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Resources for Teens

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Spelling and Grammar


Most word processing software a built-in spelling and grammar check but there may be times when you need something more. 


Grammarly: Available for use on pretty much all devices (both computers and mobile), Grammarly has a free option that includes grammar and spellcheck, as well as a check for "conciseness" of writing. The premium (paid) version includes more features, like readability measures and vocabulary suggestions. 


Taking Notes


Livescribe Pen - This pen can record lectures while

you are taking notes and sync your notes with the 


EverNote: Available for pretty much all devices (both computers and mobile), this software allows you to type notes, add in screenshots, share notes, and syncs notes across devices. The free version allows basic notetaking functions and the premium version offers more flexibility.  


Notability: Available for Apple products (computers, iPads, and iPhones) in the Apple App Store, this app offers similar features as notability. It is not free, however (As of September 30, 2019, it costs $11.99), and is only available on Apple products. But one of the features of notability is that you can record a lecture or meeting at the same time you are taking notes, and you can use the notes to go back to a specific place in the lecture recording. 


For many teens, voice recorders may be more useful than traditional note-taking for recording lectures and studying. Some also can convert directly to text for notes.

Dictation Software

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​Nuance Dragon Home - Not cheap, but one of the most comprehensive and accurate programs. This is the less expensive home version that allows you to control your computer as well as text-to-type documents (see the adult section for professional versions).

​For a free alternative, try the Voice Typing that is included in Google Docs. With a word document open, go to "Tools" and choose "Voice typing." 

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