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Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Today Texthelp announced a number of welcomed additions to Fluency Tutor for Google. These include a new student dashboard area where students can view scores, feedback and listen to previous recordings, the ability to set target words per minute for individual students, and a new FREE Android App for students. The Android app …

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Using a simple eyegaze option with your special education software classroom

Using a simple eyegaze option with your special education software classroom

If you have always thought using that eyegaze with your students with physical disabilities would be way too time consuming and far too complicated to get going, the new Inclusive EyeGaze Foundations with myGaze Eye Tracker bundle from Inclusive Technology in the UK may help to change your mind! Its ease-of-use was certainly very popular at our Inclusive …

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Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014

Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014

If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. After December 2014, upgrade pricing will no longer be available. All Clicker 6 purchases will only be available at full price. Why would you want to upgrade to Clicker 6? First reason. It is so much easier …

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New school year resources

New school year resources

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Welcome back after the summer holidays! Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to face the challenges of the year ahead. We’ve got lots of handy resources to help you and your pupils get back into the swing of things and make a brilliant start to the new school year. Young …

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Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1

Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Back in July Texthelp announced the availability of Fluency Tutor for Google at the California Google Summit. Since then more than 1500 educators have begun using the program and the feedback on this new reading fluency app for Google Drive has been great. If you haven’t tried it yet, Texthelp is now offering …

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Speech Input, Simplify and Summarize Now Part of Read&Write for Google!

Speech Input, Simplify and Summarize Now Part of Read&Write for Google!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The school year is now well underway for most schools in North America and what better way to start the new year than with a new Read&Write for Google update! New premium features including Speech Input for Google Docs, Highlighting and Vocabulary support for web pages, and a new Simplify and Summarize tool …

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Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps

Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog The ability to share files easily and swiftly is an important feature of educational software.  It enables learners to demonstrate their work to others and makes it easier to work using multiple devices. It also provides a way for teachers to distribute assignments and reading materials. As part of our …

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Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators

Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week I shared several no and low cost professional development opportunities for educators to take advantage of throughout the school year. While this primarily focused on webinars and video tutorials, one resource that should not be overlooked is social media. Or more specifically, Twitter. Twitter is one of the best sources of …

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No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now

No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In preparation for a new year many schools will begin with several days of on-site professional development for educators. While training is never a bad thing, much of the information gained prior to the beginning of a school year can go right out the window as soon as the craziness of the first …

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Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher!

Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher!

As a classroom teacher, practical application is what I need demonstrated and what I love to share! Teaming up with Speech Pathologist guru, Amanda Hartmann, for the up and coming Literacy Instruction Tour means that participants will be given a double dose of practical instruction and enthusiasm linked with current research.   In my present role as classroom …

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