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WriteRoom — Distraction free writing software for Mac & iOS

WriteRoom — Distraction free writing software for Mac & iOS | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
For Mac & iPhone users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing.

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This software is for those who have ADD moments and get distracted easily while writing. 

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I love this tool. I've been using it for years
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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

"In this post, I’m sharing 10 free and low-cost apps that may be especially helpful for individuals who find reading and/or writing challenging. I’ve written previously about some of these resources, but I thought it might be useful to put them together in one place, with information about the apps in point form."


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30 Useful Web Tools for Professional Writers

30 Useful Web Tools for Professional Writers | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

The majority of full-time professional writers are usually on the lookout for any utilities that will help in improving workflow as well as boosting efficiency. Writing is a passion for many, but if you want to take it up as an occupation, you need something more than just passion.

 

A freelance writer requires improving his or her skill every day and keeping himself updated with information, new resources for writing and tools that would improve their writing or help them sell their creativity. This article has compiled over thirty of the best online tools that serve an important role when it comes to boosting the writer’s outcome.

 

Read More: http://www.instantshift.com/2013/02/19/30-useful-web-tools-for-professional-writers/

 


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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills -

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills - | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills by Tom Vander Ark first appeared on gettingsmart.com  Math gets all the love–at least that appears…

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Computer designed by scientists to compose music which makes the brain feel happy

Computer designed by scientists to compose music which makes the brain feel happy | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
Scientists are developing an intelligent music computer which can analyse a person’s brain activity when they listen to sounds and then composes new music designed to make them happy.

Researchers, who believe the mood-altering music-writing software can help combat stress and depression, will unveil the first composition created by the project at a music festival in Plymouth tomorrow. (Sat)

The project is being led by Dr Eduardo Miranda, a composer and professor at Plymouth University’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), and Dr Slawomir Nasuto, a professor in the Cybernetics Research Group at the University of Reading.

Using Artificial Intelligence techniques, the computer will play music and analyse the brain activity of the listener for emotional indicators. Based on this feedback, and a programmed knowledge of music, it will generate new sounds that can alter these emotions.

The project has been awarded a £880,000 grant by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The first public demonstration of the research will be a concert entitled ‘Symphony of Minds Listening’ on Saturday, in which the second movement of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony will be “remixed” and reassembled to reflect the brain-scanned activity of three volunteers during listening.


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Andy Galicki's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:09 PM

I think that this technology is going to help out in professional industries more than anyone would think. It might not even have to be related to music. I mean really, a computer can now analyze your brain and write a song to make you happy? Why limit that computer only to composing music, when it could do so many other things by simply detecting brainwaves.

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Free Book Writing Software: self-publish and sell your book or ebook with just a few clicks. - FastPencil

Free Book Writing Software: self-publish and sell your book or ebook with just a few clicks. - FastPencil | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

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Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare.

Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

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WriteRoom — Distraction free writing software for Mac & iOS

WriteRoom — Distraction free writing software for Mac & iOS | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
For Mac & iPhone users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing.

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Josh Dupree's insight:

This software is for those who have ADD moments and get distracted easily while writing. 

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Kay Cam's comment, December 27, 2012 1:10 PM
I love this tool. I've been using it for years
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Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Simple Online Tools for Journal Writers

Bedford Bits: Ideas for Teaching Composition » Blog Archive » Simple Online Tools for Journal Writers | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
Traci Gardner uses technology to make journal writing easier & reviews some Simple Online Tools for Journal Writers http://t.co/hVW4Ucr5...

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Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes

Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

Free Word Games, Vocabulary Building Exercises, English Language Quizzes, and other resources for language arts, reading, and writing teachers...


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The 10 Most Popular Writing Resources Being Used By Students

The 10 Most Popular Writing Resources Being Used By Students | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
According to Turnitin, these are the 10 most popular writing resources and sites that university and college students use in their writing.

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A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide on How to Cite Social Media Using Both MLA and APA styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

"Conducting an extensive data mining for writing a scholarly academic paper does definitely require using online digital resources. Admittedly, a lot of the resources you want to cite in your paper can be found online and most of them through social media like Twitter. I have been experiencing this myself while working on the literature review of my thesis. I included many tweets in my paper using the APA style. To be sure my citations  meet the academic standards I bought Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition .

 

However after reading this guide, I wrote a short post on how to include citations in scholarly papers and today I am sharing with you another great resource on the same topic . This is basically an awesome chart  featuring the different ways to cite social media using both MLA and APA style. I knew about this from our wonderful techy specialist Aditi Rao.
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Jeremy Floyd's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:12 PM

Nice to see the de facto standards on SM citation.

Rakiya Smith's curator insight, September 19, 2013 11:52 AM

In today’s society you constantly have social media networks. The media is everywhere, just about everyone has YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. Although, these websites can be just for communicating with other people. They are also extremely helpful when it comes to learning new things. You can find anything educational on these websites. I often get some of my information from there. I had troubles figuring out how do you cite this properly. I stumbled upon this article, guiding people how to properly cite. I love how this article has two common styles of writing. I always see MLA and APA format. I hope this article will help you as much as it has helped me. I this article from www.educatorstechnology.com

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Trelby Is A Free Screenplay Writing Software

Trelby Is A Free Screenplay Writing Software | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

Want to learn the art of writing a screenplay?


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Letting computers teach writing: Is it a good idea?

Letting computers teach writing: Is it a good idea? | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it
Teachers would like to assign more essays, but they don’t have enough time to critique them. A new suggested solution is computer software that grades writing.

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Liquid Story Binder XE by Black Obelisk Software - Writing Software for Novelists

Liquid Story Binder XE by Black Obelisk Software - Writing Software for Novelists | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

A Portable Text Editor that Keeps You Organized
Liquid Story Binder XE is a uniquely designed word processor for professional and aspiring authors, poets, and novelists. Writing software for those who require the editing ability of a commercial text editor as well as a document tracking system. It is for those who want the freedom to create, outline and revise but are tired of losing track of their work. 

I just love that Editor- @safegaard


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8 Web Tools That Make Writing Fun! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher

8 Web Tools That Make Writing Fun! | Catlin Tucker, Honors English Teacher | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

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So how can we use technology to make writing more enjoyable?

1. Brainstorm using collaborative tools.

Pair prewriting with online discussions.

great modeling

students learn from one another

harder to procrastinate

learn from other perspectives

informal peer editing

2. Use online discussions to facilitate prewriting.

3. Formal peer editing using Google.docs

4. Publish & share online = increases pride in work


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Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing

Assistive Technology: iReadWrite for iPad-Powerful Tools for Writing | Using Technology to Aid Your Writing | Scoop.it

It is really exciting to see the traditional publishers of assistive technology jumping into the app marketplace and providing end users with powerful new apps that pack a lot of features...


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eloisa's curator insight, May 27, 2013 5:04 AM

Good review on iWrite for iPad, a user-friendly app that provides text-to-speech, word prediction and vocabulary support tools.

ClassroomAid's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:33 AM

 from traditional publishers of assistive technology