Tag Archives: Writing

Google Docs Voice Typing Command List (expanded)

  Google Docs recently added Voice Typing tool provides a voice recognition tool for word processing within Google Chrome. This is a great new feature in Google Docs that requires no training and little set up. Voice Typing can be turned on … Continue reading

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Google Docs Voice Typing Tool

Did you know that a new Voice Typing tool is available in Google Docs (since September 2015) providing speech recognition as a option when using Google Chrome Browser? I may be the only one who was not aware of this new tool, … Continue reading

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ModMath 2.0 for Dysgraphia Available

What are the numbers, or are they letters? Is the math correct? Teachers get really good at deciphering writing and math problems like those seen above after becoming familiar with specific students number or letter formations, but it is not easy at … Continue reading

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Ghotit RealWriter App and Ghotit Real Writer Software

How often are spelling and grammar skills identified as “terrible” or “non-existent”  when evaluating struggling writers for AT tools? In my experience spelling and grammar challenges are frequently mentioned during AT evaluations when writing is a challenge, whether  secondary or post secondary students or adults … Continue reading

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Google for Dyslexia: Chrome Extensions (Part Two)

With Google Chrome extensions, dyslexic students can complete work more easily. Learn about seven add-ons that assist with the difficulty of reading and writing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.noodle.com Jamie Martin provides a review of seven Google extensions for individuals … Continue reading

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Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Free Stuff for AOTA Presentation “What’s the Write App?” – A Big Thanks

The AOTA 2015 Convention Appy Hour presentation, “What’s the Write App?” on April 18 went well with many participants joining Brittany Hand, MOT and myself during our app review session. The session focused on 5 favorite writing apps, from pre-handwriting, handwriting … Continue reading

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