Season 6, Episode 4: Canadian Jens talk accessibility
Google Read and Write (usually a District purchase)
The free version provides text to speech and dual highlighting (yellow & blue) for any text on any website! It also provides an in the text translator.
Notes app (Mac) - Scan documents
Can also long hold the icon to make this work.
Google Accessibility for smart compose & voice typing
Immersive Reader - can be use outside OneNote
Quillbot: uses AI to paraphrasestext
Rewordify: Simplifies difficult English words
Dictation.io: transcribes speech to text in a variety of different languages
Speechify : Text to Speech Voice Reader
Lexico app: distract free reading aid (freemium)
QR Code reader extension
Notability app: notetaking app for students with slow processing speed (fee)
Learn to Sketchnote with Jen! Today I SketchnotED cohort 4 started Jan. 28 - can totally join late!
Guest Host: Jen Casa-Todd
Jen is a wife, mom, and a Teacher-Librarian, and a former Literacy Consultant. She has a Masters in Education and Digital Technologies from Ontario Tech University with a specialization in social media, digital citizenship and education. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, an Ontario Google Educator group leader, a former executive member of the International Society Technology and Education (ISTE) Librarian PLN, a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator and the co-founder of the Global Student Chat. She was the 2020 recipient for the ISTE Digital Citizenship PLN Award.
She is the author of the books, Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership, Raising Digital Leaders: Practical Advice for Families Navigating Today’s Technology, and co-author of the children’s book, Aubrey Bright in Stories that Connect Us.
She is passionate about showing teachers, students, and parents how technology and social media can be used to make the world a better place.