MMVC2015 - Teaching writing using voice tools on mobile devices and iPads

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  1. 1. TEACHING WRITING using Voice Tools on Mobile Devices and iPads Vance Stevens at the MMVC15 Online Virtual Conference August 9, 2015 This is an online version of a face-to-face workshop given at ISTE 2015, Philadelphia: http://tinyurl.com/iste2015vance
  2. 2. What this presentation covers Helping writers find their voice on mobile devices Rational for using voice in writing Brainstorming with Google DocsStoryBuilder Voice composition and feedback in Google Docs Using Word Clouds in mobile apps Dragon Dictation Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  3. 3. DocsStoryBuilder (a website, not an app) Todays Meet: o https://todaysmeet.com/mmvc15aug9 Google Drive, Docs, and Chrome o Docs app and desktop views o Voice tools Word Clouds app Dragon Dictation app Dictanote on PC Apps and sites covered Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  4. 4. No need to take notes All my slides are online either in Google Slides or in the case of this one, http://slideshare.net/VanceS http://www.slideshare.net/vances/mmvc2015-teaching- writing-using-voice-tools-on-mobile-devices-and-i-pads AND all the links work there, so to follow this presentation optimally, go there Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  5. 5. How writers find their voice on mobile devices Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  6. 6. Lindsay Clandfield says writing is returning to oral roots (from recording onto scrolls to txtg & speaking into mobile devices): https://app.box.com/s/0xsjv54sbh18uqx3j01a Rational for return to oral tradition in writing Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  7. 7. Brainstorming using voice with DocsStoryBuilder From http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/ On iPad or PC you can build your story using the voice tool Add music and FINISH UP with a URL to your story Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  8. 8. DocsStory Builder: Student examples Brainstorming IELTS essays http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/UrwheJQun - Fast Food, jazzy http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/V0AYQdyjx - Abdullah & ghost writer http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/4lLSbXEAn - Driving fast, schmalzy http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/0zwCdc28j - Bicycles, driving beat http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/Y0d4XoBQV - Elderly, schmalzy http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/WcoeeZSRx - Public transport Sound does not play on iPad Plays well on PC Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  9. 9. Playing with Google Docs Story Builder Find it by Googling Docs Story Builder Or use a link at right Remember, its a website, not an app Type or speak your dialog Select some music Get a shared link; students can o Post that link to a shared space e.g. https://todaysmeet.com/mmvc15aug9 o Or share it on Google+ http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/ Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  10. 10. Todays Meet for f2f ISTE Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  11. 11. StoryBuilder Tutorials https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QPWWMNQvxHLCkmkBq4y7tsbkbuVfA72IoaplaAtf6gQ/edit?usp=sharing Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  12. 12. Google DOCS and DRIVE apps Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  13. 13. iPad views of Google Docs and Drive Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  14. 14. iPad views of Google Docs and Drive Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  15. 15. 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 Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  16. 16. How to Create a Google Doc on iPad This is how my students do it Launch the app and click the blue plus Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  17. 17. Name your file: Your name and topic Important that you can identify student work & that they can distinguish their many docs Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  18. 18. Go to the Share & export menu vertical Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  19. 19. Click on the Share icon Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  20. 20. Share it with vancestev@gmail.com Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  21. 21. Essential Google Docs Tips Comment tool - ctrl-alt-m on PC (voice on iPad) Strike out tool - alt-shift-5 on PC (awkward on iPad) Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  22. 22. Essential Google Docs Tips An organized Drive (with folders & subfolders) A File naming system with names and topics Use the search tool to bring up files in Drive Helps catch plagiarism Use Shared with Me and Recent to find files Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  23. 23. Google Docs Feedback - PC view Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  24. 24. Fewer tools but .. Voice a major affordance Docs app view Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  25. 25. More traditional tool set Including .. Insert / Image No voice Limited touch functionality iPad also has a Desktop View Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  26. 26. OLD: How to insert pics into Google Doc http://toolkit4learning.blogspot.ae/2015/03/tutorial-on-posting-images-to-google.html Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  27. 27. New -> insert image added to Docs app 2014 NOW (2015) Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  28. 28. Word Clouds Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  29. 29. Plan B: Dragon Dictation Helps work around constraints on typing Useful if voice isnt working in Google Docs Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  30. 30. Punctuation Voice Commands http://lifehacker.com/5928902/how-to-talk-to-your-mac-using-dictation-effectively Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  31. 31. Using Dragon Dictation to model process This composition was created in class while eliciting input from students Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  32. 32. Voice on PC: Dictanote https://dictanote.co/ Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  33. 33. For more information Written text version: http://tinyurl.com/iste2015vance-doc and blog post The HoA rehearsal of this presentation http://learning2gether.net/2015/06/08/learning 2gether-with-vance-stevens-teaching-writing- on-ipad-and-mobile-devices-using-voice-tools/ The ISTE wiki portal for this presentation MMVC15 slide presentation - http://slideshare.net/vances http://iste2015ipadagogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/w/page/92494251/Writing%20-%20Vance%20Stevens Vance Stevens at MMVC15 online Aug 9, 2015
  34. 34. Thanks for attending Hope you enjoyed it

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