To BYOD or not to BYOD…

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While out on the road visiting schools, we often get asked about the benefits of implementing a Bring your own device or BYOD initiative in a school. Today, Texthelper, Andrew tells us about the benefits of implementing BYOD initiatives as well as ways to overcome the few drawbacks we’ve encountered.

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5 Tips for Studying More Effectively

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As final exams are fast approaching, now would be the optimal time to review ways students can help themselves to truly understand and retain the information covered over the last term. We often assume that by high school students know not only methods to learn, but the ways which are most effective for the individual. But learning how to learn from lecture, reading, and videos is rarely the focus of any class. Here are five tips that will assist students in studying text more effectively. 

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Doing the math

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Classrooms can seem like bewildering places for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia and other learning difficulties. It’s a similar story for young people trying to master subjects that aren’t being taught in their first language. 

Today, it’s good to know that there’s plenty of support out there. In the space of a generation we’ve made huge strides forward in making accommodations mainstream for students of all abilities and backgrounds, and at every grade level.

Much of this progress has been enabled by assistive technology (AT) that’s now a standard fixture in virtually every modern schoolroom. But there’s one area of study where technology has struggled to make online content accessible: math.

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Ed Tech Trends for 2016

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Every year I like to look back at what has happened, look at the changes we have seen in Ed Tech and try to spot some trends that will help us build better tools for teachers and students for the incoming year. It’s that time of year again now, so I have spent the past couple of days looking through the analytics of our 3 million users of Read&Write for Google Chrome™, and the bigger group of students who use Texthelp technologies embedded in products from Pearson, Discovery Education, etc. Here’s my take on things: 

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Twitter Quick Start Guide for Educators

Twitter is one of the best sources of up to date information for educators that I have found. However, if you are new to Twitter it can be a little intimidating at first to understand how to create an account, who to follow, what to tweet, and so on. The purpose of this post is to serve as a quick start guide for those looking to join for the first time or become more active in the Twitter community.

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