At home

DocsPlus @home: tips for teachers & parents

These tips are for Windows and Mac computers - for Chromebooks, click here.

We are providing DocsPlus@home for schools that are closed during the Coronavirus crisis.  This provides DocsPlus for students and teachers working from home.  Schools can sign up for DocsPlus@home for free.

Here are some tips to get students using DocsPlus and enjoying writing while they are at home.  There’s built-in support, so it’s very appropriate for struggling writers, too.

Set up

Set up


Start writing

Start writing

  • DocsPlus reads out each sentence when a period is used, so your student can hear what they’ve just written.
  • It’s got a word predictor to help students find the words they want, even if they struggle with spelling.
  • It provides Wordbars, which are a great way of providing additional support, and WorkSpace for organizing ideas.

Any topic

Support any topic

  • To help students to write about the topics they’ve been learning in school, search LearningGrids from within DocsPlus.
  • In addition to Wordbars, LearningGrids also provides a range of Workspace activities.
  • If you like, you can make your own Wordbars and WorkSpaces, too – go to Smart Tab and click New.

Share

Share work

  • Save work anywhere on your computer.
  • Share work using your usual school sharing method.  For example, you can use cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive, or you can attach files to emails. Find out more about sharing files on Windows / Mac.

Learn more

Learn more