To BYOD or not to BYOD…

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While out on the road visiting schools, we often get asked about the benefits of implementing a Bring your own device or BYOD initiative in a school. Today, Texthelper, Andrew tells us about the benefits of implementing BYOD initiatives as well as ways to overcome the few drawbacks we’ve encountered.

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Assessor CPD Events - Key Takeaways

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We recently joined  forces with LexAble, Sonocent, and MatchWare to present a series of events specifically tailored for DSA assessors throughout the UK. The purpose?  To provide DSA assessors with all the knowledge they need to make recommendations to  students based on the most up-to-date information, ensuring a solution is provided that best suits their individual needs and requirements.

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5 Tips for Studying More Effectively

As final exams are fast approaching, now would be the optimal time to review ways students can help themselves to truly understand and retain the information covered over the last term. We often assume that by high school students know not only methods to learn, but the ways which are most effective for the individual. But learning how to learn from lecture, reading, and videos is rarely the focus of any class. Here are five tips that will assist students in studying text more effectively. 

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Are you attending these key events? Upcoming Education Conferences in 2016

2016 is off to a busy start with many students around the world back to school and lots of interesting education conferences taking place in the next few months.

At Texthelp, we’re gearing up for three big national conferences in January and February. We thought it would be good to share information on these events (and a few others), in case you are planning to attend or considering attending with us!

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Ed Tech Trends for 2016

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Every year I like to look back at what has happened, look at the changes we have seen in Ed Tech and try to spot some trends that will help us build better tools for teachers and students for the incoming year. It’s that time of year again now, so I have spent the past couple of days looking through the analytics of our 3+ million users of Read&Write for Google Chrome™, and the bigger group of students who use Texthelp technologies embedded in products from Pearson, Discovery Education, etc. Here’s my take on things: 

 

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