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Technology Tips

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Kristen's Top 10 Tech Tools for Remote Learning/Telepractice

A comprehensive, descriptive list of ten great tools for increasing engagement in remote learning and telepractice settings.  Great ideas for interactive whiteboards, collaborating on documents and creating virtual assignments and therapy activities. 

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Insert Learning

A terrific chrome extension for inserting instructional content into‌ ‌any‌ ‌web‌ ‌
page. Teachers can insert questions, discussions, and insight directly into any website. When students go to that website, they can respond to those questions and discussions, see that insight, and take their own notes. Use InsertLearning to turn any website into an interactive learning experience! Learn more

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iorad- The Tutorial Builder

Interact (browse, click, type) with a website as you normally would. iorad captures and identifies every action and  automagically generates a visual step-by-step tutorial for you to share. iorad is the quickest and easiest tutorial creator on the web. No time wasted video editing or picture labelling. This is a fantastic tool for students with working memory challenges or who struggle to follow online directions or tutorials.

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Large Virtual Analog Clock!

A large, virtual, live analog clock that you can display on your computer or on your whiteboard to display the time of day.  Mark and shade the clock to plan your work and time. Works great with the Epic Pen screen marker app!

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Pic Collage

Our favorite tool for creating visuals for students.  Easily‌ ‌access‌ ‌pictures‌ ‌on the web or in your documents to create visual instructions, task plans, and even reading comprehension aids. Use edit tools to 'feature block' and add text to further break down visuals for organized planning.

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Forest App

 A self-motivated and interesting method to help beat Internet addiction.  A great app you can use on your phone or computer to improve focus and stop internet distraction.  Helps curtial phone usage or browsing during focused work periods.

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Audio Notetakers

Glean and Sonocent enable students to combine audio recordings with multimedia notes. Students can take notes in class or online learning and capture audio, text, and slides on one place.  The programs improve active listening as students can react to information they hear and highlight audio moments in real time.

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Beeline Reader

BeeLine Reader makes reading on-screen easier, faster, and more enjoyable. Beeline reader produces an eye-guiding color gradient — to pull your eyes through long blocks of text. This helps students read more effectively and maintain their focus better. A terrific tool for students with slow reading fluency and or visual tracking challenges.

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Mercury Reader

This chrome extension removes ads and distractions from online articles, leaving only text and images.  This disables the surrounding webpage noise and clutter thereby reducing distractions and improving focused reading and comprehension. 

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Google Dictionary

Use on any webpage. With this extension you can double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.  View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.  Students can story are history of words they have looked up and foreign words are automatically translated to the language of choice.