Event Description


Cool Tech Tools for Written Expression online course

Date: May 13, 2019

Time: 1:30-4:30

PresenterLocationEvent LimitFeeEvent Hours
Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L, AT SpecialistInternet 5035.003

Registration Information:
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Contact: E-mail Sue Wright at the SETC office to register, wrightsu@cwu.edu


In this 3-hour online class, we will review the writing process framework, then explore and discuss cool tech tools for self-expression across all device platforms within each stage of writing.   We will focus on free or inexpensive tools available through Microsoft, Google, and Apple platforms as well as web-based tools that work across multiple platforms.  This will be a hands-on interactive discussion and exploration of tech tools and strategies to benefit writers of all ages and abilities.  Come ready to try out and give feedback on these “cool tools”. We’ll have an online forum for sharing ideas of how to use these tools and other favorites you may have to support your clients in their writing goals.   Bring a laptop, iPad or both! 

Learning Objectives:

Participants will learn about innovative tech tools to support the writing process at all stages of the writing process.

Participants will share implementation ideas for how to use self-expression tech tools with students and collaboratively within classrooms they serve.



Rose Racicot, MS, OTR/L is an OT and Assistive Technology Specialist in Kent School District and at Special Education Technology Center at CWU with 31 years of experience. She has conducted research and been published on “The Effect of Multimedia Software on Written Productivity”.  She presents workshops on Assistive Technology, literacy support software, Universal Design for Learning and iPad use in education at state and national conferences as well as guest lecturing at local OT and OTA schools. She is passionate about helping educators implement Universal Design for Learning principles to create inclusive classrooms for all students to succeed.

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