Assisstive Technology Tool

by SilverStars
Last updated 1 year ago

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Assisstive Technology Tool

Assistive Technology ToolRewordifyhttp://rewordify.com/

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can: - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary - Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons - Help improve learning outcomes

References:Read smarter now. (n.d.). Retrieved July 10, 2019, from http://rewordify.com/Siegel, S. (2016, October 04). The Contents of Perception. Retrieved July 10, 2019, from https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/perception-contents/

Advantages: - allows students to have an easier time comprehending what they are reading - has a variety of tools that students/teachers can use to improve both vocabulary and understanding - lots of teacher tools to create assessments to see where students are in their learning - ability to upload/create documents to share with students - teachers can add student accounts to their accounts in order to track student progress - students can choose how they want to work through the activities

Challenges: - there is a bit of a learning curve to use all of the tools - have to create an account to be able to save/share documents, add student accounts

How I would use this in my classroom:This app would be a great addition to my tech toolbox for my grade 11 and 12 Philosophy classes. Students often complain that some of the readings are so wordy they have difficulty understanding what is being explained. For my example, I have taken the introduction to an article from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a resource we use often in class, and put it into Rewordify. By following the link below, you can see how it simplifies the text and explore the other tools available.Example of Classroom Use


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