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.
If you haven’t app smashed @GoogleForEdu‘s new real time closed captioning and Screencastify – you’re missing out
It’s magic! CC are known to increase literacy and accessibility. Screencastify makes your cc accessible forever! pic.twitter.com/6WCA8bTBvP
— Screencastify 🎬 (@Screencastify) October 17, 2018
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.
6 ways to make the most of closed captions in Google Slides is from Matt Miller.
Now, with #HangoutsMeet you can turn on real-time captions for any remote meeting or lesson, making them more accessible to all participants and learners. Learn how: https://t.co/zwi1n7bGgj #GoogleNext19 pic.twitter.com/OPNF6lkAKr
— Google For Education (@GoogleForEdu) April 12, 2019
NOTE: How to Automatically Caption and Translate PowerPoint Presentations is from Richard Byrne.
🌍 Slides with live captions are helpful for #ELLs. Slides with live TRANSLATED captions are NEXT LEVEL. 🙀 @irina_mcgrath & I have a tutorial on how to use this
@MicrosoftEDU accessibility feature. #JCPSESL @emilyfranESL @Larryferlazzo @mrcourtney_eslhttps://t.co/2F35r0QY50 pic.twitter.com/xqWbuIHIir
— Michelle Makus Shory (@michelleshory) September 24, 2019
Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 is from TechCrunch.
Now, here’s Microsoft’s competitive version:
PPT Live is quite a bit different than Teams. It supports 67 languages captioned in real-time, you can change slides while presenter moves forward, get feedback forms, live reactions, etc.https://t.co/7jbRmsQoGy
— Mike Tholfsen (@mtholfsen) June 20, 2020
How to Simultaneously Caption and Translate Presentations is from Richard Byrne.