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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it

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How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset - TeachThought

How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: our students are playing games. Lots of them. It’s easy to vilify games and say they are the cause of shorter attention spans and behavior issues, but for better or worse, games are not going anywhere. As educators, we have the chance to tap into a movement that has captivated our students’ attention. By incorporating games and using the language of games in the classroom, we can shift students’ thinking so the resilient behavior demonstrated while playing a game transfers to the process of learning.

In a growth mindset, there are larger factors than the outcome. Progress and growth are acknowledged as valuable in the learning process. This is directly in line with our students’ relationship to games. They generally play games to win, of course, but mostly the point of playing a game is to play. They enjoy the experience of the game, and then there is an outcome. With this in mind, it’s not such a leap from a sandbox game (like Minecraft) to the sandbox that is art class. Yes, the final product is important, but how we get there is also of great importance. In any class, educators hope that students value the content, but also the very process of learning and thinking. We can spark excitement about learning by adopting a game mentality.

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Naomi Nuñez Ponce's curator insight, November 12, 2015 6:48 PM

Mi nuevo reto es llevar el juego al aula. Es hora de investigar jugando

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 16, 2015 2:31 AM

Ik was vorige week in een school waar een groep gemotiveerde leerkrachten hun collega's proberen overtuigen om activerende en coöperatieve werkvormen te hanteren. Daarbij botsen ze geregeld op het argument dat ze geen 'spellekes' in de klas willen. Jammer dat deze leerkrachten de speelse component van een werkvorm verwarren met een spel. En eigenlijk helemaal fout als je weet hoe (leer)rijk 'een spel' is. Dit artikel viel enkele dagen geleden in mijn mailbox en versterkt me in de overtuiging dat leren op talrijke manieren kan. Dus ook als spelend en via games.

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Are you ignorant about the world?

Are you ignorant about the world? | Educational | Scoop.it
The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:47 AM

perception of place units 1 &3

John Puchein's curator insight, November 9, 2015 8:42 AM

Hans Rosling is a very important influence on Geography. He created Gapminder and continuously makes great Ted Talks.

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:18 AM

I believe that there are many people in the U.S. who do not pay attention to the news. Some are too poor to own a phone or television to keep up with what is going on in the world (although they can read the news paper, but you get my point). Others are too rich to care. And some base there opinions off of other peoples views and don't have an opinion of their own. Am I ignorant about the world? No, because I like to know what's happening world wide, especially if there are issues going on that can affect the survival of the human race, survival of the environment, and survival of my country.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne | Educational | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, November 5, 2015 10:10 PM

This comes from the 'Free Technology for Teachers Blog' written by Richard Byrne and it is FANTASTIC!

Lilydale High School's curator insight, May 17, 2016 6:00 AM
google tools.
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Ten reasons to teach thinking

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The teaching of thinking is a critical endeavour for teachers and one that brings enhanced learning opportunities for students. Unfortunately thinking is not something that we naturally do well and as a consequence it is a skill we need to learn. Understanding this is the first step towards establishing a culture of thinking in your classroom

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Bill Ruma's curator insight, October 28, 2015 8:11 AM

Students have trouble formulating opinions and creating ideas; we must help them generate thoughts and problem solve by sharing frameworks for thinking.

Makhosonke Sydwell's curator insight, October 28, 2015 1:58 PM

That is true.

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The Atlas of Economic Complexity

"The Atlas is a powerful interactive tool enabling policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, students and the general public to map the path of diversification and prosperity for 128 countries.  The tool will allow users to explore growth opportunities by country and industry, with the potential to provide input into economic policy and private investment decisions. The analysis may also be used to inform the agendas of development banks in policy recommendations and loan programming; an entrepreneur developing a market plan; an investment promotion agency pitching a new factory, as well as guide other choices we have yet to imagine." http://wp.me/P2dv5Z-21a


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 14, 2015 8:15 PM

This video is an introduction to the Atlas of Economic Complexity; in it they use the visualization tool to analyze the Netherlands' economy and the cut flower industry.  The Atlas of Economic Complexity is hosted by the Center for International Development at Harvard University (MIT also worked on this project and on their site it is called the Observatory of Economic Complexity).


Tags: developmentindustry, visualization, statistics, economicNetherlandsvideo.

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | Educational | Scoop.it

Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.

Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:16 PM

I want to invite all of my online students as well as my online teaching colleagues to this amazing MOOC on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.


I completed this course last year and enjoyed it so much I'm signing on again. What I learned in this course has helped me redesign my classes.  This is a rich and nuanced learning opportunity. Don't Miss it!


