Win Grammarly Premium!
In celebration of DEN Teacher Appreciation Week, our friends at Grammarly are excited to offer their extension and a free premium account for 10 lucky Discovery Educators.
What is Grammarly?
Correcting student work demands a lot from teachers whose time and resources are already stretched thin. The challenges of learning English grammar often find students repeating the same mistakes again and again. Being familiar with the most common grammar errors up front can help teachers lead students away from blunders and on toward better writing.
During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2014, the team at Grammarly, the automated proofreader, crowdsourced a novel with nearly 500 writers from 54 countries.
They analyzed the submitted text, uncovered some patterns in writing mistakes, and summarized that information in an infographic. Grammarly found that writers of all levels tended to frequently misuse commas, which was the number one error. Incorrect capitalization came in a close second, followed by wordiness, and missing determiners such as “a,” “an,” and “the.”
Technological advances have enhanced the student/teacher relationship by helping teachers quickly identify where their students need improvement. Grammarly’s application—used by over 600 colleges and universities as well as individual writers—is a great example of technology at work helping teachers guide students toward better written communication. Grammarly provides a quick, easy way for teachers to check homework and academic papers for mistakes, and its built-in plagiarism checker quickly verifies authenticity. By making the proofreading process less time-consuming, Grammarly allows teachers to focus on other aspects of a student’s work and spend more time helping them develop their style and content. The software doesn’t just fix mistakes, it helps students learn so they don’t make them again. Grammarly offers easy-to-understand explanation cards that teachers can use to walk through necessary changes.
Win Grammarly Premium
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we have teamed up with Grammarly to provide ten Discovery Educators with a free one-year Grammarly Premium account. Grammarly Premium:
- Checks for 250+ contextual grammar and spelling mistakes
- Integrates with Chrome to grammar check online writing instantly
- Offers a Windows Microsoft Office add-in
- Includes a plagiarism checker
Technology has made dramatic improvements to the way teachers are able to interact with their students and provide them with a progressive education. Based on your journey as an educator, comment with your answer to this question for a chance to win:
How has technology enabled you to provide a better educational experience for your students?
Answer in the comments below, and we will randomly choose ten Discovery Educators to receive a one-year Grammarly Premium account. Best of luck!