Date
19 January 2020

Explore ​digital tools to support literacy (years 1-13)

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Supporting reading and writing’

Offer text-to-speech tools

Offer text-to-speech tools

Kit Hard demonstrates the value of text-to-speech tools.

He illustrates how to use them on an iPad.

Offer digital tools to all learners

Offer digital tools to all learners

Take a universal approach to offering access options and support.

Make common digital tools available to all students across the curriculum.

Utilise digital storytelling tools

Utilise digital storytelling tools

Storybird, a free digital story writing tool, has improved student literacy at Te Kura o Kutarere by providing pictures as a support and removing the barriers created by writing by hand.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Engaging reluctant writers using e-learning tools

Publisher: Catriona Pene

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Support reading and writing”:

Return to the guide “Curriculum accessibility”

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