Ready? Set? Go…Chrome! Apps and Extensions for Learning Differences

Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:30 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB16-AR
Webinar Fee: $49

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Chromebooks have become a viable tool in providing curriculum access and facilitating academic achievement for students with learning differences. It is well known that one size does not fit all and we each have our unique way of learning. Accessibility options through Chrome apps and extensions can provide solutions for student success in the classroom and beyond.
Finding the right apps and extensions can be difficult and time consuming, so we will provide valuable, ready-to-use solutions for learning difficulties you might need to address! Chrome apps and extensions can help students with vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, grammar, studying, taking notes, and organization. These resources are typically free of cost while providing invaluable benefits. Apps and extensions will be demonstrated during this session on a Chromebook. A list of helpful resources will be provided to attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the differences between Chrome apps and extensions.
  2. Review three Chrome accessibility options designed to facilitate reading.
  3. Review three Chrome accessibility options designed to facilitate writing.
  4. Identify at least three strategies for using Chrome apps or extensions to facilitate curriculum access.


Carol Page

Program Manager
SC Assistive Technology Program
Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP is the Director of the South Carolina Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. Carol is also an Adjunct Faculty member for the University of South Carolina Communication Sciences and Disorders and Education departments. She received her PhD degree in speech-language pathology from the University of South Carolina and her assistive technology practitioner certification from RESNA. Carol provides trainings at a local, state, national and international level on assistive technology for persons with disabilities of all ages, their caregivers and professionals who serve them. Training topics include augmentative and alternative communication, software for reading comprehension and writing, computer access and a variety of other resources.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Madalina Tudora

Assistive Technology Specialist
SC Department of Education
Madalina Tudora is an Assistive Technology Specialist for the SC Department of Education. She supports school districts in building capacity for assistive technology by providing guidance, resources and training for local assistive technology teams in SC. She also conducts workshops for teachers, therapists, administrators, and parents on various assistive technology topics. Her undergraduate degree is in Special Education, and her graduate degree is in Psychology. She is nationally certified as an Assistive Technology Professional through RESNA.
Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes


Education/Learning - Birth-21 includes Severe Multiple Disabilities

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