Technology

Clear Creek ISD is a leader in technology in the classroom. Here are some great tools to investigate!

Below is a list of technology tools easily available for anyone. Whether a great learning website to reinforce skills being developed, text to speech apps to ease reading tasks or a tool to increase productivity, these resources are a great starting place to investigate the importance of technology for students, with or without disabilities. Please remember, while many students would benefit from these tools, the school district is not providing this information in a way to imply that your child must have these tools to be successful.

Please remember, technology changes rapidly. This is not an exhaustive list and some of the resources may change availability at any time!


Technology Websites

TEA Technology Integration for Student with Dyslexia
Assistive Technology Resources
Closing the Gap: Reading Difficulties in the General Education Classroom(a great article on assistive technology)


Learning Ally Resources

Students identified with dyslexia in CCISD will automatically be given a Learning Ally account. Parents will receive a letter giving the username and password to access the Learning Ally account. Free software (Link) is available to access books downloaded from Learning Ally. This software is available to download on district provided tablets, ask the campus dyslexia teacher for assistance. 

Learning Ally Website
Learning Ally Parent Letter and Audiobook Tips
Learning Ally Parent Letter and Audiobook Tips (in Spanish)

Talking Book Program & Bookshare from the Texas State Library
Students identified with dyslexia or a related disorder, or determined to have reading difficulties have the ability to borrow audiobooks for free from the Talking Book Program and Bookshare. Contact your campus dyslexia teacher for more assistance.

Talking Book Program
Bookshare

Other Helpful Tools

Immersive Reader from Microsoft, free tools such as text to speech, text simplification, highlighting, etc. Designed specifically for individuals with dyslexia, but helpful for so many others.
Read Aloud available in Microsoft Edge has text to speech, text spacing, grammar tools, etc.
Dictate is a speech to text free software available in Microsoft products.
Read Aloud is a free feature available in the Edge browser that reads what is on the screen.
Snap Type allows students to complete worksheets by typing his or her response.
Grammarly is a writing tool that has a free version that helps with grammar.
Typing Club - online typing lessons, a great life skill.
Read Works
Read & Write for Google
is a super tool to use with the student's tablet or other device. It is a Chrome extension that can be loaded on the tablet. For 30 days your child will have access to all features, and after that a limited number of features remain available, including the text to speech feature! Subscriptions for all features are $100/year.


Fluency
Beginning Reads Downloadable Books
Reader's Theater Scripts
Fluency Tutor for Google

On-line Dictionary
Cambridge Online
Word Central

Simplify Text
Rewordify

Speech to Text

SpeechPad
How to Use Microsoft Speech to Text

Study Skills
My Study Life
Task Timer

Text to Speech Software
Blio
Chrome Vox
Natural Reader
WordTalk

Online Learning
Neuhaus Academy

Other Useful Tools
Arcademics
Cram.com
Crash Course
Dolch Flash Cards
Dolch Phrases
Dyslexia Help
GameQuarium
Khan Academy
KidSpell
How Jay Say
Look, Cover, Write and Check
Mrs. Perkins Website
MyHomework Student Planner
One Click Timer
Popplet
ReadWriteThink Classroom Resources
Spark Notes
Spelling City
Starfall
Story Share
Study Blue
Typing Club
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