Assistive Technology - Everyone Reading Illinois

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Assistive Technology
Shira Schwartz — [email protected]
Software
 Snap and Read
 Co-writer
 Ginger
 Grammarly
Web-Based
 Rewordify
 NewsELA
 Readability
 Speak it
 Read and Write
Apps
Apps Useful in Teaching/Learning—AT—
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Shakespeare in Bits-animated reenactment of most popular plays with in line translation
Voice Dream Reader—text to speech
Prizmo-scanner app that allows voice over
PaperPortNotes- is a digital note taking tool. Combine documents, web content, audio,
typed text as well as hand written notes into a single document that you can easily
organize and share with anyone.
Clicker Books-helps children create books includes speech support, word prediction, word
banks, listen and record, add/draw pictures. Also helps guide writing.
Clicker Sentences--Students tap words in the grid to build sentences in the simple word
processor, then hear each sentence automatically spoken aloud as they complete it,
helping them to identify any mistakes and make corrections. Learners can even hear
words before they write them, helping them to find the word they want add.
Other clicker apps--Clicker docs (word processor that reads docs and has word
prediction), clicker connect (helps with writing process-color coded parts of speech, can
insert pics)
Writeable-writing notes with word predication
Mental Note—note taking app
PaperHelper--will allow you to do research on the web WHILE WRITING YOUR ESSAY.
PaperHelper splits your iPad screen in half, providing you with an Internet Browser and
Document writer, side by side.
ClaroPDF --ClaroPDF - an accessible, reading and study PDF tool. Annotate, mark up and
save PDF files which are then still fully compatible with Adobe Reader and other popular
PDF apps. Have accessible text PDF files read back to you with a human quality voice &
synchronized highlighting.
Flashcards Deluxe -- Flashcards Deluxe is an easy to use, yet powerful flashcard app which
you can use to study just about anything you want. Can insert sound.
iReadWrite --iReadWrite makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use
your iPad for school, work, or leisure.
This easy-to-use reading and writing App includes powerful support features that benefit
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struggling readers and writers of all ages, especially those with dyslexia, dysgraphia, or
other learning difficulties.
Inspiration Maps – Build diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines
Kidspiration Maps --Kidspiration Maps helps young readers and writers in grades K-5
learn to organize and classify information, gain sight word knowledge and expand their
ideas into written and verbal expression. Can create story maps, Venn diagrams, and
webs.
Flesch Kinkaid (in word)- find the readability of a text and alter it to your needs.
Game Type Apps
APPS
Handwriting/Letters
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Alphabet maze-abc order, letter recognition Montessori Alphabet Maze App is designed
to provide tactile and visual feedback that helps guide child's finger (or proper pencil
placement when stylo is used) and improves fine motor skills essential for writing. Mazes
like this one are great activities for promoting motor planning, visual tracking, and visual
motor discrimination, as well as for extending attention span.
Intro to Letters-handwriting practice with sounds—differentiate and record functions
Letter School-handwriting app that has three ways to practice
Sand Draw/Glow Draw-practice writing in a fun way
Abc magic—matching sounds and letter
Ready to Print-OT component
Starfall-letters and games
Cambugs—initial sounds, repetitive
Endless Alphabet—game to learn letters and vocabulary
Alphabet Game by Ellie’s games
Reading/Listening to Reading
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One More Story-listening to story books
Over Drive-free audio books from the library
Grasshopper Apps (or other books-Mo Willems etc)—leveled readers
Learning Ally/Bookshare and various apps
ibooks/ibooks textbooks—download and read bools
vBooks—PDF voice reader
Reading comprehension/Story Creation
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K1 non-fiction (with a teacher to practice comprehension skills) 20 stories with
comprehension questions
Director’s Chair—choose backgrounds, characters, objects etc and create and record
stories
Puppet Pals/Toontastic—using animated character, create and record stories
Composer Pro—create and record stories, presentations, tutorials etc.
Sight Words/Spelling
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Teacher Created Materials (sight words –write then read)
Spelling Star (make your own word lists)
Word Work
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Reading Magic 1/ Spelling Magic 1 (different levels)—phonemic/phonological awareness
activities
Make a word (letters and sounds—blending)
Phonics Studio (use card and have kids spell) can use write board or magnetic letter tray)
Fun rhyming (identify rhymes must read them first)
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