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How to use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter

How to use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re speaking in front of an audience, whether a school lecture or business meeting, you know that it’s crucial to have your notes with you.

So, if you create your speech or write your notes in Pages, you can easily use your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter. This lets you see what you plan to say without having to print your speech or transfer your notes to index cards.

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Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 12, 9:31 AM
Good how-to for using your iPhone or iPad as a teleprompter for a smoother presentation. 
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 12, 9:02 PM

Cool!I've got an App for that for our #MHTVNews TV Studio! But still, kids are asking for paper - but going paperless is always a goal of ours! Also, suggest using GSuite!

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Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit

Master the Art of Influence - Persuasion as a Skill and Habit | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
As a product leader at Google and Reddit, Tyler Odean uses persuasion as a tool in his everyday job. Here's what he's learned through experience and research about being influential at work.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:26 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 19, 1:30 PM

Good golly -- what a comprehensive article about how to effectively influence and persuade! And all the points are right on.

 

I really like the distinction between System 1 and System 2 thinking based on neuroscience. To influence, use System 1, which is storytelling.

 

But wait -- there's more! The author does a deep dive into all facets of persuasion/influence, including elements like Anchoring, Representation, Coherence, and Framing. Your business stories -- when positioned well -- will do all of these for you. That's the good news. It's not as complicated as you think.

 

Run, don't walk, to read this article. There's tons of good actionable advice here.

English Jeffrey's curator insight, March 25, 8:38 PM
Understanding how the brain processes information to make decisions may influence the way you present information about your business.
 
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Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
To foster growth mindsets in students, teachers can coach students to try different learning strategies that make the brain work smarter. Educator praise can be used to acknowledge specific strategies students have tried and can push students to reflect on themselves as learners. This process is more complex than it looks and ultimately should help lead students to become more independent thinkers.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 20, 9:29 AM

Worth a read.

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Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things

Want to Build a High-Performing Team? Science Says Focus on These 3 Things | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Many leaders believe a team is only as strong as its weakest link. Thus many organizations spend a lot of time working to attract the best talent, while performance-managing those that aren't operating at the standard they would like.

 

But building a world-class team isn't about just getting the right people on the bus. It's about making sure you have a game plan in place that makes everyone on your team operate at a higher level.

 

So if you want to build a team that consistently overflows with top performers, build a team philosophy and culture designed to enable everyone who is part of it to excel.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 5, 2017 5:48 PM

To build a strong team, define in advance your norms and standards for excellence. Then work to ensure everyone on your team is equipped to meet them.

Donna Farren's curator insight, November 6, 2017 11:27 AM
Great tips!
Jerry Busone's curator insight, November 20, 2017 7:33 AM

No secret here understand what great looks like, practice it often and keep the right attitudes ...

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This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder

This Is How To Actually Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Possibly no piece of productivity advice is more well-worn than the adage, “Work smarter, not harder.” Of course, the directive points to the fact that it’s not how many hours you put in at your desk that matters—it’s how you spend your time there. In other words, get results faster and you won’t be spending so many late nights at the office.

 

But what does it really mean to work smarter?

 

“It means figuring out better, faster ways to work,” says personal productivity expert and trainer Peggy Duncan. But before you enrol in a time management course or start playing “beat the clock” with your project list, consider these counterintuitive ways to get more done.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 17, 2017 6:51 PM

We’ve found eight unexpected (and counterintuitive) ways to squeeze more out of your workday.

Runi Akhter's curator insight, September 19, 2017 5:00 AM
Great tips
 
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20 Creative Presentation Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience

20 Creative Presentation Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
A list of creative ways to captivate your audience, from using props and asking thought-provoking questions to telling stories and sharing personal anecdotes.

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, April 21, 2017 3:13 AM

 

If you own a business you are in the business of selling something. In order to succeed as a business owner, you will be forever presenting something to somebody, to get a result. Avoid becoming a boring monotonous presenter by adopting some of the great ideas in this article, and then delight your audiences instead.

