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Use this site to create, share, publish, and read electronic books that engage kids and support learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. Kids can log in to write their own books and share them with friends.

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This helpful app can read most documents out loud. Students with reading challenges can get information from the text and learn new words while they see and listen to each word in the document. It can also be a great tool to help kids proofread a text by hearing their writing read aloud.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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Kids can practice basic storytelling skills, such as plot development, and learn how to establish characters, set the scene, and write dialogue. This is a fun way for kids to become amateur cartoonists, share their stories, and improve their writing.

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Kids tap "Record" and start talking. When finished, they press "Stop," and the dictated words appear on the screen almost like magic! Kids who struggle with reading or writing can benefit from using Dragon Dictation to help with tasks they find difficult.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
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This impressive program can transform dictation into text. Kids can create documents, access data, or navigate a computer desktop simply by speaking, making this app accessible to many kids with physical disabilities.


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Power Tip

  • Use fun websites like Comic Life to help motivate kids to create stories. Then use a different writing tool -- like ClaroSpeak or Dragon Dictation -- to help them record their words and ideas.