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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.