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The latest version of Read & Write Gold 11 is now available to all students and staff and a copy can be obtained from the library.

This version is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.  The software is very useful for those students struggling with their reading and writing.  Apart from the new look and feel the application includes some new items; Nuance Vocalizer text-to-speech voices, support for Chrome and Firefox, support for Google Docs, and two new features – Word Cloud and Voice Note.

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The internet provides a wealth of information which can be used to enhance the classroom and learning environment.

Sites such as YouTube, Flickr, Google Earth and Wikipedia allow pupils to gain a wider perspective and increase the potential for quality in their work. Nevertheless, with power comes greater responsibility. Some young people are downloading large portions of information and pasting it directly into their essays without crediting their sources and in some cases, not even verifying if this copied information is even valid.

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