Students have used it to read test questions aloud, then explain their answers. After they are finished, there's an option of emailing it. Students send it to me & I print it out. Dragon Dictation has been especially helpful with determining if a student is truly having difficulty with comprehension of content or just with writing it down. If it seems as though the student has the correct answers, but they are jumbled within their response, I have the student underline or highlight the specific parts of their answers that are the key points. In this manner, they are learning not to ramble on (as they do in writing) and to organize their thoughts before writing responses.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Yay, it's Technology Thursday & time to highlight favorite apps! I'm sure you've had the problem of knowing your students know the content they are being tested on, yet they bomb the test. A familiar phrase in my class is, "Get it out of your head and onto the paper!" Easier said than done. An app I discovered a couple of years ago is called Dragon Dictation.