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20% discount on all AbleNet “easy-tech” technologies from Spectronics – only until June 30th 2015!

20% discount on all AbleNet “easy-tech” technologies from Spectronics – only until June 30th 2015!

So many special ed classrooms rely on their collection of easy-tech technologies from AbleNet to actively engage their students in learning. Take advantage of this 20% discounted pricing offer to update your collection of AbleNet technologies before 30th June 2015. Here are a couple of the most popular new AbleNet technologies that you may like to check out …

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No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

Spectronics’ mission is to seek, share and support technologies to advance independent achievement. As such, one of our major objectives is to increase community awareness of the benefits of assistive technologies. Toward this aim we ran the biennial Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference that became known as the ILT Conference on the fabulous Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The …

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Digital Directions #2 – My Top Picks

Digital Directions #2 – My Top Picks

What the literature (both printed and online) is telling us Research in Learning Technology Research in Learning Technology is an international journal of the Association for Learning Technology, and is available free and online. All articles to Research in Learning Technology are posted online immediately as they are ready for publication. The journal aims to raise the profile …

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Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

This is the first of a new, regular blog post, highlighting current directions and understandings in the use of technology in the classroom supporting the learning of all students. Each blog post I will seek to highlight key or emerging articles and research, technology tools and practices, and innovative and emerging technologies.¹ What the literature is telling us …

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As Christmas approaches, we wish you all the very best for a wonderful break!

As Christmas approaches, we wish you all the very best for a wonderful break!

Here’s to a wonderful, well-deserved break for you over Christmas and New Year! Where did 2014 go? Another busy year has flown by! Our hope for you is that as your year draws to a close, you will find time to spend with the people that mean the most to you. Doing the things that you enjoy the …

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Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software

Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software

Are you still using Clicker 5? Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014. If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. Clicker 6 is the child-friendly writing tool that enables students of ALL abilities to significantly develop their literacy skills. After December 2014, …

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Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

For over ten years now, Spectronics has proudly sold and supported the DynaVox range of speech generating devices and accessories. Our skilled tech support and repair team, supported by our team of speech pathologists committed to positive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) outcomes, have very much enjoyed working alongside AAC users and their teams over that time. But, …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

beANZ2014 Tour Workshops For ten weeks in the summer, Ian travelled first to Australia, then on to New Zealand and finally to Denmark to deliver his unique iPad and special needs technology workshops to 1000s of teachers, therapists, support workers and parents at schools and conferences. Feedback has been very positive with almost everyone rating the sessions as …

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Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014

Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014

If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. After December 2014, upgrade pricing will no longer be available. All Clicker 6 purchases will only be available at full price. Why would you want to upgrade to Clicker 6? First reason. It is so much easier …

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Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Join Charlene Cullen, speech pathologist from the Spectronics Consultancy Team, for a free two-hour workshop in Melbourne on Friday 25th July or in Sydney on Wednesday 13th August to meet the newest speech generating device from DynaVox. The T10! Along with the Compass app and the just-released Communication Pagesets for Gayle Porter's popular PODD communication system. Numbers at …

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