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Day 4 #28daysofwriting – Assistive Tech – How to train your Dragon

Dragon Naturally Speaking is commercial voice recognition software. There are free versions which are very good such as windows 8 speech recognition and one on MyStudyBar (see Day 3). I have to admit however that I’ve fallen in love with Dragon and, where possible, I buy it for my students. It is, in my opinion, …

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Day 3 #28daysofwriting – Assistive Technology – MyStudyBar

MyStudyBar is from eduapps. This is a free bar of goodness which sits at the top of your computer. It’s also a portable app meaning you can have it on a USB stick to be loaded onto computers around the school. I know more colleges using this than schools but blimey, if you can’t afford …

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Day 2 #28daysofwriting – Balabolka

Balabolka means ‘chatterer’ in Russian and it does exactly that on your computer. It’s a free, text-to-speech (TTS) piece of software which enables students to have electronic text read out to them. Balabolka is one of the best free TTS on the market as it has many features usually reserved for the commercial ones. It …

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