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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dictate - Speech Recognition for PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook

Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Once you have Dictate installed you can speak to have text appear in your documents, slides, and emails. Simple voice commands let you insert punctuation, delete words, and start new paragraphs.

Dictate takes just a minute or two to install. Just download the installation file and run the installation wizard once to have Dictate appear in all three Microsoft products.


Applications for Education
Dictate could be a helpful add-in for students who need to speak to insert text into documents or emails.

The Not at ISTE 2017 Survey

The annual ISTE conference starts on this coming Sunday. I'll once again be attending with a media credential. While I already have a list of interviews that I'll be conducting, I am also looking for input from those of you who aren't able to attend the biggest ed tech conference of the year in North America. I want to know what you would be interested in learning about if you could attend the conference. That's why I created the short Google Form that is embedded below. Please take a minute and let me know what you want to learn about from ISTE 2017.

Free Webinar - Protecting Students While Empowering Them to Publish

Red Jumper, the producers of the popular Book Creator app, is hosting a free webinar about protecting students when they publish online. The webinar is being conducted by my friend Beth Holland and Bill Fitzgerald. The webinar starts today at 11:30am. The webinar is being conducted through YouTube Live where you'll be able to chat while watching the webinar.