Bookshare and Learning Ally
Bookshare and/or Learning Ally Experience
With Bookshare, I can add books to the Reading List and the students can access them. All they have to do is tell me, their classroom teacher, or parent that they are interested in reading a certain book, and I will add the book to the list.
With Learning Ally, the students and I can go into the system and add their own books which they want to read. They are both exciting and beneficial. Now your student or child, can have access to unlimited books to read.
For both programs, your child's/student's username is their first and last initial, followed by their ID#. Their password is their ID#.
Example: Username: MS7777777 Password: 7777777
Oh, did I mention that there are also some Texas adopted text books available!
I must stress this again, both of these programs are only available to students who have dyslexia, blindness, and an IEP or 504 for a reading/visual disability. I am so excited that my students are not just getting assistance, but that it is now accessible to them! They now can have their favorite and/or assigned books read to them via computer, I-Pad, or phone using either Bookshare or Learning Ally!
Please read the presentation to find out more details about both programs, view the videos below, and contact me if you have any questions!
One of my students using Bookshare! He's reading "The Diary of a Whimpy Kid".
The student can choose to follow along with a book while Bookshare and/or Learning Ally reads aloud.
One of my students using Bookshare! She's reading "Ever After High: The Unfairest of Them All".
The student can also choose to not open a physical book and follow along with the Bookshare and/or Learning Ally reader.
One of my students using Learning Ally! He's reading "The Dragon on the Lonely Island".
The students have the ability to choose the rate at which the reader is reading! So if it's too fast, they can adjust it to the pace which best supports them.