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Saturday, April 2 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Supports for Struggling Students using Read&Write for Google

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As many as two-thirds of students in classrooms today score below proficiency in reading. This includes students who speak English as a second language, students with disabilities, and others who do not yet possess the skills needed to meet today’s rigorous standards. While the Google Apps for Education environment provides great tools for productivity and collaboration, many supports needed by these struggling students are still lacking.

In this session, attendees will also see demonstrations of Read&Write for Google™, a cloud-based solution that works with Google Documents, Web pages, and other common file types, such as PDF, ePub, and KES, in Google Drive. Participants will learn more about common technology supports such as text-to-speech, word prediction, text and picture dictionaries, annotations and more that can help students who struggle with reading and writing. These tools can be used through the Chrome browser on PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks.

Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to support a variety of struggling learners as well as useful tools that can help.

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Debbie Shaw

Territory Sales Director, Texthelp
Debbie Shaw is in her 6th year as a Territory Sales Director at Texthelp, the developers of the Read&Write family of literacy support tools. Texthelp continues to be at the forefront of educational technology where the goal is to develop literacy software to help support and improve the lives of people who have difficulty reading and writing. | | Debbie leverages more than 25 years of experience to assist her clients in helping children... Read More →

Saturday April 2, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm
E234 Carleton Washburne Middle School

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