The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
iSpeech’s free version converts text to audio instantly, without any experience and without any software. Files can be embedded anywhere on the Web and shared quickly and easily. It’s a great tool for students, professionals or anyone who wants to listen to text as clear natural sounding audio
Dreams are fed by reading. And for those of us who find reading a challenge, it’s time to dream in a new way. And feed the hunger to learn with the Intel® Reader.
Printed text into audio: quickly and easily
There has never been a mobile device quite like the Intel® Reader. Such convenient access to the printed word can be life changing for people with vision or reading-related disabilities, blindness, or low vision. The level of success and freedom they stand to gain with the Intel Reader is unprecedented.
Capturing and playing back text with the Intel Reader is as easy as point, shoot, listen. You just hold it over the printed text, push the Capture button to take a picture of the page, and the Reader will play it back to you on the spot. (You can listen to it through the earphones if you want more privacy.)
BrowseAloud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.
7 million people in the UK have literacy problems, many of whom have downloaded BrowseAloud already. By subscribing to BrowseAloud for your website, you will greatly increase the number of people who can access the content on your site.
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Using BrowseAloud PC or Mac – what does BrowseAloud do?
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.
Volunteering for LibriVox is easy and does not require any experience with recording or audio engineering or acting or public speaking. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. We accept all volunteers in all languages, with all kinds of accents. You don’t need to audition or send us samples. We’ll accept you no matter what you sound like.
IDYLLWILD, CA—September 14, 2009: www.ReadSpeeder.com is a free speed reader, using a new patent pending method that can convert text into its natural phrases, without requiring linguistic analysis. These phrases are displayed in sequence to instantly speed your reading.
Reading has always been done in a box of text on a page, and just as the first automobiles were designed to resemble horse-drawn carriages, e-readers are designed to replicate books. But ReadSpeeder takes advantage of the new medium to improve on the reading experience. Comprehension is improved when meaningful phrases are presented individually, because each phrase can be understood at a glance, the same way words are read. This improvement in comprehension makes reading faster, and keeps the reader’s attention from wandering.
Reading by phrases might sound annoying at first, and granted it’s not for all types of reading, but it’s great when you want to read something fast, with better comprehension. The quality and meaningfulness of the phrases ReadSpeeder extracts is the key to making reading easier. And there’s no eye movement, backtracking, or losing your place. Your eyes focus on a single location as you read, and thoughts appear to be pulled from the text, directly into your mind.
ReadSpeeder is also available for handheld devices such the iPhone and iPod Touch too:
FREE eBook reader: Stanza is a free application for your iPhone and iPod Touch. Use it to download from a vast selection of over 100,000 books and periodicals, and read them right on your phone. It’s a wireless electronic library that stays open 24/7.
Reading revolutionized. Forget carrying around stacks of books for school, work, or vacation. Stanza on your iPhone or iPod lets you hold a lifetime’s worth of reading in your pocket or handbag. Whether on a plane or waiting in line, your books are only a tap away.
Amazon is close to finalising a launch date for its ‘Kindle’ electronic book reader in the UK and is in advanced negotiations with a mobile operator for an MVNO, Mobile understands.
The online retail giant has made a major play for ebooks to protect the business against the likes of Apple and Google disrupting the traditional book market.
The retailer wants customers to be able to download books through PCs or over Wi-Fi, but also to have the option to regularly download newspapers, magazines and journals while on the move, via a mobile network.
Unlike other readers, you can use your COOL-ER to read any JPEG, PDF, or TXT document, or any EPUB formatted ebook. You can adjust the size of text to suit you, view images and listen to music or audio books.
COOL-ER uses an E Ink VizplexTM screen that mimics a paper book, readable at any angle and even in direct sunlight.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’ […]
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
This blog was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero. There is a variety of digital tools in today’s technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of this tool and choose the solution that best fits […]
[VIDEO] Since Edwards Middle School in Boston added three hours to their school day through the Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Initiative, they have seen great improvements both academically and in the overall school environment. […]
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program. […]
Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of different abilities. […]