Note, if you are teacher, you should be using the teacher web app, which also allows for voice-to-text dictation - explained below. More on the teacher web app here.

When using Educa on your phone - the family app, Educa Touch or the Educa progressive web app - you can save time by using the dictation tool. You simply have to speak your story aloud and the app will convert your voice to text. 

This is perfect for educators who have their hands full and can assist those teachers who speak English as their second language. 

Simply tap the microphone icon at the bottom of your iOS phone screen or the microphone icon on your keyboard to start recording and tap it again to finish. 

Dictate Stories in Your Language (with Punctuation!)

Dictate in the language that your phone is set to - under your General Settings - Language & Region or by changing your Siri language setting - and Educa will recognize the language and write in that language.

To dictate, tap through to the "story" page, tap the microphone icon to start, tap again to stop, then tap "Done" to get back to the Create Story page.

Note, the voice-to-text system also recognizes punctuation! If you say "He saw me period new paragraph" Educa will write He saw me. and then move the cursor to a new paragraph. Here is an article on the punctuation conventions for iOS. For instance, we notice "period" and "full stop" work.

Once you have finished recording, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors will automatically be corrected. These will be underlined in blue. And you can then edit the story as you would as if it had been typed rather than dictated.

Give it a try! It's a great way to at least get down some thoughts in a draft story when you are on the go and do not have much time.

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