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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators

Today I am introducing you to a set of awesome tools that allow users to easily select any part of a text and hear it in the voice and accent they  want. These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to impprove their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


1- Select and Speak




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Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human-quality text-to-speech (TTS) reads selected text.  It includes 43 iSpeech text to speech  voices.  You can configure the voice and speed option by changing the settings at options page. ( This is a chrome extension )




2- QR Voice 


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QR Code allows users to converts text-to-speech, generates QR Code for speech URL and Simplifies share text-to-speech files.




3- Announcify



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Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you're too tired but still need to study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax.


4- Chrome speak


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Chrome speak provides native support for speech on Windows (using SAPI 5), Mac OS X, and Chrome OS, using speech synthesis capabilities provided by the operating system. On all platforms, the user can install extensions that register themselves as alternative speech engines.




5- Text to Voice


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'Text to Voice' or 'Text to Speech' is one of the coolest add-ons. It gives Firefox the power of speech. Select text, click the button on the bottom right and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn't it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.



6- Blind Speak


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BlindSpeak is a new text to voice email application that lets you convert text into speech and then forward it to any email address. The recipient will get both an MP3 file and a link to the online Flash player to play the message.



7- Vozme


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Vozme is a simple online ‘text to speech’ program that lets you type-in any English or Spanish text and then play it as an audio stream.





8- SpokenText

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SpokenText lets you easily convert text into speech. Record (English, French, Spanish or German) PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, and web pages, and convert them to speech automatically. Download your reccordings as .mp3 or .m4b (Audio Book) files (in English, French, Spanish and German) of any text content on your computer or mobile phone.



9- Odiogo



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Odiogo's media-shifting technology expands the reach of your content: It transforms news sites and blog posts into high fidelity, near human quality audio files ready to download and play anywhere, anytime, on any device.


10- MP3files


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MP3files, play lists and podcast automatically generated from Wikipedia! Let your computer read out the Wikipedia for you!

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  1. If you are looking for a mobile Text to Speech solution, check out iHear Network. It is available for free for Android and takes the content from your Facebook, Twitter, and favorite news sources and reads it to you out loud. Download it at http://goo.gl/OTjn3

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