How to Use ....... Google Voice Typing
Submitted by David J. Rosen on March 11, 2017 - 6:23pm
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How to Use Google Voice Typing
Technology and Learning Colleagues,
This is the first post of a new discussion topic: “How to Use”. Think about a digital tool that you use all the time, or want to learn to use. Type (or dictate) the steps for how to use it, and post them in a reply to this post.
For example, below are some directions for using Google Voice Typing, a dictation program you can access through Google Docs so that you can "voice type" a new Google Doc, which is what I'm doing right now.
Here are the easy steps, that is, if you are already familiar with Google Docs but may not have used the Google Voice Typing feature on Google Docs.
Before you begin:
You will need to open a Chrome browser. If you don't have one, it's a free download.
You will need a microphone, and to check that it's working!
Open your Chrome browser
Log into your Gmail account
From your Google Drive, or directly from your Google menu, select Google Docs
Open a new Google Doc
Go to the “Tools” menu
Select “Voice typing”
Select the microphone icon to speak
Start talking. You should see what you say being typed. You will probably discover that most of it is correct, but you may have to change a word or two, or you may have to capitalize a word or punctuate a sentence. There are lots of tips on using Google Voice Typing here. if you discover some especially good ones, please share them in a reply here. I'm doing this as a newbie, and I might not have all of the steps as clear or complete as they could be, so you may need to straighten me out. Those who have a lot of experience using Google Voice Typing, we will appreciate learning from your experience!
This may be easy enough for your students to use. They can do their first drafts by voice typing, and then they can edit their document using a keyboard. If you try this, tell us how it went.
David J. Rosen, Moderator
Technology and Learning CoP