Customizing Devices

Ease of Access Settings to Customize Machines for Students with Disabilities

Tiles and Resizing Setup to find things quickly for Learners

Customizing Your Browser with Extensions In Google Chrome


Add-ins for Office Applications

Applications can be customized for students that have specific needs.

Reducing Distractibility

Edge Browser Reading View-

Learn more about the Edge Browser and how it can help engage your students here:

Reading Mode In Microsoft Word-

Allowing students to view material in reading mode eliminates distractions and allows you to read through material horizontally rather than vertically.

Learn more here:

Collapse the Ribbon for Less Distractions in Applications

Use the tent to the right-hand side of the ribbon controls to minimize distractions when working.

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Allowing for Diverse Processing

Translate Documents for a Second Language Learner

OneNote will allow you to translate words or selected passages of text for second language learners.

Translating Text with Mini Translator- Click here to see the video

Translating Text with Side Translator-Click here to see the video

Check for Accessibility

When creating documents and slide shows be sure to check to see if the material is accessible for all learners.
In Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel take time to check your material.

When students are note-taking they may wish to use tools like the following in Word to help organize thoughts.

  • Use Education Templates
  • Smart Art Graphic Organizers
  • Proofing Tools under Review
  • Smart Look Up

Expressing Yourself

OneNote- use recording features and dictate to express thoughts if typing gets in the way
Try INSERT> Audio and Video and LEARNING TOOL> Dictate

Digital Inking- allows learners to write directly on the screen in order to record thoughts or highlight ideas. There are a variety of ways to use digital ink. Students can digital in Word, PowerPoint, SNIP, EDGE Browser, Windows Workspace, and in OneNote.

SNIP- found on all student machines

Teachers can use all these tools to give students written and audio directions for assignments.


Sites for students can be organized using Symbaloo

OneNote Features to help with Organizing

  • Screen clipping
  • Highlighting
  • Tags In OneNote
  • Side by Side windows for Notetaking

Increasing Comprehension by Using OneNote Immersive Reader

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Key Features
  • Learning Tools-Immersive Reader
  • Words are broken down
  • Language aspects-improve writing
Background adjustment to reduce distractibility

See how OneNote has transformed Learning in one classroom-

Learn More On Your Own

Windows 10 Accessibility Features:

Authoring Accessible Content: