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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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3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively

3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you are a teacher or student using Google Apps for Education, you are likely spending a significant amount of time in Google Drive. The new Google Drive was launched over the Summer of 2014 and has slowly been rolled out to users (including Google Apps for Education users) over the last few …

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Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available

Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I continue to be amazed by the number of schools throughout North America that have “Gone Google.” This past week at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Nashville, TN was no exception. Teachers from across the US stopped by to talk about their Google experience and to learn more about what …

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Wearing possibilities on your sleeve

Wearing possibilities on your sleeve

QR (quick response) codes and augmented reality (AR) applications are technologies being embraced by teachers, and others, as they provide new possibilities for supporting learners in the classroom and beyond. These technologies were not initially developed as a classroom or instructional tool, but teachers have come to realise their value in supporting teaching and learning programs. For example, just google ‘QR …

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Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements

Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog We have been asked recently by a number of schools if our ‘Powered by Clicker’ MFL resources – Clicker French and Clicker Spanish – meet the new National Curriculum in England requirements for Languages. The answer is – absolutely! In fact, these are excellent primary language resources, whatever curriculum or …

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How do I search in Google using the reading level filter?

How do I search in Google using the reading level filter?

The Reading Level feature in Google is a great tool to filter results based on three broad reading level categories: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. To access and use the Reading Level filter follow these steps. First, in Google find the settings icon. This can be in different locations on your screen depending on the device you are using. …

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5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment

5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com The ability for students (and teachers) to be productive in the classroom, at home, or anywhere in between is no easy task. At any given time phones ring, emails chime, people interrupt you, or other disruptions occur. Unfortunately, aside from locking yourself in a soundproof technology free room, there isn’t a simple solution …

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Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies

Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies

Workshop Program, Presentation Slides, Resources and Links from our “Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies” workshop.  

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New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available

New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A few weeks ago we listed a great educator resource called TeacherCast. TeacherCast is an Educational Media Network that hosts several podcasts, app reviews, training opportunities and more for educators. You can learn more about TeacherCast and Jeff Bradbury in our previous post. Earlier this week Martin Mckay, Texthelp’s CTO and founder, and …

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Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog One of the Quick Grid Wizards available to use in Clicker 6 enables you to create picture banks in seconds. But did you know that with one click of the mouse you can instantly add the picture names to the cells as well, creating a word bank with pictures in …

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