Ever since I got satellite radio last fall the number of podcasts that I listen to has steadily declined. Before satellite radio I often listened to podcasts while driving. One podcast that I still consider a must-listen is Tom Grissom’s Tech Talk 4 Teachers. During the most recent episode Tom shared Word Talk.
Word Talk is a free text to speech plugin for Microsoft Word. Word Talk highlights text as it is narrated for you. An audio dictionary is also included in Word Talk.
Applications for Education
For students that need to hear a word pronounced or need sentences read to them for clarification, Word Talk could be a handy plugin to have installed in Microsoft Word.