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Is the Internet changing how we read and think? What are the implications for those with dyslexia? For educators? (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other SCOOP-IT pages http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy )
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Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph

Digital literacy 'as important as reading and writing' - Telegraph | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Considering the importance placed on digital literacy in many career roles, the new 2014 curriculum seems a step in the right direction – but does more still need to be done?

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Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:55 AM

Yes!!

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:19 AM

Yes

Carlos Lon Kan Prado's curator insight, December 29, 2013 5:02 PM

Estamos en el camino de alfabetizar

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Is Your PowerPoint Any Good?

Is Your PowerPoint Any Good? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Patricia Buckley's curator insight, November 23, 2013 2:44 PM

Check the effectiveness of you presentations with these steps.

vandana chhabra's curator insight, November 26, 2013 1:30 AM

Is Your PowerPoint Any Good?

Margaret Perusich's curator insight, November 28, 2013 4:00 AM

Great as a final check - when you think your presentation is complete.

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Aurore A.N Beaini's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:45 AM

the psychological status of a student in a teaching and learning situation is definitely proven to be an essential criteria for the success and efficiency of the students outcome, therefore the more the student is working in a non-stress environment, the better his evolution will be in terms of learning quality.

The challenge from the teaching side will always be to come out with a balanced configuration between serious and game!

 

 

Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

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5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations You Haven’t Explored Yet | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Death by PowerPoint is a popular term. It’s unfair that PowerPoint gets the stick as there are more than a few presentation tools around. As anyone who has taken the pains to make a memorable PowerPoint presentation will tell you – the secret of the steak is in the sizzle. The sizzle also comes and stops at creativity. If you have creativity by your side, you can use PowerPoint as your canvas.


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Progressive training's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:53 AM

I think "death by PowerPoint" is used so often because so many users have not "taken the pains to make a memorable..." presentation and the concept of creativity might not have even been considered. Not totally sure what the answer is, but I do believe that if more individuals could have their eyes opened to the potential that PowerPoint has, we might be able to get passed the "death" issue. That means we have to get the great ideas to the teachers and  their students... not just telling them, but perhaps showing them...

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:08 PM

PPT is here to stay. We should learn all of its features and be imaginative in how we use it.

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Carolyn D. Cowen Presentations Channel

Carolyn D. Cowen Presentations Channel | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
View all of Carolyn D. Cowen’s Presentations. Educator & social entrepreneur focused on dyslexia, learning differences, literacy, new-media literacy.. (RT @cdcowen: BOTH drafts (why & how) Twitter Power 4 Literacy Educators posted!

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5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter

5 Typography Tips for Every Presenter | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Today, everyone is a typographer. If you have access to a keyboard and a basic software program, you have control over typography. For instance, if you construct email, write for a blog or build presentations, you have a type of control (pun intended) over your words and letters that your great grandfathers would envy...


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flea palmer's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:49 AM

Great advice about using fonts in your presentation. The comments are worth a look too.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:58 PM

Basia typografische tips

 

Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:08 AM

Advice for presentation fonts.

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5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 iPad Hashtags Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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I just received a request from one of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning asking about Twitter hashtags related to educational iPad apps. I have been doing some research into this and haven't really found more than ones cited below. Using the hashtags below will enable you to stay updated about the  latest releases in the world of educational apps. If you have other suggestions or you know about other relevant hashtags , please share them with us in the comment form below and I'll add them to the list."


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Pam Christie Evans's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:59 AM

Great Twitter Hashtags related to iPads Apps

Vera Weber's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:34 PM

Another great option for exploring information on Twitter

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Spreadable vs Viral: What it actually means for content | Scoop.it Blog

Spreadable vs Viral: What it actually means for content | Scoop.it Blog | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Dave Cottrell's curator insight, March 13, 2013 1:16 PM

Is there a difference?  You decide...

Matthias Aurelian's curator insight, March 14, 2013 2:02 PM

Spreadable (Participatory) vs. viral (spontaneously automated) media:

This is an Interesting view that has some resemblance with the relationship between allographic and autographic paratexts impact on cultural media distribution.

Ken Morrison's curator insight, September 19, 2013 3:40 AM

I like this short article on a big idea.  We can't control 'viral', yes we can influence 'spreadable'.

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Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning

Five Free Web 2.0 Tools to Support Lesson Planning | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Embracing the use of Web 2.0 tools in lesson planning may still be new to many educators. However, it's important to consider how these tools can serve as a powerful companion as we seek to improve and enhance our ...

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TY! @cdcowen for: Visual System Differences in Dyslexia Do Not Cause Reading Problems

TY! @cdcowen for: Visual System Differences in Dyslexia Do Not Cause Reading Problems | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"One by one, science is resolving mysteries, settling disputes, and challenging assumptions surrounding dyslexia, while delving ever deeper into its complexities. The last two decades have produced a remarkable body of work, including the breakthrough findings from Georgetown University mentioned in this article. Examiner readers and those who follow dyslexia-related issues via social media have unprecedented, almost real-time access to this exciting research as it unfolds.

