November 2016

Assessor CPD Events - Key Takeaways


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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EdTech UK Global Summit - Our key takeaways


Last Friday, an audience of influencers from across the education sector convened at the Edtech UK Global Summit in London’s City Hall to discuss the future of education technology in Britain. It proved to be an incredibly interesting event – as well as some of the most exciting innovators and startups forecasting future trends in the industry, a number of policy-makers and ministers were present, indicating that the UK edtech sector is indeed one tipped for take-off.

So if you couldn’t make it, or you’d like a high level overview of this jam packed event, here are our top takeaways...

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g(Math) just got smarter - and lots more fun!


g(Math) is a Google Add-on that I started developing back in 2013 that makes it quick and easy to create equations, graphs, stats displays and math quizzes to insert in Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms. Earlier this year, g(Math) became the newest addition to the Texthelp product suite.  As such, Texthelp’s expert developers and I have improved upon my original design to create a more simple and intuitive tool for creating digital, accessible math. Just like your students who have already grown so much since the start of the new school year, so has g(Math).

Continue reading to see all of the latest and greatest updates we’ve made to the g(Math) Add-on, along with some short demo videos you can use to share these updates with your students and colleagues. 

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Edtech’s role in preparing students with learning disabilities for higher ed


If one of your school’s goals is to help prepare students for college and higher education, you should check out our latest video. Mary McDowell Friends School is one of New York City’s leading schools for students with learning disabilities. In 2013, they started using Read&Write to help their students learn and succeed, enabling them to go to college and have a successful academic career.

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