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On-line Resources for Struggling Readers

Parents and educators that work with struggling readers are faced with many challenges such as helping the student stay at grade level and motivated, dealing with feelings of isolation and even bullying. However there is a growing amount of resources to help those dealing with learners with disabilities. Here are just a few sources for […]

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Municipality Raalte sees strong uptake in ReadSpeaker usage

The municipality Raalte of the Netherlands has been a trusted ReadSpeaker client since 2008: an ‘early adopter’ of text-to-speech technology. In December 2014, the municipality decided to improve the design of the ReadSpeaker listen button on its website, in conjunction with a change in the website’s CMS. The new listen button has led to an […]

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Should We Use Computers to Help Children Learn to Read?

This is post #4 of 4 in the series “Text-to-speech technology for struggling readers” For our last post based on Dr Parr’s work we look into the question of whether we should be using information technology and computers to teach children to read. When discussing educational technology and assistive literacy tools the question often arises […]

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Specialized Software: Device-Based or Available in the Cloud?

This is post #4 of 4 in the series “How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping Education” In the first half of this series, we focused on how digital textbooks increase learning while reducing costs, the benefits of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for both the online-based and traditional classroom, and Internet connectivity on- and off-campus. […]

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Should Text to Speech Be Used for Students Other Than Struggling Readers?

This is post #3 of 4 in the series “Text-to-speech technology for struggling readers” Continuing in our series based on the work of Doctor Michelann Parr around the use of text-to-speech technology (TTST) in education, we look into how text to speech should be used in the classroom. While a confident reader may find TTST […]

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How Does Read Aloud Technology Help Struggling Readers?

This is post #2 of 4 in the series “Text-to-speech technology for struggling readers” The second in our series based on the work of Doctor Michelann Parr discusses what using read aloud technology looks like. A child comes to school unable to read. He has difficulty recognizing letters and has trouble with the sounds each letter […]

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Using Female Voices in Speech Synthesis

International Women’s Day was Sunday, 8 March. This year’s theme was “Make It Happen.” Around the globe, different events celebrated how far women’s rights have come, while at the same time making clear the need to keep fighting for equal rights over the entire world. At ReadSpeaker, in honour of International Women’s Day, we’d like […]

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Does Text-to-Speech Technology Help Students Learn?

This is post #1 of 4 in the series “Text-to-speech technology for struggling readers” The first in our series based on the work of Dr Michelann Parr, a researcher in the use of text-to-speech technology in education, discusses whether text-to-speech technology is truly an aid for struggling readers, or just more educational technology hype. Text-to-speech […]

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The Age of the Internet: Connectivity On- and Off-Campus

This is post #3 of 4 in the series “How the Digital Revolution is Reshaping Education” In the first two parts of this series, we focused on how digital textbooks increase learning while reducing costs, and the benefits of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for both the online-based and traditional classroom. Part three of this […]

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Q&A with CNBC Arabiya

CNBC Arabiya (Arabic: CNBC العربية) is the leading 24-hour Arabic language financial and business information television channel, covering regional and international affairs from an Arab economic perspective. CNBC Arabiya also discusses business on its website, in both the Arabic and English language. Articles discuss economic happenings from around the globe, with a focus on effects […]

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