A new feature in one of my favorite web tools has me really excited: with Jott, I can now add events directly to my Google Calendar. The feature is one of several Jott Links the company offers — which are connections to other web services, including Twitter and Blogger.
Jott is a transcription service that’s completely free. Call a toll-free phone number, speak a message into the phone, and it’s transcribed into text and sent via email. I nearly always Jott to myself to send reminders although you can set it up to Jott to any email address. On the reminder side, I jotted myself recently to “bring in camera tomorrow for yearbook class.”
Jott & Students: Huge Potential
I’ve shared Jott with students because I think it’s an awesome memory aid. Unfortunately, my students aren’t allowed to use their mobile phones at school — Jott would be an awesome way to take down a homework assignment.
And now with the Google Calendar link, students could “copy down” an assignment from the class board and add it directly to their calendar. “Term paper notecards due Friday.” How cool would that be?
If only they could use (and be trusted to use properly) their mobile phones at school.
- My Class Lineup (Google Calendar used as a lesson planner)
- Get Google Groups (which include calendars)