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]

* 🐦 Twitter - twitter.com/ericcurts

* ▶️ YouTube - youtube.com/ericcurts

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

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

* 📗 "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

* 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 4

📗 Reading comprehension 4

🔊 Audio support 4

☑️ Behavior, focus, and organization 5

🧭 Navigation 5

⌨️ Chrome keyboard shortcuts 6

🎞️ YouTube 6

💻 Chromebook Accessibility Features 6

🍎 Differentiation in Google Classroom 10

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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/ - 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

* 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

* Postlight 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

* 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

* 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

* 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

* Simple Blocker - Chrome extension link

* Limit - 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 option

Google Tools to Support all Learners
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Tags Teaching, Resources, Google Classroom, Accessibility
Type Google Doc
Published 02/02/2023, 16:24:17

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