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Study Says Dyslexia May Affect Listening Comprehension

Study Says Dyslexia May Affect Listening Comprehension | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Scientists have come to believe that the reading difficulties of dyslexia are part of a larger puzzle: a problem with how the brain processes speech and puts together words from smaller units of sound.
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5 Things You Should Know About Adaptive Learning

5 Things You Should Know About Adaptive Learning | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
When we think about popular software, we picture sites like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu: the pros of personalization. As Amazon users shop, they buy everything from toilet paper to college textbooks, dog food, and nutritional supplements depending on lifestyle and AI-generated product recommendations. As viewers watch Netflix, they stream endless hours of reality television or hard-hitting dramas or true-crime documentaries depending on personal preference and, more often than not, previous search requests. These sites don’t discriminate based on age, interests, intellect or socioeconomic status, and neither does adaptive learning, an educational model changing the landscape of learning from a one-size-fits-all …
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School Interventions That Work: Targeted Support for Low-Performing Students

School Interventions That Work: Targeted Support for Low-Performing Students | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
This report breaks out key steps in the school identification and improvement process, focusing on (1) a diagnosi
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Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School CEU Webinar for Educators

Creating a Dyslexia-Friendly School CEU Webinar for Educators | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
In this edWebinar, Learning Ally’s Terrie Noland will share how to create a supportive culture for your students who are struggling readers.
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Bestselling Author Malcolm Gladwell on Why You Have to Take Your Curiosity Seriously

Bestselling Author Malcolm Gladwell on Why You Have to Take Your Curiosity Seriously | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
The thought leader also shares his advice for how to best communicate your vision.
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The Edvocate’s 2017 EdTech 20: A Ranking of 20 Global Edtech Influencers

The Edvocate’s 2017 EdTech 20: A Ranking of 20 Global Edtech Influencers | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
The Edvocate editorial team has exhaustively researched the movers and shakers of edtech and selected 20 global influencers.
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Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia

Technology opens new world for brothers with dyslexia | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Two middle-school-age brothers with dyslexia credit the latest innovations in assistive technology with helping them develop a love for reading.
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DeVos calls out special education leaders

DeVos calls out special education leaders | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
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Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017 - EdSurge News


On the floor of the ISTE conference, it’s easy to meet educators and administrators from all over the country (and the world at large). You ca
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EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open - Call for Education Industry Leaders

EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open - Call for Education Industry Leaders | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open. Call for U.S. Industry Leaders to Gather, Learn, an
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Learning Out Loud: Make Online Courses Meaningful and Accessible - EdSurge News


Developing critical listening and speaking skills is an essential element of a student's higher-education experience. However, verbally presentin
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EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open

EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., June 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EdNET 2017 Conference Registration Now Open. Call for U.S. Industry Leaders to Gather, Learn, an
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5 Ways to Help Struggling Readers With the Whole Student in Mind

5 Ways to Help Struggling Readers With the Whole Student in Mind | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Reading is only one part of the learning experience. Help struggling readers gain the confidence they need to become lifelong readers.
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8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
By Emily Liebtag - What signals stand out as indicators of student-centered learning environments? We think these 8 are some of the most important.
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Four “Not to Miss” Education Conferences for EdTech Leaders

Four “Not to Miss” Education Conferences for EdTech Leaders | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
The field of education has a plethora of conferences and assemblies where educators and industry leaders gather to learn about emerging developments, instructional trends and market disruptors. If you are interested in attending a highly beneficial education conference to share, learn, and find new solutions to current challenges, consider these four “not to miss” conferences that stand out with effective programming and networking opportunities. The EdNET Conference – September 17-19, Scottsdale, AZ Hosted by MDR, EdNET2017 provides senior executives from PreK-12 education companies the latest information on market trends, business partnering opportunities, funding sources, new technologies, and activities for key …
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Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels

Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
So if the students aren’t going to change to suit us (and after all, why should they?) we need to start changing the nature of the classroom and how we work within it, to exploit this ability to work across these parallel planes of digital and physical reality that our students inhabit.

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Using Backchannels to keep the conversation going in the classroom...kind of like passing notes in class but with way more possibilities
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New on NCLD.org: Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities

New on NCLD.org: Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
NCLD is proud to announce the launch of a collection of cutting-edge resources and recommendations available in one central location: Personalized Learning and Students with Disabilities. The resource hub contains information, case studies, and recommendations – all with an eye on the needs and success of students with disabilities – tailored for parents, educators, school communities and policymakers, wherever and however they may be approaching personalized learning.  Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this addition to NCLD.org is the culmination of a three-year exploration of how students with disabilities can benefit from efforts to customize their learning to align with their strengths and interests.
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Maslow Stuff Before Bloom Stuff: " 'Cause I Ain't Got A Pencil!"

Maslow Stuff Before Bloom Stuff:  " 'Cause I Ain't Got A Pencil!" | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Priorities As educators, we many times need to rethink our priorities, and pick and choose our battles.  Are you more concerned with students
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MDR's WeAreTeachers Named Top 5 Social Media Influencer in K-12 Market (2017) by EdWeek Market Brief Research

MDR's WeAreTeachers Named Top 5 Social Media Influencer in K-12 Market (2017) by EdWeek Market Brief Research | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
SHELTON, Conn., July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDR's WeAreTeachers Named Top 5 Social Media Influencer in K-12 Market (2017) by EdWeek Marke
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New Report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reveals Increasing Educator Confidence, Optimism around Digital Resources in the Classroom

New Report from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Reveals Increasing Educator Confidence, Optimism around Digital Resources in the Classroom | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
HMH announces the results from the 2017 Educator Confidence Report.
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The History of Ed-Tech: What Went Wrong?

The History of Ed-Tech: What Went Wrong? | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Best content around Personalized Learning Education selected by the EdTech Update community.
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GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students

GOP health-care bill could cut funds schools use to help special-ed students | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Superintendents are raising alarms about the impact of shrinking Medicaid.
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SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state & territorial educational technology leaders, announce the launch of Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructiona...

SETDA, the principal membership association of the U.S. state & territorial educational technology leaders, announce the launch of Navigating the Digital Shift II: Implementing Digital Instructiona... | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
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Come for the computers, stay for the books - The Hechinger Report

Come for the computers, stay for the books - The Hechinger Report | News & Resources for EdTech Leaders | Scoop.it
Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, is all done with shushing. “When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media …
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