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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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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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Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

Take your literacy instruction to new levels for YOUR students. All of them.

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 WiFi-enabled one-to-one iPad classroom projecting …

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Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Join Charlene Cullen, speech pathologist from the Spectronics Consultancy Team, for a free two-hour workshop in Melbourne on Friday 25th July or in Sydney on Wednesday 13th August to meet the newest speech generating device from DynaVox. The T10! Along with the Compass app and the just-released Communication Pagesets for Gayle Porter's popular PODD communication system. Numbers at …

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Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Read&Write for Google Update – June 2014

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A new update for Read&Write for Google went live today and includes several exciting new features and enhancements. I’ve included the details in this post. The most noticeable change in this update is the addition of premium features to the web toolbar (see image below). In addition to the already available text-to-speech and …

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Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Last year, ChooseIt! Maker 3 online was released as a fantastic option for creating online activities that you can use with a touchscreen, mouse, switch or eye gaze. You can read more about how it works here. Inclusive Technology have certainly been listening to the public feedback and they have come up with some great new updates which …

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Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

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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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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