A few months ago I facilitated a workshop titled, “Digital Workflow: Collecting & Providing Feedback.” Teachers explored digital methods for giving students effective and efficient feedback. One of the activities included using the Google Docs: Voice Typing tool. We learned the average speed of handwritten notes is 22-31 words per minute (wpm); the average computer user can type about 35-40 wpm, but the average spoken word is 100-150 wpm. You may be able to provide more timely and meaningful feedback via voice typing. Watch the video below to see a short demonstration.
is the Director of Technology Integration for the New Prague (MN) Area Schools. In 1996, he began teaching middle school technology education. He has been sharing technology integration strategies since 2005.