Many students experience difficulty with written expression. A child may struggle with the physical act of writing or with generating and organizing their thoughts. While working with my son one evening, we discovered a new feature available within Google Docs called Google Voice Typing. My child actually squealed with glee when he discovered that he was able to “type with his voice”. Although strengthening his keyboarding skills is a personal goal, this is a great bypass strategy for him to use until he is proficient with keyboarding.
We often recommend that students use the SQ3R reading strategy. This strategy encourages students to ask themselves questions and to summarize the information they have read. Google Voice Typing could be a great way to summarize the questions and thoughts they vocalize.
Some students may choose to take photos to supplement their note-taking. This could provide a great visual demonstration of what they have read or learned in class. Google Photos is an awesome way to help students organize their photos in their Google Drive and easily access them later for review.