Middle School Tech
Enabling Text to Speech on Microsoft Word Documents
Follow these simple steps to enable text to speech on any Word document.
Type with your voice on Google Docs!
Go into settings (Windows 10).
Select "time and language."
Scroll down to microphone, and follow the prompts on the screen.
The microphone will now be ready to use.
Using the microphone for speech to text in Google Docs:
Click on the link. Scroll down to step 2, and click on "typing with your voice."
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Practical Tech in the Classroom
How about trying a URL of the day?
Instead of writing out the quote, provide students with the URL, and have them locate the day's quote themselves. Use the quotes for thought-provoking conversations or written reflection.
Here are a few links to help get you started: