Research - Technology to support writing

Prepared by: Sheri Lenzo, Teacher Leader for Assistive Technology, Oak Park District 97, US

D. Recommendations

Based on this research, Sheri Lenzo made the following purchase recommendation:

WriteOnline by Crick Software provides key tools we do not have for students in grades 4-8:

  • Student electronic documents / work-in-progress accessible in and outside of school (without need of external file management – i.e. flash drives)
  • Web-based tools for planning, concept mapping, outlining, and customizable content prompts, procedural cues, and draft templates
  • Word prediction
  • Phonemic spell check
  • Text-to-speech
  • Vocabulary support