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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What does the college of the future look like?

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This is a guest blog post written by Ben Whitaker, Dan Fitzpatrick and Steven Hope, hosts of the Edufuturists podcast. Together they deliver training across the world on education, technology and leadership, as well as continuing to serve in various education settings.

Einstein is reported to have said, “We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” If that is to be believed, and we conclude that it is, we need to think differently about the problems that need addressing in our education system. Alvin Toffler surmised that, “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write; they will be those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.. To that end, how we learn, unlearn and relearn - or think, unthink and rethink - is of vital importance in schools and colleges.

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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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