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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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Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies

Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies

Workshop Program, Presentation Slides, Resources and Links from our “Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies” workshop.  

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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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Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog One of the Quick Grid Wizards available to use in Clicker 6 enables you to create picture banks in seconds. But did you know that with one click of the mouse you can instantly add the picture names to the cells as well, creating a word bank with pictures in …

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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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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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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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More speaking activities with Clicker

More speaking activities with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Following on from my last blog on using Clicker speaking activities, here is how a Year Two teacher used the recording facility in Clicker with a group of children in her class. She wanted to increase their confidence in speaking and to encourage them to extend statements beyond single words …

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Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register!

Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register!

Join us in November to learn how to differentiate the Literacy Block for your diverse range of students in all areas of literacy instruction – speaking, reading, comprehending, writing, spelling and creating. Using strategies supported by embedding technology within your instructional approach and making the best of the technologies available to you. Whether those technologies be a fully …

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Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Did you know that you can set up instant pictures in Clicker, so that when you type a word, an image from the Crick Picture Library appears in the document? What’s more is that with a few simple steps, you can have Clicker add photographs that you or your children …

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