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ID : 349
Original submission :
Title : Supporting Student Writing with the Help of Voice-to-Text
Type : Workshop (60 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

The presenter demonstrates techniques that streamline correction and feedback on student writing utilizing Google Docs and voice input features native to tablet and mobile devices.


The workshop is in three parts. The first part demonstrates giving feedback using Google Docs and shows video evidence of its effectiveness.


The second part shows how the same feedback can be given using voice tools, freeing the teacher to move among the students, speak into a handheld device, and have the spoken feedback appear as comments in the student's Google Doc.


The third part shows how teachers can encourage writing fluency by speaking what students write on paper into Google Docs. The teacher returns the original paper with printouts of what the students wrote expressed in correct language. On the printouts are written suggestions for development of their ideas. The students revise in Google Docs from these suggestions. Subsequent revision cycles address both accuracy and fluency, but starting with a version of the student's work which is not bogged down in errors from the outset. Evidence of success with improving writing fluency will be presented and participants will come away from the workshop able to apply the technique in their own writing classes.

Keywords : writing, google docs, feedback, voice-to-text,
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
Presentation times :
Main presenter : Mr. Vance Stevens
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Affiliation : (Penang, Malaysia)
Email address :
Biography :

Vance Stevens lives in Penang, Malaysia. He is founder of Webheads in Action, edits On the Internet for TESL-EJ, is on the editorial board of CALL Journal, hosts a podcast series Learning2gether with over 400 episodes, and serves TESOL CALL-IS Electronic Village Online as coordinator and session moderator.

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Date added : Thursday, 14 March 2019, 1:10 AM [JST]
Date modified : Friday, 3 May 2019, 3:33 AM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 206-W
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : A101
Schedule room seats : 40 seats
Schedule audience :