Align by equal sign? There's finally a button for that!

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Here at Texthelp, we value the input of our users, especially since they’re often the ones finding new and innovative ways to use our tools. So, when EquatIO users asked for increased intuitiveness and better usability within the product (particularly for aligning multiple equations), we jumped straight on it. Here’s a quick rundown of all the new enhancements we’ve made.  

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Get to Know Your Students with our WriQ Challenge

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For a teacher, some of the most exciting and important “lessons” to plan during the first few days of school are those that help you get to know your new students. While getting-to-know-you exercises are fun for teachers and students alike, they are also critical in building a strong foundation for the rest of the year.

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3 ways to improve student writing with tech

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According to recent data from the National Assessment of Student Performance, two-thirds of K-12 students are not writing at levels expected for their grade level. The fundamental issue is that, nationally, writing has not been given the same attention as math and reading. 

When writing is not a priority in elementary school, it becomes difficult to teach by middle school when large class sizes are the norm. This begs for technology intervention.
 

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Enable Accessibility in Locked Mode in Quizzes in Google Forms with Read&Write and EquatIO

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In case you missed it, to celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Google announced several new updates to promote digital accessibility and inclusion for students with learning disabilities. In particular, they highlighted new partnerships for locked mode in Quizzes in Google Forms. Locked mode was beta released in the Fall of last year, allowing teachers to create Quizzes without the worry of students being able to search the web. 

But what about students who need additional support for reading, writing and math during assessments? That’s where Read&Write for Google ChromeTM and EquatIO for Google® come in! Both Read&Write and EquatIO are now available for use while in locked mode.

Read on to learn more.

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