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Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available

Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I continue to be amazed by the number of schools throughout North America that have “Gone Google.” This past week at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Nashville, TN was no exception. Teachers from across the US stopped by to talk about their Google experience and to learn more about what …

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Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements

Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog We have been asked recently by a number of schools if our ‘Powered by Clicker’ MFL resources – Clicker French and Clicker Spanish – meet the new National Curriculum in England requirements for Languages. The answer is – absolutely! In fact, these are excellent primary language resources, whatever curriculum or …

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5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment

5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The ability for students (and teachers) to be productive in the classroom, at home, or anywhere in between is no easy task. At any given time phones ring, emails chime, people interrupt you, or other disruptions occur. Unfortunately, aside from locking yourself in a soundproof technology free room, there isn’t a simple solution …

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New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available

New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A few weeks ago we listed a great educator resource called TeacherCast. TeacherCast is an Educational Media Network that hosts several podcasts, app reviews, training opportunities and more for educators. You can learn more about TeacherCast and Jeff Bradbury in our previous post. Earlier this week Martin Mckay, Texthelp’s CTO and founder, and …

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Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students

Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students

Reposted with permission from Crick Software US Blog My colleague, Cath, was visiting a school recently and got into a discussion with an elementary school teacher about using Clicker 6 to support the literacy development of older, more able students. Cath opened our LearningGrids website and showed her some of the ready-made resources that really encourage experimentation with …

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Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students! Really!

Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students! Really!

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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Snapverter – A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive

Snapverter – A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you are a subscriber or regular reader of this blog you know that Texthelp has been busy lately releasing several new updates and products for Google Apps for Education users. This innovation continues today with the launch of Snapverter, an add-on to Read&Write for Google that scans and converts inaccessible text such …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

beANZ2014 Tour Workshops For ten weeks in the summer, Ian travelled first to Australia, then on to New Zealand and finally to Denmark to deliver his unique iPad and special needs technology workshops to 1000s of teachers, therapists, support workers and parents at schools and conferences. Feedback has been very positive with almost everyone rating the sessions as …

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Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

So many special ed classrooms rely on their collection of easy-tech technologies from AbleNet to actively engage their students in learning. The Remarkable Ideas collection on the AbleNet website offers some of the great examples of creativity in using these tools. Shared from classrooms from around the world. Definitely worth checking out! As is the comprehensive collection of ideas gathered …

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Clicker and Foundational Skills

Clicker and Foundational Skills

Reposted with permission from Crick Software US Blog Clicker is a fantastic tool for tackling the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in elementary schools. Over a series of blog posts, I am going to explore some of the Clicker features and resources that are available to support all strands of the Common Core. Let’s start …

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