DeCoste Writing Protocol
Access to eLearning
CARES Education Funding
Dyslexia & Dysgraphia
Learning is For Life
Google for Education
In this global crisis, everyone has a role to play. As some of the most vulnerable students head home for eLearning, our role is to put our tools to work—helping students access learning so they don’t miss a beat.
Access to Learning Tools (for students with IEPs, 504 plans, ELL needs)Help students access eLearning with learning tools and reading/writing accommodations--from anywhere. Request free access for practitioners, schools, and districts.
(for students with IEPs, 504 plans, ELL needs)
Access to Implementation Resources (put learning tools to work, in the best way possible) Free Learning Academy, videos and resources help implement learning tools and accommodations in eLearning environments.
(put learning tools to work, in the best way possible)
Access to Instructional Materials (for students with complex needs including autism) Teaching resources for self-contained and autism classrooms to deploy from anywhere. Free materials provide over a month of content.
(for students with complex needs including autism)
Google Chrome Extension
Works across Chromebooks, Mac, and Windows desktops running the Google Chrome Browser.
iPad / iOS
Get many of the top reading tools on iPad. Plus, take a picture of a worksheet and Snap&Read will read the text aloud through a built-in screenshot reader.
Works on the new Chromium-based Edge browser.
Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
Give access to eLearning platforms like Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology.
Browse any webpage, and use Snap&Read’s toolbar to understand everything on the page.
Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader
Use Snap&Read’s toolbar with over 3.2 million Kindle books.
Give access to worksheets and any PDF from your Chrome browser or iPad.
Get access to nearly 800,000 book titles in the Bookshare library.
Use Snap&Read with digital books from over 43,000+ school and public libraries.
With all of the independent work students are taking on through eLearning, you want to make sure that they really understand what they read. Snap&Read gives them a whole toolbox to do just that—with any text, anywhere.
Text to Speech
Listen to text for greater comprehension.
Dynamically adjust the readability of text without changing the meaning.
See the grade level equivalent of the text on any webpage.
Translate text into 100+ languages on any webpage.
Highlight what you want to read and save for later.
Speech recognition and word prediction come together to help students break through barriers to writing. These supports work for students wherever they write—helping them participate in eLearning more fully. Co:Writer also gives students access to topic-specific and academic vocabulary, helping students write on over 3 million topics.
Allows students with Dysgraphia to dictate when needed.
Neuron Word Prediction
Helps students write what they want to say while supporting phonetic and inventive spellings.
ELL supports give English predictions even when spelling in other languages.
Brings Co:Writer word prediction to the iPad.
Over 4 million Topic Dictionaries give students access to vocabulary on any topic.
Student-led video modules walk through Co:Writer and Snap&Read. Three sections break the learning down for the most beginning to advanced users.
Tip: the learning modules (10 min each course) make a great homework assignment or extra credit. Students can send you the certificate as proof they completed a course.
Designed help students get on-boarded with Snap&Read and Co:Writer.
Content is appropriate for students in 4th-8th grade who are reading below grade level.
Remote/eLearning highlighted the inequities in our school system and now additional funding intends to close those gaps—including the unique needs of students with disabilities and English learners (ELLs). How can you make the most of this funding for your students?
Access to eLearning—It Looks Like This
by Mike Marotta, ATP
eLearning for Students with Disabilities…. Accommodations and the General Ed Curriculum
Ruth Ziolkowski, OTR, MBA
eLearning the UDL Way: How Katy ISD Implemented UDL to accommodate student learning
Patricia Sullivan, M.Ed, ATP / Amy Traynor, OTR, M.A., ATP
eLearning and Inequity—Why Districts are Turning to Accessible Technologies
by Ben Johnston
OverDrive and Snap&Read—Millions of Free Digital Books Now Accessible
by Luke Trayser
Making Your Learning Management System (LMS) More Accessible for Students with IEPs
by Katie McKay Phillips
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