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5 Excellent Text to Speech iPad Apps for Teachers and Students

Below is a selection of some good text to speech iPad apps that you can use with your students. Text to speech apps can be used for teaching all the four skills: listening, writing, reading, and speaking. They are also good for language learners and for special education students. You can also access the web version of text to speech tools here. Enjoy

1- iSpeech

Type in text and listen with the iSpeech App. iSpeech converts text to speech with the best sounding voices anywhere. Simply enter any text and iSpeech will instantly read the words.
2- Speak It
Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like!
3- Speech Magnet
Fast Text to Speech! Copy any text then launch Speech Magnet. In Less than a second, your copied text is being spoken. Speech Magnet can automatically speak the clipboard contents on launch.
4- Web Reader HD
Web Reader HD for iPad uses text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages to you. You can configure web pages to be read as soon as they are loaded, read pages manually after they are loaded, or use Cut, Copy, & Paste to read only sections of text.
5- Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
6- Voice Dream Reader
With high quality text-to-speech and a configurable user interface, Voice Dream Reader makes written text accessible to everyone. Control how text sounds in speech and how text looks on screen to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both. Load PDF and Word documents, DRM-free eBooks, articles, and Web pages. Connect to Dropbox, G-Drive, Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, Gutenberg and Bookshare. All 36 enhanced VoiceOver voices, plus 78 premium voices in 20 languages from Acapela and NeoSpeech.
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