Gone are the days when we had to purchase expensive technology supports and install from a CD to every computer a student might use. With the growing number of Web 2.0 tools, there are now many free resources available to provide students the accessibility and support features they need, whenever they need them and wherever they are. EduApps is one of my favorite resources and offers some outstanding web 2.0 tools for students who need added support for reading, studying, writing, or using the internet.
EduApps creates accessibility software and offers them as free downloads for the desktop computer and/or Android market. They can be saved to a USB drive as well, allowing students to take the support they need home with them. The popular MyStudyBar (one of my favorites) is a floating toolbar equipped with a range of reading, writing, and organizing tools. Many of the features found on this tool are allowable accommodations on the new PARCC online tests. Use of this tool in the classroom would benefit students who need these supports throughout the year and for participation with online evaluations.