Creating templates in WriteOnline’s WorkSpace

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog

WriteOnline’s WorkSpace is a graphic organiser tool that enables students to plan their ideas before they begin to write about them.

For those pupils who might struggle to get started with planning their thoughts on a blank screen it can be useful to work from a template in the WorkSpace. This will help them structure their ideas logically.

To create a template simply use the objects and links in the palette to provide an empty frame in which the pupils can write their thoughts, then save the document, which will save the WorkSpace too. So for example, if your students are planning a fair test you might provide them with a frame like this:

Fair test resource graphic organiser chart

Once the template has been used by the student, they then have the option to send the outline of their plan to their document, which provides them with headings to work from in order to develop their thoughts into a full piece of writing.

Screenshot of a outline showing headings and work plan

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About Danielle Bayes

Danielle Bayes – Curriculum Support Consultant, Crick Software UK

Danielle is an experienced teacher, having worked with students of all ages both in schools and as the eLearning teacher at one of UK’s City Learning Centres. Her expertise with using technology to support learning led her to work for Crick Software, where she is now the Curriculum Support Consultant, leading school INSET training with their software and creating print and video online support materials.

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