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A NEW Version of an old Favourite – Clicker 6! | The Spectronics Blog

A NEW Version of an old Favourite – Clicker 6! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Clicker, the award-winning literacy support tool for both Windows and Mac computers is used on over half a million school computers world-wide and is in action every day in...
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Apps for Literacy Support

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

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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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Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014 | The Spectronics Blog

Are you still using Clicker 5? FYI… Upgrades to Clicker 6 are only available until December 2014 | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
If you are a Clicker 5 user and have been thinking about upgrading to Clicker 6, time is fast running out. After December 2014, upgrade pricing will...
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New school year resources | The Spectronics Blog

New school year resources | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Welcome back after the summer holidays! Hopefully, you’re feeling refreshed and ready to face the challenges of the year ahead. We’ve got lots of handy resources to help you and...

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Creating templates in WriteOnline’s WorkSpace | The Spectronics Blog

Creating templates in WriteOnline’s WorkSpace | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

WriteOnline's WorkSpace is a graphic organiser tool that enables students to plan their ideas before they begin to write about them. For those pupils who might struggle to get started with planning...

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Speech Input, Simplify and Summarize Now Part of Read&Write for Google! | The Spectronics Blog

Speech Input, Simplify and Summarize Now Part of Read&Write for Google! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

The school year is now well underway for most schools in North America and what better way to start the new year than with a new Read&Write for Google  update! New...

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Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators | The Spectronics Blog

Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Last week I shared several no and low cost professional development opportunities for educators to take advantage of throughout the school year. While this primarily focused on webinars and video tutorials ...

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Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher! | The Spectronics Blog

Literacy Instruction Workshop tour – Through the eyes of an experienced classroom teacher! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
As a classroom teacher, practical application is what I need demonstrated and what I love to share! Teaming up with Speech Pathologist guru, Amanda Hartmann, for the up...
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California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections | The Spectronics Blog

California Google Summit – Resources and Reflections | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Earlier this month the EdTech Team held their third annual California Google Summit in Palo Alto, CA. The California Summit in Palo Alto, CA. The California Summit is the flagship summit of the EdTech Team...

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“Literacy Instruction for Young Learners”: Workshop tour coming in NOVEMBER! | The Spectronics Blog

“Literacy Instruction for Young Learners”: Workshop tour coming in NOVEMBER! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Things may seem a little quiet around here at Spectronics, but fear not – we are diligently beavering away in the background, working on our next workshops and webinars...

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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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More science with Clicker Books | The Spectronics Blog

More science with Clicker Books | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Following on from my last blog, here is another idea for using Clicker Books for science observations. Looking at plants as a topic, children can use Clicker Books to keep records...

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Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1 | The Spectronics Blog

Fluency Tutor for Google – Free Premium Access through Oct. 1 | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

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 ...

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Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons | The Spectronics Blog

Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

We have a really interesting new success story to finish the term with!
Science teacher Jon Hickman works at Kelvin Hall Secondary School in Hull, UK. He has been using Clicker 6 and ...

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Back to school with Clicker speaking activities | The Spectronics Blog

Back to school with Clicker speaking activities | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Clicker offers a great way for your pupils to introduce themselves to you, their new teacher - they can record information about themselves which you can listen to with the...

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No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now | The Spectronics Blog

No and Low Cost Training Resources Every Educator Should Check Out Now | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

In preparation for a new year many schools will begin with several days of on-site professional development for educators. While training is never a bad thing, much of the information gained prior to ...

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Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first… | The Spectronics Blog

Thinking about starting a blog? Read this first… | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

If you subscribe to this blog, you likely receive a weekly digest email with a summary of posts from the previous 7 days. You may have noticed that last week this did not...

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Keep Students Writing All Summer | The Spectronics Blog

Keep Students Writing All Summer | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on 6 Resources to Help Stop the Summer Slide. While summer break is...
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Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available | The Spectronics Blog

Fluency Tutor for Google Now Available | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of students in the US today score below proficiency in reading. To assist with this, Texthelp announced at the California Google Summit...

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