a step by step guide of how to use MindView mind-mapping software.

MindView

MindView is a mind-mapping software package. It is an excellent resource for planning any written work using visual techniques. With MindView you can:

  • Quickly generate ideas
  • Organise your ideas into a structure
  • Visualise ideas
  • Attach documents and hyperlinks
  • Create essay plans, revision maps, project management charts, lab reports, etc.
  • Export to Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, or image files

 MindView is available to download from the Software Hub.

Supported operating systems: Windows

a video giving a brief overview of how to use CamScanner a mobile document and sharing app

CamScanner

Turn your phone into a mobile scanner with CamScanner, a free mobile app. You can scan multiple pages into a PDF document and send it via email or sync it with cloud services.

  • Send scanned documents anywhere
  • Auto-enhance image quality
  • Optical character recognition extracts text from images for editing and sharing

 CamScanner is available for Android, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone 8.

Download the app and find out more

a video explaining the benefits of Grammarly

Grammarly

Grammarly is a free contextual proofreading tool. Its advanced grammar, spelling and punctuation facility helps correct mistakes and improve grammar. Each suggested correction comes with a short explanation which can be expanded to give more detail and show examples.

  • Intuitive grammar and spell-checker that works in the background
  • Gives suggestions to improve style of writing and richness of vocabulary, so can improve written work over time
  • Sends a summary of regular errors to enable the user to improve over time
  • Uses the context of sentence to detect word confusion
  • Works across almost online platforms used for writing e.g. email, Facebook, Twitter

Grammarly is available for download from the Software Hub and as an Android or iOS app.

Supported operating systems: Android, iOS, Linux, macOS, Windows.

Spellex dictation training video

Spellex

Spellex is a comprehensive spell checker and medical dictionary which runs in the background while you are using Microsoft Word.

  • Improves the spell checking vocabulary of Microsoft Office to include a huge range of medical or industry specific terminology
  • Provides powerful dictionary and thesaurus tools
  • Especially useful for people with dyslexia, allowing more time to focus on the content of written work without worrying about spelling

Supported operating systems: Available via Windows on College PCs.

A video talking you through how to use Global AutoCorrect

Global AutoCorrect

Global autocorrect immediately corrects spelling mistakes while you type with no need to stop. It works wherever you are typing e.g. Word, email, Facebook etc.

Global AutoCorrect is available to download from the Software Hub.

Supported operating systems: Windows

How to use the dictation app. Speech recognition software that translates your voice into words

Dictation.io

Dictation accurately transcribes your speech to text in real-time. You can add paragraphs, punctuation marks and even smileys using voice commands.

Dictation.io is available for download from the Software Hub.

Demonstration of the MyScript MathPad iOS app - an equation editor that recognises your handwriting.

MyScript Math Sample

MyScript Math Sample is a useful add-on for Microsoft Word which allows the user to hand write equations and convert them to digital text or LaTeX.

It is available as a Microsoft App.

Photomath is a new app that not only solves complex math equations but teaches you how to solve them yourself. It uses your phone's camera to scan the math equation.

PhotoMath iOS

PhotoMath iOS is a versatile app available for iPhone, iPad and Android. The user can scan a maths problem in text or handwriting, and it will display the outcome and the method it used, in easy definable steps.

Having the steps explained helps users to become familiar with the procedures of solving mathematical equations.

This video demonstrates some of the features of STEMReader for Windows.

STEMReader

STEMReader enables read back of mathematical equations using text to speech. It breaks down equations into simple chunks to make them easier to understand and checks the understanding of unknown notations.

Download STEMReader

Made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels, EquatIO lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas and more on their computer or Chromebook.

EquatIO

EquatIO helps the user to write mathematical formulae by hand, type or speech recognition. It is then possible to edit and interact with the formulae in Microsoft Word or Google Docs.

  • easy to navigate toolbar sits at the bottom of the screen
  • equation editor pops up horizontally above the toolbar
  • LaTeX editor allows the user to transcribe Mathematical expressions into LaTex
  • insert maths operators, symbols, functions and Greek letters
  • input mathematical expressions through handwriting e.g. using a tablet or touch screen laptop

EquatIO is available via the Software Hub.