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OpenDyslexic font gains ground

OpenDyslexic font gains ground | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
A free font designed to help dyslexic people read online content is adopted by a range of software nine months after launch.
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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

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Insignio – Search | BridgingApps

Insignio – Search | BridgingApps | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

brilliant site that sorts your app selections by a number of different criteria via sliders.

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Textivate.com

Create activites instantly with text. Fill in, sequence, etc. all in the click of a button. Try it and see.


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Protect those iPads from bumps in Special Ed and Early Childhood Classrooms! | The Spectronics Blog

Protect those iPads from bumps in Special Ed and Early Childhood Classrooms! | The Spectronics Blog | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

Yup. The iPad in its natural state is definitely not classroom-proof! To protect your investment in your classroom iPads, many protective cases are now available. Three of the most popular have been the colourful ...


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ICT Teaching and Learning: Junior Digital Toolkit for Writing

ICT Teaching and Learning: Junior Digital Toolkit for Writing | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

How can we manage digital devices in the classroom?


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Jade's Learning Journey

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Great blog by Jade who is documenting her iPad use in the classroom.


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NeuroLogica Blog » Brain Gym – This Is Your Brain On Pseudoscience

NeuroLogica Blog » Brain Gym – This Is Your Brain On Pseudoscience | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to evaluate the claims of the Brain Gym - a system of physical movements and exercises that are purported to improve mental function. The...
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For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

The benefits of bookshare! 


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Launching Pad

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Great blog 'Launching Pad' - Practical Ideas For Using iPads In The Classroom by @palmyteacher


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10 new iOS 6 features iPad users should know - GigaOM

10 new iOS 6 features iPad users should know - GigaOM | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
GigaOM10 new iOS 6 features iPad users should knowGigaOMTo start, you will not be able to update your original 2010-era iPad to iOS 6.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.


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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - Teachers with Apps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - Teachers with Apps | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.


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iPads ‘speak’ for non-verbal, autistic kids

iPads ‘speak’ for non-verbal, autistic kids | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
Tablets, using special programs, can "speak" for non-verbal autistic kids. Educators say they're making huge breakthroughs because of technology.
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Language Magazine » The Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development

Language Magazine » The Role of Early Oral Language in Literacy Development | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

fundamental role of oral language ....

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20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces

20 Things Educators Need to Know about Learning Spaces | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

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Although this article speaks of a learning space as one with 4 fours, many if not all the pointers apply also to e-learning. When considering this article, I thought of the advantages of this very course.

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What do I do when Guided Access freezes on my iPad? | The Spectronics Blog

What do I do when Guided Access freezes on my iPad? | The Spectronics Blog | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
We have all appreciated the great range of options now available to support learners using an iPad via the new Guided Access feature in iOS 6. Amanda Hartmann,...

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What is true mobile independent learning?

What is true mobile independent learning? | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

5 teaching classics I won’t be using next year.  1. Classroom Projection, Homework, Worksheets, Textbooks, Whole class discussion


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BLENNZ Learning Library | Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa

BLENNZ Learning Library | Te Kotuituinga Mātauranga Pura o Aotearoa | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
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openWeb - Dyslexia friendly web browser

Get openWeb - Dyslexia friendly web browser on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology

Study Finds Benefits In Use of iPad As Educational Tool | Emerging Education Technology | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
Thanks to Simon Thomas of 9ine Consulting, who reached out last week to share this exciting report. 9ine Consulting worked with NAACE (a.k.a.

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Assistive Touch - HANDY tips for just about anyone! | The Spectronics Blog

Assistive Touch - HANDY tips for just about anyone! | The Spectronics Blog | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it
Assistive touch is an accessibility feature of the iPad which aims to enable people with physical impairments who may find traditional gestures and commands difficult, the ability to perform...

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Textivate.com

Create activites instantly with text. Fill in, sequence, etc. all in the click of a button. Try it and see.


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Virtual Learning Network: Snapshot: Blogger, Wikispaces, Kidblog and iPads

Virtual Learning Network: Snapshot: Blogger, Wikispaces, Kidblog and iPads | BeL - Special Ed | Scoop.it

Lynne runs a fabulous Year 2 e-Learning classroom. See how she uses Blogger, Wikispaces, Kidblog and iPads in her classroom.


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