Monday, May 26, 2014

Research with Read and Write for Google

My Grade One students have been successful at researching our class pet using Read and Write for Google. The students are always a buzz about our Chilean rose hair tarantula and they want to share information about her with others. Each students added the extension from the Chrome App Store. First the students practiced using the features in their own Google Doc. They could listen to their own writing to help with revising and editing. Then we started doing research and looking information on the web; the students were familiar with the extension already and were able to use it to listen to information on websites. Now they are creating their own information about tarantulas in a Google Doc.
Read and Write for Google allows for increased access to information that previously would have been inaccessible due to reading level. Now written information can be accessed, created and share with anyone.