Posts and Resources by Jason Carroll

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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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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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Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Tips for Training Students and Staff on New Technology

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last weeks post, 11 ways to get the word out about technology on campus was shared. While getting the word out is critical to increasing the use of technology, it will only get you so far. Once students and staff learn about the technology, they must then learn how to use it …

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11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

11 Ways to Increase Technology Usage on Campus

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Too often in the EdTech world we spend the majority of our time finding the right technology, getting funding approved, installing, etc., but much less time promoting technology to ensure that it is actually being used by students and staff. This “getting the word out” is especially difficult in the university setting, where …

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Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A reasonably well agreed upon definition of social media is that it includes web based applications that users can create and share information through. This includes social networks, such Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to other web based tools such as blogs and wikis. Educators often use social media to connect with …

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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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What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

What Will You Buy Next? A Look at Computer Market Share

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this week my wife came into our home office to grab a computer. We currently have an iMac, Chromebook, and my work Mac Air, so we aren’t hurting for access to technology. However, this short interaction got me thinking about how long it has been since we’ve had a PC (which is …

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