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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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Tools for Summarising Text

Tools for Summarising Text

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I just returned from a wonderful week in Australia where I had the opportunity to present and sit in on a few sessions at the Inclusive Technologies Conference put on by Spectronics. While there were literally dozens of great ideas and resources shared, one very practical and easy to use tip I learned …

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ILT2014 Keynote Resources: Try Another Way. Like it is a Bad Thing?

ILT2014 Keynote Resources: Try Another Way. Like it is a Bad Thing?

Introduction Marc Gold http://mn.gov/mnddc/extra/marc-gold1.html http://www.marcgold.com/ Marc Prensky (2012) Literacy in the Digital AgeBrain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom http://marcprensky.com/brain-gain-technology-and-the-quest-for-digital-wisdom/ Learning Without Frontiers YouTube Channel: Mitch Resnick – Learning from Scratch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPssJedOJ4 Keri Facer – Learning Futures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_EcMTRKt8k Ray Kurzweil – Exponential Learning & Entrepreneurship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUBw5e-zPXw Gartner Hype Cycle http://www.gartner.com/technology/core/products/research/topics/emergingTrendsTechnologies.jsp 2014 NMC Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition 2013 NMC Horizon Report – K-12 Edition …

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Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week, Texthelp announced through social media channels that a surprise was coming soon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today that surprise was revealed – Read&Write for Google™ is now Free for Teachers! Read&Write for Google is a Chrome extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the …

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