A text reader can help English language learners as well as students with visual difficulties.
Kindergarteners can listen to individual letters and work in an exploratory fashion. Talking text is an important additional tool for supporting comprehension for some students, and several research studies have identified its promise for helping students with reading disabilities comprehend written materials (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000).
Explore various options for using technology for students to show what they know. Determine which are appropriate and how to apply them in your classroom setting. How can these tools allow individual creativity to flourish while meeting content standards?
Any paint or draw program that comes with the computer operating system can be used to express what a student understands.
Hand-drawn student artwork or photos can be scanned into a computer to add to a project.
Digital cameras allow for quick transference of images into a computer for editing and adding to a project.
There are many commercial programs such as MS PhotoDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Flash, MS PowerPoint, HyperStudio or KidPix for younger students, that can help students express their knowledge and understanding of a topic.