Teaching Writing using Voice on iPads

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Teaching writing using voice on iPads Vance StevensTESOL Toronto March 26 2015

http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writingRevised from a brainstorming sessionin Hangout on Air Mar 15, 2015What this session is aboutThis presentation is a part of a workshop Thursday, March 26th 3:00 4:30 PM in the CALL-IS Electronic Village entitlediPadagogy: A Bloomin' Better Way to Teach

presenters : Dani Coelho, Ellen Dougherty, Nery Alvarado, and Vance Stevenshttp://tesol2015ipadogogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/ This presentation is here Writing Apps presentation page Listed in the CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php

Google Drive, Docs, and ChromeDocs app and desktop viewsEducreationsWord CloudsDocsStoryBuilderDragon DictationApps and sites mentioned hereLindsay Clandfield says writing returning to oral roots (from recording onto scrolls): https://app.box.com/s/0xsjv54sbh18uqx3j01a Writing returning to oral tradition

Google DOCS and DRIVE apps

Google DOCS and DRIVE apps

iPad views of Google Docs and Drive

iPad views of Google Docs and Drive

Educreations, as an asideA graphics-rich writing toolAugments writing with mediaUsed to create two previous shots of Docs on iPad

How I teach writing with Google DocsI organize it on PC for convenienceOur students work on iPadiPad apps different from PCHave both limited and enhanced functionalityTyping difficult on iPad, but Can be overcome to some extent with continuous speech recognition toolsEssential Google Docs Tips Strike out tool - alt-shift-5 on PC (none on iPad)Comment tool - ctrl-alt-m on PC (voice on iPad) An organized Drive (with folders & subfolders)A File naming system with names and topicsUse the search tool to bring up files in DriveUse Shared with Me and Recent to find filesYou try it: Create a Google Doc

This is how my students do itLaunch the app and click the blue plus

Name your file: Your name and topic

Important that you can identify student workthat they can distinguish their many docs

Go to the Share & export menu

verticalClick on the Share icon

Share it with vancestev@gmail.com

Google Docs Feedback - PC view

Fewer tools but ..Voice a major affordanceDocs app viewMore traditional tool setBut has Insert / ImageNo voiceLimited touch functionalityiPad Desktop View

Word Clouds

How to insert pics into Google DocFor a tutorial on how to do thishttp://toolkit4learning.blogspot.ae/2015/03/tutorial-on-posting-images-to-google.html

Using voice with DocsStoryBuilder

From http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

On iPad you can build your story using the voice toolAdd music and FINISH UP with a URL to your story; e.g. http://goo.gl/LlI7Y3DocsStory Builder: Student examplesBrainstorming IELTS essayshttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/UrwheJQun - Fast Food, jazzyhttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/V0AYQdyjx - Abdullah & ghost writerhttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/4lLSbXEAn - Driving fast, schmalzyhttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/0zwCdc28j - Bicycles, driving beathttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/Y0d4XoBQV - Elderly, schmalzyhttp://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/WcoeeZSRx - Public transportFull tutorial next few slidesEnter at least two character namesYou can either type or use the mic icon to speak your partStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 1

Start the dialog for the first characterEnd with the cursor on the NEXT lineStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 2

Click in the next character box down and the name will appearPosition the cursor on the NEXT lineStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 3

Starting on the next line downType or speak the part for the next characterStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 4

Continue entering parts in the next character field DOWNEnter new parts after RETURN keyStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 5

When finished, add musicHighlight your selectionThe music doesnt play on iPad (PC, ok)StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 6

Click on FINISH UPEnter student names & titleURL generated, copy it & send to teacherStoryBuilder Tutorial Step 7

Dragon, another free voice tool appHelps work around constraints on typing

Teachers can use Dragon to model process

This composition created in class while eliciting input from studentsFor more information

This slide presentation - http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writingOn Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/vances/teaching-writing-using-voice-on-ipads

Written text version: http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writing-doc

HoA to discuss preliminary work: http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/15/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-tesol-2015-ipadagogy-preview/

Dani CoelhoNery AlvaradoVance StevensEllen DoughteryThe iPad TESOL 2015 presenters

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