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Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students

Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students

Reposted with permission from Crick Software US Blog My colleague, Cath, was visiting a school recently and got into a discussion with an elementary school teacher about using Clicker 6 to support the literacy development of older, more able students. Cath opened our LearningGrids website and showed her some of the ready-made resources that really encourage experimentation with …

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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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Clicker and Foundational Skills

Clicker and Foundational Skills

Reposted with permission from Crick Software US Blog Clicker is a fantastic tool for tackling the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in elementary schools. Over a series of blog posts, I am going to explore some of the Clicker features and resources that are available to support all strands of the Common Core. Let’s start …

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More speaking activities with Clicker

More speaking activities with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Following on from my last blog on using Clicker speaking activities, here is how a Year Two teacher used the recording facility in Clicker with a group of children in her class. She wanted to increase their confidence in speaking and to encourage them to extend statements beyond single words …

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Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register!

Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register!

Join us in November to learn how to differentiate the Literacy Block for your diverse range of students in all areas of literacy instruction – speaking, reading, comprehending, writing, spelling and creating. Using strategies supported by embedding technology within your instructional approach and making the best of the technologies available to you. Whether those technologies be a fully …

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Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Did you know that you can set up instant pictures in Clicker, so that when you type a word, an image from the Crick Picture Library appears in the document? What’s more is that with a few simple steps, you can have Clicker add photographs that you or your children …

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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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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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New school year resources

New school year resources

Reposted with permission from Crick Software UK Blog Welcome back after the summer holidays! Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to face the challenges of the year ahead. We’ve got lots of handy resources to help you and your pupils get back into the swing of things and make a brilliant start to the new school year. Young …

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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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