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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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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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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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Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last weeks post, 11 ways to get the word out about technology on campus was shared. While getting the word out is critical to increasing the use of technology, it will only get you so far. Once students and staff learn about the technology, they must then learn how to use it …

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11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Too often in the EdTech world we spend the majority of our time finding the right technology, getting funding approved, installing, etc., but much less time promoting technology to ensure that it is actually being used by students and staff. This “getting the word out” is especially difficult in the university setting, where …

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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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What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this week my wife came into our home office to grab a computer. We currently have an iMac, Chromebook, and my work Mac Air, so we aren’t hurting for access to technology. However, this short interaction got me thinking about how long it has been since we’ve had a PC (which is …

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Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Many schools looking for assistive technology supports that can benefit a wide range of students often turn to Read&Write Gold because of the quality and quantity of the features it contains. However, it is sometimes difficult to know which feature(s) may benefit a particular student the most. Because of this Texthelp developed a …

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