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Agenda What is RWG 11? The tool bar Text-to-speech Screenshot Reader PDF Aloud Screen Masking Dictionary & Picture Dictionary Translator RWG with Google Docs RWG Support Videos
What is RWG 11? Read & Write Gold 11 is a program designed to help individuals struggling with reading and writing, those with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, or English Language Learners. Today, our goal is to learn some of the basic tools to begin using RWG 11 in classrooms.
The Toolbar 1.Docking/Undocking the toolbar 2.Changing toolbars 3.Changing to look of the toolbar 4.Adding/Removing Icons on the toolbar
Text-to-speech Find the “Reading Features” toolbar Using the play button – Word Document (How Global Warming Works) – Internet (http://tinyurl.com/mqbjgyl)http://tinyurl.com/mqbjgyl Changing the play button options Speech Options – Speech – Say Like
Screenshot Reader Used to read screens that are unable to be read using the regular play button. – Can be used to easily read PDF documents, pictures with words, internet sites that cannot be read with the play button – Such as http://wyrmath.wordpress.com/http://wyrmath.wordpress.com/
PDF Aloud Built in to Adobe Acrobat Reader Allows PDF document to be read using the basic tools Example: How Global Warming Works This means you can scan a document using the new copiers and send it to yourself in PDF format and it can be used with RWG
Screen Masking Can be used as a color overlay for students with visual disabilities.
Dictionary & Picture Dictionary Can be used to help a struggling reader to identify words using definitions and pictures. Picture Dictionary has most words, but not all. The picture dictionary is an online tool, you must be online to use it.
Translator Can be used to translate text from and to multiple languages. Must be online for this tool. Can do single word or paragraph translations.
RWG 11 with Google Docs The tool bar features will all work the same using Google Docs on a PC. Currently, the chromebooks do not have RWG installed. There is an app available to purchase that we have the district looking into.
RWG Support Videos http://texthelp.com/north- america/support/videos/ http://texthelp.com/north- america/support/videos/ Can also be accessed through the toolbar