Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Read&Write add-on for Google Docs

Thanks to the Free Technology for Teachers blog by Richard Byrne, I learned about the Read&Write add-on for Google Docs.  Installing this Chrome Web App provides the following features within Google Docs:
  • Text To Speech with Dual Synchronized Highlighting.
  • Talking Dictionary
  • Picture Dictionary
  • Vocabulary Tool
  • Study Skills tools to capture Google highlights
This could be a valuable tool for students at all levels, but especially those with learning disabilities, struggling readers, and English Language Learners.  Check out the video below for more details and a demonstration.