Maybe you’ve been using Read&Write since last February. Maybe you’re just picking up steam with Read&Write this school year. But you might have noticed that some PDFs you scan in don’t read with Read&Write. That’s because the optical character recognition (OCR) isn’t just right. But it’s an easy fix! Follow the steps below to get the best results:
- When scanning in a document from the school copiers, click “Scan and Send”
- On the right-hand side, select “PDF (compact)”
- Select OCR (Text Searchable)
- Click OK
- Now scan the document and send to yourself!
Once you’ve received the email, add the document to your Drive and post it for your students to use! For best use, students should download the PDF Reader extension.
On the students’ end, they will open the PDF in a new window (screenshot below). Then they’ll select “Open With” at the top of the screen and select Read&Write with Google Chrome.
I know that seems like a lot of steps, but once it’s habit I hope it’ll be very easy. Stay tuned here for more information about Read&Write as we plan for District PD on the topic!
Want more help on getting the best results reading a PDF? Check out the link here.
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I was recently having a conversation with a friend who has a student that just moved to The United States from a Spanish speaking country. As I listened to my friend tell me how they were copying and pasting worksheets and documents (line-by-line) into Google Translator to help this student, I almost feared to tell them the following statement: You can translate an ENTIRE document in Google Docs with just six simple clicks of a mouse. Here’s how…
Click 1: Open the document you want to translate.
Click 2: “Tools”
Click 3: “Translate document…”
Click 4: “Choose a language”
Click 5: The language you are translating the document to.
Click 6: “Translate”
After the final click, a new document will open with your original document completely translated!
¡Espero que esto ayude!
Ohio’s Social Studies Standards, grade 2
- CS 8: Cultures develop in unique ways, in part through the influence of the physical environment.
- CS 9: Interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life.
What is fika?
Fika is often translated as “a coffee and cake break”, which is kind of correct, but really it is much more than that.
Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means making time for friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee (or tea) and a little something to eat. Continue reading “Cultural Connections – Learn About Fika, a Swedish Tradition”
Have you noticed a little purple puzzle piece decorated with the letters “rw” appear while you are navigating on Google Chrome? That puzzle piece is the Read&Write Google Extension that has been added to all Chromebooks, grades k-12, in the Streetsboro City Schools.
So, what does this extension do? Read&Write is a software created by Texthelp that offers the support that many students need with their reading and writing. This tool has over 80 features that help student literacy including text-to-speech, a picture dictionary, translators, and various study skill aides.
To learn more about how you can maximize usage of Read&Write in your classroom, click on the following links for resources from Texthelp.
Read&Write Introductory Video
How-To Guide for Students
Read&Write Accommodates Every Learning Style
How To Create A Dynamic Reading Experience
Psst…Math teachers… Don’t feel left out! Texthelp also has a math program, Equatio. To learn more, click here!
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.
This week in technology, we’re starting the spring state testing around the district using Chromebooks. We’re doing things a bit differently this year, and we think it’s an improvement for all. Here’s what we do… Continue reading “This Week in Technology [WK 14]”
Dos And Don’ts For Educators
Whether you’re just considering becoming involved with social media or you’ve already established an identity on one or multiple sites, you need to use these channels wisely. OEA has developed the following guidelines on using social media to help protect yourself both personally and professionally. Continue reading “Social Media Guidelines for Educators”
Have you ever been writing sub plans and you just wish you could give students the directions yourself? Well, with Screencastify, you can do just that. I have had to leave plans for many different subs over the last couple of weeks. Continue reading “Prepare Lessons Using Screencastify”
We are excited to announce that we launched Read&Write for Google Chrome by Texthelp for all staff and students last week (week 7).
Read&Write is an amazing utility for all users of online text, and provides speech to text, text to speech, automatic illustrated vocab lists, audio maker, line reader, and many more. Get started today by signing in to Chrome, or using a Chromebook. Continue reading “Read&Write for Google Chrome by Texthelp”
To schedule a room at Streetsboro, you will need to schedule the resource using your Google Calendar. Simply create an event, and invite the resource to book a room or space. The resource calendars will show you if the resource is available. Continue reading “How to Schedule a Conference Room at Streetsboro”