ComunicaciónEficaz's curator insight, April 21, 2017 6:28 AM
Great tips for presentations
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20 Creative Presentation Ideas That Will Delight Your Audience
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Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams

Six Things Great Bosses Constantly Remind Their Teams | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
Whether you’ve just started training your first hire or you’ve been managing scores of people for decades, you’re in the position of being a leader. And if there’s one aspect of leadership that holds true, regardless of staff size or industry, it’s that being one isn’t for the thin-skinned or the faint of heart.
 

So much of your job isn’t about hitting goals, but rather about being rooted in reality, constantly striving to bring perspective and empathy to whatever situations you encounter. Sometimes, finding the right words can be the biggest challenge of your day. But other times, you’re overthinking it, and it’s as simple as saying these six tiny sentences.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, November 8, 2016 5:22 PM

Great leaders tell their team members over and over again to speak their minds and to say no to the right things.

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic)

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 19, 2014 4:21 PM

10 tendencias para a aprendizagem mista

(blended= tech+presencial)


Minha tendencia favoita  é :

Aumentar o engajamento e motivacao do aprendiz.


e a sua ?

#avancee

Leonard Waks's curator insight, November 16, 2014 1:20 AM

Of these 10 proposed drivers, I an guessing that the most important will be #5 and #6. At least for the time being, universities are really strapped for funds. Consider for # 5 a 'MOOC-Based wrapped course' where a prof assigns a MOOC as homework, and then  meets with the class one day a week = and follows up with a couple of weeks of class time at the end for projects and examinations. This strikes me as a  good division of labor in many courses - letting the high production videos do what they do best and the prof do what demands a human mind and heart for problem solving and coaching and mentoring. It can reduce faculty time by more than 1/2 without loss of quality. Now for #6, consider a group of twenty faculty members teaching wrapped courses based on the very same MOOC. They will have many questions and concerns and they can (a) find each other and (b) address them collectively through their learning network. The only other 'driver' that floats my boat at this point is #3. Many students like MOOC-based courses. The lectures are excellent and fit conveniently into schedules, and the professor is available to serve his or her most important functions. But I wouldn't oversell this. Many students still prefer day to day hand holding and may actually need it from a socio-emotional perspective to stay engaged in the course. So I'm betting on #5 and #6 as most important.

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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ASD & Stopping Bullying With Empathy

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Social-skills training helps both students on the spectrum and "neurotypical" kids.

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Becky B's curator insight, May 20, 2014 11:09 AM

Students with autism can miss social cues and sometimes not know that they’re being bullied, so they often benefit from guidance in things like how to interpret facial expressions and body language or how to recognize sarcasm or insincerity.  
 

But what about “neurotypical” kids? An article on EDWeek.org, “Autism Issues Complicate Anti-Bullying Task,” reports that “while social-skills training is commonly a part of the individualized education program, or IEP, for students with autism, such instruction should not be limited just to them.”

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Daniel Goleman on Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment - YouTube

Daniel Goleman on Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment - YouTube | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Psychologist Daniel Goleman shot to fame with his groundbreaking bestseller Emotional Intelligence.


The premise of the book, now widely accepted, is that raw intelligence alone is not a sure predictor of success in life.


A greater role is played by 'softer' skills such as self-control, self-motivation, empathy and good interpersonal relationships.


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Top 5 Performance Support Apps for Learning Designers

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“ Connie Malamed was one of the first in the learning industry to design and develop an app for learning designers.”
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How To Communicate With People Who Disagree With You

How To Communicate With People Who Disagree With You | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

We’ve all been there: those times you need to argue your point of view to someone who you know disagrees with you. You immediately go to your keyboard and start to type out that 280-character tweet, the Facebook reply, or a paragraphs-long email. Surely the reason, logic, and sheer power of your written words will convince whoever it is who disagrees with you to see your point of view? But new research suggests these written arguments may not be the best approach.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 10, 1:43 AM

Research suggests oral, not written, communication works best.

Yanglish's curator insight, May 14, 10:27 AM
...written arguments may not be the best approach.
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4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere.  It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.

 

However, research shows that much of the advice extolled may be misleading or even wrong. Several myths about performance persist, despite research and practices that show they are half-truths at best. That might explain why the most likely purchasers of self-improvement books have bought another within the previous 18 months.  The first myth-riddled book didn’t work, so they bought another, and maybe another soon after.

