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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Free Professional Development at EduTech, Sydney

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The annual EduTech Conference is kicking off soon and the Australian-based Texthelp team will be onsite at the International Convention Centre on Sydney’s picturesque Darling Harbour. With over 10,000 attendees, we look forward to catching up with many old friends while meeting new faces to learn about their educational technology journeys too.

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Build the future with personalized learning

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It is frequently said that 65% of today’s school children will graduate into jobs that don’t currently exist. With this being said, preparing students for the world of work can become a bit of a challenge - how can you, as an educator, help your students to acquire skills for jobs that don’t yet exist? 

With the act of forward-thinking, and adapting the core components of a ‘future building school’.

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5 pillars of reading instruction

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The 5 pillars of reading instruction are key elements which need to be established throughout the learning journey, for student's to have the highest chance of reading success. Our infographic sums up what they are and as a bonus, we give you access to free resources featuring three leading experts in the field of fluency and reading, which outlines teaching techniques that can be applied to help students with reading instruction.

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Top 6 Takeaways from EdWeek’s Pathways to Personalized Learning Summit

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Personalized learning starts when we focus on making learning personal. It’s about igniting student’s passion for learning and empowering students with tools and strategies to reach their individual goals.

As a newer model of learning, there are still a lot of questions surrounding implementation. The virtual Pathways to Personalized Learning Summit, hosted by EdWeek and sponsored by Texthelp, brought educators, administrators, and edtech teams together to look at these big questions and chart pathways forward.

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