Middle School Tech

September 2016

Enabling Text to Speech on Microsoft Word Documents

Type with your voice on Google Docs!

Make sure your microphone is activated on your computer.

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."


Windows 10 Tutorials


Having a hard time adjusting to Windows 10?

Here is a one-stop page filled with tutorials to answer some of your questions.

Check out an awesome way to create a better presentation with Sway.

Watch the video tutorial below to get started on making your old Power Point presentations, or new presentations, come to life!

Sign in with your school credentials, or create a personal account by going to


Click on the Sway icon to get started.

Preview Sway here:


What is Sway - Microsoft Sway Tutorials

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Practical Tech in the Classroom

Do you use a quote of the day?

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: