As I was preparing for my Lunch and Learn with MACUL’s special ed folks today (I will be a featured speaker at MACUL in March), I came across a neat Chrome App that I want to share with all of you. The name of the app is Picto4Me (free). What it does is let you create simple communication boards that have speech support (looks like it’s using Google’s Text to Speech engine) and scanning support. It is a very easy to learn tool and while it may not be as sophisticated as some of the commercial solutions out there it can be a nice solution for those implementing Chromebooks. Here is a quick video overview of this app:
What do you think of this app? Let me know in the comments.
Published by Luis Pérez, Ph. D.
Luis Pérez is a technical assistance specialist at CAST, but the views shared on this website are all his own. He holds a doctorate in special education and a master’s degree in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. Luis was recognized with an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Making It Happen! Award in 2020. Other recognitions include Apple Distinguished Educator (2009) and Google Certified Innovator (2014). Luis has published three books on accessibility, mobile learning and UDL: Mobile Learning for All (Corwin Press), Dive into UDL (ISTE) and Learning on the Go (CAST Publishing). He currently serves as an Education and Learning strand advisor for the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA).
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