Posts and Resources by Jason Carroll

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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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Upgrade Your Next Meeting With Google Hangouts

Upgrade Your Next Meeting With Google Hangouts

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I’ve always heard the saying that there are two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. This week being the deadline for tax returns in the US means this is likely ringing true to many of you right about now. In addition to these two certainties, there is one more event …

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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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5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom

5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week I wrote about Google’s new Add-Ons for Docs and Sheets and demonstrated how to find, install and use Texthelp’s Highlighting Tools in Google Docs. This week I am sharing a few tips I wrote for using the Highlighting Tools Add-On in the classroom. While these tips were written specifically for using …

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How Higher Education is Changing

How Higher Education is Changing

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this month I pulled together tons of information related to the current status of Higher Education and the direction experts believe it is heading. The purpose of this was to help create a new video demonstrating how Read&Write Gold can help the many students currently needing assistance, or struggling to make the …

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New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In case you haven’t heard, Google recently announced the availability of Add-Ons for Google Docs and Sheets. You can find the official announcement on Google’s Blog. Texthelp is excited to be one of the first companies to offer an Add-On for Google Docs. In this post I will be showing exactly how to …

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Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener

Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you use Twitter, share digital resources often, or attend many conferences, you have probably used or created a shortened URL. While the purpose of shortening a URL may seem obvious (who can remember a link that is 100+ characters long?), how to create one, and which service to use can be a …

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Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week I am wrapping up my series on Universal Design for Learning by discussing where it fits in the college and university setting. Unfortunately, the majority of resources that I find online focusing on UDL use K-12 examples. However, Universal Design for Learning is just as important in Higher Education. While I …

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Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Over the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This began with a practical overview of the topic, followed by a more detailed post on one of UDL’s guiding principles – Multiple Means of Representation. This week I am continuing the trend by discussing Multiple Means …

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