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Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof

Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

by Bakari Chavanu

 

"It’s time to do less typing and more talking with the new real time voice-to-text feature in iOS 8.

 

"Relatively little has been said about the new real-time dictation function in iOS, and in previous versions it may not have been worthy of the highlight. But with the recent iOS 8 update, Apple has restored bragging rights when it comes voice dictation and mobile devices.

"Past iOS dictation implementation wouldn’t show the text you dictated until you tapped the Done button, which meant activating the feature several times for long form dictation. Well, not anymore. For me, the new voice-to-text feature works more efficiently than Dragon Dictate on the Mac."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

I have been a user of Dragon Naturally Speaking for about 8 years and have found it very, very useful -- both for myself and in teaching. Having an effective, "free" voice-to-text capability opens up fabulous opportunities for students to express themselves. The advent of easy voice to text moves writing in a whole new direction. I know because I dictated most of the last book I wrote and several recent  funding proposals. It takes awhile to learn how to dictate efficiently and effectively, which has little to do with the software learning your voice patterns and much to do with developing a different though process.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:49 PM

I can see it now, students all over the library talking into to their phones, assuring me they are writing their papers. ;-)

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Will Tablets to Replace Textbooks in Schools? | Teach.com

Will Tablets to Replace Textbooks in Schools? | Teach.com | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says every school should replace textbooks with tablets or e-reader devices. What does this mean for your students' learning?

This post explores cost analysis and learning considerations. Did you know that South Korea has been using digital textbooks and report that their students have "graduation rates of six to eight percent higher than students with no access." Other studies raise questions about retention with digital access to textbooks. Without question, this is a hot button topic. For more information click through to the post.


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10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets

10 Reasons Your Company Needs Tablets | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

The enterprise is in need of more tablets, like Apples iPad and Googles Nexus 10, as they improve employee efficiency and productivity.


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The Coolest Ways Colleges Are Using iPads This Year - Best Colleges Online

The Coolest Ways Colleges Are Using iPads This Year - Best Colleges Online | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

An infographic that also provides text information on how colleges are using iPads this year. Preparing for big games, as part of the application process, to facilitate discussions, creating new apps...these and other innovative ways are explored in this post.


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