Here is a very cool tool that will help your students improve their speaking skills in a very fun and creative way.
Peanut Gallery is a Chrome Experiment that lets you add intertitles to old film clips using your voice. You choose your clip and then the tool uses your microphone and text to speech to turn your speech into text and it is pretty successful if you talk clearly and slowly. You can even add punctuation as you talk by saying such as “question mark”. When you are done, you can share your clip through different social media accounts. The tool will add music to your video once you publish your work. You can also use this tool in so many languages.
It’s a cool tool that will motivate our learners and spark their creativity. Text to speech will give them a chance to practice speaking in a fun way!
cross-posted at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org
Özge Karaoglu is an English teacher and educational consultant in teaching young learners and teaching with web-based technologies. She is the author of Minigon ELT book series, which aims to teach English to young learners through stories. Read more of her ideas about teaching English through technology and Web-based tools at ozgekaraoglu.edublogs.org.