Google Read and Write for Android and Built-In Android Features Overview

Overview

Google Read and Write for Android is an alternative keyboard that serves as a digital reading and writing tool kit for our students. It includes

  • Speech with dual color highlighting
  • Speak as you type
  • Word Prediction as you type
  • Spell Checker
  • Dictionary with integrated Picture Dictionary

These tools are designed to tailor the writing process to provide the student with the right amount of support to make writing manageable but also keep the learning going. We will talk more about how to apply these tools to learning elsewhere. But for now please take a look of these videos that give an overview of the Read and Write for Android alternative keyboard and using built-in text-to-speech on Android devices.

Video Tutorials

Read and Write for Android Overview

Text-to-Speech for Android Overview

What do I do if I Need More Help?

Now that you know what the features do it is time to think about which ones your student will need and how to use them. Follow the link to the Teaching Strategies Page.