Let’s be real….teachers rarely enjoy teaching grammar.
I am often asked by teachers, “how can I make grammar more fun and engaging in my class?”
The answer is not, “it’s impossible, it can’t be done!”
Of course it can be done!
Some of my favorite tech tools out actually assist students with practicing grammar in a fun and engaging way!
Here are three of my favorite grammar tech tools:
There are many reasons why I love noredink. First, students join their teacher’s class using a simple code and absolutely no personal information is required. Then they are prompted to select their interests including a multitude of tv shows and movies, sports teams, video games, musicians, famous people and more!
Teachers have the ability to easily assign competencies to students. Students complete a series of grammar corrections using sentences specifically tailored to their unique interests. This provides users with valuable insights using instant data. See an example of the “heatmap” provided to the teacher below:
- The color coded grid that helps to quickly identify struggling students and their weaknesses.
- The easy ability to decide what to reteach.
- The top of the heat map to get an idea of the types of grammar is assessed.
Using noredink leads to personalized learning for an entire classroom with a simple click of a button.
Grammarflip is a reasonably priced subscription (only $39/year) that includes the ability to personalize learning for up to 150 students . They offer a free preview so you can try it before you buy it. I like the integration of virtual badges for your students.
If you have a twitter account, I highly encourage you following along with Grammarflip, they always post great english teacher memes, grammar jokes, and more!
Quill is a powerful (and free) tech tool that allows students to practice grammar skills and writing.
A unique feature I love about Quill is students have the option to work collaboratively to write a passage together using a list of words.
Each grammar tech tool in this posts works on any device and is best incorporated in grades 6-12.
Do you have any tech tools you love that helps students practice grammar? Let me know in the comments below!
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Thanks for reading!