I've joined the Universities discussion group and hope you will do the same.  I look forward to learning with you all. ~ Dennis

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Why Americans should care about the Canadian election

Why Americans should care about the Canadian election | Educational | Scoop.it
The close race comes after a decade of leadership by Stephen Harper, whose relationship with Barack Obama has suffered. But a victory for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals on Monday could help the US and Canada forge renewed ties

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 2015 8:18 AM

Last night the Liberals in Canada had a resounding victory...this will profoundly impact Canadian politics but also will change some of the frostiness in U.S.-Canadian relations.  Trudeau was stated that Canada will return to its old role in the world by reversing many of the conservative stances of the Harper government instituted over these last 10 years. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, November 9, 2015 3:12 PM

As Americans, we often forget about how major a player Canada is in all of our economic sectors. But, despite the ignorance of most American citizens on Canadian politics, the results of the coming election in Canada will have a major impact on the lives of every US citizen in the next few years (at least until the next US presidential election).

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | Educational | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

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delta14's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:20 AM

Excelente guía para evaluar recursos web, frente a la gran cantidad de publicaciones y aportes que emergen en la RED.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Research Tools Students Often Overlook

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Research Tools Students Often Overlook | Educational | Scoop.it
When they're given a research assignment most students immediately turn to Google to start their research. Unfortunately, many students don't recognize that they are limiting their research efforts by not going beyond Google.com to search. Here are five research tools that I introduce to students to get them to go beyond using Google.com.

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Madison Totushek's curator insight, September 29, 2015 2:14 PM

This article is very applicable to many, if not all college students. Our first instinct when given a research project is to immediately look it up on Google. I have recently been assigned multiple research assignments and I know from personal experience that my initial response is to just google search the answers to my questions. For the project in class, I know I cannot just rely on Google. I need to begin expanding my search for sources in other places, such as libraries for example. This is what the article is trying to explain: 5 research tools students often overlook. 1) School library and library resources 2) Wolfram Alpha 3) Google Books 4) Google Scholar 5) Duck Duck Go. This article had a slight bias in trying to convince the reader to use these resources in order to attain information for their project. 

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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom - Mind/Shift

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom - Mind/Shift | Educational | Scoop.it
Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and in-person. Science Leadership Academy opened as a public magnet school almost ten years ago in Philadelphia. The educators that make up the school community have spent nearly half that time sharing best practices through a school-run conference each year and more recently by opening a second school in Philadelphia. Diana Laufenberg was one of the first SLA teachers and has gone on to help foster inquiry at schools around the country, most recently by starting the non-profit Inquiry Schools.

It takes time to build up a strong inquiry-based teaching practice, to learn how to direct student questions with other questions, and to get comfortable in a guiding role. But when Laufenberg talks about what it takes, she makes it sound easy. We’ve broken her advice down into digestible tips for anyone ready to jump in and try for themselves.

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20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

20 Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking | Educational | Scoop.it
This is part 1 in our #iteachthought campaign. This is our equivalent to “back to school,” and is intended to help you focus in the 2015-2016 school year on taking a thoughtful approach to your craft as a teacher. Among these shifts we’ll talk about is turning our focus from content and teaching to thinkers and thinking. This is a student-centered approach to pedagogy (and heautagogy), and will consist of four parts:

Part 1: Classroom Setups That Promote Thinking

Part 2: Learning Profiles: What Great Teachers Know About Their Students

Part 3: 50 Questions To Ask Your Students On The First Day Of School

Part 4: Getting The Best Work From Your Students

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Building Innovations Around Experiences : Passion Mining with Integrated Studies and Design - Lisa Palmieri

Building Innovations Around Experiences : Passion Mining with Integrated Studies and Design - Lisa Palmieri | Educational | Scoop.it
Engaging students in authentic and meaningful project-based learning experiences can be achieved by making projects personally relevant. As educators, we have often been taught that project-based learning starts with a well-defined driving question. However, when a challenge question is firmly written with little room to shift focus, student engagement can be hampered.

The strongest project-based learning experiences use design thinking as a framework to solve problems through a “people-centered” lens. Pairing the design process with project-based learning allows students to define their own driving questions after both primary research and building empathy for others through techniques like interviewing, observation or surveys. Once students are engulfed in a self-defined problem, it becomes more meaningful, relevant and real.

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Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World - TeachThought

Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Sometimes, good teachers quit. Teaching is an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and aging dogma that makes it all a struggle. It can be emotionally draining, and at times, impossible.

But in lieu of that–and in an age where start-ups are glorified, entertainment is endlessly emphasized, and tech is kind, teaching continues to be the best job in the world. Or at least I think so anyway. Here are 7 reasons why.

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Isabel's curator insight, November 13, 2015 11:23 AM

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Are Standing Desks the Next Big Thing in Education? - Global Educator institute

Are Standing Desks the Next Big Thing in Education? - Global Educator institute | Educational | Scoop.it
It’s estimated that American school kids spend roughly 60-70 percent of their day sitting – a figure that might help explain why roughly 30 percent of all kids are obese, according to the CDC. Educators are now on board trying to help students become more active and healthy and less likely to pack on the pounds. It began with better menu offerings in school cafeterias and the elimination of snack and soda vending machines.

Now in several school districts across the country, elementary classrooms are being outfitted with standing desks,  a fixture in many workplaces across the country today.

