At Texthelp, we’ve been busy over the summer adding some much requested features to Read&Write for Google Chrome just in time for the new school year. We have lots of new things to share with you about this release, including new capabilities for existing tools you know and love (like the ability to work in Google Slides!), and completely new features like our new Screen Masking tool.
Continue reading for the details, along with some videos and screenshots you can use to share these great updates with your students and colleagues.
This week, we have some really exciting news to share! From September 1st, Read&Write for Windows will now have the capability to spell check and conduct word prediction with an additional 98,000 medical, and 8,000 pharmaceutical words (UK spellings only at present).
Back in the 1930’s, Dr. Edward William Dolch put together a list of commonly used words that students frequently come across. He found that 220 words made up between 50% and 75% of all words found in children's books at the time.
Things have obviously changed since the 1930s, but many sight words remain the same. Do a quick search for top 100 sight words and you will instantly find lists of the top 100, 300 or even 1000 sight words, many of which are broken down by grade level.
Fluency Tutor for Google is a reading tutor that allows students to practice sight words. It's is easy as 1, 2, 3…
I’ve attended a number of high profile, disability focused events this year such as CSUN in California and the M-Enabling Summit in Washington. One of the most commonly discussed issues centres around the provision of assistive technology.
This week, we have a guest blog from Caroline Read, Senior Course Tutor at Communicate-ed, who tells us about the impact for this year on the changes to JCQ qualification requirements and what measures schools can take in the interim before the new qualification requirements come fully into force in September 2017.
This week, we are redefining the way you can score passages with Fluency Tutor for Google, giving teachers even more flexibility and control of how they assess their students’ reading.
Teachers can now score as much or as little of a student’s recording as they’d like, and can check out some new metrics to get an even better picture of how their students are doing. Read on to learn more and check out the video below.