Technology helping Brawner readers

October 13, 2012

Brawner Intermediate School students are enjoying new reading opportunities through the help of technology funded by grants from the Granbury ISD Education Foundation.

New iPads are assisting all students develop reading skills and fluency, GISD spokesman Jeff Meador said.

The customizable format (including font and lighting adjustments) and kinesthetic movement make them an ideal learning tool, according to intervention specialist Lorna Cockerham.

The iPads also have a triple-click voiceover function that allows the students to easily switch on options such as text-to-speech.

Students also have an opportunity to use iPods on Wheels to enjoy quality children’s literature read to them by fluent readers – with books such as “Frog and Toad,” “The Day Jimmy’s Boat Ate the Wash” and “Owl Moon.” Many got an early start with this technology at the Brawner Bookmobile during the summer.

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