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Preparing for College: What 11th and 12th Graders Should Be Doing Now

Preparing for College: What 11th and 12th Graders Should Be Doing Now | college preparation | Scoop.it
College planning is a lot of work. Not to worry because JKCF has done the legwork for you. Read about college planning, scholarships & more.

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High School Isn’t Always About Preparing for College

High School Isn’t Always About Preparing for College | college preparation | Scoop.it
The standard advice for all high school students used to be: work
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Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!"

Stop Telling Your Students To "Pay attention!" | college preparation | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re a teacher, staff developer or administrator, today’s audience expects quality. You need their attention for explicit learning. For starters, stop telling your audience to “Pay attention!” It sounds pathetic. Why?

What I have learned is below. For the surprising news and to keep reading…"


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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes | college preparation | Scoop.it

Advice to educators about how to help students with ADHD fulfill the potential of their powerful brains....

"Dear Educators,

I am a 62-year-old psychiatrist who has both attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. Of all the people who helped me deal with these conditions, top prize goes to my 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Eldredge, at Chatham Elementary School in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She simply put her arm around me when it was my turn to read during reading period. No one laughed at my stammering and stuttering, because I had the mafia sitting next to me! Such a simple intervention, but profound in its impact.

 

Because of Mrs. Eldredge's arm, I didn't acquire the most damaging learning disabilities—shame, fear, and the conviction that you are stupid and defective. Many other teachers helped me along the way, but Mrs. Eldredge got me off to the right start. By eliminating fear, she enabled me to progress at my own pace, always believing that I could succeed....."


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Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire

Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire | college preparation | Scoop.it

People with conditions like ADHD, dyslexia and mood disorders are routinely labeled “disabled”. But differences among brains are as enriching—and essential—as differences among plants and animals. Welcome to the new field of neurodiversity.


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50 Best iPad Educational Apps for Reading Disabilities

50 Best iPad Educational Apps for Reading Disabilities | college preparation | Scoop.it

Great resource

View just a few of the amazing educational 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,...

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The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear'

The power, legacy of Steven Spielberg’s dyslexia in 60 Minutes: ‘I own my fear' | college preparation | Scoop.it

Steven Spielberg’s 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night:

"....After having made more than 25 films, winning two Oscars, two Golden Globes and three DGA Awards, Steven Spielberg is in a time of his life when he can turn from “outward action” to “inner action”; a shift in perspective which is one of the strengths of dyslexia and reflected in Steven Spielberg’s newest movie Lincoln.

Unlike his previous movies, the movie Lincoln, coming in November, is not an action movie but a movie “about process and politics”. Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays Lincoln, depicts the last four months of Lincoln’s life and his fight to abolish slavery.

“Lesley Stahl: There's not a lot of action. There's no Spielberg special effects.
Steven Spielberg: Right.
Lesley Stahl: It's a movie about process and politics. Have you ever done a movie even remotely--
Steven Spielberg: Never. Like this?
Lesley Stahl: Not even close.
Steven Spielberg: Never. No. I knew I could do the action in my sleep at this point in my career. In my life, the action doesn't hold any-- it doesn't attract me anymore.”
Similar to his interview about dyslexia Steven Spielberg talks about his dyslexia: Tips, insights, and solutions, - what appears to attract Steven Spielberg at this time in his life (not unlike Lincoln) is to leave a legacy..."


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Boost Your Children’s Test Success With Neurological Strategies

Boost Your Children’s Test Success With Neurological Strategies | college preparation | Scoop.it

With the help of correlations from neuroscience research, you can use best brain practices to help your children build the learning habits for best memory and test taking skills while also sustaining or restoring a positive attitude about school. This first of a three-blog series will focus on several practices to make new learning stick and promote the neural circuits long-term memory so knowledge is truly understood and retained beyond the test.


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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

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13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning: assessment, learning, instruction, teaching
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Infographic: What Is College Readiness? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - college and career readiness, edchat, P21

Infographic: What Is College Readiness? - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - college and career readiness, edchat, P21 | college preparation | Scoop.it
The demands of colleges and careers have changed over the last several years. There's an increase need of technological skills that may include coding, cyber security, IT, and design.

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MCPS on ‘Seven Keys to College Readiness’ — update

MCPS on ‘Seven Keys to College Readiness’ — update | college preparation | Scoop.it

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Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved

Brain Test to Diagnose A.D.H.D. Is Approved | college preparation | Scoop.it
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first brain wave test to help diagnose attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:55 PM

Interesting... new way to diagnose ADHD using an EEG. Will it be more accurate? Could be more effective and will provide more evidence. Thoughts?

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What high school students should know about college applications | USA TODAY College

What high school students should know about college applications | USA TODAY College | college preparation | Scoop.it

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2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia

2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia | college preparation | Scoop.it

The following article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010. One notable difference between the printed text version and this digital version is the UDL learning supports embedded throughout.


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7 Things Graduating Seniors Should Know About College

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Two authors share advice for incoming college freshmen, including what is expected of college papers and when a student should declare a major.
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Rethinking what leads to success in education

Rethinking what leads to success in education | college preparation | Scoop.it
After failed education policies for decades, scientists, economists and educators looking at roles optimism, perseverance and grit play.

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Profiles of Persistence

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First-generation college students are twice as likely to quit college as students whose parents have bachelor's degrees. Meet four students whose stories illustrate why it's a challenge to be the first in your family to go to college.

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Viewpoints: Core curriculum key to college readiness - The Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: Core curriculum key to college readiness - The Sacramento Bee | college preparation | Scoop.it
When it comes to education policy in the United States today, one thing is becoming increasingly clear: Course work matters.

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28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts

28 Summer Reading Suggestions From College Admission Experts | college preparation | Scoop.it
Admission deans and college counselors suggest summertime reads for college-bound students, their parents and anyone who enjoys reading for pleasure.
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Time To Update Your College Bound Resume - College Prep Results

Time To Update Your College Bound Resume - College Prep Results | college preparation | Scoop.it
Colleges want to know how students spent their free time outside of school. A resume shows what students have accomplished. Update yours today.
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Your Say: Students' college readiness languishes

Your Say: Students' college readiness languishes | college preparation | Scoop.it
More than half of high school graduates do not have the skills needed to succeed in college.

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5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities

5 Scholarships for Students With Learning Disabilities | college preparation | Scoop.it

"Getting into, paying for, and navigating through college is rarely easy. For students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities (LD), that struggle can take on even more dimensions.

Learning-related issues such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often lead to difficulties in traditional classrooms and on standardized tests; if scholarship applications look foremost at test scores and GPAs, it can mean that LD students lose out. Fortunately, there are resources and scholarships out there that can help."


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Where Are We Now: Looking at "A Nation at Risk," 30 years later | Visual.ly

Where Are We Now: Looking at "A Nation at Risk," 30 years later | Visual.ly | college preparation | Scoop.it

To mark the anniversary of this landmark report, here is a look at comparative data on selected aspects of American education over the decades since the report.


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What Does it Really Mean to be College and Work Ready?

What Does it Really Mean to be  College and Work Ready? | college preparation | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker explains the findings of his organization's study on the English and mathematics requirements to be successful in the first year of community colleges.

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | college preparation | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luis Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!