Dictation on Macs, iPads & iPhones
Dictation software is built in to all Apple technology. Students who use scribes in exams will benefit greatly from using dictation software to complete longer pieces of written work. It will also allow them to become confident using a scribe and for dictation to become their normal way of working. The more practise they get, the better they will become at structuring their work as working memory load will be reduced and more thought power can go into content rather than worrying about how to dictate.
How to use dictation on Macs:
My last post was on the list of ten edtech trends to watch out for the next few years. Here's my next post on one of the future trends, iBeacons or the beacon technology.
Trend #1 - iBeacons or beacons
Photo credit: Nalder, Jo. (2016) Beacons by jnxyz.education. Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jnxyz/13571106354/in/photostream/ (Accessed: 11 January 2016).