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Friday, September 9, 2016

Friday "Appy" Hour: Rewordify

Although technically not an app, Rewordify was worth mentioning for this week's Friday "Appy" Hour. When looking for a solution to help level text for struggling readers, fellow AT professionals suggested that I look into Rewordify. It was exactly the tool that I needed , and not just for the students with special needs, but for all learners.

Developed by a special education teacher and former computer programmer, Rewordify helps students read complex passages that would normally present themselves as impossible or extremely difficult. At it's most basic level, Rewordify takes a more complex passage and helps to simplify the language using more accessible or "every day" vocabulary. The video below provides a complete overview of how Rewordify works.



The Rewordify website also offers incredible printable visuals to help provide support for teachers and students. The featured visual below provides an overview of the many features available on the website. To print the visual below, as well as the many others available from Rewordify, click on the links within the article.
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Rewordify.com Informational Handouts

literature handout Double-sided full-color summary of Rewordify.com's features and benefits. Pass out to your colleagues!

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Quick Start Guide
quick start guide Double-sided full color visual guide to get students started quickly.

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Logged-in Student Guide
logged in guide Double-sided full color visual guide that shows features available to students after logging in.

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Step By Step Guide
step by step guide Very little text to read! Double-sided full color picture-based step-by-step instructions on how to get started.

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Lesson Plan 1 (needs handout, below)
lesson plan A 45 minute highly structured lesson plan that gets students started with Rewordify.com. Print enough handouts (below) for all of your students.

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Lesson Plan 1 Handout
lesson plan handout Handout for lesson plan 1, above. Print enough copies for each of your students.

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Lesson Plan: Evaluate Vocabulary-Learning Technology
evaluation lesson Students learn about Rewordify.com and write a review that evaluates its usefulness. Print enough for you and all of your students.

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Lesson Plan: Does Technology Help Me Learn?
technology evaluation Students compare and reflect in writing on the use of traditional dictionaries versus online vocabulary-building resources. Print enough for you and all of your students.

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Lesson Plan: Give Your Teacher a Paperwork Break
learning evaluation Students use Rewordify.com to simplify a difficult passage, print and take a vocabulary test, and evaluate how they best learn. Print enough for you and all of your students.

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