Saturday, February 25, 2012
Publishing student work the fast way
This year, I have been using a remote typist to publish my student writing. Because my students are so slow at typing, and are so far being in reading and math, I really can't justify the time it takes them to type up their writing. On the other hand, I do want them to have some nice typed up writing pieces.
Internet to the rescue!
I can now take the pieces and scan them using my school computer. The scanned pieces are emailed to me as a PDF. I email them to a remote assistant. Time taken on my part - 5 minutes! Using google docs, the assistant types up the writing and sends emails me back.
Does this cost me money? Yes! It costs me less than a grande mocha. Considering I have 3 children at home, I think this is more than worth the money. You could also use sparked.com and get them typed up for free with an internet volunteer.