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Authors Who Skype for Free

http://www.katemessner.com/authors-who-skype-with-classes-book-clubs-for-free/


Check out this great list of authors who Skype with classes for free.


A perfect opportunity for a FWHPS Grant! Grant money could cover copies of a book or books!

Decommissioned Reference Books Up for Grabs

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Google Add-On: Speech to Text in Google Docs!

A new speech recognition add-on has been added to Google Docs. This is "speech to text" capability within a google document.


To install:


  1. Go to your Google Drive and open a google document,
  2. Go to the Add-on menu and select Get Add-Ons...
  3. Search for "Speech Recognition", and select FREE to install
  4. Accept all prompts.


https://sites.google.com/a/sitios.me/speech-recognition/how-to-use

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Random HACKS of Kindness (Coding Opportunity)


Random Hacks of Kindness Jr, Inc. a nonprofit agency that provides elementary and middle school children (specifically 4th -8th grade) the opportunity to come together as problem solvers and innovators to make the world a better place, will be hosting two events this spring.


The first event is being held at Trinity College in Hartford, CT on Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. The second event is being held at Westover School, in Middlebury, CT on Sunday, May 24th from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm.


Both events will offer elementary school students in fourth through eighth grade from across Connecticut the opportunity to explore the power of computing by developing technical solutions to practical problems. Participants will collaborate with technology mentors (university professors, college students, high school teachers and students) and local subject matter experts to create smart phone apps, websites, or educational games to help local causes.


For additional information about the Trinity College event please contact Pauline Lake, from RHoK Jr, at pauline.lake@trincoll.edu. You may register for the events via EventBrite at the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/random-hacks-of-kindness-jr-trinity-college-tickets-15426804989?aff=ehomesaved

For additional information about the Westover School event please contact Patrice Gans from RHoK Jr, at reesegans@gmail.com. You may register for the events via EventBrite at the following link:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/random-hacks-of-kindness-jr-westover-school-tickets-15193180211?aff=ehomesaved

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