Texthelp and friends at #FETC 2019

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It’s very nearly that time again as the Texthelp world tour brings us ever closer to Florida for FETC 2019! Taking place from January 27 - 30, FETC is packed full of cutting edge tech, as well as future-facing seminars and talks from seasoned educators to CEOs. If you’re heading along and want to learn more about Texthelp, our products, or what to check out during the conference, here’s a guide you can use as a helpful itinerary for your visit!

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Texthelp at #Bett2019

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If you’re planning on attending BETT and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of the Texthelp activities - including our recommended sessions. 

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Why EquatIO is Setting Teacher Twitter Ablaze

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This is a guest blog post from Deanna Toxopeus, an Itinerant Teacher of Assistive Technology at Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The original can be found on Deanna's personal blog: Muffins and Shenanigans.

EquatIO is a program that is setting Teacher Twitter ablaze. It works on top of several different programs and browsers to allow you to do math on the computer. Unlike many other things on the market, the user still has to do the thinking and the work. It doesn’t do the math for you.

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EquatIO for Google, Meet EquatIO mathspace

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EquatIO has been evolving ever since its launch just over a year and a half ago. One of the main goals we’ve been working to achieve through these updates is to make creating digital math delightful, intuitive, and fun. We have already made a lot of progress towards that goal and this latest update brings us even closer.

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Digital Tools in the Maths Classroom

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As a Google Certified Trainer, I get to visit schools and work with teachers to integrate G Suite for Education, Google’s set of collaborative cloud-based tools. I got into this line of work thanks to a Gmail account I set up in 2011 to get lesson feedback from my classes via a Google form. These were my maths classes, having taught the subject from 2004 to 2017. My use of digital tools in maths came from wanting to move from the practice to the application more efficiently.

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Why Stop with G Suite and Microsoft Word? Type Math in PDFs Too!

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Math teachers have a lot of worksheets that they’ve compiled over the years. Most are probably handouts that they photocopy year-over-year. Some may have been scanned and converted into PDFs, delivered digitally to students for them to print out or handwrite responses to on a separate piece of paper.

But what if I told you the days of faded photocopies and static PDFs with loose paper responses are a thing of the past? That’s right, you can now type math directly within PDFs thanks to the latest integration between EquatIO for Google and Read&Write for Google Chrome PDF Reader.

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