Align by equal sign? There's finally a button for that!

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Here at Texthelp, we value the input of our users, especially since they’re often the ones finding new and innovative ways to use our tools. So, when EquatIO users asked for increased intuitiveness and better usability within the product (particularly for aligning multiple equations), we jumped straight on it. Here’s a quick rundown of all the new enhancements we’ve made.  

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Creating the ‘penny-drop’ moment

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More than in any other subject, insight into mathematical concepts comes to pupils in penny-dropping moments. Finding a learning activity that helps to reduce frustrating barriers to understanding is key, whether that be a fun interactive game or a simple diagram. But, with many different learning styles, that sudden moment of realisation comes differently to each and every student, and so the maths lesson becomes a bit more complex. At Texthelp, we wanted to allow students to benefit from the visualisation of mathematical concepts and have the ability to interact with them in real time. We also wanted to give teachers a multitude of ways to engage student minds in relatable ways. That’s why we created EquatIO.
 

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Read&Write pour Windows désormais disponible en version Française

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C’est une bonne nouvelle pour nos amis les Canadiens ! Read&Write pour Windows est désormais disponible en version Française. Chez Texthelp, notre mission est de proposer des supports de lecture, d’écriture et d’étude aux étudiants du monde entier, et nous sommes ravis de pouvoir fournir à présent des outils français à nos utilisateurs Windows.
 

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How to digitise paper resources and get the most from Read&Write's PDF reader

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Over the years, you have probably gathered a mound of paper resources that you would love to use with your students in a digital capacity, so that they can avail of Read&Write’s supportive features. You may have already scanned these documents to turn them into PDFs in the hope of using the toolbar - but are finding that text-to-speech doesn’t seem to work with these PDFs. Well, that’s because they haven’t been converted into an accessible form of PDF. So, we’ve created this article to help make sure your great resources aren’t going to waste.

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I am thankful for: Read&Write

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This guest blog post was originally featured in the ISTE Mobile Learning Network's November 2019 Newsletter.

Educational technology can transform learning for our students through video chats, blogging, movie making, virtual field trips, STEM/STEAM projects, and augmented reality. Using the ISTE Empowering Learner Standard for Students, technology both synchronous and asynchronous provides opportunities for students to “take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.”

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