Read & Write

Read & Write

Read&Write Toolbar Overview (3 Toolbars – 4 pages) – HERE

Read&Write Toolbar Overview with Descriptions (6 pages) – HERE

Why use Read & Write (15 slides) – HERE

Troubleshooting Read&Write on a Mac – HERE

Troubleshooting Read& Write on a PC – HERE

Troubleshooting PDFs – **check PopUp Blocker** – LINK

Troubleshooting Snapverter for Read&Write – HERE

A series of training modules on Read and Write for Google Chrome can be found on Texthelp’s website at training.texthelp.com/

Here is a great starter video that walks you through the basics of Read & Write and gives an overview of each of it’s functions.

DIGITAL READING MATERIALS FULL HANDOUT, excerpt below

I – CREATING DIGITAL READING MATERIALS FROM A PHOTOGRAPH

A +Smartphone app such as CamScanner or Scanbot or other PDF creator app

  1. Open the CamScanner app
  2. Take a photo, adjust the margins of the image
  3. Export the scanned image as a PDF to the Google Drive App on the phone or
  4. Email the scanned image as a PDF to an SD62learns.org email address

B + ReadWrite Snapverter app

  1. Take a photograph of a worksheet or handout with a smartphone that had Google Apps installed.
  2. Send the photo to your Google Drive account
  3. ON A LAPTOP OR COMPUTER OR CHROMEBOOK, open google drive.
  4. Move the photograph into the “Drop Here to Convert Folder” that is inside the “Snapverter” folder.
  5. Allow time for the conversion (1‐5 minutes)
  6. Open “Finished” folder that is inside the “Snapverter” folder, right click on the converted file to rename it, move it, or open it (choose “open with” and then “Read Write for Google Chrome”)

NOTE: if you can’t find the “Snapverter” folder in your Google Drive, look at the Troubleshooting Snapverter Handout on the SD62 Learning Commons.

 

II – CREATING DIGITAL READING MATERIALS FROM A WEBSITE (TO READ LATER)

  1. Go to the target website (such as www.newsela.com) using Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Go to Settings Menu (“Hotdog” or “Hamburger” icon with three horizontal lines) at the far right.
  3. Choose “Print”
  4. Choose the PDF Printer.  
  5. Upload the PDF to google Drive and then open it with RW4G.

NOTE: RW works on websites in real time just click the purple puzzle piece icon.

 

III – CREATING DIGITAL READING MATERIALS FROM ANOTHER TYPE OF DOCUMENT

  1. Upload the file, such as a worksheet that is in kurzweil or .kes format to Google Drive
  2. Move it into the “Drop Here to Convert Folder” that is inside the “Snapverter” folder
  3. Allow time for the conversion (1‐5 minutes)
  4. Open the “Finished” folder that is inside the “Snapverter folder, click on the converted file to open it, or right click on it to move it.

 

IV – USING A PHOTOCOPIER

  1. Scan the materials using a school photocopier and send them to a staff SD62learns.org account  **ensure the “image sent” is set to scan as a “PDF” not “TIFF” or “JPEG”
  2. Open the staff SD62learns.org email (Use the Gmail app icon or type mail.google.com).
  3. Click on the “save to google drive” icon that is at the bottom of the email from the photocopier.
  4. Save or Move the file into a folder you have created for all your digital materials.
  5. Right click on the file, choose share, and enter the student’s email address OR
  6. Have a folder for each student, and move all files for that student into it, then share the folder.