Grades 6-8: Read and Write Assistive Technology

This week Mr. Kom will be running a seminar for each cohort about the Read & Write program. This assistive technology extension can be used to boost reading and writing confidence. By the end of the week, each student will have the Read and Write extension downloaded on their Google Chrome Web Browser. 

This program includes:

  • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting
  • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained
  • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying
  • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type
  • Collect highlights from the text in documents or the web for summarizing and research
  • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs
  • Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting

Click the link below to access Mr. Kom’s presentation: 

Read and Write Presentation


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