10-12 Writing Apps

Help For High School Paper Writing in Social Studies and English

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Essay Writing Guide

What is This?

This is an app that describes elements of writing, such as style, content, mechanics, and organization. It provides definitions of what all these terms mean and their proper use and how they are important to writing.

How Can it be Used?

Essay Writing Guide is written to be concise and easy to use. The information students need is not buried within pages of irrelevant text or lost in a myriad of fruitless internet searches. By seeing the elements of writing displayed graphically around four wheels, teachers and students are better able to visualize how those elements work together to develop style, coherence, and meaning. Each page is written in clear, effective prose with no fluff and no nonsense involved.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/essay-writing-guide/id474987099?mt=8

Wikipedia Mobile

What is This?

Wikipedia is a easy to use and very accessible online encyclopedia that is simple and free to use. If you are beginning any kind of research for an essay or assignment, Wikipedia is usually a very good place to start and the mobile application allows you to use Wikipedia anywhere from any mobile device.

How Can it be Used?

Wikipedia contains articles on almost everything that a student could want to write about, and it is a great starting place for general knowledge regarding essay topics, and in some cases even provides links to other books and sources that can be of assistance in the references section.

Peer Edit

What is This?

Peer edit is an app that is designed to create a peer evaluation exercise for the classroom. It contains many elements commonly in other writing rubrics, giving students access to the tools and terms they need to grade papers effectively.

How Can it be Used?

This app can be used in the writing process for students to evaluate each others assignments. Getting another student to proof read your assignment is a great way to ensure that mistakes do not go unnoticed, and this app provides students with the tools necessary to do so effectively.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/peer-edit/id582639240?mt=8

Timeline World War II

What is This?

  1. Timeline WW2, a definitive history of the Second World War for the iPad, brings to life the cataclysmic events of 70 years ago for a 21st century audience. This innovative app features an amazing interactive timeline that revolutionizes the way that history can be viewed and understood.

How Can it be Used?

Providing a solid timeline can improve ones understanding of historical events. Knowing chronology is important in writing history papers and this application has a well detailed timeline, containing videos, articles, pictures etc which can be used to help guide essay writing and provide additional content.

http://timelineww2.com/

Shakespeare in Bits

What is This?

Shakespeare in Bits is an app that provides an in depth analysis of most of the Shakespeare plays that are discussed in High school such as Macbeth, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet.

How Can it be Used?

The app contains videos, character bio's, and provides the important quotes to take note of while reading the play and it is conveyed very well via visual aids such as videos and pictures. This tool would provide great assistance to anyone struggling with Shakespeare and the tools it provides would help with paper writing.

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