Google Docs has a new add-on available that allows for speech recognition. This is a great feature for students who prefer to talk instead of type and a timesaver for adults as well!
To get the add-on, open a new Google Doc and find the "Add-ons" menu, click on "Get add-ons":
Type "Speech Recognition" in the search bar on the right side, then click on the "+Free" button to add it:
You will need to allow permissions for the add-on:
You should see a pop-up message that the add-on has been installed. To access the add-on, find the "Add-ons" menu and find "Speech Recognition" and then click on "Start":
The add-on will appear on the right side, you can select your input language and accent to improve the recognition. Click on the "Start" button and allow the microphone access to begin speech recognition. Speak normally and click on "Stop" to insert your text.
I hope you explore the speech recognition add-on to save time and increase student interest in writing. Have a great weekend!