Dictate – Speech Recognition for PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook

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Dictate is a free add-in for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Once you have Dictate installed you can speak to have text appear in your documents, slides, and emails. Simple voice commands let you insert punctuation, delete words, and start new paragraphs.

Dictate takes just a minute or two to install. Just download the installation file and run the installation wizard once to have Dictate appear in all three Microsoft products.

Applications for Education

Dictate could be a helpful add-in for students who need to speak to insert text into documents or emails.

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Get Inspired By These Videos

This is a guest post from Rushton Hurley. Rushton is the founder of Next Vista for Learning and the author of Making Your School Something Special

I love an inspiring video.

While I think it’s inspiring that there are over two thousand short videos created by and for teachers and students everywhere on NextVista.org, we also have a resource page filled with videos on other sites.

These stories tell of inspiring young people, or an amazing teacher, or simply a moment that captures your heart.

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We believe these sources of inspiration might be used to rally your team, or perhaps prompt important discussions with your colleagues.

Next Vista for Learning: Sources of Inspiration

http://nextvista.org/resources/inspiration/

Feel free to share what you find with others. All of us occasionally need a reminder that there are all kinds of wonderful moments happening all around.

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