Voice Comments on Google Drive With Kaizena

Google Drive is one of my favorite tools (in case you cannot tell). I love that it limits the paper use in my classroom, encourages collaboration, and allows me to give more meaningful and substantive feedback. One of my favorite features is the ability to provide vocal feedback via the third party application Kaizena.

Screenshot courtesy of Kaizena

Screenshot courtesy of Kaizena

Kaizena has just had a major upgrade/overhaul that makes it more stable and substantive. It also plays nicer with firewalls (so you can use it on campus). Kaizena allows you to login with your Google Credentials (no extra passwords). You simply highlight a section and record (just like leaving a traditional written comment).

One of the new features that I like is it allows you to attach a lesson or a video to a common problem – if you notice students struggle with a concept (such as formulating an effective thesis), you can simply attach an established video that you use to help clarify it (Kaizena will even remember that you do this). Such a time saver! If you would like to learn more about their updates, you can read their blog here. You can check out a demo of Kaizena (the older version) below:

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About Jennifer Carey

My name is Jennifer Carey and I am a student and educator of the human condition. I have long studied history, trained in archaeology, and found a passion in the field of education. As a long-time lover of technology (my father bought our family our first Apple IIe when I was three), I love technology and what it can bring to the classroom. I have taught at various Universities for many years as well as educating gifted teenagers through the Johns Hopkins program, the Center for Talented Youth. I am currently the Director of Educational Technology at the Ransom Everglades School (a secular independent school) in Miami, Fl. I also have a few educational podcasts on iTunes from my days teaching at TCU: The Ancient City of Rome, Classical Archaeology (2008), Classical Archaeology (2009), Introduction to Classical Myth, and Ancient Eats. They’re enhanced (so you get the PowerPoints along with the vocal), but please excuse the poor audio editing. Feel free to Email Me or follow me on twitter.
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4 Responses to Voice Comments on Google Drive With Kaizena

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  3. Max says:

    Hey Jen! Thanks for the great writeup.

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