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Chrome & Literacy: Part 1 Reading


Literacy is a human right and all our students deserve to learn to read and write. With technology more infused in the classroom than ever before, we have even greater opportunities to match the features of our Chrome based tools to the needs of every student.
During the first webinar of a two part series, Kelly and Mike will take you through supports for reading that are available within the Chrome Browser and/or on a Chromebook. Attend to learn how your Google Tools (G Suite apps & Chrome apps/extensions) can be applied to literacy learning and support students in their independent reading needs in the classroom and homework. Make sure that you are attending the webinar with a Chrome enabled device (Chromebook, PC, Mac) and know your Google password!

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify a minimum of three features of G Suites apps used to support Reading (Docs, Slides, Sites).
  2. Select at least one reading app and/or extension in order to meet the needs of a student on their caseload or in their classroom.
  3. Search the Google Store for Reading apps and/or extensions based upon a minimum of two reading features, utilizing a variety of feature match supports.


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Mike Marotta

AT Specialist; President
Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
Mike Marotta, ATP is the owner of Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. Mike has been the field of Assistive Technology for almost 30 years and his experience revolves around a vast array of accommodations for persons with disabilities and their family/support members. Mike believes that networking and information sharing are essential for successful evaluation, consideration, implementation and application of assistive technology. Mike was awarded the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Inclusive Learning Network Outstanding Educator award for 2017.

Mike has served as a statewide resource on assistive technology in New Jersey, New Hampshire, and in Massachusetts, and has coordinated information repositories, online resources, wikisites, blogs, podcast pages, and other internet based resources to enable easy access to correct and updated information on a timely basis to customers and stakeholders of assistive technology, in order to foster the development of an AT community and facilitate knowledge transfer.

Speaker Disclosures

Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes
Consulting fee received for consulting services provided to Don Johnston, Text Help
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Kelly Fonner

AT & Educational Consultant
Fonner Consulting
Kelly is a self-employed consultant in assistive and educational technology. She is a Special Educator and has a Masters in Educational Technology with emphasis in Rehabilitation/Special Education. Since 1986 she has presented to schools, universities & families in 48 states & internationally on AT, augmentative communication, computer access & electronic literacy.

Speaker Disclosures

Speaker Financial Relationship Disclosure: No
Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: No


Education & Learning: Early Intervention – 12

Target Audience

AT Professionals, Educators, Family Members, Individuals with Disabilities, SLPs

Experience Level


Content Area

Professional Area

Live Broadcast Date

Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Continuing Education Credits

For Satisfactory Completion and Continuing Education information, please visit: ATIA Online Education CEUs
Number of hours: 1.0
Number of IACET CEUs: 0.1