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Technology Supports for Struggling Students | 40 hours of Professional Learning

Technology Supports for Struggling Students | 40 hours of Professional Learning

Access INSPIRATIONAL professional learning for the next 12 months! Did you miss out on a chance to be a part of the dynamic and truly inspirational Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference in Australia last month? Often referred to as the "world's best conference focusing on technologies to support struggling students!" And doesn't EVERY classroom have students with additional learning needs? …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

Free resources from CALL Scotland We’re kicking off this month with two fabulous and FREE resources from CALL Scotland. Colleagues at CALL have produced a new app wheel this time covering apps for children with complex communication difficulties. As with all of the resources from CALL Scotland, this has been carefully researched by their team of speech therapists …

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Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Tips for Effectively Using Social Media in the Classroom

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A reasonably well agreed upon definition of social media is that it includes web based applications that users can create and share information through. This includes social networks, such Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, in addition to other web based tools such as blogs and wikis. Educators often use social media to connect with …

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Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Read&Write 6 Gold for Mac Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Today Texthelp released Version 6 of Read&Write Gold for Mac. The software has been completely re-written from the ground up and is now faster and contains many new features and enhancements. A few of the new features and enhancements include: Redesigned docking toolbar and icons Intuitive toolbar customisation feature An all new PDFAloud …

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Tools for Summarising Text

Tools for Summarising Text

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I just returned from a wonderful week in Australia where I had the opportunity to present and sit in on a few sessions at the Inclusive Technologies Conference put on by Spectronics. While there were literally dozens of great ideas and resources shared, one very practical and easy to use tip I learned …

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ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community

ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community

Reposted with permission from praacticalaac.org Recently, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on AAC at the Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technology (ILT) Conference, in Gold Coast, Australia. It’s hard to explain the level of enthusiasm and energy for all things AAC and AT to those who aren’t familiar with that passionate group of professionals and parents. As …

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Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Read&Write for Google is now Free for Teachers!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Last week, Texthelp announced through social media channels that a surprise was coming soon in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Today that surprise was revealed – Read&Write for Google™ is now Free for Teachers! Read&Write for Google is a Chrome extension that provides comprehensive reading and writing supports for Google Docs and the …

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The DynaVox T10: a new tablet device for AAC

The DynaVox T10: a new tablet device for AAC

It’s been a great month of trying out some new technologies. I’ve had the chance to explore the new DynaVox T10 for a few weeks and have had great fun putting it through it’s paces. It’s small and lightweight with a lithium ion battery that gives you 10 hours of continuous use. Accessories included in the box are …

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New kid on the block: Inclusive EyeGaze technology

New kid on the block: Inclusive EyeGaze technology

One of my favourite things to do in this role is to check out new technology. This week I received the Inclusive EyeGaze Foundations which included the myGaze eye tracker and the Inclusive Attention and Looking software. I’m a bit of a tech geek by nature so trying them out was right up my alley! The first thing I did when I …

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Still time to register for the ILT2014 Conference | Only one week to go!

Still time to register for the ILT2014 Conference | Only one week to go!

This is officially serious news! ONLY ONE WEEK until the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 kicks off on 20th May on Queensland's Gold Coast! If you have registered already, have you checked out the TOP TEN things you should think about doing to be sure you get the MOST out of your conference experience. I've copied it in again …

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