Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com

Back in July Texthelp announced the availability of Fluency Tutor for Google at the California Google Summit. Since then more than 1500 educators have begun using the program and the feedback on this new reading fluency app for Google Drive has been great. If you haven’t tried it yet, Texthelp is now offering one year of premium access FREE for users who install prior to October 1, 2014.

Sign on blackboard reading 'It's Free'

If you are not familiar with Fluency Tutor for Google, it is a levelled reading and assessment tool designed for the Google Apps for Education environment that helps teachers support and assess emerging or struggling readers. See the video below for a short overview of the program:

Features that allow teachers to share passages with students so they can hear them read aloud and then record themselves reading are free. Teachers can also download and listen to the student recordings. Tools to score the recordings and provide feedback are available with a premium subscription. That’s why any educator interested in using the application for assessment should act fast and install prior to October 1st in order to receive access to all of these tools free for a year.

How do I get this deal?

Simply go to fluencytutorforgoogle.com and click the link to access the app from the Chrome Web Store. Once installed, go ahead and upgrade to the free 30 day premium trial. On October 1st (if not before), you will see your expiration date updated to October 1, 2015. It’s that simple! If you have already downloaded the app you are all set.

Your feedback on Fluency Tutor for Google is also important for future development. After installing, be sure to join Texthelp’s Google for Education Community where you can share your thoughts, learn about future updates, and connect with other Fluency Tutor for Google users.

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About Jason Carroll

Jason first learned of Assistive Technology while working on his undergraduate degree where much of his spare time was spent assisting a regional education centre with basic technology needs. Amazed at how this technology could benefit so many students (particularly those he grew up with) he was hooked and immediately became an expert at the centre. After receiving his Masters, Jason returned to the coop to serve as a full time Assistive Technology Consultant serving over 200 schools in the central Kentucky Region.

Since this time, Jason has trained thousands on Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning concepts throughout the United States and beyond. His focus is on integrating research based practices into the work he does and helping others ensure that what they are doing works. He specialises in assisting people to bridge the gap between operation of technology and actual implementation. Jason is a published author, has taught Instructional Technology and Universal Design for Learning at the University level, and spends a significant amount of time on e-Learning and blended learning initiatives. He is a graduate of the Assistive Technology Applications Certificate Program (ATACP) from California State University at Northridge and holds a Masters in Business Administration.

Currently Jason serves as Product Marketing Manager for North America at Texthelp Inc. where he oversees new product launches and speaks nationally on a variety of Assistive Technology topics.

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