This technology tip is a great way to use technology in the classroom. If you already have Microsoft Word running on your machine, this can be achieved by clicking on a few buttons. This should also work for Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote.
1- Microsoft Word
2- Some text added to word to test the narrator
3- Speakers turned on
You will need to add the speech icon to the Quick Access Toolbar. Go to :
File →Options→Quick Access Toolbar → Choose Command From: all commands→Scoll to “Speak”→ Select and Add Speak to the Quick Access Toolbar→ Click “Ok.”
a- Select the text that you would like to have narrated.
b- Click on the Speak icon on the Quick Access Toolbar
You will now see the Speak icon appear on your Quick Access Toolbar.
You can access the Quick Access Toolbar menu using a shortcut method.
Right click on the Quick Access Toolbar → select “Customize Toolbar”→ “Select All”
This is a great tip to use in your classroom. Have your students type their papers, and when it is time to edit their papers, they can listen to their own writings.
a–From the drop down menu choose “Commands From”, select “All commands”
b–Search for “Speak”
c–Add speak to the Quick Access Bar and select “Ok.”
Credit: Howard Lake