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Parents and students ensure to take advantage of the following free technologies that will enhance your learning experience Examples of technologies are provided below with a description and the specific beneits it provides.                               

                                            Closed Captioning:                      

                  Video captioning is more than just text on the screen.

                   Give students the ability to read along with the video.   


      • Crucial to education to prevent disability discrimination.
      • Aid ESL and foreign language students learn the English language.
      • It helps all students better understand and focus on educational videos.
      • Technology is free and easy to use.
      • Activate closed captions from the TV setting menu accessed by pressing the “Menu” button on your remote and selecting “Settings” followed by “Closed Captions.
      • Improve reading comprehension and literacy.
      • Studies show using closed captioning improves student’s test scores.



                          Speech to Text:

Speak your thoughts into a document instead of writing or typing it. Uses voice recognition software to insert text. Examples of software with text to speech technology:

                                 Microsoft Word

                                 Microsoft Outlook

                                 Microsoft   PowerPoint

                                 Microsoft OneNote

                                 Google Docs.

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  • Helps all students -proven to improve academic performance.
  • Students with disabilities.
  • English language learners.


                      Text to Speech:

Application that is used to create a spoken sound version of the text in a computer document, such as a help file or a Web page.

 It’s sometimes called “read aloud” technology.


Microsoft Office enables text to speech in OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word. and Google apps.

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech  ispeech

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.tts&hl=en_US  Google text to speech

https://alternativeto.net/software/dictanote/about/ Dictanote

https://alternativeto.net/software/speechnotes/ Speechnotes


  • All students
  • Students with disabilities.
  • English Language Learners.
  • Learning with dyslexia - helps these students process written and oral language in classroom setting.



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