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Educational Tools

Browse this collection of educational tools available to help you succeed.

For more information how to use the educational tools below, please contact the High Tech Center (HTC) or by email at htcservices@elcamino.edu.

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Microsoft Office 365 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Teams and OneDrive (with 1TB of storage in the cloud).

Students can access their free Office 365 by logging into their MyECC, scroll down and find the link “ECC Email (Office 365 accounts)” located on the right side of the screen.

FREE for ECC students


Microsoft's OneDrive provides 1TB of online storage that 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 (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, webpages, 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 (htcservices@elcamino.edu) for instructions on how to download and install TextHelp’s Read&Write.

FREE for ECC students


Audio Notetaker allows students to capture audio, text and slides in a single notetaking file. They will be able to color coordinate their audio notes to better organize their lecture notes. Improving audio quality and extracting only what is useful to them.

FREE for SRC students


Otter allows students to record lectures and have them transcribed in real time. Students will receive a transcription of their audio notes in which they can search for information, as well as play, edit, and organize the notes to become more effective learners.

Otter comes with 600 minutes monthly of free recording and transcription services.


Kurzweil is an easy-to-use software that promotes independent learning. Students will be able to use it for reading, taking notes, studying materials, and more, enabling students to comprehend concepts more effectively. Kurzweil 3000 is an easy-to-use software platform that promotes independent learning—on any device. Sign up today!


  • 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-tos in the Kurzweil Academy and on social media
  • Free customer and tech support based in the U.S.

FREE for ECC students


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Math can be a daunting task when you don't have the right support. Photomath is a free 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 is a free online website that can graph functions, plot data, and evaluate equations. This website also created an app that be found in the App and Google Play stores.


For over 20 years, Freedom Scientific has provided access to print and computers for individuals with blindness and low vision. Our innovative technology is designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low-vision individuals the same access to information as their sighted peers. Our team is passionate about what we do and committed to the communities that we serve.

Visit https://www.freedomscientific.com or Free Home License to get started.