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Snapverter – A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive

Snapverter – A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you are a subscriber or regular reader of this blog you know that Texthelp has been busy lately releasing several new updates and products for Google Apps for Education users. This innovation continues today with the launch of Snapverter, an add-on to Read&Write for Google that scans and converts inaccessible text such …

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Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Today Texthelp announced a number of welcomed additions to Fluency Tutor for Google. These include a new student dashboard area where students can view scores, feedback and listen to previous recordings, the ability to set target words per minute for individual students, and a new FREE Android App for students. The Android app …

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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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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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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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Keep Students Writing All Summer

Keep Students Writing All Summer

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on 6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide. While summer break is quickly coming to an end, there is still close to a month remaining before many students will be returning to class. This means there is still plenty of time to brush …

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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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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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