Model-changing behavior: Technology inside and outside of the classroom27th October 2015 -
Technology in the classroom is here to stay. Fact. The recent OECD report on the effectiveness of technology and student performance got me thinking about the many conversations I’ve had over the years working in the Ed Tech sector. Many of these conversations centred round the impact of technology in the classroom.
Read&Write is Now Windows 10 Ready17th September 2015 -
This week, we’ve released an exciting new update to Read&Write for Windows version 11.5. This update provides even more ways for Windows users to access Read&Write – including in the new Windows 10 operating system, the Windows Edge browser, Office 365 in Edge, and on high resolution devices and tablets.
Read&Write for Google Chrome Now Available in French15th June 2015 -
Texthelp is happy to announce that Read&Write for Google is now available in French! With a new update released earlier this week, Read&Write for Google users can now use Read&Write for Google tools like Word Prediction, Dictionary, Speech Input and more completely in the French language in their Google Docs, PDFs, and on the web. The toolbar icons and menu options can even be displayed entirely in French.
This is especially exciting news for our many users in Canada, where French is an official language and integral part of education in many provinces and school boards.
Read on to learn more about this update and how to get started with it.
Making Time for Voice Recording23rd April 2015 -
This week’s post comes from Chris Bugaj. Chris is an Assistive Technology Strategist and Speech Language Pathologist at Loudon County Schools in VA. He is also a blogger, speaker, podcaster, author, and all around busy guy. Thanks so much for the post Chris!
There are 168 hours in one week.
Meet Joey. Joey is a fourth grade student who has trouble with handwriting. Or, maybe he’s an eighth grader who can tell you what he wants to say but struggles getting it out in a written form. Or, maybe she’s a high schooler who has learned long ago that she’d prefer to be out playing field hockey than writing an essay.
If you’re an educator, you know Joey.
Digital Supports for English Language Learners16th December 2014 -
The number of English Language Learners in the US today continues to increase rapidly. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), an average of just over 10% of students in developed countries are learning in their second language. The US has almost double this number however. The disparity is even greater in many US schools where over 30% of the population is learning in a second language.
Give Customized Feedback Using Google Forms26th November 2014 -
Last week I spent some time with a colleague showing teachers how to provide customize feedback to students using Google Forms. Typically Google Forms are used to create simple surveys or quizzes. The form results are then dumped into a spreadsheet that can be reviewed anytime. However, with just a few additional tweaks you can really take advantage of what Google Forms can do in the classroom.