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Wordsearch Generator Print Word Searches from your wordlists - choose from hundreds of word lists, edit them or create your own. Word Searches are randomly regenerated each time a setting is changed - a new Word Search with the same settings can be created by clicking the Refresh Grid button. Click the Resize button to change the overall size of the Word Search Grid - sizes from 7 to 30 square are possible. Choose various word layout options and from a range of font styles including cued handwriting fonts and bubble fonts for tracing. If the Print Answer Sheet option is checked - two pages will be printed including a completed Word Search for marking or reference. Note: All new word list submissions have to be moderated before they appear on the site - make sure you print or download word searches made with new lists before leaving. Add an idea for this particular printable or report a mistake on it. These A4 downloads were created by saving as PDF.

Resources for Teachers Resources and Information for Teachers Introduction Language and Literacy Spelling and Sentence Activities and Worksheets Special Needs Including Classroom and Individual Support for Students Christmas Introduction Having been in teaching for almost 30 years I know that it would be possible to work for 24 hours a day and still have more to do. No matter what management role I had, I always continued to teach in the classroom mainly because I love teaching. To make a start I have included mainly language and literacy resources. Language and Literacy POETRY - Bio Poems Bio means life. It is often a great activity to begin a new school year and accompanied by the children’ photos makes an effective display. Bio Poem - A poem that the children write about themselves. Bio Poem about my friend - which will involve speaking and listening skills and discussion. Bio Poem for a Tree - this could be used in a topic about the environment where children describe the life of a particular tree. Story Planner

2010-SCT-English.pdf (application/pdf Object) PEGY Home Maths Worksheets Control Alt Achieve: 3 text to speech tools and 5 ways your students can use them Many times people are accused of talking to their computers. Well with text to speech tools, your computer can talk back. Google Chrome has several extensions that will read web pages and Google Documents aloud, often with a variety of voices and adjustments for speed and volume. In this blog post we will take a look at five ways students can benefit from text to speech tools. You can view the short video to see a demo of each of the three tools, and then read the rest of the post for more details on how these can be used in school.Demonstration Video Student Uses for Text to Speech Assistance for reading One of the most common uses for text to speech is to help students who have difficulty reading. Multiple modalities Even if a student is able to read proficiently, using text to speech can provide additional support by tapping into a second learning modality. Self-editing for writing Text to speech is not just to help students read unfamiliar text. World language fluency Multitasking SpeakIt!

Assistive Technology for Any Type of Learner How can technology assist those students with disabilities or impairments so that they can perform at the level we all know they can? Today, with the increasing usage of apps, extensions, websites, gadgets, and other pieces of technology, we can provide them with that assistance! From this journey, I have compiled several apps, Google add-ons, Chrome extensions, and program tips to assist students. SpeakIt (Chrome Extension) Voice Typing in Google Docs How to use it: Open any Google Doc. Go to “Tools” and click on “Voice Typing…” Click on the microphone image and start talking. Use words to add punctuation, such as “period” and “question mark”. For help with voice typing, click on the following link: Docs Editor Help page. To change the language, Click on the “File” menuChoose “Language”Pick the language you would like to use. DocHub (Google Drive) This allows users to edit, fax and sign PDF & Word Documents. How can it be used: Edit those scanned worksheets you have stored on your computer.

Control Alt Achieve: Resources Accommodations All of my resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 United States license ( In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt these resources as long as you give proper attribution and do not charge for them. General Session Agenda - "Google Tools for Special Needs" - Google Document link Help Guide - "Google Tools for Special Needs" - Google Document link Slide Show - "Google Tools for Special Needs" - Google Slides link Training video - "Google Tools for Special Needs" - YouTube link Blog post - "8 Ambient Sound Websites to Help Students Focus" - Website link Sample Document for Testing - Google Document link Chrome Extensions for Special Needs Blog post - "21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs" - Website link Blog post - "10 Alternatives for the Readability Extension" - Website link More - View all of my resources

You Can Now Use Your Voice to Format and Edit Your Google Docs For six months, you’ve been able to type with your voice, but today you are able to use a long list of commands to do a whole lot more. Some of the new commands include adding tables, moving around to different lines of your document, and even formatting your text to align right. To start typing your document with your voice, watch the short video above and follow the steps below. To turn on Voice typing, go to Tools, and then select Voice typing.Next, click on the microphone that appears to the left of your document. When you click it, it will turn red and will begin recording. Click here to watch this video on YouTube. UP NEXT: How to Insert Non-YouTube Videos Into Google Slides

Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Special Needs and Struggling Students Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:Text to SpeechReadabilityReading ComprehensionFocusNavigation Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. Text to Speech extensions 1) Read&Write for Google ChromeChrome web extension link The "Swiss Army Knife" of extensions with tools including word prediction, dictionary, picture dictionary, text to speech, screenshot reader, speech maker, screen mask, translator, highlighters, voice note, and more. Speech to Text extensions