"Speech recognition is the writing wave of the future! People can now easily access the dictation features on their SMART phones, in Google Docs, and with Microsoft Learning Tools. However, when do you know if it is an appropriate tool for a student? Where would a student best use the tool in school? What other options are available to demonstrate written comprehension and how do you explain all of this to teachers? We will explore several speech recognition applications, and discuss the when, where and why you would use them to support students."