What is Read and Write?
A tool that supports literacy and comprehension skills.
Why would someone need it?
To have text read by the computer, to have the computer dictate your voice and to support research and study skills.
What is it used for?
- Listening to text-based instructions and questions or articles.
- Responding to questions using one’s voice.
- Creating and organizeingresearch and study notes.
It can be used in Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Websites.
Where is it used? (Desktop/Browser extension)
Google Chrome extension (A Google Chrome extension is a program that can be installed into the Chrome web browser in order to change how the browser functions. This includes adding new features and making it more convenient for the user).
Tip Sheets: Getting Started with Read&Write and Read&Write Quick Reference Sheet
Helpful Videos: Read & Write for Google Chrome Playlist (YouTube Video Playlist includes 38 videos ranging from under a minute to just over an hour).
Accessing Read & Write for Google Chrome Instructions
|Please log into Google Chrome using your child's account. The account username looks like this for all students: email@example.com. Your child's student number and password is provided by their teacher. |
If you are using a Chromebook and have logged in with this account: firstname.lastname@example.org, you will already be logged into Google Chrome.
If you require more assistance, please refer to the Logging into Google Chrome instructions.
|1. To open Read&Write for Google Chrome, click on the Read&Write icon next to the address bar. When Read&Write is installed, a tab will be visible as well.|||
|2. If this is the first time using Read&Write, a user may be asked to "Accept" permissions twice.|||
|3. It is important to click "Allow" so that the extension will be able to operate properly.|||
|4. Once Read&Write for Google Chrome is installed, users can begin to use the tools to support their schoolwork within the following file formats: a. Google Doc b. Google Slides c. Google Forms d. Websites within the Chrome Browser e. Google Classroom The information provided below will outline how to use Read&Write within different file formats.|||
|The Read&Write toolbar will appear as shown on the right when working in Google Docs:|||
|The Read&Write toolbar will appear as shown on the right when working in Google Slides:|||
|The Read&Write toolbar will appear as shown on the right when accessing a website:|||