Thursday, April 14, 2016

Voice Typing Makes Life Easy Any Way You (Orange) Slice It





















Like Orange Slice? 

Orange Slice is an awesome resource for student feedback. The teacher rubric allows you to quickly build a rubric right within a Google Doc, score it, and return it back to a student with their grade on the document. It even works well with Google Classroom and other LMS products as it automatically changes the document file name with the grade added on it. For more detailed information about using Orange Slice, please check out my earlier post. 

There is also a student rubric. This allows the students to share the document with one another, give peer feedback, and allow the teacher to consider the peer feedback in the final grade. This is a great way for students to be a part of the learning process. As they read through a peer's work, they will also consider the same score indicators when revising their own writing. 

Like Voice Typing?

Voice Typing became a tool built right within Google Docs earlier during the 2015-2016 school year. It works especially well for your students that are able to verbalize their thoughts, but not communicate them in writing. It also works well if students have a handwritten piece of writing and they want to publish it in a Google Doc. My third grade daughter experienced this issue when she came home with e-learning assignments due to bad weather. She became frustrated quickly by the amount of typing she had to do. Voice Typing to the rescue! For more specific information on Voice Typing, click here

Orange Slice and Voice Typing...

Orange Slice already provides great feedback. However, it doesn't leave a lot of room for extra information other than what is built within the rubric. If you want to add extra notes to a document, but don't want to take the time to type on every students' work, give Voice Typing a try right within the box that Orange Slice has provided for you. 

In my video below, I demonstrate the workflow from Google Classroom to Orange Slice with Voice Typing and back. So if you feel that your workflow is not going well in Google Classroom, you'll want to check out my video as you receive some of those tips on top of integrating Voice Typing in a document graded by Orange Slice. 



Meet Matt

The creator of Orange Slice is actually a colleague of mine. I'm very proud to say that I know Matt Buchanan personally. If you'd like to get to know him more or get in contact with him, check out my interview post with him during The Hour of Code event in December.  He is in the process of building a whole line of video tutorials on the use of Orange Slice. Here is a link to his YouTube channel to check out his progress.