Read Write Think is a website that is dedicated to resources for teaching literacy by
- making it available for grades K-12
- Providing many free lesson plans
- offering many topics to choose from to capture a wide spectrum of student's interests
- giving the option to choose from classroom resources or professional development
NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices.
- This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words
- NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod
- NaturalReader has many other functions, such as OCR. OCR function works with your scanner to convert printed characters into digital text and it is up to 99% accurate. This allows you to listen to your printed file or edit it in a word-processing program.
- The best part of NaturalReader is it's free software and free to download...check it out!
Bookshare is an online resource for accessible books.
- Free to anyone with a qualifying disability.
- Offers currently over 276,000 digital books along with teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and Assistive Technology tools.
- Books for every age and interest of readers.
- Most of the material is compatible with any e-reader.
- Very accessible and user friendly.
IXL makes language arts practice fun and exciting by providing games that are interesting by:
- motivating students through interactive games and exercises while keeping teachers and parents informed and involved
- offering over 3,000 skill sets for pre-school through high school
- offering a dynamic and enjoyable environment suitable for any learning style
- making there site very user friendly
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day.
- Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio
- Livescribe’s family of smartpens include the Echo smartpen, the Sky wifi smartpen and the Livescribe 3 smartpen, with complementary software for each platform.
Livescribe Video Explanation And Uses