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UDL reading and writing supports for the Chromebook and Chrome Browser

UDL reading and writing supports for the Chromebook and Chrome Browser | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it

Kit Hard from edtechkit.blogspot.com


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Suggested extensions to support students with special needs from Kit Hard.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 6, 2013 2:47 PM

Kit Hard has created a list of Chrome Apps and Extensions that enable reading and writing supports such as text-to-speech, speech-to text, and dictionary tools for students in my district.

 

> For text-to-speech Kit recommends the Chrome extension - Chrome Speak  The student highlights the text, right clicks and selects speak.

> The Google Dictionary extension will open a definition and audio for any word on any web page by double clicking the word.

> The Read & Write extension for Google Drive puts a toolbar on the top of the Google Docs editor that adds text-to-speech, a dictionary tool, visual dictionary tool, and special highlighting tools with extraction features.

> The Announcify extension takes online articles on sites like CNN or NYT and strips out all adds and distracting visuals, so that only text is visible, enables text-to-speech, and has easy option for enlarging text.

> Voice note is a Chrome app that is equivalent to Dragon Dictation for doing voice-to-text.

BB's curator insight, October 19, 2013 12:15 PM

Some new apps/extensions to explore on Google: Announcify and Voice Note

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7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs

7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it

 
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Thomas Armstrong

"The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things in the classroom that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior."


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Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
theres now technology and materials to help special needs children in the classroom
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
and to be successful!
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
this will also be used in my presentation