Thursday, March 21, 2013

Using Technology SOL#21

Today as I was driving between school visits, I was thinking about the SOL for today. In my review of the day, I was comparing the culture in the schools I had visited. Simply entering the building provides me with clues about the environment. The tone of the secretary, attitude of the teachers, accessibility of the principal are a few observations I noted. I know it isn't fair to judge a school culture by one visit and I usually get an accurate feeling after several visits.

I was driving and didn't want to forget my thoughts so I grabbed my phone to record my thoughts. I couldn't remember how to access the microphone, so I asked Siri. She said she could open notes and record my message. I said,"Ok".  So as I was driving to the next school I was recording my thoughts hands free. Technology is amazing!

Later I was reviewing the notes I had to laugh. I realized my speech created some errors. Either I was slurring words, speaking too fast, or allowing the southern drawl to be too obvious. I was impressed because the microphone for notes recognized the correct use of the word " too".

I'm not sure which was better: planning my blog ahead of the deadline or using the microphone in notes to record my thoughts. Maybe I can finish my thoughts on school culture in another blog.

4 comments:

  1. This was funny. Technology can be so helpful...and yet so surprising for us. I like to hear the different ways we all come up with topics for our blogs. This one was priceless. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  2. Jackie,
    Thank you. Isn't it funny how the topics develop through the day. I can't count how many times I've changed the direction of my post.

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  3. I'd like to learn more about how your determine the culture of the school.

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  4. Ha, that is funny. I have often thought about doing this, I need to figure out how to do it on my phone. It would be great to be able to speak some notes throughout my day!

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