This post is devoted to a couple of items you might like to try at home or school. The first one is Windows Speech Recognition. You can find Speech Recognition on your Control Panel in either Windows Vista or Windows 7. You will need a microphone of some sort to get started. Set up your microphone and work through the tutorial. The more you use Speech Recognition with your computer, the better it will work. It actually "learns" your voice patterns over time. It is fun to try, but it takes a little getting used to.
The second item is a shout out to the Flip Video. Here is an earlier post. Paul and I use them a lot in class. They are easy to use and work like a USB flash drive to view and save the video. Give them a try. SEF grant?