• November 16, 2015

Google Chrome Logo Chrome Extensions offer support for reading and writing.

The Google Chrome Web store has become a source for many free and simple to use tools that enhance the way that the Chrome browser functions. Beyond the Google search, Chrome Extensions or Apps, can be used to enhance the accessibility of Google Drive features.

In particular, apps and extensions to support reading and writing have the potential to benefit all students in an inclusive classroom setting. To access a chrome extension, the user must first go to the Chrome Web store, search then download the tool to support their need.

Reading Support

The Chrome Web store offers a variety of tools to improve student access to reading material collected through an internet search or saved in Google Drive.  Features such as text to speech and page cleaning will help learners get more out of Chrome.  Check out some of the Resources and Videos created by SET-BC consultants to help guide and support your selection.

SpeakIt - converts text into speech and reads the text using a synthesized voice. It can be used to read text from web pagesSpeakIt and ARC-BC - is a service for BC Classrooms which can provide eBooks for use with the SpeakIt extension




Writing Support

Chrome offers tools to support writing which can be installed from the Chrome Web Store.  Writing in the Google Apps: Doc, Sheets or Forms will become easier when you pick the tool that fits your needs.  Check out some of the Resources and Videos created by SET-BC consultants to help guide and support your selection.

Cite This for Me - allows users to automatically create citations from websites. Formats include APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard referencing stylesEasyBib - allows users to automatically create citations from websites. The free version includes the MLA referencing styleVoice Search - allows users to use voice commands to search Google and find information online