Friday, April 23, 2010

MyStudyBar: free floating toolbar!

MyStudyBar supports the complete study cycle from research, planning and structuring to getting across a written or spoken message. MyStudyBar has 6 sections and over 15 apps to choose from for planning and organization, a talking dictionary, help with text input, and text to audio. There’s also a speech-to-text app which allows you to talk to your computer.

It was created by EduApps, an initiative developed by the JISC Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East. EduApps consists of four different collections of software:
* AccessApps provides a range of solutions to support writing, reading and planning, as well as sensory, cognitive and physical difficulties.
* TeachApps is a collection of software specifically designed for teachers or lecturers.
* LearnApps, as its name implies, is specifically designed for learners. All learners or students can benefit from LearnApps.
* MyStudyBar, a suite of apps to support literacy.

A bit of info about this organization from "across the pond": JISC stands for Joint Information Systems Committee. Thirteen JISC Regional Support Centres (RSCs) were established across the UK in 2000. Within Scotland, two RSCs have been established. One covers the area from the Glasgow area south to the Borders and from Lanarkshire to the south west coast (RSC Scotland South & West). The other covers the rest of Scotland, including all of the Highlands and Islands (RSC Scotland North & East).

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