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New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade : NPR

New Voices For The Voiceless: Synthetic Speech Gets An Upgrade : NPR | tecnology for kids | Scoop.it
For those who rely on technology to speak, there are a limited number of voices. "Perfect Paul" sounds robotic, and "Heather" can seem too old for some.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 22, 2013 7:53 PM

New Synthetic Speech for AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) based on what the individual would actually sound like while speaking- phenomenal. If you have time to listen to the story (audio) it is inspiring.

Patricia Villanueva's curator insight, November 18, 2015 8:51 AM

¡Nuevas voces para la gente sin voz! #SCEUNED15

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Why Teachers Are Trying Out Apple TV In The Classroom - Edudemic

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You don't often think of saving money when you think of Apple products. But implementing an Apple TV in the classroom can be just that. Surprisingly.

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iPad in Education for Dummies: Interview with Author Sam Gliksman

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Teachers around the world are catching onto new learning technology, primarily focusing on tablets ... Sam Gliksman has written the black-and-yellow handbook to help simplify the iPad in Education. In addition to highlighting innovative lesson plans and informative anecdotes, Gliksman aims to promote an overall educational philosophy, one that integrates new technology rather than forcing it. The book will be out in January, but TabAdapt got a first look at what’s inside.


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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 2, 2013 7:02 PM

Sam Glisksman hits the nail on the head:

 

"....ERA: Are tablets the future of education?

SG: I don’t think any technology is “the future” of education. The dilemma I had in writing the book is that it’s a dummy’s book, and if you’re familiar with the dummy series, it’s really a how-to series: ‘tap here,’ ‘use this.’ As far as possible I’ve tried to integrate education into the book and principles of education as much if not more than the technology itself. That’s really what it’s more about. I don’t see the future of education tied to a particular technology as much as I do see it tied to more of a philosophy of education that’s more student-centered, more experiential, discovery learning, less frontal content delivery. Any technology can be used in a multitude of ways, and I don’t think using technology to support the old frontal content delivery systems is a successful model. I don’t think it’s necessarily the future of education; it could be...."

John Rudkin's curator insight, January 5, 2013 8:35 AM

Sorry, Dummies? How about iPad in Education for Teachers?

Catherine Thomas-Varcoe's comment, March 7, 2013 4:23 AM
Not sure the term 'dummies' is applicable, but might be an interesting read.
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Tips for Sharing iPads in Schools - iPads in Education

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Excerpted from new book, iPad in Education for Dummies by Sam…

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How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology - Edudemic | tecnology for kids | Scoop.it
Edtech isn't the final solution for education's problems. It's a powerful addition to classrooms though, so it's time to ask: what is the point of education technology?

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iOS Apps to Support Reading and Writing

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A list of apps that support students struggling in reading, writing and more.


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Katherine Page Burdick's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:20 PM

I add Tools4Students, CompareNContrast and ReadNRespond and K-2MobileReading to the list.

Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 26, 2013 7:49 PM

Really good ideas for struggling students.  Engage them through the use of technology. 

Abi James's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:09 PM

Good list of apps. I'd add Evernote to help with organisation and note-taking plus Mind Meister as agood all round mind mpapign tool you can access on any device. 

 

 

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iReadWrite App Released Today in App Store! From TextHelp, Producer of Read & Write Gold

Get iReadWrite on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:47 PM

For fans of Read and Write Gold (Literacy Software) from TextHelp, such as myself, iReadWrite has just been released in the App store!

Support features in iReadWrite include:
Text-to-speech
Word Prediction
Phonetic Spell Checker
Homophone and Confusables Checker
Dictionary
Picture Dictionary
Customizable Background and Text Colors
Choice of Voices and Fonts
Importing and Sharing documents

 

I just downloaded it myself! Here is a link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ireadwrite/id600843386?mt=8

Anne Bain's comment, March 11, 2013 2:59 AM
Some new amazing technology now in an app
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#SCEUNED15

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | tecnology for kids | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.

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7 Tips for Managing Your iPad Classroom -- THE Journal

7 Tips for Managing Your iPad Classroom -- THE Journal | tecnology for kids | Scoop.it
The author of iPad in Education for Dummies offers solid advice for unlocking the possibilities of iPads in a classroom.

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