ERIC Number: ED395110
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Giving Voice to Student Writing: Exploring the Uses of Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis in a Writing Curriculum. Activities for Word Processing with Speech Synthesis. Teacher and Student Manual.
Produced by a demonstration project that explored the use of speech synthesis and speech recognition in writing-based classes held by two Philadelphia literacy providers, this manual was developed for teachers who may wish to integrate speech synthesis into their curriculum. It contains a description of the technologies and activities that may be used with speech synthesis in a classroom or individual setting. The manual provides information on the project's background and suggestions for implementing speech synthesis in an adult literacy program. The following topics are covered: educational considerations, hardware, software, location, training, and student recruitment. The manual also contains a set of 12 lessons using speech synthesis with word processing. They are in order from simple to difficult. Each lesson would last from 20-45 minutes. The first six lessons provide an overview of how to use speech synthesis in writing. The remaining six lessons provide a short course in process writing. Some sketches for additional projects using speech synthesis also are included. Appendixes provide information about speech synthesis software for Apple Macintosh and DOS/Windows/Windows95 computers and suggestions for peer editing. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Office of Computing Services.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); 353 Project
Note: For a related report, see CE 070 923.