Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com

Today Texthelp announced a number of welcomed additions to Fluency Tutor for Google. These include a new student dashboard area where students can view scores, feedback and listen to previous recordings, the ability to set target words per minute for individual students, and a new FREE Android App for students.

The Android app allows students to read and record passages assigned to them via Android tablets. Students can also take advantage of support tools such as Text-to-Speech, Picture Dictionary, Translator, and more. The video below provides an overview of how the app works.

In addition to these exciting new updates, a new competition for Fluency Tutor for Google was also announced. To enter, simply install Fluency Tutor for Google and begin sharing reading passages with students. The number of shares will be tracked automatically. Whoever shares the most passages over the next two weeks will win a Nexus 7 tablet! Second and third place winners will receive a Google Play gift card. Visit the Fluency Tutor contest page for more information.

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About Jason Carroll

Jason first learned of Assistive Technology while working on his undergraduate degree where much of his spare time was spent assisting a regional education centre with basic technology needs. Amazed at how this technology could benefit so many students (particularly those he grew up with) he was hooked and immediately became an expert at the centre. After receiving his Masters, Jason returned to the coop to serve as a full time Assistive Technology Consultant serving over 200 schools in the central Kentucky Region.

Since this time, Jason has trained thousands on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning concepts throughout the United States and beyond. His focus is on integrating research based practices into the work he does and helping others ensure that what they are doing works. He specialises in assisting people to bridge the gap between operation of technology and actual implementation. Jason is a published author, has taught Instructional Technology and Universal Design for Learning at the University level, and spends a significant amount of time on e-Learning and blended learning initiatives. He is a graduate of the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) from California State University at Northridge and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Currently Jason serves as Product Marketing Manager for North America at Texthelp Inc. where he oversees new product launches and speaks nationally on a variety of Assistive Technology topics.

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