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Special font 'helps people with dyslexia read'

Special font 'helps people with dyslexia read' | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
A specially designed font for people with dyslexia can improve reading accuracy, but raising awareness is still key.

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Something to consider for those who use UDL for lesson or unit planning.

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Sophie Charlotte Foster's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:00 PM

This article describes how students and learners with dyslexia are able to be assisted in reading format and content due to a new technological font having been invented, which is designed to stop readers from jumbling, mirroring or mixing up letters which results in slow reading as well as difficult reading/learning. It also discusses the lack of knowledge about dyslexia and about potential funding in Kenya to help underprivileged families, with children who have dyslexia, to receive help financially in assisting their child in overcoming dyslexia and helping their learning experience improve.

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Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool

Teach Copyright Basics with a Cool Interactive Tool | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it

The Search Results: Among other useful materials, I stumbled across a pretty neat interactive image on the Cyberbee site that answers some common student questions about copyright, including the one that sent me over the edge!


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This is a nice little graphic for elementary schools who are teaching #digcit

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, January 20, 7:24 AM

Great online resource page to help with questions about copyright. A US slant but still good basic common sense

BookChook's curator insight, February 23, 4:15 PM

Nice simple interactive to help explain copyright to kids. 

Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, February 26, 1:00 PM

Teach your students about copyright laws.

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Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom - jonbergmann.com | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it

As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.


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Flipped classrooms are just starting to  make their appearance in some schools in our region. If you're considering it, this is a good place to start with questions to help you frame your classroom design (and if you're ready for it).

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, January 18, 3:38 AM

Great checklist!!!

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, January 18, 3:49 AM

Straight forward questions to consider. Good list of tools and apps to look into further. 

Tina Jameson's curator insight, January 23, 6:09 PM

Once you understand the purpose of a 'Flipped Classroom', you need to look at the best way to achieve success.  In addition to suggesting questions that you should ask yourself before 'flipping' your class teaching, the article lists a number of potential tools to be used for recording your offline material.

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10 Ways To Build Your Voice-Over Skills | Videomaker.com

10 Ways To Build Your Voice-Over Skills | Videomaker.com | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
Bad audio can ruin good video, and bad narration can grind your viewers’ patience. Do you have to hire a pro? No, these 10 tips show you how to make smooth, clear and enjoyable voice over narration.

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Literacy Development in Central America | Harvard Graduate School ...

Literacy Development in Central America | Harvard Graduate School ... | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
When Debra Gittler, Ed.M.'10, visited a classroom of kindergarteners in Corinto, Nicaragua she asked them what they thought would happen if children's book characters Froggy and Clifford met. Not knowing what responses ...
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Video: “K-12 Online Conference” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ...

Video: “K-12 Online Conference” | Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the ... | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
As I've mentioned earlier, I'll be giving one of the keynotes at this year's K-12 Online Conference, a free professional development opportunity for educators. You can see the entire schedule here. My keynote presentation will ...
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Special font 'helps people with dyslexia read'

Special font 'helps people with dyslexia read' | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
A specially designed font for people with dyslexia can improve reading accuracy, but raising awareness is still key.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Cecile McVittie's insight:

Something to consider for those who use UDL for lesson or unit planning.

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Sophie Charlotte Foster's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:00 PM

This article describes how students and learners with dyslexia are able to be assisted in reading format and content due to a new technological font having been invented, which is designed to stop readers from jumbling, mirroring or mixing up letters which results in slow reading as well as difficult reading/learning. It also discusses the lack of knowledge about dyslexia and about potential funding in Kenya to help underprivileged families, with children who have dyslexia, to receive help financially in assisting their child in overcoming dyslexia and helping their learning experience improve.

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Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post

Successful ‘Hour of Code’ computer tutorials prompts effort to change school policies - The Washington Post | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it

"Hadi Partovi, retired at 38 after working for Microsoft and creating other tech companies, was figuring out what to do with the rest of his life.

 

After spending his career in computers, he was troubled by one fact: In this digital age, only about one in 10 U.S. schools teach computer science."

 


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Between the big ideas of ensuring all schools offer courses in coding and have Maker Faires, more students should be exposed to the world of innovation and creation.

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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it

"Evenote, as I've posted many times, is such a versatile application that every educator is bound to find it useful. Besides the fact that you can access the application across devices, there are some additional extensions and tablet apps that make it even more useful and versatile for the school leader and classroom teacher. Check out each of these tablet apps and Chrome extensions to extend the usefulness of the application even further."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 31, 2013 10:24 AM

I use Evernote a lot and would make more use of penultimate if I had a decent stylus though the web clipper extensions for browsers are useful. 

James Allen's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:05 PM

Used to plan cards with Andy, CEO of Boxer, about 6-7 years ago.  Great guy!  Quite the innovator.  If I were allowed to use Boxer at work, I would.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 1, 8:49 PM

Evernote iPad apps.

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4 Ways to Transform Your School Culture

4 Ways to Transform Your School Culture | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
While the world changes, schools in the United States have remained the same. If kids around the globe are learning different skills, U.S.  If leaders want to spark real change, they need to collaborate with teachers and other staff to create a vision for their schools. Once they have a common vision to work toward, leaders have to communicate that vision over and over again, Larkin said.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:11 PM

Transforming school culture is the new buzz word.  Are your staff truly collaborating?  Or are you still living in a hierarchy?  Great tips on 21 century thinking.

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Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum | Edutopia

Student Robotics and the K-12 Curriculum | Edutopia | Big ideas in education | Scoop.it
Professor, author and guest blogger Mark Gura advocates for the benefits of teaching robotics across all content areas of the K-12 curriculum.
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Province invests in literacy programs to benefit adult learners - News

VICTORIA – An investment of $2.4 million by the provincial government is helping adult learners around the province improve their reading and writing skills.
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Google in Education

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Digital Literacy Resources And Lessons From Google: http://t.co/FPw7l8dBOX
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A great resource for teachers introducing Google Apps in Education to their schools or students. #bced #sd73pl

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