How To Voice Type

Key Takeaways
- Use Voice Typing To Save Time

I have always been fairly quick at typing, either on a computer or on a mobile device. I have never been able to touch-type and look away from the screen though...as much as I would love too.

"Have you ever thought it would be so much easier if you could just tell the computer what you wanted to type?"

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A few years ago I would use programs like Dragon Dictation to help speed up the typing process. Though it was accurate you would have to train the computer to help you to type. Not anymore…..

Why not try Google Docs to do the same thing for FREE!!

How To...

Open a Google Doc, Click ‘Tools’ then ‘Voice Typing’.

Press the microphone and away you go.

Some basic commands:

  • Period
  • Comma
  • Exclamation point
  • Question mark
  • New line
  • New paragraph

"I have always been quick at typing, either on a computer or on a mobile device...but this is a game changer!"

Adam Llevo

Think about the possible uses and how it could speed up your workflow.

I was thinking how it could help when writing all those reports, or having to document an incident, you could be speaking with a student and let the computer type what you were both saying. The possibilities are endless.

You can even now use it to type up your speaker notes for your presentations.

How could you use it in your practice?

  • Having just helped a colleague with their students GCSE PE coursework I definitely think voice typing would have helped. I have found that students are amazingly quick at typing on their phone but so slow at typing on a keyboard.