Friday, 7 June 2013

Feeding Forward with Google Docs and Dictation

Providing feedback on students written work, is the bread and butter of any teachers week. Technology provides us with opportunities to make the process both more effective and also more meaningful for students.

The following video explains a potential approach to using Google Docs and the new Dictation features within the Mountain Lion OS on our Macs. I have followed up on these hints from our Head of English, Stuart McAlpine. With his dulcet English tones, he is perfected Dication as a quick way of providing feedback and for writing reports. Click here for more about using Dictation on your mac.

A further suggestion to encourage your students to resolve and reply to your comments. This rich feedback loop is a good way for teachers to see how students are taking ownership of their learning and working towards one of our key UWCSEA Profile attributes.