Tag Archives: voice


How to Have Two GV Numbers Connected with One Phone, and Why You Might Want To

ThiVoicemails isn’t the first post about Google Voice that we’ve run here at ProfHacker. Ryan’s written about it on at least three occasions. In one post, he explained how (in conjunction with FaceTime) he used it to keep in touch with his family while he was out of the country. He’s also used it to make long distance calls in places where cell coverage is poor.

The post that first got me intrigued about Google Voice, though, was Ryan’s introductory post on the service (can it really be three years ago a…


Grading Computer Programming with Voice

As a part of our physics program, I teach a course in computer modeling. We introduce the students to Matlab and they learn both basic programming and principles of translating physics scenarios into computer models. Last year, based on our departmental assessment procedures, I determined that I wanted a more subjective way to give feedback to my students. To me, programming is more than just right or wrong code; I want students to develop good habits and styles of programming that use the tool…


Grading with Voice on an iPad


[This is a guest post by Doug Ward, an associate professor of journalism and the Budig Professor of Writing at the University of Kansas. You can find him online at www.kuediting.com and www.journalismtech.com, and follow him on Twitter @kuediting. Doug's previous posts have looked at finding iOS apps, what to do if your Twitter account is hacked, using iPads in the classroom (one, two) and engaging students with music.--@jbj]

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semeste…


Find Your Full Voice

Full Voice coverBarbara McAfee’s new book, Full Voice: the Art and Practice of Vocal Presence, presents an engaging and accessible method for exploring and expanding how you use your voice. McAfee is a voice coach and singer/songwriter whose approach to understanding the human voice and its role in communication goes far beyond simple lessons in how to project your voice more effectively in a large classroom or how to avoid vocal strain (although you’ll learn those things from her book as well).

Instead, Full V…