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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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Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps

Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog The ability to share files easily and swiftly is an important feature of educational software.  It enables learners to demonstrate their work to others and makes it easier to work using multiple devices. It also provides a way for teachers to distribute assignments and reading materials. As part of our …

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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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Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher!

Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher!

As a classroom teacher, practical application is what I need demonstrated and what I love to share! Teaming up with Speech Pathologist guru, Amanda Hartmann, for the up and coming Literacy Instruction Tour means that participants will be given a double dose of practical instruction and enthusiasm linked with current research.   In my present role as classroom …

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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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Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

Get them talking about the BEAMZ!

It’s been exciting month here at Spectronics! We have seen lots of BEAMZ Interactive Music Systems going out into schools. I have had one in my clinic to “play” with as well. And everyone on the Specco team has been learning how to set them up and use them. If you haven’t seen the BEAMZ yet, jump over to …

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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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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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