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1:1 Tip of the Week

Did you know that Google Docs has a feature that allows you to convert speech-to-text (think Siri)?   Using the Chrome Browser on a computer/laptop with a microphone (Yogas & Chromebooks), you can:

  • Open a new Google Document
  • Click on Tools.
  • Select Voice Typing
  • A microphone appears in the margin – click on it and start talking!
  • Your words appear on the page. You can say “period” to punctuate a sentence and “new line” to jump to a new line.
  • Click on the microphone to turn the feature off.

This feature can be a huge time saver for you, and a great way to get reluctant writers started on a document!

Here is a brief video tutorial showing how the tool works: