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: