Teacher Review for Dragon Dictation

Great Speech-to-Text Functionality

Joel S.
Technology coordinator
Village East Community Elementary School
Aurora, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This is a great app for English Language Learners and students with fine motor difficulties, since it converts spoken words to text. It is more accurate than I thought, and helps students learn how to speak clearly and in complete sentences. Students can even speak their punctuation so they can tell Dragon where to put a period, question mark, exclamation point, etc. Many students who struggle with writing, or have some speech-language support can use this app to practice speaking and see how what they just said is covered into text.
My Take
Teachers love this app because it's simple to use and is very accurate in its translations. Kids love seeing their spoken words converted into text, so it's a win-win in my book!