Wednesday, January 12, 2011

After the Deadline - A Language Checker for the Web

After the Deadline is a free tool for checking your spelling and grammar while writing on the web. You can use After the Deadline as a stand alone tool at Polish My Writing where you can check your text for  errors before posting it to the web in a blog post or comment. But the real utility of After the Deadline is found in the Firefox and Chrome extensions they produce. Install the Firefox or Chrome extension to have After the Deadline check your writing and make correction suggestions before you publish to the web.

If you use WordPress to self-host your blog or your students' blogs, you may be interested in the After the Deadline WordPress plug-in. If you're an Open Office user, After the Deadline has an extension for you too.

Applications for Education
If you have students writing on the web, After the Deadline could help them make their writings better before they hit "publish" on their next blog post or comment.