A website designed for TDSB students, educators and parents.
Available Chrome apps and extensions:
Read and Write is designed to provide literacy support to all students for completing reading, writing and research tasks. All teachers, staff and students have access (when signed in with their TDSB accounts) to the full suite of Read and Write tools in Chrome, Windows and Edge. Read and Write can also be used with Mac, iOS and Android devices.
*Please note that the Read and Write Extension for Google Chrome will automatically appear once logged in for all Students and Staff.
Mindomo is an Online Graphic Organizer tool which allows students to create mind maps online, either collaboratively or independently. Students can embed video, voice recording and images to support their thinking along with many other features.
OrbitNote allows teachers and students to open all PDFs. Once the file is opened, the toolbar appears directly in the PDF allowing users to access the reading, writing and annotation features directly in the PDF.
WeVideo is an online video editor which allows teachers and students to make a variety of media presentations. Students can get creative making podcasts, videos, green screen videos, voice overs and more!
Software Available on TDSB Windows Computers:
ActivInspire is used to create lessons on interactive whiteboards. It can be used with whole class, small group and/or independent work. It provides multiple means of action and expression. Teachers can download a copy of this software for home use. Parents/students can also download a home version.
Smart Ideas is a graphic organizer program that supports students by helping them organize information prior to writing. It uses symbols, images, colour and multimedia. Teachers can download a copy of this software for home use.
There are many built in accessibility features that allow students to use an iPad more independently. Accessibility features support vision, physical and motor, hearing, and learning needs.
To learn more about the built in iPad accessibility features (e.g., Guided Access, Assistive Touch and Spoken Content) please visit the the TDSB Assistive Technology iOS Accessibility Google Site.
Other programs with specific licencing requirements:
Lexia Core5 Reading is a web-based, blended learning program that tailors instruction to students' specific literacy needs using a structured literacy approach for students in K to grade 5.
Lexia PowerUp is a web-based, blended learning program that tailors instruction to student's specific literacy needs using a structured literacy approach for students in grade 6 - 12.
Clicker 8 and Clicker Writer Apps are appropriate for early or emergent readers or writers. Students can use writing grids or the keyboard to write with auditory feedback, picture support and word prediction. Clicker is highly customizable to meet student needs and also offers alternate access methods (e.g. switch scanning, eye gaze).
Helpkidzlearn Games and Activities is a website with over 200 activities to develop skills required for students to use alternate access methods such as joysticks, switches and eye gaze. Activities range from cause and effect, targeting, timing, and choice making acitivities.