Education 4.0 - Driving the change the industry needs

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A new phrase has made its way into the world of education. It’s been present at conferences, in the media and has been featured on many occasions as the topical title for discussion panels and podcasts. It’s the new ‘thing’ everyone is talking about. It’s ‘Education 4.0’.
 

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Read&Write for Windows now available in French

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Great news for our friends in Canada! Read&Write for Windows is now available in French. At Texthelp it’s our mission to make reading, writing and study supports for students all around the globe, and we are excited to now provide French localized tools to our Windows users.

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‘Realizing the potential of edtech’ - a refreshing vision from DfE

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The Department for Education’s edtech strategy was warmly received this year by educators, with a refreshing and clear recognition of the struggles faced by teachers daily, and an emphasis on addressing these with practical solutions - solutions which not only realize the potential of technology in education, but react to remove barriers educators have when it comes to integrating edtech into their everyday teaching practices.

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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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A Year (and a bit) with Assistive Technology

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This is a guest blog post from Deanna Toxopeus, an Itinerant Teacher of Assistive Technology at Ottawa Carleton District School Board. The original can be found on Deanna's personal blog: Muffins and Shenanigans.

A little over a year ago my son was diagnosed with as being gifted, with a learning disability. Specifically, he struggled with short term memory.  And, like many people with LD, organization is a challenge. I joke that God doesn’t even know where the papers my son is supposed to bring home from school have gone.  I then comment that apples don’t fall far from trees, as I am also gifted LD, although my LD is in spelling.

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