November 15, 2015
A few days ago, we featured here in EdTech and mLearning a collection of some powerful Android apps to help you with grading and assessment. Today, we are intruding you to anther equally important collection of popular Android apps to help students with their writing. Using these apps students will be able to: access a wide variety of creative writing prompts, generate plots and outlines for writing projects, focus more on the writing task under hand using distraction-free editors and many more.
1- Writing Prompts
'Writing Prompts gives you a variety of thought provoking prompts to help with your story.
Whether you've already written half of your story or have yet to write a word, this app includes the prompts and writing ideas needed to keep your story moving.'
2- Story Plot Generator
'This story plot generator provides you with four key aspects of your story: a location or situation, a detail, a complication and an objective. This application generates over 1 million possible combinations of these four aspects in various genres, giving you plenty of ideas! This story plot generator is an excellent writing prompt tool that can be used by writers, students or as a creative game to spark your imagination.'
3- iDeas for Writing
Ideas for Writing provides you with numerous creative triggers and exercises to get your writing flow going. It helps with prompts for starting a story, create inspiring titles and characters. It also includes a ‘complete writing workshop with a lot of exercises organized by category and difficulty, for you to improve your writing and get the most of the creative triggers in the app.’
4- Writing Challenge
‘With Writing Challenge you will enjoy a game with creative prompts to spark your inspiration and master free writing…t's easy. You just have to press "start" and the app gives you the first prompt to start writing your story. Choose the one that you most like and fire up your writing. Then, every minute (or the time you choose in the app settings) the app will give you a new prompt for you to add new ideas, words, characters, sentences, places or actions to the plot.’
‘Writer is a writing application without the fuss and distraction of a traditional word processor. It's perfect for everything from taking notes to writing a novel on your phone or tablet.
Writer's philosophy is Keep It Simple. Writer tries to be as basic as possible, giving you somewhere to turn your thoughts into text, markdown support, and some statistics. ’
6- JotterPar (Writer)
‘JotterPad — Writer is a minimalistic writing app for the creative writers. It is perfect for writing novel, lyrics, poems, essay, draft and screenplay. The clean typing interface allows you to focus on writing, shaping your thoughts into text. Go about your creative writing without distractions and write to your hearts content.’