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Ayden Opfer EDTL 2300

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Vocational & Technology
Subject:
How It's Made
Grade:
7,8

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Ayden Opfer EDTL 2300

Text-to-Speech SoftwareChapter 4

Classroom Use

What is it? Text-to-Speech software is a program that reads aloud whatever a student has written or typed. The student can choose the pace and length of each read segment. These programs provide auditory feedback for the students. The following site provides a good overview of text-to speech programs.

Who Will Benefit?

In Action!

The Pro's And Con's

Pro's- Successful for students who have disabilities, especially those who are dyslexic- Helps students focus all of their attention on the content- Can help students with their proof reading skillsCon's- The software most likely has a limited vocabulary - Overall text-to-speech software may hinder reading skills of younger students - Students may rely on the program to always check their work which could cause problems later on.

Text-to-Speech in the classroomcan be effective for all students but it is most effective for studentswith disabilities. For example, if astudent is struggling with certain context or a particular text they can have that text read aloud to them through this software. This will helpstudents improve their reading comprehension skills. For more information on how text-to-speech helps students with disabilities click here.

The students that will benefit the most from Text-to-Speech software is:-Students with a learning disability especially cognitive disabilities. -Students that are poor readers-Students that struggle proof reading their papers

Above is what the computer screen may look like for a student who is using this software

The following link provides valuable information for how text-to-speech works inside the classroom. Click here to access the PDF.

FOLLOW THIS LINK!

The following video shows all the students it can benefit and the many advantages to using text-to-speech in education.

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