Cool Trick: Voice Typing and Digital Reading

Learn how to talk to Google Drive and hear it talk back to you!

Google Drive loves you. Here’s proof. You can talk to it, and it will listen. More than that, it will talk back to you! The trick is simple. Use Docs new tool of voice typing to dictate text into a document. Then, use Read and Write for Google Chrome to listen to the computer reading it back to you. Let’s get that conversation going!


SDL Page on Read and Write for Google Chrome

Voice Typing Instructions (including a list of voice typing punctuation and function commands)

Updated Voice Commands

Author: Alexander Clarkson

After ten years of teaching English language arts at Southview High School and three years at McCord Junior High School, Alex is the first digital instruction specialist for Sylvania Schools. He moves from building to building helping teachers reach and engage their students through digital learning.

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