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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know - Buzzfeed | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

“ You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.”


Via John Evans, R.Conrath, Ed.D., Juergen Wagner, Jenny Smith, michel verstrepen
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:01 PM

some excellent tips and tricks for getting the most out of your iOS device. 

Margaret Perusich's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:44 PM

Some very useful tips here

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Quick Key Mobile

Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer. With Quick Key, you can spend your time addressing the different learning needs of your students, not messing around with grades and grade books. Quick Key is easy to use, and doesn't require you to change anything about how you teach. But you might, once you discover what you and your students can accomplish when assessment is effortless!

What does Quick Key do?

Quick Key turns your phone into an optical scanner to grade quizzes, tests, and surveys on paper, up to 30 questions long. Then, Quick Key allows you to run analytics right on your phone, then upload the data to your electronic grade book.
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OCR to Text to Speech ~ Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org:

OCR to Text to Speech ~ Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

by Miguel Guhlin


"I'd like to find a way to scan text, then have that text read to the student." Isn't it great to have these kinds of questions that just wander in?

"While there are a variety of computer programs available for optical character recognition (OCR), I had only encountered this on the PaperPort Notes app. That process, while fine for me, wouldn't work well for the intended use.


"Voxdox is a new free text-to-speech app, available now foriphone, android and tablet that will read out any form of text for you in your choice of human voice. 


"With Voxdox you can convert files, papers, articles, contracts and even full-length books to quality speech in over 20 languages, and then share them with your friends, class-mates and colleagues using Voxbox, the app’s integrated social database. 


"Voxbox has already become the first choice solution for thousands of people around the world for sharing information in the fields of business and academia. By using Voxbox, your networks can find you in seconds and download high quality audio files generated from your text as well as the text itself. After downloading the text they have chosen, all that is left to do is press "play" and it will be read to them in one of a range of human voices."


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This is fantastic! You can have your computer read back to you, out loud, any printed document -- even a pdf. For free! Outstanding.



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Mary Starry's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:17 PM

Sounds like a great way to have someone else read journal articles or other text based information to you while you drive or walk. Could see usefulness for both faculty and students.