A. Instruction - 6.3
B. Design - 9.8
C. Engagement - 8
Dragon Dictation: A Best App for Note Taking
Summary : Instant Dictation That Works, Finally!
Dragon Dictation is a speech-to-text app. With it, users can speak directly into their iPad, and Dragon Dictation will convert their speech into text instantly. The dictated text is housed in an editable document, and users are able to edit it with the on-screen keyboard. Although users can only dictate speech for a minute at a time, they can make multiple dictations in the same document. Users will need to be mindful, however, to pronounce the punctuation symbols that they wish to be included in their typed text. Once satisfied with their dictation, users can share their document over email or on social media.
- To practice their use of punctuation marks, teachers can have students orate a story or journal entry into this app. As they orate, students will be required to verbally pronounce the punctuation marks. The final orations can be emailed to their teacher for grading.
- As a modification, teachers can allow students to orate their responses to questions using this app. The students can send their response to their teacher for grading.
- While giving a lecture, teachers can stop at specific intervals (e.g., every five minutes or after each slide). Next, teachers can have students summarize what they heard by orating a note into this app.
- As part of an assignment, teachers can have students create a dialogue between individuals. Examples of individuals may include fictional characters, historical figures, or competing scientific theorists (e.g., Tesla and Einstein). To create this dialogue, teachers can create a discussion prompt and then assign one student a particular role and the other student another role. Students are then required to engage in the dialogue from their role’s perspective as related to the prompt. Once the dialogue is completed, students can email it to their teacher for grading or read it aloud to the class.
- In Math class, students can be presented an equation or math problem. In response, students can explain the steps they would take to solve the equation.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control