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Keep Students Writing All Summer

Keep Students Writing All Summer

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on 6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide. While summer break is quickly coming to an end, there is still close to a month remaining before many students will be returning to class. This means there is still plenty of time to brush …

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Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of students in the US today score below proficiency in reading. To assist with this, Texthelp announced at the California Google Summit this past weekend the availability of Fluency Tutor™ for Google. Designed for the Google Apps for Education environment, Fluency Tutor for …

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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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Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Read&Write Gold ToolMatcher

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Many schools looking for assistive technology supports that can benefit a wide range of students often turn to Read&Write Gold because of the quality and quantity of the features it contains. However, it is sometimes difficult to know which feature(s) may benefit a particular student the most. Because of this Texthelp developed a …

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3 Note Taking Alternatives

3 Note Taking Alternatives

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I recently visited a college campus and had the opportunity to talk with the Disability Services department about some of the challenges they face. While there are many, one issue that was taking up much more time than they anticipated was finding and pairing note takers with students who needed additional assistance in …

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How Higher Education is Changing

How Higher Education is Changing

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Earlier this month I pulled together tons of information related to the current status of Higher Education and the direction experts believe it is heading. The purpose of this was to help create a new video demonstrating how Read&Write Gold can help the many students currently needing assistance, or struggling to make the …

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Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com This week I am wrapping up my series on Universal Design for Learning by discussing where it fits in the college and university setting. Unfortunately, the majority of resources that I find online focusing on UDL use K-12 examples. However, Universal Design for Learning is just as important in Higher Education. While I …

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Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Universal Design for Learning – Expression

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Over the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). This began with a practical overview of the topic, followed by a more detailed post on one of UDL’s guiding principles – Multiple Means of Representation. This week I am continuing the trend by discussing Multiple Means …

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Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers

Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In last week’s post I talked about how easy it is to create Google Forms to evaluate progress and listed a few reasons why you may want to create one. In this post I will be taking things a step further by showing you how to make those forms more accessible… For free! …

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Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com It’s that time of the year when most students are dismissed for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays. While the winter break isn’t nearly as long as its summer counterpart, taking any extended break from school means students begin losing some of the knowledge they’ve worked so hard to obtain. This …

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