Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I don't normally write about iOS apps because...well, I don't know. I guess it's because most of the tech at WSD is done on laptops. But since more and more folks are getting iOS devices (iPad, iPhones, iPod Touches) it's probably a good idea.
This one is great! It's called Vocre and it takes your voice and translates it into any of 23 languages and speaks it back to you. This could be very useful in a bilingual classroom or for all those field trips we'll be taking to foreign countries in the near future...ahem.
It's a bit confusing to use at first because you have to rotate you phone to use the accelerometer to record your voice, then okay the text it received, then get it to talk. But once you figure it out it becomes very easy. The creator commented on my post (Wow!) and said that the reason that they make you rotate the phone is to simulate what a news reporter would be doing if they were interviewing someone. Cool idea.