Getting students to use accents when word processing can be a bit of a challenge. I used to try to get my students to learn the necessary alt + gr codes but these can be fiddly to use on a laptop if you haven’t got a separate numerical keypad. Also, an increasing number of students have Macs and these codes won’t work for them.
This morning I discovered a fantastic new tool called NoTengoEnie. It is a webpage with an icon for each accented character – you simply click on the character you want to copy it to your clipboard and then paste it into your document. Simples! The best thing about it is that it works on all operating systems.
Now there really is no excuse for not using accents!