The challenge, of course, is to translate this body of work into effective practices and policies that actually make a difference in the lives of people with dyslexia. In this regard, the work of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is more important than ever. IDA is dedicated to both the study and treatment of dyslexia and related difficulties learning to read and write...." 


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Lou Salza's curator insight, July 22, 2013 12:25 PM

Carolyn writes for the IDA Examiner. I highly recommend you read her blogs and follow her. She gets this exactly right: the challenge to us all is to determine how we get research like this into the classrooms, clinics and education classes and into  pre- and in- service teacher preparation curriculum. --Lou

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By Carolyn D. Cowen

" The jury is in on yet another long-standing debate about dyslexia. The verdict is important and nuanced.

The phonological basis for dyslexia’s hallmark difficulties in learning to read has been established for decades as the predominant explanation of dyslexia. Nevertheless, another explanation—a weakness in processing visual stimuli—has persisted and remains a subject of debate. Now, a new study provides strong evidence about the role of the brain’s visual system in dyslexia.

This study, published on line June 6 in the journal, Neuron, found that while a specific difference can be seen in the brain’s visual system in subjects with dyslexia, this difference is not the culprit behind the reading difficulties. More likely, this difference is the consequence of less reading experience. And, to paraphrase Shakespeare, saying that children with dyslexia have less reading experience than their peers is like saying that night follows day. 

This breakthrough study found that, yes, people with dyslexia do have subtle visual system differences—as many of those with dyslexia and their teachers have long reported—but, no, these visual differences do not cause the condition and its associated reading difficulties. In fact, the findings suggest, it may be the other way around; reading difficulties discourage reading, which in turn, probably means that children with dyslexia do not experience the same “reading-induced change in the visual system” that is seen in typical readers.

You may be wondering what this means for intervention. Hold that thought while we dig deeper into the research.

Controlling for Reading Experience: Visual System Differences Not Seen

Researchers used functional brain imaging to show less activity in the “magnocellular” visual system in children with dyslexia compared to non-dyslexic children matched on age. However, this difference no longer was seen when children with dyslexia were compared to younger, non-dyslexics matched on reading ability, suggesting that the observed difference might be tied to reading level. Georgetown University, where the study was conducted, provided a press releasethat sheds additional light on the findings:

“Our results do not discount the presence of this specific type of visual deficit,” says senior authorGuinevere Eden, Ph.D., director for theCenter for the Study of Learning atGeorgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) and past-president ofThe International Dyslexia Association. “In fact, our results confirm that differences do exist in the visual system of children with dyslexia, but these differences are the end-product of less reading, when compared with typical readers, and are not the cause of their struggles with reading.”

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The 10 Commandments of Presentations

The 10 Commandments of Presentations | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:45 PM

Great post and imagination. #BRIGITTESOUCI

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:45 PM

#BRIGITTESOUCI

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Catching on at last

Catching on at last | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
IN A small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a...
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International Dyslexia Association update on NCTQ Report grading teacher prep institutions

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The Direction of MOOC Research

The Direction of MOOC Research | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
After 2 years of MOOC mania, the time has come for increasing the output of MOOC research. But what direction is that research taking – what direction should it take? At the beginning of the month ...

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Abi James's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:43 AM

Mooc research needs to consider inckusion - how to include those excluded from traditional university study particularly those with disabilities and accessibility needs. so far we are struggling to capture their needs and requirements. 

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Social Media is Storytelling

Social Media is Storytelling. Chris Yates of Huddle Productions explains the social media campaign for Lone Star Park. Featured at the 2013 Social Media Show...

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Penxy - stream and record your presentations

Penxy - stream and record your presentations | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Penxy is the easiest way to control and deliver your presentations from your iPad or iPhone during a real event. You can seamlessly stream your presentations (including your voice) online. Better yet, you can record your presentation so that you can share it with your social networks.


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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 2, 2013 10:37 AM

Never heard of it - must be worth sharing :)

Robin Good's insight:Introducing content curation to someone who doesn't know anything about it is not always an easy task. There are so many different articles, opinions, definitions and recommendations about content curation that it is quite difficult for someone just getting familiar with the topic, to easily find out where to start and what to trust. To help out anyone needing to support the explanation of content curation to others, here are five comprehensive resource collections I have put together over the course of the last year. 1) Content Curation - Definitions a collection of the best and most useful definitions of what content curation is http://bundlr.com/b/content-curation-definition 2) Content Curation - What is it? Video Intros 30+ short video clips that introduce the need, practice and purpose of content curation http://huzzaz.com/collection/content-curation-what-is-it 3) Content Curation Visualized 110+ infographics, visuals, illustrations and diagrams explaining what content curation is www.pinterest.com/robingood/content-curation-visualized/ 4) Content Curation Tools Directory - Tools Directory 100+ of the best content curation tools organized in a directory for immediate access http://contentcuration.zeef.com/ 5) Content Curation Tools Supermap - Tools Collection 600+ content curation, discovery, filtering and publishing tools organized by categories for doing content curation http://bit.ly/ContentCurationToolsSupermap All free to use and share.
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Need To Explain Content Curation To Someone Else? Here Are 5 Special Resources

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:50 PM

This link is invaluable to support an understanding of content curation. 

