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The free features of the Read&Write toolbar enable text-to-speech and a single-word language translator in Google Docs, and text-to-speech on websites with selectable text.
There are many free Chrome extensions that offer a wide variety of support for students with visual impairment, such as dyslexia, color blindness, and more right in their Chrome browser. Help your students become more independent in all their academic endeavors with these tools.
Rivet is a free reading app, developed by Google, that gives students access to 3,500+ free, leveled, and carefully reviewed books. Students have access to immediate feedback and word help which makes this a great program to practice independent reading.
There are many free Chrome extensions that offer a wide variety of support for students who are easily distracted. These tools are quickly and easily found in their browsers and provide ways to keep them on task. Help your students become more focused with one or more of these extensions!
Captions in Google applications are an important tool to provide assistance to students with trouble hearing. Captions provide audio to text abilities that allow students to read what is being said in a video or live session. Google Meet, Google Slides, and YouTube all have the ability to provide captions to enhance student learning.
There are many free Chrome extensions that offer a wide variety of literacy support for students right in their Chrome browser. Help your students become more independent readers and writers with these tools.
The texthelp company has established a certification for Read&Write users to show their expertise with the Read&Write tool (Windows, Mac, or Chrome) and how to implement it in the classroom to support students. To complete the certification, one must pass an online assessment, and design and implement a project using Read&Write.