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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Dragon Dictation Available as Free App!

 For individuals struggling with writing or for those who may just find pressing all the little letters on their phone difficult, here is some exciting news! Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon NaturallySpeaking that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text content for everything from email messages to blog posts on your iPad™, iPhone™ or iPod touch™. 

I learned about this at the COABE conference last month in Denver (thanks to Patricia White and Klaus Neu from Arkansas) and tried it out last night. I spent the rest of the evening speaking info into my phone and texting, emailing, and Facebooking what I spoke! It was very cool, easy to use and FREE! Just search Dragon Dictation on your app store. I may even be able to Twitter now!

Is anyone else already using this for yourself or for your students? Please let me know how you're using it and if you have suggestions for educators in the field.



  1. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for sharing the information on Dragon Dictation. It will surely help many students out with their speaking skills and just getting caught up with their digital citizenship. I haven't used this for my students as I haven't heard about it until now, but it's certainly something awesome to consider :).


    1. Thanks Eva,

      Glad to hear this can help your students. Please return and let us know how it has helped and any suggestions for use.


  2. I think the Dragon Dictation software could be a good fit for many students. I've also had success with the dictation software that is included with Apple laptops.

  3. The Dragon Dictation software could be a good fit for many students. There is a learning curve in using the software so plan on including time to set up and learn how to effectively use the system. The dictation software that comes pre-loaded on Apple computers is also good and easy to use.