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 resources - http://www.controlaltachieve.com

* 📧 Email - [email protected] - [email protected]

* 🐦 Twitter - https://twitter.com/ericcurts

* ▶️ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ericcurts

* 📗 Book - "Control Alt Achieve: Rebooting Your Classroom with Creative Google Projects" - Amazon link - Details

* 📰 Sign up for my FREE email newsletter for new resources - bit.ly/curts-news

* 🏫 Bring me to your school, organization, or conference with over 50 PD sessions to choose from

* 🌟 SPARCC EdTech resources - https://ti.apps.sparcc.org/

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

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

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Table of Contents:

🧰 General Resources 2

🗣️ Text to speech 2

🎙️ Speech to text 3

👓 Readability 3

📗 Reading comprehension 4

🔊 Audio support 4

☑️ Behavior, focus, and organization 5

🧭 Navigation 5

⌨️ Chrome keyboard shortcuts 5

🎞️ YouTube 6

💻 Chromebook Accessibility Features 6

🍎 Differentiation in Google Classroom 9

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🧰 General Resources

Eric’s resources

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

Slide Show - "Google Tools to Support all Learners" - Google Slides link

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

* Extensions 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: Chrome extension link - Upgrade form for educators: Website link

* Text to speech

* Word prediction

* Dictionary

* Picture dictionary

* Screenshot reader

* Speech maker

* Translate

* Highlighters

* Collect highlights

* Vocabulary

* Voice note

* Simplify page

* Settings

* Optional PDF Reader - Chrome extension link

* Android version - Google Play Store link

* iOS version - App Store link

* 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/ - Available in the following tools:

* 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

* VoiceNote - 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

* Lexend font - Google Fonts resource page

* Mercury Reader - Chrome extension link (more web page "cleanup" tools - Resource Link)

* Reader View - Chrome extension link

* AlphaText - Chrome extension link

* Line Height Adjuster - Chrome extension link

* Helperbird - Chrome extension link

* Dyslexia Friendly - Chrome extension link

* OpenDyslexic - Chrome extension link

* WaspLine Reader - Chrome extension link

* ATbar - Chrome extension link

* Color Overlay - Chrome extension link

* nOverlay - Chrome extension link

* MagicScroll Web Reader - Chrome extension link

* Visor - Chrome extension link

* High Contrast - Chrome extension link

* Color Enhancer - Chrome extension link

📗 Reading comprehension

* Google Dictionary - Chrome extension link

* Summarization Tools

* QuillBot - Website - Chrome extension link

* SMMRY - Resource Link

* Auto Highlight - Chrome extension link

* Leveled Articles

* Newsela - Resource Link

* TweenTribune - Resource Link

* News in Levels - Resource Link

* ReadWorks - Resource Link

🔊 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

* 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

* Simple Blocker - Chrome extension link

* uBlock Origin - Chrome extension link

* Move It - Chrome extension link

* Ambient Audio tools - Resource Link

* Tide - Focus Timer & White Noise - Resource link

* Keep - Chrome Extension Link, Website Link, Android App Link, iOS App Link

* Pear Deck

* Remote Learning & Pear Deck Webinar (1 hour) - Website link

* "Supercharge Google Slides with Pear Deck Add-on" - Website link

* "9 Awesome Add-ons to Supercharge Google Slides" - Website link

* Pear Deck Add-on for Slides - Slides Add-on link

🧭 Navigation

* ChromeOS - Automatic clicks, Large mouse cursor, Highlight mouse cursor, Sticky keys

* Custom Cursor for Chrome - Chrome extension link

* Look to Speak - Android app

* LipSurf - Chrome extension link

* Click-free Browsing - Chrome extension link

* Vimium - Chrome extension link

* CrxMouse - Chrome extension link

* Caret Browsing - Chrome extension link

⌨️ Chrome keyboard shortcuts

* Ctrl and + to zoom in

* Ctrl and - to zoom out

* Ctrl and 0 (zero) to return to the original zoom level

* Full list: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179?hl=en&ref_topic=14676

🎞️ YouTube

* Closed captioning - http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/10/youtube-captions.html

* Enter your keywords in the YouTube search bar.

* Click the Filters button.

* Click CC (closed caption).

* Keyboard shortcuts - http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/04/youtube-shortcuts.html

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💻 Chromebook Accessibility Features

Resources

* Google's Accessibility site - http://edu.google.com/accessibility

* Google's Accessibility blog - https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/accessibility/

* YouTube Tutorial Series from Google - "Accessibility Training"

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

* Training Course - “Tools for Diverse Learners”

* Accessibility Flashcards - PDF link

* EDU in 90: Chromebook Accessibility Features - YouTube link

Accessibility settings

* Settings -> Advanced -> Accessibility

* Manage accessibility features

* Show accessibility options in the system menu

Text-to-Speech

Enable ChromeVox (spoken feedback) - Can also toggle with Ctrl+Alt+z

* Shortcuts and directions - https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/7031755

* Search key + other keys

* Search + . (period) opens ChromeVox shortcuts menu

* Sticky mode - press Search key twice to toggle on and off

* Change language

* Press and hold Search, then press the letter o twice.

* Change speed

* Slow down: Search + Shift + [ (left square bracket)

* Speed it up: Search + [ (left square bracket)

* Change pitch

* Higher frequency: Search + ] (right square bracket)

* Lower frequency: Search + Shift + ] (right square bracket)

* Touch screen options

* Swipe right and left to move between objects

* Drag around screen to hear what you touch

* Double-tap anywhere to click any selected link

* Swipe up and down on right to adjust volume

* To read from the current location, swipe down with two fingers.

* More details at: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6103702

* Tutorial videos

* Introducing the ChromeVox Next Screen Reader on Chromebooks

* ChromeVox Screen Reader

* Using ChromeVox on your Chromebook: Fundamentals

* Using ChromeVox on your Chromebook: Intermediate Skills

Enable select-to-speak

* Press and hold the Search key and click a line of text.

* Press and hold the Sea

Google Tools to Support all Learners
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Tags Teaching, Resources, Google Classroom, Accessibility
Type Google Doc
Published 04/10/2022, 04:40:58

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