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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Education 4.0 - Driving the change the industry needs

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A new phrase has made its way into the world of education. It’s been present at conferences, in the media and has been featured on many occasions as the topical title for discussion panels and podcasts. It’s the new ‘thing’ everyone is talking about. It’s ‘Education 4.0’.
 

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Read&Write for Windows now available in French

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Great news for our friends in Canada! Read&Write for Windows is now available in French. At Texthelp it’s our mission to make reading, writing and study supports for students all around the globe, and we are excited to now provide French localized tools to our Windows users.

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‘Realising the potential of edtech’ - a refreshing vision from DfE

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The Department for Education’s edtech strategy was warmly received this year by educators, with a refreshing and clear recognition of the struggles faced by teachers daily, and an emphasis on addressing these with practical solutions - solutions which not only realise the potential of technology in education, but react to remove barriers educators have when it comes to integrating edtech into their everyday teaching practices.

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