Deployment of reading and writing for students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Over the past few years, we have supported our students with the WordQ tool. As you may also know, WordQ was a bit difficult at times. As such, we are pleased to announce the deployment of a new tool to not only support students with special exam requirements, but will be available to all students. Please note that, as in previous years, the special examination conditions are defined in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The tool is called Read & Write from Texthelp. It is a software tool designed to help everyone engage with digital content in a way that supports their learning style. It will be rolled out to WQSB students as a Chrome extension, but is also available as a desktop, iOS, and Android app. In addition to Read & Write, two additional tools will also be offered to students: OrbitNote (a PDF reader) and Screenshot Reader.
Students must now sign in using their WQSB credentials to access both WQSB Windows computers (tutorial here) and WQSB Chromebooks (tutorial here). On these devices, they use a Google Chrome profile managed by the WQSB when they access the Internet. Students can also access Texthelp extensions at home by signing into Chrome using a WQSB profile (tutorial here).
Once in their Chrome browser, students will see the Chrome Extensions button (puzzle piece). Here, students can find the Texthelp extensions and “pin” them for quick access: