edTech for Student Writing Support





In both Google Docs and MS Office365, teachers can add real-time comments and suggestions to their students' writing. This formative feedback helps students consider ways to improve, edit mistakes, build confidence, and save time! Also, there are tools to expand the audience for more authentic writing. Students can learn to provide constructive feedback to their peers as well as receive it.  

  • Blogging:

    • Consider these platforms-

      • Blogger-available to any student in a gSuite for EDU school district

      • Seesaw-students can participate in a class blog or share their creations with their class for feedback and to extend the learning

      • Kidblog 

  • Website:

    • Google Sites-available to any student in a gSuite for EDU school district

    • AdobeSpark Page-Page is the website creation tool in the AdobeSpark Trio.

    • Weebly

GOOGLE Apps, Add-Ons, and Extensions (Log in with your School Google account): 


Add-ons: Installed on a Google application such as Docs, Slides, Sheets. Look for Add-Ons in your menu toolbar across the top.  Click Add-Ons to get them, then search.

  • LanguageTool- An editing tool for multiple languages that works in Google docs. 

  • EasyBib Bibliography Creator-

    • EasyBib is an add-On that can help students with properly citing sources as they are working in a document. 

  • Rubric Tools-

Extensions:  Students and teachers log in with school Google account to install. Please check with your district Google administrator to request access for Extensions.

  • AnnotatePRO-

    • An extension that allows a teacher to create personalized, detailed libraries of feedback comments to use with students. Install from Chrome Web Store. 


    • An assistive tool for reading and writing, Read&Write works across many devices including PCs, MACs, Chromebooks, and Tablets. With the text-to-speech feature of Read&Write, students can listen to their writing being read back to them aloud. Install from the Chrome Web Store.

  • Grammarly-

    • An editing tool that installs on your Chrome browser from the Chrome Web Store