ReadSpeaker TextAid Tuesdays

Join ReadSpeaker for a 3-part series of webinars as we illustrate how TextAid can help to improve the way students learn and study.

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1st Webinar:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
2:00PM EST

During this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Personal Customization of TextAid
    Students can customize TextAid settings according to their personal learning preference
  • Streaming Lessons
    Busy students can stream lessons by using the Listen tool
  • Audio Content on the Go
    Students on the go can download content to an MP3 for convenient and portable learning
  • Focused Reading for Distracted Learners
    Distracted learners can use suite of tools to keep them focused and engaged including Simple View, Page Mask, and Reading Ruler

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2nd Webinar:
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
2:00PM EST

During this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Writing Research Papers
    Students can use organizational reading and writing tools to upload articles and collect and organize highlights and citations using the Annotation feature. Once written, the paper can be reviewed both visually and orally to check for clumsy sentences, subject/verb disagreement, and careless mistakes.

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3rd Webinar:
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2:00PM EST

During this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • Note Taking with Images
    Many students take pictures via their mobile phones to capture notes, but studying these picture notes thereafter can be difficult. Using the Image to Text function, note images can be converted to text and edited as necessary.
  • Increasing Vocabulary
    For students learning a new language or students with limited literacy or vocabulary, the Translate and Word Lookup features can be used to see and hear word translation and definitions
  • Typing Difficulty
    Some students have difficult typing or putting words to paper. Using the Dictation tool, students’ speech is dictated and converted into text. Grammar and punctuation can be edited thereafter. 

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Ginger Dewey, Educational Development Manager, ReadSpeaker
Ginger Dewey works to help clients get the most use out of the ReadSpeaker Suite of Learning Tools. With over 35 years as an educator in both K-12 and higher education, Ginger is an advocate for accessibility and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

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