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Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time - The Idaho Statesman

Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time - The Idaho Statesman | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time The Idaho Statesman DES MOINES, Iowa — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in state law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across Iowa.
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Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn Fro...

Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn Fro... | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Research on what’s happening in the brain when jazz musicians improvise is helping shed light on the neuroscience behind creativity.
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5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work

5 Ways for Students to Showcase Their Best Work | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
As the end of the school year approaches you may be looking for a good way for students to organize and share examples of their best work of the school year.
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Financial Literacy on Pinterest

Financial Literacy on Pinterest | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Students who learn financial literacy skills gain knowledge that will yield returns well into their future. Here are some great resources to teach it in your classroom. | See more about financial literacy, buying a car and financial planning.
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Three Mind Mapping Tools That Save to Google Drive

Three Mind Mapping Tools That Save to Google Drive | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
One of my favorite aspects of Google Drive is the option to create content with third party services and save that content in your Google Drive account.
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Bill Nye uses humor to boost science literacy during talk at MU - Columbia Daily Tribune

Bill Nye uses humor to boost science literacy during talk at MU - Columbia Daily Tribune | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Bill Nye uses humor to boost science literacy during talk at MU Columbia Daily Tribune The symposium's theme was “Decoding Science,” which focuses on improving the public's scientific literacy.
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Three Ways to Create Screencasts on Chromebooks

Three Ways to Create Screencasts on Chromebooks | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
One of the questions I'm often asked about Chromebooks is about creating screencast videos. The following three options allow you to create screencast videos on a Chromebook.
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Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees - New York Times

Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees - New York Times | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Many Adults Falling Short of Degrees New York Times As the economic benefits of having a college degree become better known, the number of full-time adult learners — those over 24 — is growing, according to the National Center for Education...
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Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser

Speech to Text and Text to Speech In Your Web Browser | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Speech recognition software can be very pricey, but adding a speech recognition option to your computer doesn't have to be expensive. Here are two free speech to text tools to try.
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5 Good Apps for ESL / ELL Students

5 Good Apps for ESL / ELL Students | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
There are plenty of flashcard services on the web that students can use for rote practice of vocabulary words.
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New Features Come to Google Documents in the Form of Add-ons

New Features Come to Google Documents in the Form of Add-ons | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Google Drive has supported 3rd party apps for quite a while now and many of those apps are quite helpful to students.
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Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery

Find Educational Maps In the Google Maps Gallery | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Google Maps is a versatile tool that I love to show to students and teachers. Over the years I've seen great uses of Google Maps in mathematics, science, language arts, and social studies.
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Use Google Drawings to Start Image-based Conversations

Use Google Drawings to Start Image-based Conversations | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
One of the lesser-known features of Google Drive is the collaborative aspect of Drawings. Drawings in Google Drive allows you to collaboratively create drawings from scratch and or alter images that you upload to Drawings.
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Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project - DirectionsMag.com

Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project - DirectionsMag.com | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Mapping tool used by Census Bureau has roots in NSF-funded project DirectionsMag.com In colleges and universities across the country, undergraduate students in the social sciences are using an online educational tool that goes beyond the...
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Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Push on to bring adults back to the classroom | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Opening just months before the worst recession in decades took hold, Community College of Allegheny County's West Hills Center has become a measure of the Pittsburgh region's success in retraining its adult workforce.
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Reading and rhythm — are the two somehow connected? - Hamilton Spectator

Reading and rhythm — are the two somehow connected? - Hamilton Spectator | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Reading and rhythm — are the two somehow connected?
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7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers | Edutopia - Linkis.com

Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers | Edutopia - Linkis.com | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Davis pulled together this list of top-notch and engaging resources to help develop your child's love of reading.
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Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps

Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Creating mind maps or webs is one of my favorite ways to organize ideas and information. I've often had my students create mind maps as an exercise in making visual connections between important concepts, events, and people in a unit of study.
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Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices

Seven Good Student Response Systems That Work On All Devices | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Earlier today I received an email from someone who had found this comparison chart of student response tools.
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Try These Word Cloud Tools to Help Students Analyze Writing

Try These Word Cloud Tools to Help Students Analyze Writing | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Using word clouds can be a good way to help students analyze documents. By copying the text of a document into a word cloud generator your students can quickly see the words that appear most frequently in that document.
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USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs - USDA.gov (press release)

USDA Announces Funds to Improve SNAP Employment and Training Programs USDA.gov (press release) SNAP E&T services help move work-ready adults into employment, offer re-training opportunities to the recently unemployed, and help participants with...
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Planet Nutshell Releases New Math Shorts Episodes

Planet Nutshell Releases New Math Shorts Episodes | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Late last year with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Planet Nutshell launched a new series of educational mathematics videos. Math Shorts will eventually have twenty videos in the series.
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5 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios

5 Good Options for Creating Digital Portfolios | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Over the course of the school year our students create some fantastic digital products. Building a digital portfolio is a great way for students to look back at everything they've done and organize it into a cohesive package.
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Literacy is Everyone's Problem - Huffington Post

Literacy is Everyone's Problem - Huffington Post | Adult Basic Skills and Technology use | Scoop.it
Education Week News Literacy is Everyone's Problem Huffington Post Nearly five months later--a lifetime in the news cycle--his snipe at white suburban moms is still lighting up the blogosphere.
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