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Politeness checker

Politeness checker | Educational | Scoop.it

Foxtype helps you write in a more polite, friendly tone. We rate the politeness of your sentences. We also help re-write your sentences to sound more polite.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 2, 2015 12:42 AM

This is an interesting concept. Not really sure how trustworthy it is though.

adion's comment, November 7, 2015 10:06 AM
"Are you sure?" => "Would you know if you be would sure?" :-\
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The Kids' Guide to Google Search

The Kids' Guide to Google Search | Educational | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. The world's most popular search engine offers clever features, shortcuts, and fun stuff to help your kid search faster and smarter.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 29, 2015 7:52 AM

Kids do need to know good search techniques!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 29, 2015 9:34 AM

Timely as we are implementing Google Apps for ED in our district @lynwoodusd

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Fun tips on how to use Google. 

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Six Myths About a Teaching Persona

Six Myths About a Teaching Persona | Educational | Scoop.it
Teachers often exchange advice on how to create a classroom identity. Let's look at how a teaching persona develops and the role it plays in learning.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, October 26, 2015 10:28 AM
What is your teaching persona? Do you believe the following myths? Read on for great tips that can be applied to teaching in online settings.
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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | Educational | Scoop.it

"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | Educational | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:50 AM

"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:06 PM

Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s

Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s | Educational | Scoop.it

Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.


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Marcelo Ballester's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:47 PM

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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 22, 2015 3:12 AM

Pour créer très facilement des sondages à partager sur les réseaux sociaux. À tester ! 

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, October 23, 2015 4:16 AM

Des applications non négligeables pour générer de l'intéraction sur des pages Facebook notamment.

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Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers

Sharp online student has smart advice for Blended Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it
Editors' Note: We asked San Jose high school sophomore Audrey Mullen to share how she and her peers actually use various edtech tools and how they really feel about their teachers’ blended learning approaches. The result is a straight-from-the-source playbook that no blend ed teacher--or entrepreneu

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:40 PM

I don't like the snide tone of this article, but the advice is dead on! 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 7, 2015 6:57 AM

Extremely realistic, and honestly useful for us teachers!!!!

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, October 7, 2015 2:49 PM

This insightful student says a lot about facilitating a blended class.

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Creating the Classroom Conditions for the Best Day Ever - User Generated Education

Creating the Classroom Conditions for the Best Day Ever - User Generated Education | Educational | Scoop.it

#Lately, I have become a little obsessed with idea of the best day ever. It is undeniable obvious when you see someone have or experience for yourself a peak experience: succeeding with a difficult, seemingly impossible task; getting a unexpected, amazing gift; finishing or winning a competitive event (depending on your goal); being given accolades for a personal accomplishment.  I personally perceive it as a coming together or congruence of the mind, heart, body, and spirit where all of them are present in the moment and fulfilled. It translates into experiencing a flow state.

So this has led to me thinking how educators can create the conditions for learners to have and exclaim, “This is the best day ever!” Whoever said or made up the rules that school should be serious, boring, or painful? The institutions and places where learning takes place should be joyful and exciting places.


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Five reasons your school's NOT transforming

Five reasons your school's NOT transforming | Educational | Scoop.it
All this 21st century learning talk is happening but you’re still performing standardised tests, teachers are still teaching from the front of class and most are still predominantly isolated in their own classrooms. There’s probably a small group of “new learning” types who you know are trying the “Project-based-design-thinking-SAMR” type stuff but the school as a whole isn’t following their lead.

I recently came across a talk by Michael Fullan on making change. I thought this would be useful to share but it also reminded me of a TED talk by Linda Hill, which then led me to dig up 3 more TED talks which when combined might give schools and their leadership teams some real incentive and instruction for change. They also combine to indicate that progress will not be made with either top-down or bottom-up approaches but from a developing a new school culture towards shared, networked collaboration at all levels.

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, September 21, 2015 2:49 AM

Atenciin a la tercera, es la peruana.

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Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works!

Joyce Valenza Says: New Google Voice Typing & Transcription works! | Educational | Scoop.it

From the NeverEnding Search by Joyce Valenza: "

Google introduced a voice typing feature that resembles a dictation app.

 

It’s free.  It works in the Chrome browser. And it is available in an array of 40 languages!

 

My test below reveals that it is also pretty darn accurate and pretty darn sweet.  (Sure, I talked a little slower that usual and sure, I will need to  edit a bit.)"


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 5, 2015 5:00 PM

Joyce Valenza provides several videos to demonstrate this new feature. Since we include Closed Captioning and transcript creation in our EDUC 760 E-Learning For Educators course, I need to get on top of this technology quickly! ~ Dennis

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 12, 2015 12:41 PM

 

I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! I tested this out and while it's not quite as sophisticated as Dragon. it does a pretty fair job. Plus, it's free!!! 

Reshmi_Insomreadniac's curator insight, September 16, 2015 8:36 AM

I'm interested in knowing about the transcription option