Dictation can allow students with transcription difficulties to still participate in the writing process and generate ideas. Removing the act of physically writing or typing allows learners to focus on their writing quality and complexity. This can be especially supportive for students who struggle with writing, as dictating speech can help ease frustration. When students' Working Memory is not overtaxed with spelling or handwriting, they can more easily focus Attention on the ideas they wish to express.
Watch how this fifth and sixth grade classroom uses speech recognition software to support all students in the writing process. Students and teachers talk about their experiences using speech-to-text and how students' Syntax, Composition, and editing has improved.
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See how Dragon NaturallySpeaking can be used to dictate in multiple software programs. This allows speech-to-text to be used for a variety of genres, including essays or emails.
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