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Teaching Writing using Voice on iPads


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Thursday March 26 from 15:00-16:30 EST, Nery Alvarado, Daniela Coelho, Ellen Dougherty and Vance Stevens held a workshop on "iPad-agogy: a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach" Links for my part of this presentation can be found in this slide presentation and might be updated here - while our wiki provides the information, applications, lesson plans, project-based learning exemplars, and web links covered in the workshop:
The event was listed in the CALL-IS Electronic Village program:

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Teaching Writing using Voice on iPads

  1. 1. Teaching writing using voice on iPads Vance Stevens TESOL Toronto March 26 2015 Revised from a brainstorming session in Hangout on Air Mar 15, 2015
  2. 2. What this session is about This presentation is a part of a workshop Thursday, March 26th 3:00 – 4:30 PM in the CALL-IS Electronic Village entitled iPadagogy: A Bloomin' Better Way to Teach presenters : Dani Coelho, Ellen Dougherty, Nery Alvarado, and Vance Stevens http://tesol2015ipadogogyabloominbetterwa This presentation is here Writing Apps presentation page Listed in the CALL-IS Electronic Village program:
  3. 3. ● Google Drive, Docs, and Chrome o Docs app and desktop views ● Educreations ● Word Clouds ● DocsStoryBuilder ● Dragon Dictation Apps and sites mentioned here
  4. 4. Lindsay Clandfield says writing returning to oral roots (from recording onto scrolls): Writing returning to oral tradition
  5. 5. Google DOCS and DRIVE apps
  6. 6. Google DOCS and DRIVE apps
  7. 7. iPad views of Google Docs and Drive
  8. 8. iPad views of Google Docs and Drive
  9. 9. Educreations, as an aside ● A graphics-rich writing tool ● Augments writing with media o Used to create two previous shots of Docs on iPad
  10. 10. How I teach writing with Google Docs ● I organize it on PC for convenience ● Our students work on iPad ● iPad apps different from PC o Have both limited and enhanced functionality ● Typing difficult on iPad, but … o Can be overcome to some extent with continuous speech recognition tools
  11. 11. Essential 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 topics ● Use the search tool to bring up files in Drive ● Use Shared with Me and Recent to find files
  12. 12. You try it: Create a Google Doc ● This is how my students do it ● Launch the app and click the blue plus
  13. 13. Name your file: Your name and topic ● Important that you can identify student work ● that they can distinguish their many docs
  14. 14. Go to the Share & export menu vertical
  15. 15. Click on the Share icon
  16. 16. Share it with
  17. 17. Google Docs Feedback - PC view
  18. 18. ● Fewer tools but .. ● Voice a major affordance Docs app view
  19. 19. ● More traditional tool set ● But has Insert / Image ● No voice ● Limited touch functionality iPad Desktop View
  20. 20. Word Clouds
  21. 21. How to insert pics into Google Doc For a tutorial on how to do this http://toolkit4learning.blogspot. ae/2015/03/tutorial-on-posting- images-to-google.html
  22. 22. Using voice with DocsStoryBuilder From ● On iPad you can build your story using the voice tool ● Add music and FINISH UP with a URL to your story; e.g.
  23. 23. DocsStory Builder: Student examples Brainstorming IELTS essays ● - Fast Food, jazzy ● - Abdullah & ghost writer ● - Driving fast, schmalzy ● - Bicycles, driving beat ● - Elderly, schmalzy ● - Public transport Full tutorial next few slides
  24. 24. ● Enter at least two character names ● You can either type or use the mic icon to speak your part StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 1
  25. 25. ● Start the dialog for the first character ● End with the cursor on the NEXT line StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 2
  26. 26. ● Click in the next character box down and the name will appear ● Position the cursor on the NEXT line StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 3
  27. 27. ● Starting on the next line down ● Type or speak the part for the next character StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 4
  28. 28. ● Continue entering parts in the next character field DOWN ● Enter new parts after RETURN key StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 5
  29. 29. ● When finished, add music ● Highlight your selection ● The music doesn’t play on iPad (PC, ok) StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 6
  30. 30. ● Click on FINISH UP ● Enter student names & title ● URL generated, copy it & send to teacher StoryBuilder Tutorial Step 7
  31. 31. Dragon, another free voice tool app Helps work around constraints on typing
  32. 32. Teachers can use Dragon to model process This composition created in class while eliciting input from students
  33. 33. For more information ● This slide presentation - On Slideshare: voice-on-ipads ● Written text version: ● HoA to discuss preliminary work: and-tesol-2015-ipadagogy-preview/
  34. 34. Dani Coelho Nery Alvarado Vance Stevens Ellen Doughtery The iPad TESOL 2015 presenters