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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle - Edudemic | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.
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There are so many ways to use Word Clouds in eduction. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Word Cloud Within Your Google Documents | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Teachers can use Word Clouds to help students edit their work or they can be used as a pre-teach tool for any books or stories 

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Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY! | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Support students in organizing their space, time, and backpacks so that they'll perform better and develop the efficiency that will help them later in life.
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Worksheets Troublesome Due to Handwriting Difficulties? SnapType App to the Rescue!

Worksheets Troublesome Due to Handwriting Difficulties? SnapType App to the Rescue! | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Not everyone has legible handwriting, and sadly I fall into that category! However, for individuals with dysgraphia or other disabilities impacting writing, it is not just messy handwriting. It is ...
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snap Type for Occupational Therapy, allows students to take pictures of their worksheets on their Ipad and then type or write their answers

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New smartphone app gives sight to the blind

New smartphone app gives sight to the blind | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO: Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son’s school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his
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New smartphone app gives sight to the blind: KNFB Reader is $99.

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Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD study finds slower development of connections

Slow to mature, quick to distract: ADHD study finds slower development of connections | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and those without.
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Interesting new research into ADHD

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Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher

Note Taking Skills for 21st Century Students @coolcatteacher | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Note taking skills aren’t just automatic. We tell students “take notes” but they have no idea what that means. What makes “good notes.” What do they write down? What should notes look like? Every since I went through the Writing Across the Curriculum Course at my school I realized the tremendous gap between “writing” as …
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The videos are very informative about purpose of visual notetaking.  I really enjoyed watching Rachel Smith's video.  This might be an interesting way to teach students who are visual but have problems with handwriting.  (I've worked with many who could doodle but couldn't write)

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Usable Knowledge | Harvard Graduate School of Education

Usable Knowledge | Harvard Graduate School of Education | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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The Harvard Graduate School of Education has launched a new website to share best practices and research with educators, administrators, and policymakers across the nation.  The site, Useable Knowledge, will highlight specifically the work and research of the University's faculty and their co-researchers across the globe.  K-12 and Higher Education content will both be featured on the site.  
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Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Universal Design Learning Visually Explained for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it

A very nice infographic describing UDL

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Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog

Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
We are often asked to demonstrate time tools for the iPad. Apps, but also tips and tricks for managing student usage of the iPad.

Someone showed me the...
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Time tools for the iPad> how to set the ipad so students can only use it for a specified period of time. 

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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom
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Free Webinar - "UDL Myth and Misconceptions": Sept 8th

Free Webinar - "UDL Myth and Misconceptions": Sept 8th | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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UDL: Universal Design in Learning is a concept that promotes teaching to all students in your class.  Some excellent strategies and techniques.  If you are not familiar or need some more exposure, this should be a great webinar.  You might want to share it with your friends. 

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Do you have a burning question about UDL that you’d like clarified?   In this webinar, discover some of the most frequent myths and misconceptions around UDL and hear about the current CAST research and thinking being done to address these myths. Included in the conversation will be CAST co-founder, David Rose.

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Why Use Sketchnotes in the Classroom?

Why Use Sketchnotes in the Classroom? | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Sketchnotes for "Centers in Transition" at the 2013 POD Network Conference;  why and how to teach students to use Sketch Notes when taking notes. 

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How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students

How Family Game Night Makes Kids Into Better Students | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Matching up cards and planning the next chess move can help develop a child’s executive function—a set of skills that may be more important for success than IQ points.
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Worksheets Troublesome Due to Handwriting Difficulties? SnapType App to the Rescue!

Worksheets Troublesome Due to Handwriting Difficulties? SnapType App to the Rescue! | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Not everyone has legible handwriting, and sadly I fall into that category! However, for individuals with dysgraphia or other disabilities impacting writing, it is not just messy handwriting. It is ...
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snap Type for Occupational Therapy, allows students to take pictures of their worksheets on their Ipad and then type or write their answers

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Epic! presents a gift for educators — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Epic! presents a gift for educators — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Turn on voice over or use with other speech to text apps and its free

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iOS 8 Accessibility Overview

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Apple has released iOS 8, the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This update is not as dramatic an update as iOS 7 was, with its comp...
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A very nice explanation of the new accessibility features in IOS 8

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Don Johnston Inc. | Download Co:Writer Universal

Don Johnston Inc. | Download Co:Writer Universal | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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I have always found CoWriter to be one of the better word prediction software options available for people with poor spelling skills.  They are now selling a new version that will work across platforms,  Ipad, computer etc.  You can also download a free Extension or app for Chrome.  Well worth investigating. 

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#1 Grammar and Spell checker

#1 Grammar and Spell checker | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Improve your English using wisdom of crowds
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Ginger will have a new keyboard with word prediction for Apple's new operating system.   I use their free software for my own writing on my computer. 

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Maryland Learning Links

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MATch Up,  guides you through determining types of AT team might want to consider for student 

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Make Word Walls Accessible to ALL Students #UDL

LEARN - LEAD - GROW : 3 Ways to Use QR Codes to Make Word Walls Accessible to ALL Students #UDL | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …
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Other ways you can use Google Presentations or PowerPoint, From Flash ards to visually outlining a project and some more 

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The periodic table of iPad Apps

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 Author has modified another version of the Periodic Table of Ipad Apps and made it into a printable poster

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3 Useful Google Docs Add-Ons - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #GAFE #GoogleDocs #Add-Ons #edtech

3 Useful Google Docs Add-Ons - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - #GAFE #GoogleDocs #Add-Ons #edtech | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Google Docs Add-Ons are new tools created by 3rd party developers that add functionality to Google Docs.
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Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels

Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
How cool is this? Real-World News from Major Publications offered at Different Comprehension Levels for Your Classroom! Have you ever wished there was a way to
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Newsela – Daily News Articles Customized at 5 Different Reading Levels.  there is a free and pro version available.  It looks interesting as a way of modifying readability of articles.  Cons:  only works with articles they have chosen. 

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