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READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: THE BASICS Read & Write is an assistive technology software designed to provide literacy.

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1 READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

2 READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: THE BASICS Read & Write is an assistive technology software designed to provide literacy support for students of all ages and abilities. This software helps students who require extra assistance when reading or writing, supporting them in developing their literacy skills and allowing them to enjoy greater independence. Read & Write is an assistive technology software designed to provide literacy support for students of all ages and abilities. This software helps students who require extra assistance when reading or writing, supporting them in developing their literacy skills and allowing them to enjoy greater independence. -from the TDSB Assistive Technology page

3 READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: THE BASICS Available for Available for PC PC MAC MAC iPad iPad Cloud computing (on the internet as part of Google) Cloud computing (on the internet as part of Google)

4 READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: FEATURES Speech feedback in a document or website Speech feedback in a document or website Research tools and graphic organizer Research tools and graphic organizer Word prediction and homonym organizer Word prediction and homonym organizer Talking and visual dictionary Talking and visual dictionary phonetic spell checker phonetic spell checker Audio file creation Audio file creation French translator French translator Standard and scientific calculator Standard and scientific calculator Scanning capabilities Scanning capabilities Speech writing support Speech writing support Fact finder Fact finder Continuously updated with new features Continuously updated with new features -from the TDSB Assistive Technology page

5 READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: THE BASICS Part of the TDSB academic image (i.e. on all computers in your school) Part of the TDSB academic image (i.e. on all computers in your school) Available free of charge to all students in the TDSB for home download and use Available free of charge to all students in the TDSB for home download and use On-going training sessions throughout the year On-going training sessions throughout the year The Spec Ed Assistive Technology Team has created a collection of video tutorials for educators. Each video focuses on a particular tool in Read and Write Gold and explains how to use the tool to support specific learning needs. These can be used for in-school PD. The Spec Ed Assistive Technology Team has created a collection of video tutorials for educators. Each video focuses on a particular tool in Read and Write Gold and explains how to use the tool to support specific learning needs. These can be used for in-school PD.

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12 WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS Having text read out loud Having text read out loud Note taking assistance Note taking assistance Ability to engage with different texts and formats Ability to engage with different texts and formats Colour-coding highlighting Colour-coding highlighting Self Editing support Self Editing support Personalized vocabulary builder Personalized vocabulary builder Visual organization tools Visual organization tools Creating audio recording of text (instant audiobooks) Creating audio recording of text (instant audiobooks) Scan worksheets Scan worksheets Visual dictionary Visual dictionary Word production Word production Independence Independence Confidence Confidence Demonstration of truer abilities Demonstration of truer abilities

13 WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEACHERS Works with other software/applications (e.g. browser, Smart Ideas, Word, etc.) Works with other software/applications (e.g. browser, Smart Ideas, Word, etc.) Simple to learn and use Simple to learn and use Allows for differentiation Allows for differentiation Simple accommodation Simple accommodation Individualized vocabulary builder Individualized vocabulary builder Can be used at all stages of the writing process Can be used at all stages of the writing process Assists with research Assists with research Components allow for math support Components allow for math support Allows for student independence Allows for student independence Acceptable EQAO accommodation Acceptable EQAO accommodation Alternative to scribing/reading for student Alternative to scribing/reading for student Fosters student independence and confidence Fosters student independence and confidence Allows student to demonstrate true abilities Allows student to demonstrate true abilities

14 WHAT IT MEANS FOR ADMINISTRATORS & HOW IT SUPPORTS THE FOSIP Engagement (Boys Literacy) Engagement (Boys Literacy) Components allow for mathematics support Components allow for mathematics support Integration of technology for 21st Century learning/teaching Integration of technology for 21st Century learning/teaching Acceptable and simple EQAO accommodation Acceptable and simple EQAO accommodation Decrease in EQAO exemptions (Target 10) Decrease in EQAO exemptions (Target 10) Already imaged onto all TDSB computers Already imaged onto all TDSB computers Simple for students (and teachers) to learn Simple for students (and teachers) to learn Free! Free!


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