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Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com It’s that time of the year when most students are dismissed for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays. While the winter break isn’t nearly as long as its summer counterpart, taking any extended break from school means students begin losing some of the knowledge they’ve worked so hard to obtain. This …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013

iPad ‘Wheel of apps’ for Dyslexia Choosing the right app for a specific task or student is always difficult as there are just so many of them on the market. Who has the time or the budget to evaluate them all to make informed choices? CALL Scotland have recently evaluated a large number of apps that provide support …

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Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | May 2013 Workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | May 2013 Workshops in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane!

  In response to MANY requests, we are repeating the very popular Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed one-day workshops again this month. Only in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane this time around, but videos of the full day of workshop content will be available to ALL Spectronics Online Premium Subscribers within the next …

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Multimodal Communication in Early Intervention

Multimodal Communication in Early Intervention

Multimodal Communication in Early Intervention: Successfully using Signing, Symbols and Apps to help children become better communicators On the weekend I had the pleasure of presenting to a group of Early Intervention Educators at the ECIA CONFERENCE in Brisbane. Here is a summary of what we discussed. My key message was to integrate the use of signing, symbols …

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Latest Spectronics Online Video! Apps for Early Literacy Series – Part 4

Latest Spectronics Online Video! Apps for Early Literacy Series – Part 4

Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! Apps for Early Literacy Series – Part 4 is available now! Login to start watching straight away!

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CBeebies goes mobile

CBeebies goes mobile

The people behind the CBeebies web site have been really busy creating a whole new web site for those using mobile devices, for example the iPad or Android phones and tablets. One of the latest additions to the site is the Tumble Tap App. Join Mr. Tumble in this great matching game which will help develop both cognitive …

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Protect those iPads from bumps in Special Ed and Early Childhood Classrooms!

Protect those iPads from bumps in Special Ed and Early Childhood Classrooms!

Yup. The iPad in its natural state is definitely not classroom-proof! To protect your investment in your classroom iPads, many protective cases are now available. Three of the most popular have been the colourful and sturdy Big Grips Frame and Big Grips Stand, the funky looking iGuy, and Gripcase with its side grips perfect for small (and not …

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Two Weeks FREE Trial period to evaluate the FULL collection of HelpKidzLearn online activities!

Two Weeks FREE Trial period to evaluate the FULL collection of HelpKidzLearn online activities!

The HelpKidzLearn team at Inclusive Technology in the UK have just announced that they are offering a Two Weeks FREE trial for HelpKidzLearn. Allowing you to play ALL of the motivational, fun and accessible games and activities on the HelpKidzLearn site for the duration of your two week trial (not just the selected few currently available free to non-subscribers). …

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A great FREE online resource

A great FREE online resource

Pete Wells – Special Needs Resources and Sensory Stories     Looking for some great free resources? Pete Wells has some excellent resources on his web site that you can download for free. Try Pete’s e-safety resources (Faye Spook) or one of his fun sensory stories. They come with everything you need for great literacy lessons. http://www.portlandcollege.org/curriculum/petes-stuff/ http://petewells.co.uk/

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A great FREE online resource

A great FREE online resource

Simple tools to get your students programming No seriously… Kodu provides a simple interface that your students will be able to use to create their own simple games and activities. Use online or download and install for free. Let your students edit the templates, show them the tools and watch the creativity start to flow. Fantastic! http://fuse.microsoft.com/page/kodu

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