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Voice Recognition Using Microsoft Office Xp Show


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This is the presentation I used in Voice Recognition Using Microsoft Office XP training session at DTSD in April 2008.

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Voice Recognition Using Microsoft Office Xp Show

  1. 1. Voice Recognition Using Microsoft Office XP DTSD C.A.R.A.T.S. Teacher Training Melanie Wiscount [email_address]
  2. 2. Voice Recognition Humor Star Trek TNG – Data Talking to Himself from by user jaycube64
  3. 3. Voice Recognition <ul><li>Emerging technology </li></ul><ul><li>Speech to text </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive technology </li></ul><ul><li>Writing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Learning support tool </li></ul>
  4. 4. Technology Overwhelming for the Teacher <ul><li>“The process of understanding and utilizing technology effectively will be ongoing and spiral from one new idea or device to the next.” </li></ul>Technology and Teaching: A New Kind of Knowledge by Dr. Raven McCrory
  5. 5. Remember… <ul><li>“Speaking or dictating your thoughts is a very different skill than writing or keyboarding them” </li></ul>Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (4th Edition) by Margaret D. Roblyer – p. 225
  6. 6. Assistive Technology <ul><li>“Students with specific learning disabilities who traditionally have difficulties with reading and writing have shown improvement in their writing when using speech recognition systems” </li></ul>The Impact Of Computers On The Writing Process: Exceptional Children By John Macarthur (2000)
  7. 7. Practicality <ul><li>When would voice recognition software be appropriate and when wouldn’t it, if student’s have the necessary skills to type effectively on their own? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Benefits to Student <ul><li>Develops responsibility, ownership, and increased self-esteem as students make their way through the writing process </li></ul><ul><li>Great for students who struggle with the actual act of transferring their thoughts onto paper </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent for students who have difficulty with the physical act of writing or typing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides disabled children the opportunity to be successful in their learning </li></ul>[]
  9. 9. <ul><li>Allow the pressure and frustration of writing to be removed and the art of writing , as well as the creativity involved to become the focus </li></ul><ul><li>Empowers students and provides self-confidence for these learners </li></ul><ul><li>Takes the labor out of school assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Aids young elementary students who do not have typing skills to complete keyed text work </li></ul>Benefits to Student []
  10. 10. <ul><li>Students publish their own work </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback would be immediate as they read their revised writing and saw their work being turned into published text </li></ul><ul><li>Any grammatical changes or changes to punctuation could be seen as they were working, providing for reinforcement of these skills </li></ul>Benefits to Student []
  11. 11. <ul><li>Seeing students’ work in printed text is not only satisfying and rewarding , but also effective in teaching them correct spelling and grammar usage while they share it with the class </li></ul><ul><li>Help prepare students for future writing in the upper grades when assignments will be typed by students </li></ul>Benefits to Student []
  12. 12. Benefits to Teachers <ul><li>Allows the freedom to focus on other skills and strategies as they watch their students become successful, independent writers </li></ul><ul><li>Gives teachers tools to empower students </li></ul>[]
  13. 13. Benefits to Teachers <ul><li>Saves time in publishing works and assignments that require typing </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of completed work increases </li></ul>[]
  14. 14. Remember… <ul><li>&quot;Speech recognition improves student writing, never misspells, and frees time that can be applied to more essential writing tasks like proofreading, and editing.&quot; Karl Barksdale, computer education author </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  15. 15. Configure for Speech Recognition
  16. 16. Create a Voice Profile
  17. 17. Any Questions?
  18. 18. Final Thoughts A Vision of K-12 Students Today from by user bnjnesbit
  19. 19. Thank You!