Review by Gordon Davis
As a free and easy-to-use tool, Dragon Dictation makes for a quick app that students could use during their digital story creation.
This app is drenched with practicality. As a quick way to dictate thoughts, students can use it to quickly jot down a recap of their progress which they could then email or submit electronically to an instructor. Did a group member miss class because of the swine flu? You need not worry with the Dragon Dictation app as students can quickly and conveniently share updates with simple recordings.
If there are any setbacks to this app, it would be around the microphone translation which requires a snails pace to be entirely accurate. Otherwise, a moderate pace can result in some unexpected syntax and cause confusion.
As a classroom tool, the Dragon Dictation will help to establish communication between group members and instructors. It's low price (free) makes it all the more attractive.