Teaching 1st grade, I always encounter students that limit their writing because of uncertainty with spelling words correctly. Many of them are nervous about taking a risk with the tricky words. I have tried many strategies for getting these timid writers to take a risk.
My 1st graders make huge progress throughout the school year. However, we are somewhat limited on time when it comes to typing our stories, on our blogs or digital stories using Little Bird Tales. I have a lot of single finger typers.
I plan to have students try Dictanote to speed up the process. I will still have them type during the year but am interested in seeing the impact of Dictanote for some of my hesitant writers. Early on in the school year, my lower readers/writers tend not to write more than a sentence. Will Dictanote help those writers extend their stories knowing that he/she will not struggle to spell the words?
What do you think? Do you have any suggestions for other speech to text tools?