Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Text to Speech options on iPads ...

The iPad's built-in accessibility options offer great ways to enhance differentiation within the classroom.  Some of the best tools for us are going to be the text to speech options that are available for girls support them in reading on their iPads.  Once turned on, the iPad can read to students in different dialects and at different speeds as well as highlighting words as they are spoken.  Speak Auto-Text will also correct an incorrectly spelled word for students.

Here are a couple of pictures that can be used to show students how to modify their speech settings on their iPad.  The images were taken as screen shots on the iPad, uploaded to the wonderful Skitch app and then annotated from there.