Year4 students used four random images in a Google Document to tell a story. Google Docs is a free word processing application that is part of our Google Apps for Education Platform. It has almost all of the features that Microsoft Word has but offers much more functionality. The students read each other's stories and left comments (peer editing). After correcting their stories based on the comments, we used the Read&Write for Google Chrome extension (a speech to text tool) to let the teacher's computer read the stories out-loud. The students were able to tell spelling mistakes or incorrect grammar when the stories were not read out fluently. This was very interesting. Students then went and corrected their stories again to make sure they had correct spelling, punctuation and grammar. Below is one of the stories written by a student and edited by another.
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