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For more information how to use the educational tools below, please contact the High Tech Center (HTC) via our website or by clicking this link High Tech Center or by email at


*FREE to all students during the COVID-19 breakout


Microsoft Office365 (FREE for ECC Students)

Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams and OneDrive (with 1TB of storage in the cloud). Students can access their free Office365 by logging into their MyECC, scroll down and find the link “ECC Email (Office 365 accounts)” located on the right side of the screen.


Microsoft’s OneDrive - is 1TB of online storage in which students can use to store their documents, assignments, and other files. Students will be able to access their files from any device. (Students must have access to the internet and logged into their account.)


Read&Write by texthelp (FREE for ECC Students)

Read&Write (RW) is an innovative educational tool that supports students with reading, writing, studying and research. It is designed to help students increase their reading speed and comprehension as well as improve their writing and test taking skills.

  • Read any electronic text aloud, including PDFs, Word documents, Web pages, etc.
  • Highlight and extract text from any document or website to create a study guide, outline, or vocabulary list.
  • Look up definitions, synonyms, homonyms and spell check.
  • Convert text to MP3


SRC students can contact the HTC ( for instructions on how to download and install TextHelp’s Read&Write.


Audio NoteTaker by Sonocent (FREE for SRC Students)

Students will be able to capture audio, text and slides in a single note taking file. They will be able to color coordinate their audio notes to better organize their lecture notes. Improving audio quality and extracting only what’s useful to them.


Otter by (600 minutes FREE per month)

Students will be able to record lectures & have them transcribed in real time. Once they are done they will get a transcription of their audio notes in which they can search for information, play, edit, and organize their notes to become more effective learners. Otter comes with 600 minutes monthly of free recording and transcription services.


Kurzweil online reading tool by Kurzweil Education (*FREE for ECC Students)

Easy-to-use software that promotes independent learning. Students will be able to use it for reading, taking notes, to study materials, and more to enable students comprehend concepts for effectively. Kurzweil 3000 is an easy-to-use software platform that promotes independent learning—on any device. Click this link to sign up.


What you can expect:

  • Free weekly how-to webinars and follow-along exercises
  • Free 1:1 tutorials with our team
  • Discounted online class(es) with Specialists AT Consultants
  • Free video how-to’s in the Kurzweil Academy and on Social Media
  • Free Customer and Tech support based in the U.S.


Photomath plus (*FREE)

Scan. Solve. Learn.

Math can be a daunting task when you don't have the right support. Photomath is the #1 app to learn math, to take the frustration out of math and to bring more peace to your daily student life.

Whether you are a mathlete or math challenged, Photomath will help you interpret problems with comprehensive math content from arithmetic to calculus to drive learning and understanding of fundamental math concepts.


Desmos (FREE)

An online website in which it can graph functions, plot data, evaluate equations. This website also created an app in which can be found in the App and Google play stores.


JAWS, Zoomtext & Fusion by Freedom Scientific (FREE until 6/30/20)

Available to every household in the US and Canada. Freedom Scientific is offering FREE software use (JAWS, ZoomText, and Fusion) on personal computers from now until June 30, 2020.  Visit or click this link Free Home License to get started.