Do you see the little podcast icon at the bottom of every blog post? (It looks like this )
Clicking the link next to it will automatically create and then play a recording of a female voice reading the words in the post.
Thanks (again) to Vicki A. Davis and her Cool Cat Teacher Blog, I learned about Talkr.com, the free website that makes this possible. Vicki has a great Talkr "how-to" article posted on her blog here.
Even more amazing, is that Talkr will generate a "feed" that will enable users to download each audio blog post to their iPod!
The computer generated voice is no replacement for a real live human, but it's not bad! The text-to-speech synthesis has improved tremendously in the past few years. (Check out this demo at the AT&T Labs)
I'll be spending more time at the Talkr website to see what else I can learn about this cool new resource.