Text to speech is a scaffold that supports reading and listening comprehension as well as writing and language skills. When Text to Speech is enabled in Flocabulary, students and teachers will be able to highlight any piece of text on the page (e.g. Read & Respond passages, lyrics, vocabulary definitions) and have it read aloud to them with the click of a button.
How do I use the Text to Speech tool?
Once you’ve enabled the Text to Speech tool, you can highlight any text on a Flocabulary page with your cursor and click the Play Icon to have it read aloud.
You can also slow down the speed by clicking on the gear on the right hand side.
How can I enable this tool for myself or for front-of-class use?
Once you’re logged into Flocabulary, head on over to “My Profile” in the drop-down on your username in the upper right-hand corner of the page:
Once you’re on the “My Profile” page, scroll down to the section titled “Text to Speech Tool for Teacher” and click on “enabled.” Click on the “Update Profile” button to save your updates.
You should now see the Text to Speech Tool in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
How can I enable this tool for my students in an existing class?
Select “My Classes” from the top menu.
From the “My Classes” page, click on the class that you’d like to enable the Text to Speech tool for. Click on the button labeled “manage class,” then “edit class.”
In the “Edit Class” modal, click on “Text to Speech tool” to enable the tool for the students in this class. Finally, click on the “Edit Class” button at the bottom right.
How can I enable this tool for students that join my new class?
When you create a new Class, the “Create a Class” modal appears. Here, you can find the section labeled “Text to Speech tool.” Click to enable the tool for all the students that join this class. Finally, click on the “Edit Class” button at the bottom right.
How can I tell which of my students have this tool enabled?
Select an existing class from the “My Classes” page:
From the “My Classes” page, click on the “Students” tab to see a list of all the students in your class. There’s a column labeled “Text to Speech” where you can see whether a specific student has the Text to Speech Tool enabled or disabled.