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Presentation of free/inexpensive (mostly) writing tools to be used by students.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • The Blank Page
    • Drafting
    • Revising (and revising…and revising…)
    • Presentation
  • 3. Look for: mind mapping, speech to text Look for: word prediction, speech to text, references Look for: mechanics, text to speech Look for: reference management, formatting, templates
  • 4.
    • Some SmartArt in Office 2007
    • FreeMind
    • XMind
    • Inspiration
    • Mindomo
    • Mindmeister
    • Places to look: Wikipedia: List of concept mapping software
  • 5.
    • Limited capability in Word
    • Sphinx (Geeky!)
    • Dragon Naturally Speaking ($79.95 - $179)*
    • MacSpeech Dictate ($169-$199)*
    • SpeakQ ($360)
    • *low end of scale is student-only pricing from AcademicSuperstore.com
  • 6.
    • Talking Word Processor
    • LetMeType
    • OpenOffice
    • Text Expander (Mac) $29.95
    • Phrase Express
    • Texter (a bit geeky)
  • 7.
    • Online dictionaries
    • Thesauri
      • FreeThesaurus
      • Visual Thesaurus (short free trial, then $2.95/mo or $39.95)
    • Multiple-purpose
      • Word (& other software) built-ins
      • Lingoes
      • The Sage
      • WordWeb
      • StarDict
  • 8.
    • Work that word processor!
      • Spell check
      • Grammar check
      • Find & replace
    • Spell checkers
      • Jspell multilingual
      • ieSpell for online writing
    • Style checkers
      • The Editor
      • WordDog
  • 9.
    • Talking Word Processor
    • Orato
    • DSpeech
    • Natural Reader
    • ReadPlease
    • Kurzweil
  • 10.
    • BibMe
    • Son of Citation Machine
    • Zotero
    • Reference management software pages on Wikipedia
  • 11.
    • Hide/show formatting
    • Use styles !
    • Save templates to save time
  • 12.
    • Why use a template?
      • Speed
      • Consistency
    • Creating your own templates
      • Save as .dot (Microsoft Word)
      • File, New  select template
      • Must save under new name
    • Microsoft templates
  • 13.
    • Sharing & collaboration
      • Google Docs
      • Zoho
      • Wikis
    • Publishing
      • Email as a publication
      • Blogging
    • Performance sharing
      • Podcasts
      • Vlogging