One of the most frequent questions I get when I speak to groups of teachers comes from Special Ed Teachers - "Is there a great text to speech tool out there?" Well, there are a few good options, but they have been very expensive...until now!
Speech Recognizer is a simple Chrome app that you can use to write a sentence or two, or even an entire paper! For now the accuracy rate is pretty good, and you can play around with it to learn tricks about mic placement, volume and pace that will make it even better. As more and more companies produce these kind of HTML5 tools, they will only improve.
It is hard to see keyboarding going away as a necessary skill...but this will certainly shake things up!