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Review of XMind 2012 | The Spectronics Blog

Review of XMind 2012 | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Software programs can be described and categorised in their respective genres. XMind (Free) 2012 is a wonderful mind mapping, webbing and brainstorming program. It has recently been relaunched with a new name, look and feel as XMind 2012.



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Technologies supporting students who struggle with literacy, learning and organisational skills
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Apps for Literacy Support

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Advancing Independent Achievement through Technology...
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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s | The Spectronics Blog

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
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...
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How Higher Education is Changing | The Spectronics Blog

How Higher Education is Changing | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

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 ...

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Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener | The Spectronics Blog

Guide to Choosing a URL Shortener | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

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...

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Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual on SAMR As A Framework for Education 3.0 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

"Proponents of the sociolinguistic perspective to the study of literacy ( e.g.Paul Gee, Collin Lanksheare, Michelle Knobel, Brian Street, to mention but a few ) view the developments of literacy and with it education as a direct result to the sophistication of the social and cultural aspect of human life. Some of them like Collin and Michelle associate the evolution of education to that of the web and hence the nomenclature education 1.0 (related web 1.0), education 2.0 ( related to web 2.0), and education (3.0 related to web 3.0). This association, however is not haphazard for there are many commonalities between each pair."


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AMR as a Framework for Education 3.0

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iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings | Spectronics Online

iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings | Spectronics Online | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Workshop Program, Presentation Slides, Hand-out, Other Useful Resources and Links from our "iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings" workshop.

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Using Google Forms to Evaluate Progress | The Spectronics Blog

Using Google Forms to Evaluate Progress | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

It appears that most schools and universities are back in session by now (unless of course you live near me in KY where schools are still closed due to weather). This means that ...

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5 Goal Setting Tips for the New Year | The Spectronics Blog

5 Goal Setting Tips for the New Year | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

The start of a new year always gets me thinking about what I’ve accomplished over the last year and what I hope to accomplish over the next 12 months. A simple glance at my social media stream...

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Word Prediction for Google Docs | The Spectronics Blog

Word Prediction for Google Docs | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Over the last couple of weeks I have added blog posts on some recent word prediction research and a short Q&A session with a co-author of that research. The idea was to demonstrate...

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AppWriter Cloud | LingApps

AppWriter Cloud | LingApps | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Are you reluctant to use Google Docs due to limited accessibility for students with learning disabilities?    Sign up for a free 1 month AppWriter Clou
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Word Prediction Software Research | The Spectronics Blog

Word Prediction Software Research | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Word prediction is a popular software support used by thousands of students across the US and beyond. In fact, most people probably use word prediction several times a day...

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Backchannel Chat for great discussion and sharing! | The Spectronics Blog

Backchannel Chat for great discussion and sharing! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Backchannel Chat is the practice of conducting a real-time online conversation alongside live spoken conversation.

Basically, it is an effective way of sharing notes, suggestions, links and discussion...
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Accessing ePubs in Google Drive | The Spectronics Blog

Accessing ePubs in Google Drive | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Google Drive is best known as a site you visit to create and access Google Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Forms.  However, you can also use Google Drive as a storage ...

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New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available! | The Spectronics Blog

New ePub and PDF Reader Updates Now Available! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Just this week Texthelp released some exciting new updates. The details along with a few screenshots are included below…
Two separate updates were released for Read&Write for Google. The first contained...

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5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom | The Spectronics Blog

5 Tips for Using Highlighting Tools in the Classroom | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Last week I wrote about Google’s new Add-Ons for Docs and Sheets and demonstrated how to find, install and use Texthelp’s Highlighting Tools in Google Docs. This week I am sharing a few tips I wrote for...

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New Google Add-Ons for Docs! | The Spectronics Blog

New Google Add-Ons for Docs! | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

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 ...

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One stop shop – training and resources for Clicker 6 and Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog

One stop shop – training and resources for Clicker 6 and Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
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...
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Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education | The Spectronics Blog

Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

This week I am wrapping up my series on Universal Design for Learning by discussing where it fits in the college and university setting. Unfortunately, the majority of resources...

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Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers | The Spectronics Blog

Making Google Forms Accessible for Struggling Readers | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
In last week’s post I talked about how easy it is to create Google Forms to evaluate progress and listed a few reasons why you may want...
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Let me introduce you to Co:Writer 7 | The Spectronics Blog

Let me introduce you to Co:Writer 7 | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
We've had the pleasure of using this software gem for a little while now. It's a fabulous tool to use in conjunction with any writing application such as word...
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Google Story Builder | The Spectronics Blog

Google Story Builder | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

I recently stumbled upon Google Story Builder and found it to be a great way to engage students in writing, which I find is half the battle in classrooms today. In this post...

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10 Ways To Make Evernote Rock Harder

10 Ways To Make Evernote Rock Harder | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Accessories and add-ons that make note-taking easier and way more useful than you might have ever thought.
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Word Prediction Q & A | The Spectronics Blog

Word Prediction Q & A | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

This week I wanted to dig a little deeper into the Word Prediction study that was mentioned in last week's post. To help with this I’ve invited Jason Gibson, Learning and...

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Free Dyslexia Font | The Spectronics Blog

Free Dyslexia Font | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Last week a colleague asked me if there was a way to access the OpenDyslexic dyslexia font that is included in the iReadWrite iPad App in other programs such as Microsoft Word...

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Supporting struggling students | Apps | Google Docs | Workshops | The Spectronics Blog

Supporting struggling students | Apps | Google Docs | Workshops | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it
Now that the final school term has commenced, is it time to consider new technology options to support your struggling students with...
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Read&Write for Google Update | The Spectronics Blog

Read&Write for Google Update | The Spectronics Blog | Learning Support Technologies | Scoop.it

Last week I said to be sure to keep an eye out for an upcoming post on new features coming to Read&Write for Google™. I'm happy to announce...

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