The Calgary Board of Education provides all students with the most appropriate learning environments and opportunities for them to best achieve their potential. Inclusive learning technologies are one area in which the CBE addresses the unique learning needs of each student. The CBE strives to personalize learning and make technology accessible to all.
Read&Write Literacy Support Software
The CBE has a district license for
Read&Write (R&W) for Google Chrome and is available to all CBE staff and students at school and at home. To access it, you
must be logged into the Chrome Browser.
- Open the Chrome browser.
- On the top right, click Profile (person button). Click add or ….
- Sign in with your CBE Google account (CBE studentIDfirstname.lastname@example.org account).
- You may be prompted to Sync, click “Allow” which will allow Chrome to save data (bookmarks and settings) to your CBE G Suite account.
After logging into the Chrome browser, a purple puzzle piece should be evident in the upper right hand corner along with 2 other extensions – the Screenshot Reader and the PDF Reader. To activate the toolbar, click on the purple puzzle piece to access an array of literacy support tools (20+), including speech-to-text, text-to-speech as well as talking & picture dictionaries, word prediction, translator, check-it tool, highlighters and many more.
R&W for Google Chrome will follow the student through their CBE email account providing them with tools that can assist with reading, writing, research and study skills.
Read&Write for Google Chrome Support