What Do You Want Your Kids to Do With Technology?
Technology is a tool Ė a tool that can give students a voice; a tool that shows students they matter; and a tool that can make students active in their learning. The full potential of information and communication technologies will continue to grow and evolve and the common thread is access.
Premier learning tools ensure access. Premier students are learner-centered, media-driven, diverse, relevant and adaptable. They use Premier Tools like Launchpad to interact with electronic data. They use Write Now to share and publish their thoughts. They use Text-to-Audio to make studying portable. They use Worksheet Wizard to simplify classroom content.
Premier students donít learn about technology, they use technology to learn.
Bill Ferriter is a Teacher, Blogger, Author, and a Professional Development Provider and he created the graphic above to remind us how important technology in the classroom is. His website is available here.
Premier Releases Version 15!
Premier Assisitve Canada is pleased to announce the release of their newest suite of tools. With the launch of version 15, the Literacy Productivity pack (LPP) still comes packed with a complete suite of powerful literacy and learning tools which have been tweaked and enhanced for easier use and greater flexibility.
VERSION 15 HIGHLIGHTS
TASK ORIENTED TOOLBARS
Task Oriented Toolbars now in all programs (added to E-Text Reader, Text To Audio, Scan and Read Pro, English Talking Dictionary, French Talking Dictionary)
WORD PREDICTION OPTIMIZED
For example - Added prediction support for space then backspace to continue predicting in Write Now and Talking Word Processor)
GENERAL CUSTOMER-REQUESTED ENHANCEMENTS
For example, "Fit To Width" is now the default view in Worksheet Wizard, updated some of the Word Prediction functionality when user spaces and backspaces, etc.).
ADDITIONAL PRINTING CAPABILITY
Incorporated additional printing capabilities
IMPROVED DEFAULT TYPE SELECTION
Improved default file type selection in "Open" dialogue boxes. Now looks for "All Documents" and finds all compatible files
WINDOWS 8 COMPATIBILITY
Premier 15 supports Windows 8
UPDATED WORKSHEET WIZARD INTERFACE
Write/Text Box and Draw/Spray Paint options now more clearly indicated - Added ability to Right-click to add a Text Box or Edit Text.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE TWEAKS AND ENHANCEMENTS
Optimizations to Translation
The learning tools included within the LPP can be used to read documents, to enhance composition skills, to look up a word or definition in the integrated dictionary/thesaurus, and to display the most probable words using word prediction in English and French. It contains conceptual translation capabilities as well as tools to convert text files to audio formats, including MP3. The LPP also enhances study skills with such features red underlining of misspelled words in both English and French, highlight & extract, customizable study notes, auditory highlighting and LMIS content summarization.
The Premier story is a story of possibility... of potential... and of promise!
We live in exciting times. At Premier, we believe that with these exciting times come with exciting opportunity. We see it as an opportunity to create students who are not only the best in the world but are the best for the world. From its origins in 2005, Premier Assistive Canada has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to student success and to the provision of learning technologies that ensure that success. We make learning tools that make writing smoother, reading better, and studying easier. Premier students use technology as easily and as simply as most students use a pencil.
Teaching for and learning in this world presents complex problems but exciting possibilities. Education must be bold and creative and flexible. It must encapsulate the potential of an exciting future.
The Premier promise is an unwavering commitment to our students, to our teachers and to our parents.
Our New Mac Products - Suites and Portables!
Premier Assisitve Canada is pleased to announce the release of their newest Mac Products. The Literacy Productivity Mac Pack complements our windows LPP offering the same learning tools that can be used to read documents, enhance composition skills, look up a word or its definition in the integrated dictionary, and create study notes. It contains conceptual translation capabilities as well as tools to convert text files to WAV audio format. The LPP also enhances study skills with such features as highlighting/extract, integrated dictionary, selectable English or French spell-check, and LMIS summarization.
The LPP fosters independent learning, enocurages problem-solving, creates confidence and, therefore, generates success. The LPP is creating learners that will succeed today and in the future.
Learn More about the Literacy Productivity Mac Pack right now!
We are also introducing these powerful tools on a Premier To Go -- for Mac ! Premier portable products provide students with the tools they require to work independently and to achieve long-term success. The Premier To Go for Mac is providing access to powerful learning technologies whereever you go -- whenever you need it -- no installation required. With storage space for your files, books and notes, the Premier To Go for Mac makes the ideal "electronic book bag".
The portability of the tools offer support in the classroom, in the workplace and at home. With Premier portable products, you have the technology that moves.
Premier Assistive is a pioneer in the field of learning technology. Once again with an eye on making learning tools more accessible and more practical, Premier has renewed its dedication to the concept of Universal Design. For users that need more, Premier is pleased and excited to announce the new Premier to Go Dual. The Premier to Go Dual offers the same portability and power users have come to expect from Premier portable products but with the added benefit of cross-platform freedom and flexibility. The Premier To Go Dual is the first portable assistive technology device that can be used on both Mac and Windows computers. It contains the full suite of powerful Premier tools, 16GB of storage and the flexibility to use it on just about any computer. The Premier to Go Dual provides the complete portability and the ability to access learning technology anywhere. Premier, a pioneer in the field of learning technology, continues to bring students Technology that Moves.
Experience freedom and flexibility
Premier Literacy, a leader in the field of learning technology, offers complete and affordable reading and writing solutions. Premier is providing valuable tools for life by offering programs that recognize, validate and accommodate user needs. Innovation, affordability and portability are the defining elements of Premier products.