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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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ILT2014 Keynote Resources: Try Another Way. Like it is a Bad Thing?

ILT2014 Keynote Resources: Try Another Way. Like it is a Bad Thing?

Introduction Marc Gold http://mn.gov/mnddc/extra/marc-gold1.html http://www.marcgold.com/ Marc Prensky (2012) Literacy in the Digital AgeBrain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom http://marcprensky.com/brain-gain-technology-and-the-quest-for-digital-wisdom/ Learning Without Frontiers YouTube Channel: Mitch Resnick – Learning from Scratch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDPssJedOJ4 Keri Facer – Learning Futures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_EcMTRKt8k Ray Kurzweil – Exponential Learning & Entrepreneurship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUBw5e-zPXw Gartner Hype Cycle http://www.gartner.com/technology/core/products/research/topics/emergingTrendsTechnologies.jsp 2014 NMC Horizon Report – Higher Education Edition 2013 NMC Horizon Report – K-12 Edition …

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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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Switched onto successful access to mobile tablets

Switched onto successful access to mobile tablets

This blog post includes resources and links for the workshop session “Switched onto Successful Access to Mobile Tablets” at the Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference May 2014 . Information has been compiled by the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Please email us on mail@spectronicsinoz.com if you need any further information. Please view the slides here: Considerations for success We know …

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Connecting with others via video conferencing: Google Hangouts and the alternatives

Connecting with others via video conferencing: Google Hangouts and the alternatives

Jason Carroll’s recent blog post Upgrade Your Next Meeting With Google Hangouts gave an overview of this increasingly popular video conferencing tool. He tells you how to get started and how to start using the instant messaging/video conferencing/screen sharing features. To quote Jason, Google Hangouts “has the potential to replace many of the face-to-face meetings individuals are accustomed to”! Towards the …

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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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Upgrade Your Next Meeting With Google Hangouts

Upgrade Your Next Meeting With Google Hangouts

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com I’ve always heard the saying that there are two things in life that are certain: death and taxes. This week being the deadline for tax returns in the US means this is likely ringing true to many of you right about now. In addition to these two certainties, there is one more event …

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New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com Just this week Texthelp released some exciting new updates. The details along with a few screenshots are included below… Read&Write for Google Two separate updates were released for Read&Write for Google™. The first contained improvements to the ePub Reader. Specifically the update allows any highlights created in an ePub to be saved directly …

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