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169 Tech Tip #17: No Excuse for Spelling Errors

Posted by on May 10, 2017

tech tipsIn these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education.

Today’s tip: #17–No excuse for Spelling Errors


Sub-category: MS Office, Google Apps, Internet

Q: What are those red and green squiggly lines in my document?

A:  When you see a red squiggly line in a document you’re typing, it indicates a possible spelling error. I’ve found that most times, it’s accurate. Right click on the word and you’ll get a list of suggestions. Click on the correct spelling and it will replace your misspelled word. If you’re too far off, it won’t work. If you’re sure you’ve spelled the word correctly (like a proper noun), add it to the dictionary. Then it won’t come up as an error in the future.

Green squiggly lines indicate a grammar error. I’ve found as often as not, they are wrong, so use your best judgment. When you right click on the word, if you don’t like the suggestion, ignore it.

BTW, neither shows up on the printed doc.

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, CSG Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice reviewer, CAEP reviewer, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Read Jacqui’s tech thriller series, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days.

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