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Day 8 – Free electronic copies of text books #28daysofwriting

OK You have your free text-to-speech – ‘Balabolka’ Day 2 blog TICK You have your free voices – ‘Ooo Daniel’ Day 5 blog TICK Your students are ready to go … Right, you say ‘read pg 64 of your text book’ – oh. CROSS So, what you now need are your text books in an …

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Day 7 – Structuring Documents – Assistive Technology – #28daysofwriting

When I found out about structuring documents, I couldn’t quite believe I didn’t know about it. Now I show school staff and students and I get a similar reaction. By structuring my document I am using the language a computer understands – this is vital for a screen reader and I think government docs have …

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Day 6 – Inspiration #28daysofwriting Assistive Technology

There are many concept mapping tools on the market. I mentioned MyStudyBar on Day 3 – part of the bar comprises XMind which is good. I want to concentrate on Inspiration though as it’s my favourite. Inspiration has multiple functions: You can create a mindmap or a spider diagram. You can then toggle between the …

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Day 5 – Voices – Assistive Technology #28daysofwriting

I’m not quite as famous as Ethel Cain (first speaking clock voice) but I was the voice of Falkland Islands telephone exchange in 2000 – Ethel and I had our voice recorded with a finite amount of things to say however, but a synthetic voice is different because a computer generates the sounds of words …

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