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Chrome Apps and Extensions for Education

posted Feb 14, 2017, 3:36 PM by Adrienne DeWolfe   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 12:04 PM ]
Link to the handout for the 1/23/17 staff development session. 

Presenter: Who am I?

Jen McDonald-Peltier

  • AT Specialist for over 15 years

  • RESNA ATP

  • MS in Special Education

  • Center for Accessibile Technology (www.cfor

  • at.org)

Why are we here?

  • Challenge: The Fine Print

  • Challenges recap:

  • Takeaway: Same exam is not always fair.

Wishes?

  • better speech to text

  • chromebook for each student

  • proper keyboarding skills

  • more ipads

  • using a planner/ having a digital binder

  • Reading within Math - test scores based on reading ability? or math knowledge?
  • getting thoughts onto paper. 
  • Using class time for writing productively.
  • focusing attention/realizing when they are inattentive
  • organizing their writing and getting their thoughts down on paper
  • Reading back writing to students in a non-robotic voice
  • Ways for students to have textbooks read aloud to them
  • access to more audio books for kids who get really distracted during “silent” reading time
  • Typing with ease
  • Not getting distracted when using chromebooks or other internet accessible devices.
  • Graphic planner
  • lining up math problems
  • Writing with a purpose in mind
    There’s an app (or extension) for that!

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_2quUDdSw2nQ2NVOVJCaURUbVk/view?usp=sharing

    • Chrome apps & extensions for education

    • Writing

    • brainstorm/organization

    • MicNote

    • loading issues? ask IT to load

    • MindMup

    • Free

    • has keyboard controls and toolbar

    • export to Google Doc

    • speech recognition

    • Voice Typing (in GDocs)

    • talktyper.com

    • text-to-speech readback

    • Select and Speak

    • Read and Write for Google

    • spelling/grammar

    • Grammarly

    • Ginger

    • VeritySpell

    • Web Research

    • Search Engines

    • attention

    • feature: alert for inactivity

    • stayfocused apps

    • LAN School

    • Admin (teacher) can monitor each student's computer

    • Interval timer

    • StayFocused Chrome app

    • Go Guardian

    • timers

    • physical

    • virtual

    • online

    • factors

    • visuals/animations

    • sound

    • Reading

    • Visuals

    • Mercury Reader

    • Vocabulary

    • Rewordify

    • Newsela

    • Text-to-Speech readback

    • Select and Speak

    • math

    • typing

    • typing training

    • Worksheets

    • DocHub

    • Kami

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