In this blog post our friend Amy Mayer, the CEO and Founder of FriEdTechnology - a Google Professional Development Partner Company, offering professional training for educators, shares her thoughts on how to get students writing.
During a panel discussion I took part in recently with Texthelp, we explored how school leaders can use technology to improve learning experiences. Throughout the discussion I was reminded that we are in a unique position here at Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) in Auckland. We are a ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) school and we tailor our programmes to support every student. We know the impact that EdTech tools have on learning and I want to share the key principles that guide us. To help you integrate technology into teaching and learning at your school.
Recently on our Texthelp Talks podcast we were joined by Toby Hopkins, Colleague Inclusion and Engagement Executive at Sainsbury's. As a Texthelp customer, Sainsbury's provide Read&Write as a support tool for their staff - just one of a number of key measures they've taken to create a great place to work. This got us thinking: what does it mean to be an inclusive employer? What does this look like in practice? And how can technology help create more equitable work environments?
With it being Neurodiversity Celebration Week in the UK, we wanted to start a discussion on the topic, to help promote neurodiversity within our community. So, we asked the question - "From your experience, what's the biggest strength that comes from thinking differently? Can you give an example based on your experiences with neurodiversity?"
From absorbing information to drawing connections, there are several strengths that come from thinking differently and using neurodiversity in the workplace. Here, twelve business leaders and HR professionals share with us what they think are the biggest strengths that come from thinking differently.
Texthelp is happy to announce that Read&Write for Google Chrome now supports text-to-speech in Irish! The new update was released last week, in time for Seachtain na Gaeilge. This is especially exciting and long awaited for schools in the Irish-medium sector in Northern Ireland. The update means that we’ll also be able to support Irish Language Learners in all other schools too.
People with disabilities make up 20-25% of our population. 80% of people with disabilities who are of working age are looking for a job. This means that more than likely you have employees who have a disability in your workforce and more people coming into your workforce annually. They may have disabilities you can see or they may have invisible disabilities.