22 September 2016Kathleen Colburn, Product Manager
We talk a lot about Fluency Tutor for Google as a powerful tool for students to practice and improve their reading, whether it’s young readers just starting to master their skills or struggling readers who need the extra practice outside of the classroom. But did you know that Fluency Tutor is not just for students practicing reading in English?
22 September 2016Shauna Hanna
15 September 2016Malcolm Litten, BDA New Technologies Committee
We've taken the hard work out of searching for good online reading resources for your students. Read more to discover reading materials to keep your kids reading all year round.
This week’s guest blog comes from Malcolm Litten, a member of the British Dyslexia Association New Technologies Committee. Malcolm continues to teach English to individuals who experience literacy difficulties, having enjoyed over 40 years as an English teacher. He spent over half of that time working with pupils affected by dyslexia. Here, Malcolm discusses the latest set of GCSE results and what the implications could be for students with dyslexia.
09 September 2016Ruth Scott
It’s all systems go here at Texthelp HQ. During the summer months, our Texthelpers have been busily putting together a new training area designed to help you get to grips with using Read&Write when, and how it suits you.
08 September 2016Jason Carroll, Global Product Manager
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.
08 September 2016Shauna Hanna
Continue reading for the details, along with some videos and screenshots you can use to share these great updates with your students and colleagues.
Happy International Literacy Day! Launched by UNESCO back in 1965, this global celebration reminds us every year about the enormous importance of the written word to inform, educate and entertain. It’s also a powerful reminder that over 750 million adults around the world lack basic literacy skills – many of them women – often as a result of poverty and prejudice.
Closer to home, we’ve been asking the question “what’s the best way to engage with school kids and kindle their lifelong enthusiasm for reading and writing?”