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Executive Functioning

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Google Calendar (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Executive Function Support, Teacher Tool Description: Calendar tool that is web‐based and will sync to devices; reminders for tasks available as well as ability to invite others to events/tasks Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Students with time management issues and how need reminders to complete tasks

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Google Drive/Google Docs, Sheets, Slides (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Executive Function Support, Writing, Communication Description: Suite of online tools for creating documents, spreadsheets, and slideshows (similar to Microsoft Office) Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Google Docs is excellent for people who do not file and save files well (executive function issues) because of auto‐save feature and ability to search for documents; Google Docs also has some built‐in accessibility tools include Voice Typing

Reading

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Bookshare (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading Description: Online Accessible Library for people with visual print disabilities to (qualified students only) Type of User: Students, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Student with visual print disabilities

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Fluency Tutor (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading Description: A web‐based service that allows students to practice reading, take assessments, and see how they did. Teachers can assess students, monitor progress, and individualize instruction. Type of User: Teachers Who Should Use?: Teachers who work with students who struggle with oral reading fluency

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Google Chrome (Free)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Reading, Writing Description: Web browser, includes built-in spell check on all web page forms as well as voice searching capabilities Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who need to spell check online and need speech-to-text services while searching the Internet

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Kurzweil 3000 Firefly (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading Description: Cloud‐based service for reading,writing, study skills, and test taking Type of User: Students, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Anyone with reading supports including ability to OCR materials

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Learning Ally (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task

Used: Reading

Description: Collection of more than 75,000 digitally recorded textbooks and literature titles in audiobook format

Type of User: Students, Personal Use

Who Should Use?: Students with visual print disabilities

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Project Gutenberg (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading Description: Free versions of public domain works Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Anyone who needs digital classic books

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Quizlet (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Studying, Reading Description: Also available as app in Google and Apple stores and in Google Chrome Webstore. Great tool for creating own flashcards, self‐quizzing, and basic studying. Keeps track of all time spent studying. Type of User: Students, Teachers Who Should Use?: Anyone who needs to study!

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Read & Write for Google Docs (Free Trial)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Writing, Reading Description: Google Chrome extension that offers an abbreviated Read & Write tool suite that can be used in Google Docs including text‐to‐speech, dictionary and picture dictionary, Fact Finder, highlight collector and vocabulary tool. Will even read PDF and ePub documents including annotating! Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who need text‐to-speech and other tools in Google Docs

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Read & Write Gold (Pay)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Writing, Reading Description: Customizable toolbar integrates reading, writing, studying, and research support tools that can be used on the internet and in Word, Adobe Reader, and Google Docs. Individual licenses available. Student take home rights available for schools with site licenses Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who want to provide the differentiated instruction necessary for diverse student populations, including those with reading and writing difficulties, dyslexia, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners. Anyone with reading supports including ability to OCR materials

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Readability (Free)

Type of Tool: Browser Plug-In Task Used: Reading Description: Eliminates distractions on webpages to make it easier to read Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who struggle with focus on a web page due to distractions

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Snapverter (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading Description: Allows you to upload any picture to your Google Drive folder and Snapverter will make it readable to listen to with reading tool in Google Docs. Works really well with Read & Write for Google Docs. Currently only available for schools, not individual licenses. Type of User: Teachers Who Should Use?: Teachers/schools who need to digitize materials for students who need to use Read & Write for Google text-to‐speech services

Writing

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Bubbl.Us (Free)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Writing, Concept Mapping Description: Online collaborative concept mapping tool Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People wanting to incorporate webbing and concept mapping to writing and learning tasks

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Dragon Naturally Speaking (Pay)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Writing Description: Speech recognition software helps students with learning disabilities reach their full potential. Instead of manually typing documents, students (or adults) with dyslexia or other language‐based learning disabilities can create papers or complete reports simply by talking Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who need speech‐to-text services

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

ETS Criterion Online Writing Evaluation Service (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Writing Description: Web‐based instructor‐led writing tool that helps students plan, write and revise their essays. It gives them immediate diagnostic feedback and more opportunities to practice writing at their own pace. Type of User: Teachers Who Should Use?: Anyone who writes documents to turn into another person for school

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Ghotit Software (Pay)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Writing, Spelling Description: Reading and writing assistant for contextual and phonetic spell checker, proofreader, text-to-speech, and word prediction Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Anyone who needs help with spelling specifically, and reading and writing in general

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Ginger Software (Pay)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Writing, Spelling Description: Text reader, grammar checker, sentence rephraser, and personal writing trainer Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: Anyone who needs help with spelling specifically, and reading and writing in general

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Grammarly (Free/Paid Premium Version Optional)

Type of Tool: Browser Plug-In Task Used: Writing Description: Grammarly corrects over 250 types of grammatical mistakes, while also catching contextual spelling errors and poor vocabulary usage. Premium/Paid version has downloadable software to work in Microsoft Office. Free version works online in browser only. Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who struggle with spelling, grammar, and written expressions

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Inspiration (Pay)

Type of Tool: Software Task Used: Writing, Concept Mapping Description: Outlining/concept mapping software Type of User: Students, Teachers, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who want to incorporate organization, webbing, and concept mapping into writing and learning tasks

Posted on: Friday, May 29, 202005/29/2020

Read & Write for Google Chrome (Pay)

Type of Tool: Service Task Used: Reading, Writing Description: Free for teachers; works on most web pages through Google Chrome browser, and includes text‐to‐speech, dictionary, translator, word prediction, and study skills highlighters Type of User: Students, Parents, Personal Use Who Should Use?: People who need text-to-speech and word prediction services while searching the internet.

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