Writely: Free Web-based word processor

I came across a post on misterteacher.com (a great blog with tons of ideas for elementary and middle school teachers) that I wanted to share with you.

James Tubbs (blogger behind misterteacher.com), shared a cool resource called WritelyWritely is a web-based word processor that allows you to edit your documents anytime, anywhere without having to transport them via flash drive, etc. (and it is FREE).  It is also a great tool for collaboration as you can select who is allowed to receive/access your documents.  I see this having tremendous value to Language Arts teachers, as well as any class where group projects are the norm. 

If you check it out and decide to use it with your students, I would love to hear about it. 


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  1. RJ Stangherlin said:

    We’re working on a Ben Franklin project for a videoconference with UPenn. Having two honors classes means we always have to coordinate and share work. Writely.com makes that process so much easier. Students established accounts and gave students on their teams access to the work. I also get a copy of the work in progress. Really neat tool, Kathy; thank you for just making our lives easier. Not all students can afford flash drives or mp3 devices; Writely levels the playing field. I love it.
    Finally, we use Writely as an editing tool. Before posting to our Message Board, students can peer edit quickly and quietly. All of these features make my life easier: error free posting, or close enough.

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