Enable Accessibility in Locked Mode in Quizzes in Google Forms with Read&Write and EquatIO

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In case you missed the news, locked mode for Google Forms is now available to all G Suite for Education users with managed Chromebooks. This means teachers can now create Quizzes without the worry of students being able to search the web.

But what about students who need additional support for reading, writing and math during assessments? That’s where Read&Write for Google ChromeTM and EquatIO for Google® come in! Over the next couple weeks, both Read&Write and EquatIO will be made available for use while in locked mode.

Read on to learn more.

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EquatIO mathspace: it’s elementary my dear

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The overall goal of EquatIO is to make it delightful, intuitive, and fun for students to communicate their thought processes. While a lot of our initial EquatIO releases and updates focused on supports for Middle and High School students, we wanted to spend some time creating features that would support Elementary School students as well. Keep reading to see what we’ve come up with!

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Why EquatIO is Setting Teacher Twitter Ablaze

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This is a guest blog post from Deanna Toxopeus, an Itinerant Teacher of Assistive Technology at Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The original can be found on Deanna's personal blog: Muffins and Shenanigans.

EquatIO is a program that is setting Teacher Twitter ablaze. It works on top of several different programs and browsers to allow you to do math on the computer. Unlike many other things on the market, the user still has to do the thinking and the work. It doesn’t do the math for you.

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EquatIO for Google, Meet EquatIO mathspace

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EquatIO has been evolving ever since its launch just over a year and a half ago. One of the main goals we’ve been working to achieve through these updates is to make creating digital math delightful, intuitive, and fun. We have already made a lot of progress towards that goal and this latest update brings us even closer.

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Digital Tools in the Maths Classroom

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As a Google Certified Trainer, I get to visit schools and work with teachers to integrate G Suite for Education, Google’s set of collaborative cloud-based tools. I got into this line of work thanks to a Gmail account I set up in 2011 to get lesson feedback from my classes via a Google form. These were my maths classes, having taught the subject from 2004 to 2017. My use of digital tools in maths came from wanting to move from the practice to the application more efficiently.

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Help your students personalize their own learning with tips from CoolCatTeacher!

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Teachers cannot personalize learning on their own. Though it is their role to provide opportunities for personalized learning, the students should be the ones to decide how they work best and what tools meet their needs. In doing this, they are taking ownership of their learning, which can increase engagement and improve comprehension.

We partnered with Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, to highlight several ways that students can have choice and voice in their education by personalizing their own learning.

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