Teacher Review For Dragon Dictation

Good app and lots of fun!

Amanda B.
Classroom teacher
Sundown Lane Elementary School (Amarillo, TX)
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My Grades 3
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this app during Daily 5. Students create stories on the app and then email them to me so that I can read them or share them with the whole class. They also practice making lists of words such as synonyms and antonyms, homophones and homographs, prefixes and suffixes, etc.
My Take
Dragon Dictation is an app that my students love to use. They think it is fun to speak a story (instead of write it) and watch their words appear. It does take some getting used to saying when you need to add punctuation, but the students are getting used to it. I like that it encourages my students to create stories. They can save their progress and then share with others. The only downside is that the students aren't always as clear as they need to be in order for the app to be accurate with what they are saying.