Google Tools to Support all Learners

Google tools for struggling students. How to support all your students by improving readability, reading comprehension and audio support. By @ericcurts

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Google tools for struggling students. How to support all your students by improving readability, reading comprehension and audio support. By @ericcurts

teaching, resources, Google Classroom, accessibility

Google Tools to Support all Learners

Session Agenda - bit.ly/curts-support

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🧔 Presenter

* Eric Curts

* Technology Integration Specialist, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator

* 💡 Eric’s EdTech blog - controlaltachieve.com

* 📧 Email - [email protected]

* 🐦 Socials: Twitter - Facebook - LinkedIn - Instagram - Mastodon - Bluesky

* ▶️ YouTube - youtube.com/ericcurts

* 📰 Sign up for my weekly email newsletter - bit.ly/curts-news

* 🔔 Get new blog posts automatically through email - FollowIt link

* 📮 Join the "Control Alt Achieve" email discussion group - bit.ly/caa-emailgroup

* 💬 Join the "Control Alt Achieve" Facebook group - bit.ly/caa-fb

* 🔗 “EdTech Links of the Week” livestream - Mondays at 7pm EST - bit.ly/caa-live

* 📗 "Control Alt Achieve" book - Amazon link - Details

* 🖐 Google Educator Group of Ohio - bit.ly/gegohio

* 🏫 Bring me to your school, organization, or conference with over 60 PD sessions to choose from - bit.ly/curts-pd

* 😂 Poems Too Silly To Say - PoemsTooSillyToSay.com - Facebook - Google Group

* Sharing Doc - Share any comments, questions, answers, resources, links, examples, and more - Google Doc link

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Table of Contents:

🧰 General Resources 1

🗣️ Text to speech 2

🎙️ Speech to text 3

👓 Readability 3

📗 Reading comprehension 4

🤖 Generative AI support 4

🔊 Audio support 5

☑️ Behavior, focus, and organization 6

🧭 Navigation 6

⌨️ Chrome keyboard shortcuts 7

🎞️ YouTube 7

💻 Chromebook Accessibility Features 7

🍎 Differentiation in Google Classroom 11

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🧰 General Resources

Eric’s resources

* Blog post - "Google Tools to Support All Learners" -Website link

* Slideshow - "Google Tools to Support all Learners" - Google Slides link (or make a copy)

* Slideshow - “Chromebook Accessibility Tools” - Google Slides link (or make a copy)

* Training video - "Google Tools to Support all Learners" - YouTube link

Other resources

* YouTube Tutorial Series from Google - "Chrome & Chrome OS Accessibility"

* Training Course - “Tools for Diverse Learners”

* Accessibility Flashcards - Website link

* EDU in 90: G Suite Accessibility Features - YouTube link

* EDU in 90: Chromebook Accessibility Features - YouTube link

* Google tools for ELL - Google Doc link

Chrome Web Store - https://chrome.google.com/webstore

* Bonus: Eric's list of favorite Chrome extensions - Google Sheets link

* Extension Manager extension - Resource Link

Sample Google Document for testing add-ons and extensions - Google Document Link

🗣️ Text to speech

* ChromeOS - ChromeVox and Select-to-Speak ("Everything" key and the "S" key)

* Read&Write for Google

* The extension can be installed from the Chrome Web Store - Extension link

* Educators are allowed to use the full premium version of Read&Write with all of the paid features for free. Fill out the educator's upgrade form on the Texthelp site: www.texthelp.com/products/free-for-teachers/

* Features include: Text to speech, Word prediction, Hover speech, Dictionary, Picture dictionary, Screenshot reader, Audio maker, Screen masking, Translator, Highlighters, Collect highlights, Vocabulary list, Voice note, Simplify page

* Settings

* Optional PDF Reader - Chrome extension link

* Android version - Google Play Store link

* iOS version - App Store link

* "Read&Write Can Do That?!" - Resource Document - Slideshow

* Immersive Reader (unofficial) - Chrome extension link

* Read Aloud - Chrome extension link

* Announcify - Chrome extension link

* Natural Reader Text to Speech - Chrome extension link

* Pink Trombone - https://experiments.withgoogle.com/pink-trombone

* Google Go - Android app

* Google Assistant - Read web pages aloud - Blog post link

* Google Lens - https://lens.google/

* Blog post - Resource link

* Google Lens app - Android app link

* Google Photos app - Android app link, iOS app link

* Google app - Android app link, iOS app link

* Look to Speak - Android app

* TalkBack - built-in Android screen reader - Help page link, YouTube link

🎙️ Speech to text

* Video tutorial - "Google Tools for Speech to Text" - Blog post, YouTube link

* ChromeOS - Dictation

* Google Docs Voice Typing (built into Google Docs and Google Slides)

* Voice In Voice Typing extension - Chrome extension link - Test with a Sample Google Form

* Voice Recognition - Chrome extension link

* Google “Search by voice”

