Voice Comments in GDocs

No Voice; but oh! the silence sank like music on my heart.
 ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834)

A group of five educators and myself went to the North Bay CUE  conference in Napa over the weekend.

LCMSD @ NorthBay CUE

It was a good day and I attended sessions on multimedia presentations, QR codes, and EdModo.  However as so often is the case at these conferences … our group was most blown away by something that had nothing to do with our sessions*.

Indeed it came up in a side conversation – adding voice comments in GoogleDocs.  What a great way to give students feedback!  Its quick, its easy, it allows students to hear your voice in the feedback and, i believe, more students will listen and think about the feedback you are giving them**

Here’s a great tutorial in less than three minutes by J. Roberts:

Voice Comments in Docs Tutorial


* EdCamp!!  This is why this model is so popular!  We hope to see, share, and learn both with and from at EdCamp Marin – August 1, Ross School

**just a theory of mine … it always broke my heart when students flipped through the hours of my work in written feedback.