Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ever wished someone would read your notes to you?

We all learn in different ways – some of us prefer to read information, some of us prefer to listen to it.  If you learn best by listening, then you should know about a tool called Speech Maker, which is a feature of Read and Write Gold software!

Available on all the PCs in the library, Read and Write Gold software is an easy-to-use toolbar that supports all students in their reading, writing and research.  When you double-click on the Read and Write Gold icon on the desktop, it launches the toolbar that sits at top of your screen until you need it!
One of the more nifty tools is called Speech Maker.  This allows you to highlight text (from a Word document, a PDF, a webpage etc) and convert it into an audio file (like a music track, only with spoken words).  This file can easily be transferred to your MP3 player or listened to via your laptop or PC.  Have a look at this video to see just how easy it is! 


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