Assistive Technology for Reading, Writing, Maths and Organisation.
Please find below links to various websites that support students, parents and guardians with learning and a brief explanation as to how the website can assist students with the curriculum.
Reading, Writing and Organisation
This website simplifies reading text by replacing challenging words and definitions with those less difficult. It contains a library of classic literature, for example, Shakespeare plays and historical documents.
This is a free text to speech programme, allowing students to paste and import text that can be listened to. There are also free e-books available.
This is a free text to speech programme that can also be downloaded onto a USB drive.
This website allows students to create electronic flashcards. More than 90% of students who learn with Quizlet reported an improvement in their results. See how Quizlet’s tools can help you learn anything.
Online dictation tool allowing speech to tewt.
MindMeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. It can be used for brainstorming, note taking, project planning and tons of other creative tasks. MindMeister is completely web-based, which means there's no download and no updating! Whether you're working on Windows, Mac OS or Linux, you can always access your mind maps right inside the web-browser.
This system allows you to take notes while researching online, using highlighters and sticky notes and it can be saved to an online account.
This is an online proof-reader that is more advanced than Word. It finds possible mistakes in spelling, grammar and punctuation and will make suggestions to correct work.
GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide.
Webmath is a maths-help web site that generates answers to specific maths questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The maths answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their maths problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.