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Oh, I know what the problem is.  Before I did all that, I went to notes on
the ipad and tested speech.  The very first time I hit the microphone
button, a message pops up asking me if I want to turn on dictation, and I
said yes..  I just  tried it on another ipad and what happened to you is
exactly what happened to me until I got out of the test and went and did
that first.  Then I went back to the test, and it worked fine.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
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> That's funny, when I tried it, it worked just fine.  Were you using guided
> access, or single app mode?  I used the former.
>
> I downloaded the airsecure app, went to settings, general, accessibility,
> turned on guided access.  Started the the airsecure app, triple clicked the
> home button, set up guided access, exited that dialog to get back to the
> text, logged in, selected a test, etc,etc.  When I got to a question that
> required text, i tapped there, the keyboard came up, I clicked the
> microphone, and got  the usual line that gets squiggly when you talk, etc.
> Worked just like it always does.
>
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:38 AM, Devino, Michelle <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> We have been trying to find a last minute solution for Speech to Text for
>> our district as well. It was just brought to our attention yesterday, and
>> testing begins tomorrow. Yikes!
>>
>>
>>
>> Robert, you mentioned, “Our para who looked into this said the latter
>> option was the easiest to figure out, you just hit the microphone icon on
>> the keyboard, and start talking.” We tried setting up a test on an iPad and
>> when we got to a short-answer question, the microphone icon was visible on
>> the iPad keyboard, but it was disabled. Do you know if you had to put on
>> any special software or settings to allow that functionality. I did try
>> setting the test to permissive mode, but that didn’t seem to make a
>> difference. Some have suggested installing Dragon Naturally Speaking for
>> the iPad, but we don’t know how intuitive that will be for a student that
>> has not used it. Any ideas?
>>
>>
>>
>> Michelle M. Devino
>>
>> Data Manager
>>
>> Colchester School District
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>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Robert Wickberg
>> *Sent:* Wednesday, March 16, 2016 3:59 PM
>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>> *Subject:* Re: SBAC Non-imbedded Speech to Text
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>>
>> Jon, that would be text to speech, not speech to text.
>>
>>
>>
>> We have been planning on deploying the testing app using the google
>> management console as a single app kiosk, so we can't run third party apps
>> at the same time.   We'll either be using Dragon on PCs for kids who know
>> that well, using a scribe, or using ipads to test kids who have that
>> accommodation.  Our para who looked into this said the latter option was
>> the easiest to figure out, you just hit the microphone icon on the
>> keyboard, and start talking.
>>
>>
>>
>> It does look, though, like we could set some cbs up as public session
>> kiosk machines instead of single app kiosks and still do speech to text,
>> but the browser wouldn't run full screen.  Since all our cbs are a only
>> 11", I hate to give up any more screen real estate.
>>
>>
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>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 12:19 PM, Jon Orton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Sorry for the delayed response.
>>
>>
>> We have checked it out. It is not ideal, but will work. To my knowledge
>> there is no 3rd party plug-in/software you can use. On the Chrome platform
>> Secure Browser will use the Chrome built in TTS engine.
>>
>> When I say it is not ideal, I mean it is not very human sounding,
>> pronounces some words incorrectly, and speaks with poor inflections.
>>
>> An example would be during the pre-test sound check on a Chromebook/Box
>> instead of saying "This text is being *read* out loud", it mispronounces
>> read and says "This text is being *reed* out loud.
>>
>> I hope this helps.
>>
>>
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>> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Ben Leslie <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Who's used speech to text on a chromebook for SBAC testing (if even
>> possible) and what 3rd party software did you use?
>>
>> I'm in dire need of some suggestions.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Ben
>>
>>
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