Tag Archives: Reading and Writing Difficulties

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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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Using iPads to Support Students Struggling with the Literacy Requirements of Schools

Using iPads to Support Students Struggling with the Literacy Requirements of Schools

Presentation Handout Greg O’Connor – email: grego@spectronics.com.au Twitter: @gregoconnor Greg’s Literacy Support Apps YouTube Playlist Literacy Support Apps Presentation Resources Reading and access to learning content The presentation explored the built in accessibility features and other settings that provide accommodations for students to access text. As well, a range of additional reading support apps were demonstrated and highlighted. Of course, content can be …

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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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3 Note Taking Alternatives

3 Note Taking Alternatives

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I recently visited a college campus and had the opportunity to talk with the Disability Services department about some of the challenges they face. While there are many, one issue that was taking up much more time than they anticipated was finding and pairing note takers with students who needed additional assistance in …

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New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Just this week Texthelp released some exciting new updates. The details along with a few screenshots are included below… Read&Write for Google Two separate updates were released for Read&Write for Google™. The first contained improvements to the ePub Reader. Specifically the update allows any highlights created in an ePub to be saved directly …

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