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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tips on Using Voice Typing in Google Documents

A couple of weeks ago I published an article and video about accessibility settings and tools that are available in Google Documents. One of those tools is voice typing. What I forgot to mention in that piece, as a few people have pointed out, is that you have to speak very clearly when using voice typing in Google Docs. The other thing that I should have clarified in my video is you have to use the Chrome web browser to use the voice typing feature that is built into Google Docs. Finally, as is mentioned in my video below, you do have to give commands for starting new lines and adding punctuation. A list of commands is available here.

How to Use Branching Logic in Microsoft Forms

For teachers working in schools that use Office 365, Microsoft Forms is a great tool for creating online assessments. Branching logic is one of the features of Microsoft Forms that is sometimes overlooked. It's a great feature that can be used to direct students to a specific section of a form based on their answers to prior questions. For example, I can have my students answer different sets of questions within the same form based on how they answer an opening question of "who is your homeroom teacher?"

Watch my new video that is embedded below to learn how you can use branching logic in Microsoft Forms.


Watch this video for a primer on how to create a basic quiz in Microsoft Forms.