Google in Education
- You NEED the Chrome Browser, it is FREE, download: https://www.google.comthe Chrome Web Store: Click on squa/chrome/browser/desktop/
- Extensity (X) - puts all your extensions in a list and lets you turn them on and off - looks like a yin yang sign - good for AT professionals who have a lot of junk on their accounts.
Readability (X) - has a send to Kindle function
Clearly- integrates with Evernote
Dyslexie: The Dyslexie font extension allows you to read websites in Dyslexie font.
TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read) (X) - Reduce the length of any webpage text with this extension. Note: this does not change the reading level of a page, just reduces the length of the passage.
Read and Write: Tools for reading the web as well as reading Google Docs or PDF’s. Writing supports also including text to speech (audio), word prediction, voice recognition (speech to text), dictionary and picture dictionary, highlighters and study tolls with bibliography support, vocabulary support and more.
High Contrast: Change or invert the color scheme to make webpages easier to read. High Contrast lets you browse the web with your choice of several high-contrast color filters designed to make it easier to read text. Excellent for low vision users or those with reading disabilities.
Co: Writer Universal (X/A) - Word prediction support for any writing task in Chrome (Google Docs, web based forms, etc.)⛬☯ Co:Writer® Universal App for Chrome™ is ONLY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WITH A CO:WRITER UNIVERSAL LICENSE. If you do not have a license, you will not be able to log into the product. For information on obtaining a license see donjohnston.com.
Read and Write (X): Tools for reading the web as well as reading Google Docs or PDF’s. Writing supports also including text to speech (audio), word prediction, voice recognition (speech to text), dictionary and picture dictionary, highlighters and study tools with bibliography support, vocabulary support and more.
Grammarly (X): Spell check and grammar check your writing when communicating online. Boost your productivity and credibility everywhere you write!
The free Spell Checker & Grammar Checker by Grammarly helps you write clearly and confidently on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and anywhere else on the Web.
Dictanote (A) – voice recognition, speech to text only; word processor. Free and pro version (pro= $9.99/yr)
Mic Note (A) - Works like your Livescribe Pen but works in Chrome! Sync recorded audio while typing notes. Play back audio to cement note taking concepts. ☯
Research/ Organization / Time Management / Access
One Tab (X) - Speed up your Chromebook, reduce power consumption by 95 % (developer claim!). Consolidate all open tabs into one. ☯
Session Buddy (X): Manage Your Browser Sessions Session Buddy is a session manager for your browser that allows you to: See all open tabs in one place, Save open tabs and restore them later. Great for freeing up memory and avoiding tab clutter, Recover open tabs after a browser or system crash.
Diigo: Annotating, bookmarking, archiving and sharing webpages, plus a lot more!
1-Click timer (X): Set the visual and audio timer with one click! Quick and easy, Simple design, doesn't consume much memory and processing power.
Connected Mind (A) - Brainstorming and Mind Mapping tool.
Remote Desktop (A) – Allows a remote connection between your Chromebook and any other computer via the Internet.☯
Mike’s list of Chrome Resources - www.mmatp.com/ChromeAT
Center on Technology and Disability Event - Going Google! Using Google & Chrome Supports as AT
Hands-on Training for Chrome apps/ extensions and other AT, or live webinars: http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/
Google Accessibility Resources
Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts