Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It isn't just for clever commercials. The (sound)Gecko will seriously blow your mind.

Issue
You have some chunk of text online you really want your kids to read.  Some of these articles are slightly above their reading level but you still really want them to understand the context.

Solution
Find the link to the article and dump it into the app/site.
Presto! An audio clip of the article is created!




Sample from Time for Kids


I cut/pasted the link to this article into the Soundgecko site and this is what was created.  Click to image to hear the clip.  It appears some sound clips will have an accent and some do not. 


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