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 […]
Windows 10 is coming and I just reserved my free upgrade.
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 […]
6 Reasons To Get Your Students Blogging
Updated June 24, 2019: Crazy. I wrote this post 11 years ago. This was before I was using Dragon, speaking naturally into a microphone and getting the voice-to-text software to “type” for me. Since that time, I’ve run a classroom blog every year – sometimes having my students blog more or less, depending on how […]
Blogging in the Classroom
UPDATED June 14, 2019: It’s kind of nostalgic to go back in time and read some of the first posts on this site. This was before I was using Dragon, speaking naturally, and having the speech-to-text software type down what I said. It took over a decade, but I finally am starting to consolidate all […]