Screen Masking in Read and Write


Here’s another really brief video (less than one minute) about how to use the screen masking tool in Read and Write for Google.  This is a really simple, but powerful feature that would be good for most learners (including adults) depending on the situation.  I know from personal experience that when I’m in a hurry or distracted, I tend to read at the edges of a block of text — just the left and right.  The screen mask makes it a lot easier to focus on the text in a helpful, linear fashion, thus significantly improving comprehension.  I would encourage everyone to try this tool for themselves and use it with your students.

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