Check out these Back to School Updates to Read&Write

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It’s that time of year again! With school back in session, we’re bringing new updates to over 15 million Read&Write users across the globe. Over the next few days, customers will see a new spelling and grammar check tool, additional updates to commonly used tools, and more!

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Read&Write for Google Chrome for the Win!

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This guest blog was originally posted on Jen's personal website, Virtual Giff.

My son, who is in the third grade, hates homework. His biggest anxiety in returning to school this year was that he would get a lot of homework. I also hate homework, especially in primary. So last night, when we had to sit down to write a 2-4 minute script for an All About Me project, I was dreading it. Then I realised, I could make this so much easier on him. I spent all this time training teachers on Google tools, why not train my own kid?
 

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Ease First Day Jitters: Kick Off the Year with Learning Profiles

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” It’s a strong statement from one of my education heroes, Rita Pierson. She understood deeply what many of us do, that relationship building is crucial for powerful learning to happen. As we head back to school, our kids are navigating new routines, new subjects, and new friendships. We can ease back to school blues and first day jitters with ice-breakers and get to know you games, but these activities also present a unique opportunity to begin building learning profiles with our students.

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7 Ways to Introduce UDL into your Classroom

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While UDL is a common phrase in many schools today, it can be difficult to practically implement in the classroom. To help with this, I’ve put together a list of 7 ideas to make introducing Universal Design for Learning into the classroom just a bit easier.

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Help your students personalize their own learning with tips from CoolCatTeacher!

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Teachers cannot personalize learning on their own. Though it is their role to provide opportunities for personalized learning, the students should be the ones to decide how they work best and what tools meet their needs. In doing this, they are taking ownership of their learning, which can increase engagement and improve comprehension.

We partnered with Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, to highlight several ways that students can have choice and voice in their education by personalizing their own learning.

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