LAST UPDATED: Sunday June 9, 2019 It’s important to know How to Show a Different Display on your Laptop Screen and Projector Screen Early in my teaching career, I needed to figure out how to show a different display on my laptop screen and projector screen / TV monitors. Other teachers would ask me in […]
How fast can you type?
You probably talk faster than you type…
I use Dragon Professional 15 to type this blog
Use Dragon, Speak Naturally, and your computer types down what you say.
Save 50% off Dragon Professional 15 using the link on this page: Nuance Dragon Professional Coupon Code.
UPDATE: Special link worked on Sunday, June 16, 2019 (Happy Father’s Day!)
We write about using educational technology in the classroom
Technology is both a beautiful and horrible tool for our students. So many things to consider. Here are some of our thoughts:
UPDATED (Thu Jun 13, 2019): This post was originally written in 2013 – I used Dragon, spoke naturally into my computer and talked about screenshots. The content is still relevant today and is slowly being updated. Stay tuned! Back in 2013 when this post was originally written, I did a presentation for teachers about using […]
My buddy John isn’t much of a typist. He jokes about how bad he is, and he’s not wrong. John uses the “seek and destroy” method of two fingers, maybe three fingers per hand when he’s typing.
To end my misery, I let John use Dragon Professional Individual 15 on my laptop.
AudioNote is a fun app. AudioNote 2 is a new upgraded version. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth upgrading to the new AudioNote 2 version. So right now I’m using the AudioNote app on my iPhone. The app popped up a little window saying that I could upgrade to the new AudioNote 2 which […]
School has been busy. Setting up a website is easy… and yet hard at the same time. Sure, there are lots of teachers who like Google Sites, but personally, I just can’t get over some clunky experiences that I’ve had with them. Don’t get me wrong. I like Google, and I’m a big fan of […]
So I recently got a new computer to help me be a better teacher. (At least, that’s what I tell myself. It might have something to do with having new technology toys to play with, but isn’t that what classroom technology is all about?) I am the proud new owner of a Dell Inspirion 17 […]
Last week, Google (Alphabet) announced to the world that users will be able to post their own stories, photos and experiences on Google Earth. Kind of like turning Google Earth into a social network – users can post private or public stories about their world for others to see. (And, all without advertising revenue. Google […]
UPDATED: June 16, 2019 (Happy Father’s Day!) If students knew keyboard shortcuts, then they could get class work and homework assignments done a lot quicker. Seriously. Students who know their way around a keyboard and a computer are definitely at an advantage. As a literacy teacher, I told my students, if it takes you twice […]
Sometimes, it’s hard to get unstuck. My buddy suggested getting out of the house. Hang out in a coffee shop and work away on the free wifi. So, here we are – double double in hand, and marking bins left at home. Here are 10 things that I want to think about over the next […]
It’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog but since it’s June I thought I would reboot it. Right now I’m speaking using Dragon NaturallySpeaking. (No wait, I think it’s called Nuance Dragon Professional Individual. I don’t really get it. I think it used to be called Dragon NaturallySpeaking, but now they’re just going with […]
If you’re going to buy Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 premium, don’t pay full price. Sometimes, when you’re on the Nuance website, just as you’re about to leave, they will offer you a discount. When I bought the voice recognition software, it offered me a 20% discount which I took right away. (Darn.) Yesterday, I was peeking […]
Right now, I’m using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 with Windows 8.1 Pro. But, in a few months, on July 29, 2015 to be exact, my computer will apparently auto magically download and upgrade to the newest version of Windows. And, I like that it’s free. I wasn’t expecting to upgrade to Windows 10. There was a […]