Use real-time captions to capture student attention Google Slides

posted Nov 17, 2018, 6:19 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 17, 2018, 6:25 AM ]
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  • You can record a presentation as a video using Screencastify on your Chromebook or desktop computer.
  • 6-12 teachers can use the microphone headset they earn via Kung Fu Canvas with a Windows computer or Chromebook.
Do you often find that kids in the back of classroom don't pay as much attention? Do you often repeat yourself during instruction? Want to make a recorded presentation more useful to students? You can use your Chromebook's built-in microphone to caption your comments during a Google Slides presentation in real-time.

Caption Tool

To use the Caption Tool:

  1.  Click the Present button in a Google Slides presentation.Caption Step 1
  2. While presenting, navigate to the floating toolbar at the bottom of the screen.Caption Step 2
  3. Click the Captions icon.  Your microphone will pick up anything you say and display your words at the bottom of the screen.caption step 3