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Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard | TechHive

Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard | TechHive | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Uncover hidden characters and handy shortcuts with this guide to your iOS device's keyboard.
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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
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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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How to re-download previously purchased apps and games on iPhone and iPad

How to re-download previously purchased apps and games on iPhone and iPad | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
If you frequently purchase apps and games on your iPhone or iPad, you may find yourself running out of space or cluttering up your Home screen with icons you barely launch anymore. Most people say they don't delete apps and games in fear of not being able to get them back. Luckily, thanks to iTunes in the Cloud, part of iCloud, you can easily re-download any apps or games you previously...
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Launch the App Store app on your iPhone or iPad.
Tap on the Updates tab in the bottom navigation.
Tap on Purchased at the top.
Tap on the No...

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ModMath - The first iPad app made specifically for people with dysgraphia and dyslexia.

ModMath - The first iPad app made specifically for people with dysgraphia and dyslexia. | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Mod Math is an Ipad app that allows you to set up and solve basic math problems.  (I have not used the app yet)

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom

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How To Create A Google Drive Classroom
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Accessibility tools for Chrome and Google Apps users

Accessibility tools for Chrome and Google Apps users | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Make the web more accessible to people who are blind or low-vision with Chrome, Google Apps, and ChromeVox.
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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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5 Ways To Get Productive With Microsoft OneNote

5 Ways To Get Productive With Microsoft OneNote | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
Benjamin Franklin once wrote, "A place for everything and everything in its place."  With that thought in mind, may I introduce you to -- Microsoft OneNote. You can choose from plenty to-do list services, organization tools and personal time management apps. One of the things most of them have in common is that they serve one aspect of a…
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5 Ways To Get Productive With Microsoft OneNote, One Note comes with Office and there is also an IOS app that will sync

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Find a Review - Chrome Toolbox

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Chrome Toolbox has been updated.  It is a great place to search for apps and extensions via task.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Cram Adds Audio Support for Their Online Flashcards

Free Technology for Teachers: Cram Adds Audio Support for Their Online Flashcards | BYOD and AT | Scoop.it
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Socrative Manual

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Socrative tutorial/manual. Socrative allows the teacher to check on students understanding throughout the class

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