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Dictation - Online Speech Recognition

Dictation - Online Speech Recognition | TELT |
Dictation is a free online speech recognition software powered by Google Chrome. You can use Dictation to write emails and documents in the browser with your voice


"Speech Recognition in the Browser

With Dictation, you can use the magic of speech recognition to write emails, narrate essays and long documents in the browser without touching the keyboard.

To get started, just connect the microphone to your computer and click the Start Dictation button.


Jim Lerman's insight:


This app works very well. It's not quite up to the standards of Dragon Naturally Speaking, but then again, it is free.

Via Jim Lerman, Lavinia Ionica
Shona Whyte's insight:

Seems to work OK - talk to you computer and watch the words appear on the screen.  And when it's wrong, it's easy to edit manually.  Pedagogical applications, anyone?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:19 AM

Love the free part.

Luz Marina Martínez Peña's curator insight, March 31, 2014 5:27 PM

Esta herramienta es muy útil, cuando se está escribiendo un texto científico, pues nos permite ir desarrollando una idea de manera muy rápida, sin preocuparnos por tener que escribir.

Thierry Ruissy's curator insight, April 11, 2014 10:17 AM

Marche correctement et permet de dialoguer en français

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Ajouter des commentaires vocaux sur des documents dans Google Drive

Ajouter des commentaires vocaux sur des documents dans Google Drive | TELT |

"Application disponible via le navigateur chrome qui permet de faire des commentaires audio sur tous les documents textes disponibles sur Google Drive"

Via Elena Pérez, Chris Jaeglin
Shona Whyte's insight:

Très simple à utiliser pour les googleheads - il faut être sur Chrome avec un gmail et G-Drive.


On rajoute le plug-in depuis le Chrome Web Store, et ensuite on peut ouvrir un document en mode Commentaires vocaux, ce qui permet de surligner une partie du texte et enregistrer de l'audio.  


Si on partage le document, un lien vers chaque piste audio apparaît sous le menu commentaires.  Pour les apprenants de langue, un enseignant peut donner la pronunciation d'un mot, par exemple, ou proposer un retour à l'oral plutôt qu'écrit.  


On peut imaginer d'autres activitiés collaboratives du moment que les apprenants installent le même plug-in sur leur machine.

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, April 27, 2013 5:29 AM

GoogleDrive : un outil exceptionnel !

Blandine Lécuyer's curator insight, April 29, 2013 3:20 AM

En utilisant le navigateur Chrome.

vgpascal's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:27 AM

De nombreuses applications possibles en mode collaboratif ou pour des corrections de travaux déposés sur GDrive.

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TalkTyper | TELT |

"Free speech to text dictation software in a browser."


Shona Whyte:

This tool works in Chrome:

1. Choose your language (default US English, but there are over a dozen more, from the main European languages to Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese)

2. Click on the green mic button

3. Say what you want to say

4. Watch your text appear, edit if necessary

5. Save, print, share ....


Martin Burrett of ICT magic:

"A useful site that allows users to dictate and generate text. A great resource for children with writing difficulties to get their ideas written quickly."

Via ICTmagic
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Task Timer to Use Offline or Online

Free Technology for Teachers: A Task Timer to Use Offline or Online | TELT |

Task Timer is a free Chrome app that you can use to time multiple tasks or events at the same time. The app works online and or offline in the Chrome web browser. After installing the app you can create a set of tasks that you want to time. You can run multiple timers at once or run them individually. The timer functions on a countdown basis. A chime sounds when time has expired on each timer.

Shona Whyte's insight:

It's the offline part that attracts me, since I don't have a reliable internet connection in many of my classrooms.

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Google Chrome Blog: One click to Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Google Chrome Blog: One click to Docs, Sheets, and Slides | TELT |

"Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate and keep all your stuff. Of course, there are times you want to start a new document right away–say, to take notes in class or prepare a last-minute presentation for your boss.

To make it even easier for you to create stuff quickly, Documents, Spreadsheets, and Presentations–now called Docs, Sheets, and Slides–are now available as apps in the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, shortcuts to these apps will appear when you open a new tab in Chrome."

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