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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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No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

No more Inclusive Learning Technologies (ILT) Conferences hosted by Spectronics

Spectronics’ mission is to seek, share and support technologies to advance independent achievement. As such, one of our major objectives is to increase community awareness of the benefits of assistive technologies. Toward this aim we ran the biennial Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference that became known as the ILT Conference on the fabulous Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The …

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Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

Digital Directions #1 – My Top Picks

This is the first of a new, regular blog post, highlighting current directions and understandings in the use of technology in the classroom supporting the learning of all students. Each blog post I will seek to highlight key or emerging articles and research, technology tools and practices, and innovative and emerging technologies.¹ What the literature is telling us …

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A Dynamic Duo who will inspire ALL teachers to engage ALL students at your International School!

A Dynamic Duo who will inspire ALL teachers to engage ALL students at your International School!

Re-engage your disengaged students. Motivate and inspire your teachers! Want Kevin and Greg to work their magic at your school?   Book NOW!   Book Kevin and Greg as Consultants and Change Agents for your school! Kevin Honeycutt from the USA and Greg O’Connor from Australia, both with many years of classroom teaching behind them, make an awesome international team on stage …

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Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

For over ten years now, Spectronics has proudly sold and supported the DynaVox range of speech generating devices and accessories. Our skilled tech support and repair team, supported by our team of speech pathologists committed to positive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) outcomes, have very much enjoyed working alongside AAC users and their teams over that time. But, …

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Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology provides amazing opportunities for students with moderate to high support needs to participate meaningfully in classrooms! This blog post contains support materials and resource links for participants attending the SPED Pre-conference workshop in Singapore in November 2014. Presentation   This workshop contains both practical and hand-on learning for participants as we step through a wide range …

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Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students! Really!

Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students! Really!

Imagine your students making unbelievable sounding music by simply moving their hands through laser beams! Play in a group or on their own Record and share their performances With no complicated learning curve to get started – for them or for you! Meet the Beamz Interactive Music System and read on for more info about how it's great …

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Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

So many special ed classrooms rely on their collection of easy-tech technologies from AbleNet to actively engage their students in learning. The Remarkable Ideas collection on the AbleNet website offers some of the great examples of creativity in using these tools. Shared from classrooms from around the world. Definitely worth checking out! As is the comprehensive collection of ideas gathered …

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Meet the new Connect Case for iPad

Meet the new Connect Case for iPad

The new Connect Case for iPad unlocks the power of the iPad for users with significant physical disabilities. Connect provides switch accessibility, brilliant sound, and exceptional design to create a one of a kind solution for the iPad. Its sleek outer casing protects against impact making it a valuable addition in all primary school classrooms using iPads with …

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Getting ready for iOS8

Getting ready for iOS8

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, but before I went ahead, I thought carefully about the apps I had on my phone and the settings I was using. With the release of iOS8 in the next few days it’s important to take stock as a school, as a classroom, as a student, family or individual user. …

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