How to project computer to TV article was last updated: July 9, 2019. FYI: When I first wrote this post, I used Dragon, spoke naturally and got my computer to type down what I said. I still project my laptop to a projector and tv screen to teach students goal setting strategies. It’s important to […]
How fast can you type?
You probably talk faster than you type…
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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 […]
For the past few years, I’ve hosted this classroom technology website with SiteGround. Some nice features, but when I tried to have 25 students log into our class website (using buddypress), the website just crawled. Now, I’m trying WPEngine. It’s way more expensive for a class website, but on the other hand, it seems to work better with 25 students logging in at the same time.
Today, I migrated this classroom technology site over to WPEngine. We’ll see how things go.
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 […]
UPDATING: June 16, 2019 Last week, Google (Alphabet) announced to the world that users will be able to post their own stories, photos and experiences on Google Earth. It’s 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 […]
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 […]
Dragon Professional 14 Article UPDATING June 29, 2019: It’s been 3 years since I used Dragon to speak naturally and dictate this post. Here’s the updated post about Dragon Professional 14 from June 2016: It’s been a while since I’ve written on this blog but since it’s June (2016) I thought I would reboot it. […]
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 […]
UPDATED: June 16, 2019. This post was originally written 4 years ago when I used Dragon, spoke naturally, and dictated this article. My computer transcribed what I wrote using speech-to-text software. 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 […]