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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SoundGecko for Education

Wouldn't be awesome for our students to be able to listen to any online article or website on their device? Well, it is possible with SoundGecko! SoundGecko is a free tool that works seamlessly between your Chrome browser (or Chromebook) and your mobile device. When you "Send to SoundGecko" it will create a readout of the article. The audio quality is very good, and the voice is quite natural.

Here is a quick video tutorial I created:

I believe it can be very helpful for:

  • Students struggling with reading, as they can practice with a readout
  • English as a second language learners, to practice their listening comprehension skills and vocabulary
  • Students creating notes for a test on a Google Site, and listening to them to study
  • Teachers listening to educational articles on their smartphone while driving
  • Teachers assigning articles to students, so they can listen to them and take notes
  • Memorizing poems, quotes and presentations
Can you think of any other educational uses?