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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s

When the iPad first hit the classroom it was criticised for being a *Consumption* only device. Of course this is no longer the case as *Creation* is easy with hundreds of media rich creation apps. *Collaboration* is one of the most exciting things about the iPad, enhancing differentiation, assessment and feedback with students. Consumption, Collaboration and Creation. Every …

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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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New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

New Google Add-Ons for Docs!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In case you haven’t heard, Google recently announced the availability of Add-Ons for Google Docs and Sheets. You can find the official announcement on Google’s Blog. Texthelp is excited to be one of the first companies to offer an Add-On for Google Docs. In this post I will be showing exactly how to …

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AAC in classrooms

AAC in classrooms

Students with little or no speech, are often working with their parents and teachers to use a system of AAC (Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication) to communicate. Even in the busiest of classrooms, there are always opportunities to bring AAC in. We need to find ways and create ways, so that students get those multiple and repeated opportunities to …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

Follow SENICT on Pinterest Follow SENICT on Pinterest where you’ll find hundreds of pins sharing FREE cause and effect activities, fantastic interactive web sites, heaps of teaching resources and EVERY IPAD APP we have ever recommended during our training or on our Facebook page. You can visit our new Pinterest page by clicking the picture above.   Two …

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Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener

Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com If you use Twitter, share digital resources often, or attend many conferences, you have probably used or created a shortened URL. While the purpose of shortening a URL may seem obvious (who can remember a link that is 100+ characters long?), how to create one, and which service to use can be a …

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So much choice with ChooseIt! Maker

So much choice with ChooseIt! Maker

We all know and love ChooseIt!Maker products and enjoy the ease at which we can create activities with photos, symbols, text and sounds to address the curriculum or specific skill areas such as: cause and effect literacy, numeracy and science sound lotto and matching reward music choice boards question and answers comprehension of “wh” questions and concepts problem …

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One stop shop – training and resources for Clicker 6 and Clicker Apps

One stop shop – training and resources for Clicker 6 and Clicker Apps

Training, resource and support options for Clicker products are all over the place! We’ve done all the hard work and gathered them into one spot for you to have easy access. Whether you want to find out more about Clicker 6 the fabulous literacy support software or learn more about the Clicker Apps, there is sure to be a video …

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Integrating the iPad into the Classroom

Integrating the iPad into the Classroom

This blog post includes resources and links for participants attending professional development training in Sydney Cluster schools in March 2014. It includes information to help educators successfully integrate the iPad into their mainstream classroom.  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: IPAD BASICS If …

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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Eye Gaze technology may provide some people with disabilities with effective access to required communication and computer control functions where other methods prove too difficult or inefficient for them. Current commercially available systems consist of an eye tracking camera plus a software interface, which allows the person to bring their own computer hardware. Speech generating devices with integrated …

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