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Review of Grammarly

Review of Grammarly

Introduction Grammarly helps students and writers expand their vocabulary and also assists in improving their writing. There are benefits for non-native English writers and ESL students (English as a Second Language) as well. Tertiary students and professional writers use Grammarly to advantage as it assists in spelling and proper use of grammar in English text. Grammarly’s products help …

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Review of C-Pen Reader – Reading Support Device

Review of C-Pen Reader – Reading Support Device

Introduction The C-Pen Reader Pen is a portable handheld assistive technology that helps users with dyslexia or other literacy difficulties, essentially when reading printed text. The C-Pen is for users with dyslexia or for people who struggle with certain genres of text or who are just poor readers, learning to read, people with ESL needs, LOTE users who …

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Ghotit “Real Writer and Reader” V5 Review

Ghotit “Real Writer and Reader” V5 Review

Introduction Ghotit "Real Writer and Reader" V5 is the latest version of this simple to use and master, yet very powerful literacy support tool. Separate versions for MS Windows and Apple Mac are available. Ghotit Real Writer and Reader, now at Version 5, is a very comprehensive reading and writing assistance solution for users with dyslexia and/or dysgraphia, …

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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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Boardmaker Online: Upgrade now to lose that Boardmaker CD for good!

Boardmaker Online: Upgrade now to lose that Boardmaker CD for good!

So MUCH more than just an online version of the much-loved Boardmaker software. Top reasons to upgrade … You can ditch the CD! No more CD-wars. No more looking for lost CDs! No mare having to wait for the replacement for your damaged CD to arrive! Includes all 25,000 PCS symbols – including the high-contrast symbols and sexuality symbols (which can be …

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Introducing Teach for Google

Introducing Teach for Google

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Over the last year I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking into what type of training is available to help educators get the most out of Google Apps for Education. On one end of the spectrum, I found plenty of “how-to” videos and articles that explain how to share a file, create …

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A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

A Look at Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Ed

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week’s post comes from Marvin Williams, Assistive Technology Coordinator in the Services for Students with Disabilities department at California State University, Fresno. Marvin, myself, and Fresno State’s Alternative Media Coordinator Rima Maldonado will be presenting later this week at the 30th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference in San Diego, …

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Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

I loved talking about AAC at the recent ATIA conference in Orlando, Florida! I am totally passionate about helping teachers embed AAC into their class programs and planning, regardless of what TYPE of AAC they are using!   Here are the slides from my presentation:   Included in the slides: Roadblocks to AAC in the classroom and ways …

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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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ATIA 2015 Recap

ATIA 2015 Recap

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com For those of you that didn’t get a chance to make the annual Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) conference I’m sure I’ll be one of the many to say that you missed a great show. With over 2600 attendees and 375 educational sessions it was the biggest (and busiest) conference yet. I’ve included …

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