write for iPad by Texthelp Ltd. – This is an easy to use alternative keyboard and Safari toolbar to help with everyday tasks like emailing, writing documents, browsing the web and using online forms, The word prediction feature makes typing on your iPad fast and easy, with ‘Speak As I Type’. There are also spell checker, dictionary, picture dictionary features and other study tools

Story Dice by Thinkamingo – available for iPhone, iPad, Google Play, Amazon, Blackberry and NOOK-   Story Dice is a great tool to use for prompts for  ideas for plot, character, and setting. The app can be used for prompts for telling written and oral stories.  It is a great tool in the classroom and in speech therapy sessions.

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