Showing posts with label 121 Writing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 121 Writing. Show all posts

Friday, October 25, 2013

Add Voice Comments to Google Documents With Kaizena

Back in May I shared a handy tool for adding voice comments to Google Documents. That tool was called 121 Writing. Over the summer 121 Writing was renamed as Kaizena. Whatever you call it, it's a good tool for giving audio feedback to your students.

To use Kaizena you do have to authorize it to access your Google Account. With the authorization step completed you can open any document, highlight a selection of text, and record your comments for students to listen to. John Hardison offers a good overview of the process in the video below.


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I showed Kaizena to a group of teachers today. The conclusion that a few of us came to is that Kaizena may not save you time in giving feedback to students. However, for students who need audio support Kaizena could be an excellent way to provide that support to students while giving them feedback on their written work.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Use 121 Writing to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

A couple of weeks ago I shared a great video from Jen Roberts in which she demonstrates how to add voice comments to Google Documents. In that video she uses an application called Learn.ly. This morning I discovered that Learn.ly has been renamed 121 Writing. It's the same great application, it just has a new name. Watch the video below to learn how to use 121 Writing.

121 Writing was renamed in the summer of 2013. It is now called Kaizena. You can find updated information and a tutorial here