Free Apps for Educators: Link to a Google Doc with numerous free apps


Use Readily Available Features Built into the Mac to Increase Student Independence

1. Use the built in text-to-speech support to listen to the written product as part of the editing and revising process.

a) To turn on: Apple () > System Preferences. > From the View menu, choose Dictation & Speech. > Click “Speak Selected Text when the Key is Pressed” > Type Control + R (for read) in the new Window > Click OK.
Every time text is highlighted and the key combination Control + R is typed, the text will be read aloud.

2. Use the built-in speech-to-text instead of typing a document.

a) To turn on: Choose Apple () > System Preferences. > From the View menu, choose Dictation & Speech. > Click "On" to turn Dictation on, or "Off" to turn it off.
b) To use speech-to-text in an application: Select a text field. > Press the fn (Function) key twice, or choose Edit > Start Dictation. > Speak what you want to have dictated into the text field. > When finished, click Done or press the fn key twice again. Your spoken words will then appear in the text field.

3. Use the audio input features built into Notebook Layout in Word for Mac to bypass output challenges.

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Windows only, free software for reading and writing support; great for students at home!


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Choose It Maker 3


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Draft:Builder


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