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Glad to help.   That was my impression of the speech to text on the ipad,
too, it's pretty slick.

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 9:28 AM, Devino, Michelle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> We were able to get the iPad Speech-to-Text working yesterday with
> Robert’s additional tip of first enabling dictation by opening a new “Note”
> and activating the microphone. The Speech-to-Text on the iPad seems to be
> quite good, when compared to the Windows Speech Recognition, at least with
> our very basic testing. Thank you for the information, Robert! You’ve made
> for some happy people in Colchester! It would be nice to see those tips
> added to the instructions provided by SBAC!
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> Michelle M. Devino
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> *Sent:* Friday, March 18, 2016 6:03 AM
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> *Subject:* Re: SBAC Non-imbedded Speech to Text
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> Thank you for all the responses. We will test and let you know our results!
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> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 4:03 PM, Devino, Michelle <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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> Thank you Robert! We will give that a try. I have a feeling it’s the
> “Enable Dictation” piece that we missed. We did go through the process of
> the Guided Access, which was locking us out of everything except the SBAC
> app. We could go to the box to type in and click the microphone, but it was
> just gray and nothing would happen. We will give your last suggestion a
> try. We did get speech-to-text working using the built-in Windows 7 Speech
> Recognition program on PCs, but that didn’t help with iPads.
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> Michelle M. Devino
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> Data Manager
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> Colchester School District
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> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Robert Wickberg
> *Sent:* Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:53 PM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* Re: SBAC Non-imbedded Speech to Text
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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.
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> On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 3:29 PM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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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.
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> 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.
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> 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!
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>
> 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?
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> Michelle M. Devino
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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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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?
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> I'm in dire need of some suggestions.
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> Thanks
> Ben
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