A new texthelp team is now on the ground in Australia

A big welcome to our two newest Texthelpers as we set up a dedicated Texthelp team for the very first time in Australia! Meet Greg O’Connor and Barbara Landsberg who joined Texthelp at the beginning of June this year and have clocked up a busy first month already.

They bring with them many years of experience in supporting successful use of inclusive learning technologies, as part of the well-known Spectronics team. Along with their years spent working in schools with students who struggle with literacy. They will now be available in Asia Pacific friendly timezones to assist with any enquiries from across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Read on to learn more about how you can connect with Greg and Barbara in the coming months in particular and how they will be able to support you.

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Further your CA Google Summit Experience at #GAFEtalk

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This year the EdTechTeam’s California Summit featuring Google for Education will once again take place in Palo Alto, CA. While last year’s summit included well over 1000 attendees, this year looks to be even bigger as it will stretch over two weekends (July 11-12 and July 18-19) in sunny California.

In addition to the jam packed weekend sessions, Texthelp will be hosting our 2nd #GAFEtalk event at the Sheraton Palo Alto on Friday, July 17th. This event gives summit attendees (and other California educators) access to a full day of great content, insightful speakers, free software and even lunch!

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Coming Soon to Fluency Tutor for Google…

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This week, Google announced a few new features for Google Classroom, and we are excited to share a sneak peek of how we are integrating these updates into Fluency Tutor™ for Google.

Fluency Tutor™ for Google, Texthelp’s time-saving leveled reading and assessment tool, will soon include the new Google Classroom Share button to offer teachers an even easier way to share reading passages with their students. With the Google Classroom Share button, teachers using Fluency Tutor for Google will soon be able to share a reading passage with an entire class of students in Google Classroom, with the click of a button.

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Wearables, Mobile Devices and a New Look for Education

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This post comes to us from our CTO Martin McKay. He’s also our Chief Gadget Geek, so we’re happy he took the time to share his thoughts on how some of these gadgets can play a part in education. Thanks Martin!

I was interviewed recently, and was asked for my thoughts about game changers in Educational Technology. I got a little excited about wearables, and lots of people have been asking me to expand on the subject.

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