Today in the AT&T Classroom Echo Hills Intervention Specialist Mr. Hayes showed the students how to use Read & Write for Google -- a Chrome extension that provides students with reading and writing support with websites, Google Docs as well as files stored in Google Drive. The tool offers several supports and accessibility options including the option for students to have highlighted text from webpages and documents read to them and/or summarized. Other features include a fact finder for research, a word predictor, a picture dictionary, a talking dictionary, and a translator. Read & Write is a very helpful tool for students to use for assistance in all subject areas and will be particulary useful to the fourth graders as they work on their Famous Ohioans research projects.
Read & Write for Google is available in the Chrome Store.