 

A recent report in the Journal of Management noted that of nearly 25,000 academic articles on performance, only a fraction include what psychologists call within person variance, which describes ranges, such as that between individuals’ top, average and worst performances. Advice too often mistakenly assumes performance can be compared across people, using the same gauge. That’s absurd.

 

Our observation of hundreds of performance seekers largely confirms the report and has led to delineating a series of myths that hold people back when trying to improve. These assertions are based on a diverse set of fields, including psychology, sports, arts, and leadership. We hope that by dispelling these myths, explaining the reality and offering some sound advice instead, we can help move people toward more effective personal development.


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Start a business at https://goo.gl/4omBU4 which gives you a decent while starting when you developed the business that changes your life into a greater position.
Happy earnings, 
 
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Hearing Aid Repair MN is a larger number of times than not required as a result of individuals who misuse their gadgets

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Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling

Empathy Is Crucial To Any Personal/Professional Relationship -- How To Cultivate It via Storytelling | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
Empathy can make or break relationships. It is a skill, which can reap many benefits in both your personal life and work place. These 5 simple habits will help you to grow your empathy muscle.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 22, 2017 4:07 PM
People relate to each other's stories, so it is essential to tell them.
Ian Berry's curator insight, November 23, 2017 4:41 PM
I think people relate most of all to stories the feel and see themselves in
David Stapleton's curator insight, February 15, 12:22 PM
Empathy can make or break relationships. It is a skill, which can reap many benefits in both your personal life and work place. These 5 simple habits will help you to grow your empathy muscle.
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Secrets Of The Most Resilient People

Secrets Of The Most Resilient People | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Some people just seem to bounce back from whatever life throws at them. Whether it’s illness, loss, or tragedy, they do the tough work of picking themselves up, dusting themselves off, and carrying on—even when it seems impossible.

 

If you’ve ever thought, “I could never do that” when looking at one of these apparent “superheroes,” don’t be so sure. It’s actually possible to build resilience to make yourself better able to bounce back from even the most difficult times.

 

“It’s the ability to get back in the game after you’ve had some sort of failure. And indeed, we can learn to become more resilient,” says social scientist and leadership expert Frank Niles, PhD. Niles says there are a number of science-backed areas people can address to help them be more resilient.

 

Here are some ways you can shore up your “resilience bunker” to better prepare for when tough times strike.


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Failing is the key to success.
CCM Consultancy's curator insight, November 12, 2017 12:35 AM

Several studies showed  having a sense of purpose beyond your occupation or everyday role  plays a big role in resilience.

Sharon Ruddleston's curator insight, February 7, 12:16 AM
It takes "resilient leaders" to guide your organisation through difficult times. They're the leaders able to remain strong in the face of uncertainty, frequent setbacks and new challenges. Able to lead with calm, clarity and conviction amidst increasing complexity and accelerating change. How? They connect with a greater purpose.
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The Chemistry of Great Leadership

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Understanding how your brain works can be a key step in the path to business success

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How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily

How Can You Spot a Really Good Leader? They Do Any of These 7 Things Daily | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Can you imagine working for someone in a high-level leadership role, perhaps a CEO, and suddenly it dawns on you: This person isn't leadership caliber.

Your next thought may be, How in the world did he (or she) make it this far up the ladder?

It's a fair question. People are promoted into leadership roles every day who have no business belonging there.

Sometimes it's political; other times it's the easier choice--promote from within and avoid the high cost of recruitment--but a bad choice, nonetheless.

The biggest challenge leaders face is performing to the set standards of the best in the business. This means raising the bar really high--as the ten hugely successful CEOs I wrote about recently have done.

In the end, you'll find the leadership journey is predicated on two things that drive success: Results and relationships. You can't have results at the expense of people. And serving your tribe well without getting results is merely putting lipstick on a pig.


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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 24, 2017 1:00 AM
I guess this says it all! Leadership is not everybody's cup of tea! The biggest challenge faced in leadership positions is to perform to a very high set of standards.However, all is not lost for those who are struggling with leadership roles, as they can always make use of some of the tips given in this article!
 
