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How to activate and use Voice Dictation via the iPad and iPhone onscreen keyboard | The Spectronics Blog

How to activate and use Voice Dictation via the iPad and iPhone onscreen keyboard | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
The onscreen keyboard on the iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd Generation) has a new feature, Voice Dictation. This will provide speech recognition capabilities integrated right there via the keyboard.

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Apps for Literacy Support

Apps for Literacy Support | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
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Assisting teachers to choose from the miriad of apps that are available.

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A Dynamic Duo who will inspire ALL teachers to engage ALL students at your International School! | The Spectronics Blog

A Dynamic Duo who will inspire ALL teachers to engage ALL students at your International School! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Re-engage your disengaged students.
Motivate and inspire your teachers!
Want Kevin and Greg to work their magic at your school?

Book Kevin and Greg as Consultants and Change Agents for your school!

Kevin Honeycutt  from the USA and Greg O’Connor from Australia, both...

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Get More Out of Google Searches – Infographic | The Spectronics Blog

Get More Out of Google Searches – Infographic | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

A while back I did a post on 7 Google Search Tips Worth Learning. While those 7 tips are still well worth taking advantage of, there are always new and additional ways to...

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Give Customised Feedback Using Google Forms | The Spectronics Blog

Give Customised Feedback Using Google Forms | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Last week I spent some time with a colleague showing teachers how to provide customise feedback to students using Google Forms. Typically Google Forms are used to create simple surveys or quizzes...

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Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software | The Spectronics Blog

Last chance to upgrade to Clicker 6 literacy software | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Are you still using Clicker 5? Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014.
If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. Clicker 6 is the child-friendly writing tool that enables students of ALL...

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Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available | The Spectronics Blog

Free “Intro to Google Apps for Education” Webinars Now Available | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

I continue to be amazed by the number of schools throughout North America that have “Gone Google.” This past week at the Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Nashville, TN was no exception...

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Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements | The Spectronics Blog

Clicker MFL and new National Curriculum requirements  | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
We have been asked recently by a number of schools if our ‘Powered by Clicker’ MFL resources – Clicker French and Clicker Spanish – meet the new National Curriculum...
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5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment | The Spectronics Blog

5 Tools to Help Create a Distraction Free Environment | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

The ability for students (and teachers) to be productive in the classroom, at home, or anywhere in between is no easy task. At any given time phones ring, emails chime, people...

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New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available | The Spectronics Blog

New TeacherCast Episode Featuring Texthelp Now Available | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago we listed a great educator resource called TeacherCast. TeacherCast is an Educational Media Network that hosts several podcasts, app reviews, training opportunities and more for educators...

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Great Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching and Learning

Great Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching and Learning | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Great Tools That Are Changing Writing, Teaching and Learning. Vicki Davis talks about how to pick right tool..

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Snapverter - A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive | The Spectronics Blog

Snapverter - A Simple App to Make Files Accessible in Google Drive | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

If you are a subscriber or regular reader of this blog you know that Texthelp has been busy lately releasing several new updates and products for Google Apps for Education users...

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More speaking activities with Clicker | The Spectronics Blog

More speaking activities with Clicker | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Following on from my last blog on using Clicker speaking activities, here is how a Year Two teacher used the recording facility in Clicker with a group of children in ...

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Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker | The Spectronics Blog

Using Your Own Photographs with Clicker | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Did you know that you can set up instant pictures in Clicker, so that when you type a word, an image from the Crick Picture Library appears...

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Using the cloud …… but is it secure? | The Spectronics Blog

Using the cloud …… but is it secure? | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
When exploring and demonstrating the use of cloud based technologies such as Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote in my workshops, a question is generally asked in relation to security. This recent infographic provides a...
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Finding LearningGrids resources – top tips | The Spectronics Blog

Finding LearningGrids resources – top tips | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Using the search bar in LearningGrids is a fantastic way to find Clicker resources on particular topics. Did you know that it’s also a great way to locate activities that focus on...

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LearningGrids and new science curriculum requirements | The Spectronics Blog

LearningGrids and new science curriculum requirements  | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Looking for great resources to support your primary science curriculum (including the new 2014 National Curriculum requirements for science in England)? Make sure you check out the LearningGrids ...

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Early Learners and Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog

Early Learners and Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

This fall we have been busy adding to our ever-expanding bank of LearningGrids resources for Clicker Apps. Many of the recent sets have been designed to support early learners...

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3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively | The Spectronics Blog

3 Tips for Using Google Drive More Effectively | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

If you are a teacher or student using Google Apps for Education, you are likely spending a significant amount of time in Google Drive. The new Google Drive was launched over the Summer of 2014 and has...



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Wearing possibilities on your sleeve | The Spectronics Blog

Wearing possibilities on your sleeve | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
QR (quick response) codes and augmented reality (AR) applications are technologies being embraced by teachers, and others, as they provide new possibilities for supporting learners in the classroom and...
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How do I search in Google using the reading level filter? | The Spectronics Blog

How do I search in Google using the reading level filter? | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
The Reading Level feature in Google is a great tool to filter results based on three broad reading level categories: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced.

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Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies | Spectronics Online

Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies | Spectronics Online | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Workshop Program, Presentation Slides, Resources and Links from our "Literacy Instruction for Young Learners: Technology-Enhanced Classroom Strategies" workshop.



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Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard | The Spectronics Blog

Making the most of the Clicker 6 picture bank wizard  | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

One of the Quick Grid Wizards available to use in Clicker 6 enables you to create picture banks in seconds. But did you know that with one click of the mouse...

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Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students | The Spectronics Blog

Using Clicker to Stretch More Able Students | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

My colleague, Cath, was visiting a school recently and got into a discussion with an elementary school teacher aboutusing Clicker 6  to support the literacy development of older...

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Clicker and Foundational Skills | The Spectronics Blog

Clicker and Foundational Skills | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Clicker is a fantastic tool for tackling the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in elementary schools. Over a series of blog posts, I am going to explore some of the Clicker features and resources...



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Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register! | The Spectronics Blog

Last Spectronics workshop series for the year | Only four weeks left to register!  | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Join us in November to learn how to differentiate the Literacy Block for your diverse range of students in all areas of literacy instruction...
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Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App | The Spectronics Blog

Fluency Tutor for Google Update – Includes FREE Android App | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Today Texthelp announced a number of welcomed additions to Fluency Tutor for Google. These include a new student dashboard area where students can view scores, feedback and listen to previous ...

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