Posts and Resources by Jason Carroll

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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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Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

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 …

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Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1

Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Back in July Texthelp announced the availability of Fluency Tutor for Google at the California Google Summit. Since then more than 1500 educators have begun using the program and the feedback on this new reading fluency app for Google Drive has been great. If you haven’t tried it yet, Texthelp is now offering …

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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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Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first…

Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first…

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you subscribe to this blog, you likely receive a weekly digest email with a summary of posts from the previous 7 days. You may have noticed that last week this did not occur. Although I would like to say it was because I was vacationing in Tahiti, it was actually something much …

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California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections

California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this month the EdTech Team held their third annual California Google Summit in Palo Alto, CA. The California Summit is the flagship summit of the EdTech Team’s global tour and is a top notch experience. This year I had the opportunity to both participate and present at the Summit and wanted to …

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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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