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I would imagine that every single educator who teaches English Language Learners online are jumping for joy today – Google announced that Google Slides will now provide automatic slide captioning for everything a speaker says.

Lots of research shows that closed-captioning can assist in language-learning, and have that kind of text support should be a huge asset in teaching English.

In addition, it would seem to me that physical classroom teachers who use Google Slides a lot would find it useful for the same reason – while they are talking, their words would appear on the slide (assuming they had a hand-held mike connected to a computer).

You can learn more about this development at:

What’s that you say? Present with captions in Google Slides is from Google.

Present slides with captions is from Google.

Here’s a video about the feature:

How to Use Automatic Captioning in Google Slides is from Richard Byrne.

An Easy Way to Create Your Own Captioned Flipped Video Lessons is from Richard Byrne.

Coming Soon to PowerPoint – Real-time Captions and Translations is from Richard Byrne.