An “Ah-Ha!” Moment Using My Favorite Text To Speech For Emergent Readers in G Suite

“Text To Speech” Can Be a Game Changer for Many Kids (& Teachers too!) This post is the fifth in my “Using Google Voice Tools” Series. In this blog post series, we will have talked about three creative ways in which Google has woven Voice Tools into its suite of apps and how I am currently using…

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Christmas Around the World – “Read To Me” Research For Elementary Using Google Chrome

3 Easy Steps to Independent Cultural Research for Low-Level Readers I thought it would be a good idea to offer a practical way to try out Google’s amazing “Text-To-Speech” capabilities using a holiday resource to plug into for your Cultural Social Studies unit since we are in the middle of a blog series exploring how…

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Using Google Voice Typing in Docs With Elementary Students

Why Use Google’s Voice Typing Tool? Increased Endurance for Documenting Ideas Find and Correct Writing Mistakes Access Multiple Modalities – Audio & Visual Dictate in over 100 languages that can then be translated in English I explain Google’s Voice Typing Tool to kids by saying- “Did you know that you can talk to your computer and…

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Using Google Voice Tools With Elementary Students- Introduction

If Google Was a Super Hero, I Am Pretty Sure That Voice Tools Would Be It’s Super Power! Technology allows us to accomplish things that have never been accomplished before and using Google’s speech-to-text capabilities, our children are now able to transpose their ideas from verbal expression into text form. This is a huge bonus in…

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Teaching Kids to Use Images in Google- Saving Images To Drive From Websites

Google Basics Series – Step 2 -Saving Images In this Google Basics series so far, “Working With Images” we have walked through Copyright Basics and Step 1 of the four steps kids need to follow when using images in their digital work: Find & Insert Copyright Safe Images (Previous Post Link) Saving Images From Websites…

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Teaching Kids to Use Images in Google- 3 Ways to Find & Insert Copyright Safe Images

Google Basics Series: Step 1 – Find & Insert Images In this Google Basics series, “Working With Images” we will walk through Copyright Basics and the four steps kids need to follow when using images in their digital work: Find & Insert Copyright Safe Images Save Images From Websites to Put into a Doc or Slide Edit…

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Teaching Kids to Use Images in Google – Understanding Copyright, Fair Use & Attribution

Google Basics Series Introduction – “Working With Images” In this Google Basics series, “Working With Images” we will walk through the four steps kids need to follow when using images in their digital work: Find & Insert Copyright Safe Images Saving Images From Websites to Put into a Doc or Slide Editing Images Share Images…

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