Teacher Review For Youth Voices

This app is fantastic because it gives students free reign to write without the blaring red lines of misspelled words from Word. For ESL students, seeing the red lines pointing out their mistakes can be discouraging, so this app is awesome in that respect

My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great with ELL
How I Use It
I would give students an open-ended prompt such as "Describe your journey to America" and have them write about it.
My Take
Because Word documents underline all of your errors when writing, ESL students become discouraged quite often when their papers are covered in lines. This app allows them to write freely with no restrictions due to spelling or grammar. The con to this app, however, is that each entry must be reviewed by the teacher as students really do have free reign.