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Keep Students Writing All Summer

Keep Students Writing All Summer

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on 6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide. While summer break is quickly coming to an end, there is still close to a month remaining before many students will be returning to class. This means there is still plenty of time to brush …

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Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of students in the US today score below proficiency in reading. To assist with this, Texthelp announced at the California Google Summit this past weekend the availability of Fluency Tutor™ for Google. Designed for the Google Apps for Education environment, Fluency Tutor for …

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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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Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

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 WiFi-enabled one-to-one iPad classroom projecting …

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3 Cool Things #5

3 Cool Things #5

New ideas and information is at our fingertips like never before and I plan on continuing to share some of the new things I have been learning. So this week, here are my newest, favourite #3coolthings. Pocket After my last, first “3 cool things” post, I heard about another way to collate any web links, video links that …

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6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide

6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week marks the halfway point of summer break for many students in the US. While much of the last few weeks have hopefully been spent near a pool or maybe even on vacation, it is important to make sure what’s left of summer isn’t spent without a few good books in hand …

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Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A new update for Read&Write for Google went live today and includes several exciting new features and enhancements. I’ve included the details in this post. The most noticeable change in this update is the addition of premium features to the web toolbar (see image below). In addition to the already available text-to-speech and …

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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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Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week, Texthelp announced through social media channels that a surprise was coming soon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today that surprise was revealed – Read&Write for Google™ is now Free for Teachers! Read&Write for Google is a Chrome extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the …

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