Exeter High School
Tuesday Tidbits: Technology
November 7, 2017
by Sandy Blanc
Technology Tips of the Week: Google Doc Add-on “Reader” and Freshman Chromebook Share of Ed Tech Tools
I have been discussing assistive technology tools this week with various staff members. In a search for a free speech to text tool, I came across the Google Docs Extension, called “Reader”. Reader is used ONLY in Google Docs, but it is free and it works pretty good!
To the add-on:
From Google Docs- Choose “Add-ons” at the top of the page.
At the bottom of the Add-ons tab, choose “Get Add-ons”
Search for “Reader” in the Get Add-on tab and the first listing is the one you add!
Here is short video tutorial- (NOTE: the reader voice was not able to be recorded but it works...I promise!)
Got Freshman? What Apps/Ext./Websites do you use with them on their Chromebooks?
The freshman chromebooks have limitations as to what can currently be added for Chrome extensions, etc. That is because they are filtered at school AND at home using filter that is different from our everyday filter. We have not smoothed out all of the filter settings yet. I know it can be frustrating as a teacher to want to do something with technology only to find out it is blocked! I have put together the below Google Sheet for you to add to it what the freshman are using for educational technology in your classroom! We can share and then you will know what you can use!
Please CLICK HERE to add your input!