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Google Voice typing for learners with writing difficulties


19th January, 2023 (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

£30 per individual.

60 minute Online Learning workshop.

The use of Speech recognition can be a pivotal tool for learners with dyslexia / writing difficulties / spelling anxieties to produce work that matches their oral and cognitive ability. Google Voice typing is used within Google documents on chromebooks and also on Windows devices for speech recognition.

In this training session, Shirley Lawson will explore Google Voice typing at an introductory level and demo how to use and also provide ideas of when it could be used in different curricular settings.

This course was held on the 19th January, 2023 but you can still purchase a recording of the session.
You'll also receive all the resources that were sent out with the course.

What you will learn

  • An introduction to Google Voice typing
  • How to dictate text, punctuation, edit and format documents
  • How to use Voice typing for writing revision notes and also for extended pieces of writing
  • How to introduce Speech Recognition to your learners
  • Comparison of Voice typing over Dictation in MS Word
  • The logistics of using speech recognition in a busy learning environment
  • Practising the skills for Speech Recognition to enable a dyslexic learner work more independently and to increase their confidence.

Who is the course aimed at?

  • Teachers (upper primary, high school)
  • Support for Learning teachers
  • Pupil Support Assistants
  • Dyslexic learners / Students
  • Family members

Meet your presenter(s)

Shirley Lawson
Assistive Technology and ASN Teacher

I bring my teaching experience into my role at CALL as an Assistive Technologies and Additional Support Needs teacher. I lead the CALL Scotland Professional Learning and am focusing on providing a programme of relevant, quality assistive technology training to those working with children and young people with additional support needs and / or disabilities.

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