Susan Claudia Freeman's curator insight, April 24, 2017 11:49 AM
There are remarkable differences between LEADERS and MANAGERS...
 
Lisa Gorman's curator insight, April 25, 2017 12:23 AM

www.inc.com provide us with some useful ideas here about what 'really good' leaders to at work.  I've been thinking about the strategies offered; 1. giving feedback 2. regular team planning sessions 3. conducting stay interviews 4. recognition & appreciation 5. freedom to make decisions 6. allowing people to take on new responsibilities 7. open-door policy.  All of these rely on the fundamentally critical technical skill of being able to give and receive feedback and the heart-connected qualities that allow people to thrive because you want them to do their best.  For me, really good leaders empower people to succeed.  Allowing freedom is great, but to do this without building trust and sound relationships first, could be an action taken too soon. Interesting topic!  

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Cultivating 'Soft Skills' to Get Ahead

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After working five years as a regional director at a large health insurer in Oakland, Calif., Daniel Eddleman felt ready to move up the ladder. So he found a mentor within the company who agreed with Mr. Eddleman that his performance and leadership ability merited the promotion.


But he'd need to work on a few soft skills to clinch the job. "It can be a challenging environment to get noticed in because it's such a big organization," says Mr. Eddleman, who connected with a job coach who helped him identify and work on three weak areas—including the ability to self-assess, manage his emotions and brag.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 19, 2013 5:05 PM

Personal aptitudes and attitudes like being a good listener and communicator strongly influence likability and workplace relationships.

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Passion at Work: Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development

Passion at Work: Cultivating worker passion as a cornerstone of talent development | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
Up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work. Less than 12.3 percent of America’s workforce possesses the attributes of worker passion. This “passion gap” is important because passionate workers are committed to continually achieving higher levels of performance. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, companies need passionate workers because such workers can drive extreme and sustained performance improvement—more than the one-time performance “bump” that follows a bonus or the implementation of a worker engagement initiative. These workers have both personal resilience and an orientation toward learning and improvement that helps organizations develop the resilience needed to withstand and grow stronger from continuous market challenges and disruptions.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:03 PM

By cultivating the traits of worker passion in their workforce, organizations can make sustained performance gains and develop the resilience they need to withstand continuous market challenges and disruptions.

Jerry Busone's curator insight, October 23, 2014 8:09 AM

Theres nothing more rewarding that doing what you love ...good read on passion at work .Lifes too short find what gets you up before the alarm everyday.

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ADHD and Computer Addictions

ADHD and Computer Addictions | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it
Interview with Kevin Roberts about ADHD and cyber addictions.

 

ADHDers are more prone to addiction of all types, so they are particularly susceptible to cyber addictions that involve computers, video games, and the Internet.

 

More: http://add.about.com/od/relatedconditions/a/Adhd-And-Computer-Addictions.htm?nl=1

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Special Education iPad Apps for Reading and Writing - Jonathan Wylie

Special Education iPad Apps for Reading and Writing - Jonathan Wylie | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

"Recently I had the distinct privilege of working with Julie Freed, Grant Wood’s Assistive Technology guru, to present a number of iPad apps that can be used to help improve the reading and/or writing skills of students in special education. Interested? Here are some of the apps we talked about, along with the reasons why we picked them."


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The 60 Best Apps for Special Education | The Spectronics Blog

The 60 Best Apps for Special Education | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive education, VET and Online learning and Leadership | Scoop.it

Spectronics has compiled a favourite list of 60 special education apps that have been well reviewed and tested out in the field.  This is what sets them apart!

 

"Our list includes apps for

> Reading & Writing;

> Mathematics;

> Early Learning;

> Cause & Effect;

> Visual Supports;

> Social Stories;

> Life Skills;

> Positive Behaviour Support and

< Classroom Organisation.

 

We have tried to bring you a review of the app features that we are asked about in schools, during training and out on the road. These include comments on accessibility, differentiation, reporting and feedback, publishing and connectivity. These fields correlate to many of the app rubrics that are used to determine the effectiveness of an app in a particular setting – acknowledgement to Greg Alchin for his great work here."


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