Shutterborg – Create, Share, and Send Documents

Free! Shutterborg is an online word processing program. To begin, users must first navigate to the website and then choose if they wish to begin a new document, load a document from their computer, or import one from the web. Shutterborg will then load the workspace, and users can add a title to their document by clicking in the box on the upper right corner of the screen before they begin typing on the document. As they type, users can stylize their text using the font, color, highlight, size, alignment, bold, underline, and italics features. In addition, they can click…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6.9
B. Design - 7.3
C. Engagement - 9

7.7

Free, Online Word Processing!

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Shutterborg is an online word processing program. To begin, users must first navigate to the website and then choose if they wish to begin a new document, load a document from their computer, or import one from the web. Shutterborg will then load the workspace, and users can add a title to their document by clicking in the box on the upper right corner of the screen before they begin typing on the document. As they type, users can stylize their text using the font, color, highlight, size, alignment, bold, underline, and italics features. In addition, they can click the “Insert” button to add links, pictures, and indents to the text. The “Switch” and “Edit” buttons let users create new documents, delete sections of their text, and close documents. When finished, users can click the “File” button to save and download their document as a PDF, DOC, or HTML file.

Instructional Ideas for Shutterborg

  1. As students learn to use a word processing program, teachers can have students begin using Shutterborg to learn the basic features for writing documents, such as sizing, aligning, and stylizing text. Once they learn how to use these features, teachers can progress them to Google Docs, Grammarly, and/or Microsoft Word.
  2. For advanced students, teachers can have them compare the attributes, features, and functionalities of Shutterborg to Grammarly, Slick Write, and Paper Checker. Students can then compose a report that explains how they conducted the analysis and what they found before sharing them with the class.
  3. Teachers can have students use Shutterborg to write journals, daily reflections, responses to questions, and more. After each piece of writing, students can download and save it to their computer. At the end of the class or semester, students can then revisit all the documents they composed and choose their best five to be included in a portfolio-type assignment.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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