* Live Captions in Google Slides, Google Meet, and Google Chrome

* YouTube auto-generated captions

* Live Transcribe - Android app link

* Sound Amplifier - Android app link

* Google Recorder - Android app link

* Mote - Chrome extension link

👓 Readability

* ChromeOS

* High-contrast mode

* Full-screen magnifier

* Docked magnifier

* Page Zoom

* Display Zoom

* Lexend font - Google Fonts resource page

* Dyslexia Friendly - Chrome extension link

* OpenDyslexic - Chrome extension link

* Postlight Reader - Chrome extension link

* Reader View - Chrome extension link

* AlphaText - Chrome extension link

* Line Height Adjuster - Chrome extension link

* Helperbird - Chrome extension link

* WaspLine Reader - Chrome extension link

* SwiftRead - Chrome extension link

* ATbar - Chrome extension link

* Color Overlay - Chrome extension link

* MagicScroll Web Reader - Chrome extension link

* Visor - Chrome extension link

* High Contrast - Chrome extension link

* Color Enhancer - Chrome extension link

* Magnifying Glass - Chrome extension link

📗 Reading comprehension

* ChromeOS - Right-click on any word to pronounce and define

* Google Dictionary - Chrome extension link

* Summarization Tools

* QuillBot - Website - Chrome extension link

* SMMRY - Resource Link

* Auto Highlight - Chrome extension link

🤖 Generative AI support

Eric's AI resources

* AI in Education - bit.ly/curts-ai - Webinar Video (42 min)

* Google AI in Education - bit.ly/curts-googleai - Video (1 hour) - Blog post

* Managing AI Misuse - bit.ly/curts-aimisuse - Video (45 min) - Blog post

* The AI Toolbox: Best AI Tools for Schools - bit.ly/curts-aitools

* AI-AI-Oh! Engaging AI Uses in Education - bit.ly/curts-aiuses

* Super Tutor: AI to Support all Learners - bit.ly/curts-aisupport - Video (1 hour) - Blog post

* From AI to A+! Enriching Student Learning with AI - bit.ly/curts-aienrich

* Cyber Assist: Using AI as your Teaching Assistant - bit.ly/curts-aiassist - Video (30 min)

* Coding with AI for Schools - bit.ly/curts-aicode - Video (55 min) - Blog post

Generative AI Tools

* ChatGPT - chat.openai.com

* Bing AI-assisted Chat and Search - Resource Link - bing.com

* GoogleAI tools - bit.ly/curts-googleai - Video (1 hour) - Blog post

* Google Bard - bard.google.com

* Duet for Google Workspace - Waitlist

* AI in Google Search - "Search Generative Experience" - Resource Link - Waitlist

* Google NotebookLM - Resource Link - Waitlist

* Claude (from Anthropic) - claude.ai

* Canva Magic Write tool - canva.com/magic-write

* Socratic - iOS app - Android app

Personal Tutor

* Explain topics at any level and depth - Example

* Help students work through a problem step by step - Example

* Provide students with essay or knowledge questions, and feedback on the student response. - Example

Reading

* Determine the reading level of a text - Example

* Rewrite the text at a lower reading level - Example

* Summarize the text

* Make a bullet point list of key points from the text - Example

* Identify potentially difficult words in the text and list them with definitions - Example

* Rewrite a text in a different style (genre, person, etc.) to help understand the content - Example

* Create a story with specific characters, items, and events, written at any reading level - Example

Writing

* Generate writing prompts for stories, essays, articles, and more - Example - Example

* Generate main ideas to explore when writing about a topic - Example

* Generate model writing and flawed writing for students to use as an exemplar - Example

* Evaluate student writing and provide feedback for how it can be improved - Example

YouTube

* Analyze a video transcript and create study guides, summaries, and more - Example

* Note: Easily get transcript from youtubetranscript.com

🔊 Audio support

* Mote - Chrome web store link

* Can be used to easily record your voice and insert the recording in Docs comments, Classroom comments, and more.

* Can be used to insert recorded audio into Google Slides (Example - Long and Short Vowel Sounds)

* Free option for teachers and students

* 1-hour webinar - Blog post link

* Session Resource Document - Google Docs link or use the short link bit.ly/curts-mote

* Session Resource Slideshow - Google Slide link

* Beep - Chrome web store link

* This free extension allows teachers and students to record and leave voice notes and feedback in Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sheets.

* Voice recordings can be up to 3 minutes each, and there is no limit to the number of recordings.

* Other people do not have to have the Beep extension to be able to listen to the recordings.

* Read&Write for Google Chrome - Chrome web store link

* Voice Note feature can record voice and add as a comment in Google Docs

* Part of paid version, but free option for educators - Upgrade form for educators: Website link

* Google Slides

* Option to insert audio from your Google Drive

* Directions for inserting audio - Blog post link

☑️ Behavior, focus, and organization

* Limit - Chrome extension link

* uBlock Origin - Chrome extension link

Google Tools to Support all Learners
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Tags Teaching, Resources, Google Classroom, Accessibility
Type Google Doc
Published 02/12/2023, 23:44:56

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