Showing posts with label speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label speech. Show all posts

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Speech to Text in Google Chrome

Speech recognition software can be very pricey, but adding a speech recognition option to your computer doesn't have to be expensive. If you use Google's Chrome web browser one of the apps you can add it to is a Speech Recognizer. The Speech Recognizer available through the Chrome Web Store is free and easy to use.  

To use the Chrome Speech Recognizer just install it from the Chrome Web Store, launch it, then click the microphone to start taking and recording your voice. The Speech Recognizer will type out your text when you finish recording. You can then copy and paste your text to the paragraph box below the Speech Recognizer or to a document you have open in Google Docs.
Applications for Education
The Speech Recognizer from the Chrome Web Store could be a good resource for students who, for a variety of reasons, might need assistance generating text documents on a computer.

H/T to Paul Hamilton for sharing this useful app.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Videos and Speeches

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. On SchoolTube I found a nice video of elementary school students portraying famous figures in black history and reciting, in those characters, parts of Dr. King's famous I Have a Dream speech. You can view the video below.

American Rhetoric
is a large collection of famous speeches from the worlds of politics and entertainment. On American Rhetoric I found the text of Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech and I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech. On American Rhetoric they also have videos and audio files to accompany the speeches. Below I have embedded the video of Dr. King's I Have Been to the Mountaintop speech.