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Below are classroom tools that provide learning supports for students, similar to those options that are available on the Wisconsin Forward Exam and other online tests. Best practice indicates that students should test with tools that they have used in the classroom on a regular basis.

Websites:

These websites have been found to be useful by MMSD Instructional Technologies staff:

  • WordReference.com provides word-to-word translations as well as conjugated verbs, etc.

What are Chrome Extensions?:

Chrome Extensions install and run in your Chrome browser.

  • They are smaller programs that add some function or feature to Chrome

  • They show up as icons in Chrome’s top menu bar

  • They are found in the Chrome Web Store

Highlighting Text:

The following tools are for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

Super Simple Highligher

scrible Toolbar

"Sticky Notes":

The following tool is for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

Note Anywhere

Calculator:

The following tool is for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

Calc SS3

 
Magnifier Tool:

The following tool is for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

Zoom Magnifier

  • Zoom

  • OR with the keyboard: Zoom in (makes things bigger): Press Ctrl + Plus (+). Zoom out (makes things smaller): Press Ctrl + Minus (-). Reset zoom: Press Ctrl + 0.
Line Reading Guides:

The following tools are for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

Reading Ruler

MagicScroll Web Reader

Beeline Reader

Text-to-Speech:

The following tool is for Google Chrome and can be downloaded for free from the Chrome web store.

SpeakIt!

  • SpeakIt! (Voice accents and speech rate is controllable.)

More Resources:

Thanks to the MMSD Instructional Technology team for this document:

ELL Tech Resources