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Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

It’s been exciting month here at Spectronics! We have seen lots of BEAMZ Interactive Music Systems going out into schools. I have had one in my clinic to “play” with as well. And everyone on the Specco team has been learning how to set them up and use them. If you haven’t seen the BEAMZ yet, jump over to …

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Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of students in the US today score below proficiency in reading. To assist with this, Texthelp announced at the California Google Summit this past weekend the availability of Fluency Tutor™ for Google. Designed for the Google Apps for Education environment, Fluency Tutor for …

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Educational Technology Leaders – A Great Resource

Educational Technology Leaders – A Great Resource

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com July is shaping up to be a busy month. From ISTE two weeks ago to this week’s national AHEAD conference followed by the California Google Summit, I am having the opportunity to connect with many leaders in the Educational Technology world. I’ve found that staying in touch and/or following leaders in a particular …

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6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide

6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week marks the halfway point of summer break for many students in the US. While much of the last few weeks have hopefully been spent near a pool or maybe even on vacation, it is important to make sure what’s left of summer isn’t spent without a few good books in hand …

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Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A new update for Read&Write for Google went live today and includes several exciting new features and enhancements. I’ve included the details in this post. The most noticeable change in this update is the addition of premium features to the web toolbar (see image below). In addition to the already available text-to-speech and …

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Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

Imagine your students making unbelievable sounding music by simply moving their hands through laser beams! Play in a group or on their own Record and share their performances With no complicated learning curve to get started – for them or for you! Meet the Beamz Interactive Music System and read on for more info about how it's great …

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LSA iPad Workshop Handout

LSA iPad Workshop Handout

IPAD BASICS If you want to know more about iPad Basics then watching the 101 webinar is highly recommended: iPad Basics 101 (iOS6) and iPads Basics 101 (iOS7). Top iPad Tips Accessibility information via the Spectronics Blog: Accessibility Features Assistive Touch Guided access Restrictions Multi-tasking gestures Accessories Additional accessories such as durable cases, speakers, mounts, switch interfaces, keyguards …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

Free resources from CALL Scotland We’re kicking off this month with two fabulous and FREE resources from CALL Scotland. Colleagues at CALL have produced a new app wheel this time covering apps for children with complex communication difficulties. As with all of the resources from CALL Scotland, this has been carefully researched by their team of speech therapists …

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Three cool things – blog post #1 2014

Three cool things –  blog post #1 2014

Hi everyone, Three Cool Things: blog post #1 Welcome to this first blog post about 3 cool things I did this week. In an effort to share my “secret genius” (stealing these now famous words from Kevin Honeycutt), I decided that regular blog posts dedicated to share the big, the little, the random, and the totally cool stuff …

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Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Today Texthelp released Version 6 of Read&Write Gold for Mac. The software has been completely re-written from the ground up and is now faster and contains many new features and enhancements. A few of the new features and enhancements include: Redesigned docking toolbar and icons Intuitive toolbar customisation feature An all new PDFAloud …

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