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READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD. ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD: THE BASICS.

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Read and write 10 gold
READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD

  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY


Read and write 10 gold the basics
READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD:THE BASICS

  • Read & Write is an assistive technology software designed to provide literacy support for students of all ages and abilities. This software helps students who require extra assistance when reading or writing, supporting them in developing their literacy skills and allowing them to enjoy greater independence.

  • -from the TDSB Assistive Technology page


Read and write 10 gold the basics1
READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD:THE BASICS

  • Available for

  • PC

  • MAC

  • iPad

  • Cloud computing (on the internet as part of Google)


Read and write 10 gold features
READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD:FEATURES

  • Speech feedback in a document or website

  • Research tools and graphic organizer

  • Word prediction and homonym organizer

  • Talking and visual dictionary

  • phonetic spell checker

  • Audio file creation

  • French translator

  • Standard and scientific calculator

  • Scanning capabilities

  • Speech writing support

  • Fact finder

  • Continuously updated with new features

  • -from the TDSB Assistive Technology page


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READ AND WRITE 10 GOLD:THE BASICS

  • Part of the TDSB academic image (i.e. on all computers in your school)

  • Available free of charge to all students in the TDSB for home download and use

  • On-going training sessions throughout the year

  • The Spec Ed Assistive Technology Team has created a collection of video tutorials for educators. Each video focuses on a particular tool in Read and Write Gold and explains how to use the tool to support specific learning needs. These can be used for in-school PD. http://assistivetechtdsb.blogspot.ca


What it means for students
WHAT IT MEANS FOR STUDENTS

  • Creating audio recording of text (instant audiobooks)

  • Scan worksheets

  • Visual dictionary

  • Word production

  • Independence

  • Confidence

  • Demonstration of truer abilities

  • Having text read out loud

  • Note taking assistance

  • Ability to engage with different texts and formats

  • Colour-coding highlighting

  • Self Editing support

  • Personalized vocabulary builder

  • Visual organization tools


What it means for teachers
WHAT IT MEANS FOR TEACHERS

  • Components allow for math support

  • Allows for student independence

  • Acceptable EQAO accommodation

  • Alternative to scribing/reading for student

  • Fosters student independence and confidence

  • Allows student to demonstrate true abilities

  • Works with other software/applications (e.g. browser, Smart Ideas, Word, etc.)

  • Simple to learn and use

  • Allows for differentiation

  • Simple accommodation

  • Individualized vocabulary builder

  • Can be used at all stages of the writing process

  • Assists with research


What it means for administrators how it supports the fosip
WHAT IT MEANS FOR ADMINISTRATORS & HOW IT SUPPORTS THE FOSIP

  • Engagement (Boys Literacy)

  • Components allow for mathematics support

  • Integration of technology for 21st Century learning/teaching

  • Acceptable and simple EQAO accommodation

  • Decrease in EQAO exemptions (Target 10)

  • Already imaged onto all TDSB computers

  • Simple for students (and teachers) to learn

  • Free!