These past couple months, I have been playing with both Read&Write and EquatIO, by TextHelp, to brainstorm ways we can be using these tools to help all students learn. Currently, we are using Read&Write mainly for students with learning accommodations. But I feel that we are missing out on an opportunity to help all students engage with their reading and writing using the toolbar. And I’ve been blown away by some of the developments to EquatIO in these past couple months!!
My first step in this journey has been conversations with our English and Math departments. Once I have our vision better laid out, I will share more thoughts on my blog. But I’m not there yet… The second step is piloting Read&Write and EquatIO and onboarding students. To that end, I’ve made a couple of student tutorials —
- Tutorial: Installing & Getting Started with Read&Write
- Tutorial: Installing & Getting Started with EquatIO
- Video: Walkthrough of Some EquatIO Features in Google Docs
I hope to have more updates to share as these conversations continue. I hope that this post also allows me to connect with some of you who have experience launching these tools site-wide and creating meaningful assignments in a variety of subjects.
As with all tutorials I share in my blog, please feel free to copy and modify if they help in your efforts!