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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips

12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Six steps to easy content curation.

 

Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

 

I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.


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Lee Wise's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:54 PM

Some will enjoy this resource!

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:12 PM

I haven't read this yet but "panels" are always a good way to get a synopsis of any subject......in this case: curation.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:51 PM

It seems so simple here!

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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips

12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Six steps to easy content curation.

 

Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

 

I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.


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Lee Wise's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:54 PM

Some will enjoy this resource!

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:12 PM

I haven't read this yet but "panels" are always a good way to get a synopsis of any subject......in this case: curation.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:51 PM

It seems so simple here!

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How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language

How to Understand the Deep Structures of Language | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

In an alternative to Chomsky’s "Universal Grammar," scientists explore language’s fundamental design constraints

 

There are two striking features of language that any scientific theory of this quintessentially human behavior must account for. The first is that we do not all speak the same language. This would be a shocking observation were not so commonplace. Communication systems and other animals tend to be universal, with any animal of the species able to communicate with any other.

Likewise, many other fundamental human attributes show much less variation. Barring genetic or environmental mishap, we all have two eyes, one mouth, and four limbs. Around the world, we cry when we are sad, smile when we are happy, and laugh when something is funny, but the languages we use to describe this are different.


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Sharrock's curator insight, September 23, 2013 9:02 AM

I am fascinated by domain-specific universals, commonalities, and constants. This is what can be taught to others or learned through experience, research, and reflection, but they can be overlooked by experts of other fields make the mistake of generalizing knowledge in one domain to another domain or profession. Not that there are no interdisciplinary cross-overs, but the "outsider" should respect and recognize that lack of domain-specific knowledge as a limitation of understanding. We must also understanding that we professionals/practitioners should do what we can to be able to articulate the domain-specific universals, commonalities, constants, principles, practices, etc. 

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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, September 17, 2013 8:33 PM

A great infographics for newbees to twitter.

Mary Anne Hahn's curator insight, December 30, 2013 6:22 PM

Tweet tips

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 5:51 AM
How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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The Most Important Thing About Infographics | Social Media Today

The Most Important Thing About Infographics | Social Media Today | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
The volume of infographics goes up more than 1% each day. I must confess: I never saw the attraction. It’s not like I didn’t realize infographics had become raging hot. I just didn’t get what the big deal was.

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Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Ry Rivard - Inside Higher Ed

Higher ed leaders urge slow down of MOOC train | Ry Rivard - Inside Higher Ed | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

As scores of colleges rush to offer free online classes, the mania over massive open online courses may be slowing down. Even top proponents of MOOCs are acknowledging critical questions remain unanswered, and are urging further study.


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Peter B. Sloep's comment, July 9, 2013 6:46 AM
hmm, that's an interesting take. I agree that some (often particular politicians) out there are only too happy to have a go at universities as wasteful, unproductive, etc. I also know that seriously thinking about ICT in education (see my blog below), or perhaps I should say alternative ways of teaching some of which involve the online, is something not all lecturers are willing to explore. What I don't like about hyped discussions is that room for serious arguments, which include pause for thought and the collection of empirical data - rapidly gets depleted. So I am not a MOOC critic per se, but I am very critical of many of the discussions around them.
Frederik Truyen's comment, July 9, 2013 7:40 AM
I agree fully with that! I particular there is some promise in Learning Analytics to see if we can actually measure effectiveness of learning. MOOC criticism and serious study is certainly justified, often I have the impression the fire is somewhat misdirected. Anyway it offers a great opportunity to rethink, and as you say, study more deeply.
timokos's curator insight, July 9, 2013 8:55 AM

Great quote by Carol Geary Schneider, the head of the Association of American Colleges and Universities: 


"MOOCs can amplify the “least productive pedagogy” in American higher education, which she calls lectures followed by multiple-choice tests. But she does see potential for MOOCs to help flip classrooms so professors can spend less time lecturing in class and more time engaging students.

 

It would be a tragedy if you substituted MOOCs in their current form for regular courses,” she said in an interview. “But it would be a creative breakthrough if you take advantage of MOOCs and other forms of online coverage to make more space and more time for students to apply concepts and methods appropriate to their field to real problems.”

 

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

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Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, July 8, 2013 2:05 AM

Leaders need to learn continually, as well as help others continue learning.

Allan Carrington's comment, July 8, 2013 5:01 PM
Carolyn said: "Pretty cool graphic" Thanks for the encouragement. Idea: Would it work and be useful for a Padagogy Wheel to be customised for the needs of those with Dyslexia. Could we change action verbs, activities and App selections for each Cognitive Domain Category as well as specialised PD for teachers on how to design interactions with those apps to achieve Redefinition in the SAMR model. Also PD about how to motivate these learners. Hmmmm could that be a great learning design model to help these learners? .... what do you think?
Eileen Forsyth's curator insight, January 17, 10:19 AM

Advice on how to create great scenarios that will engage students.

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The Digital Learning Revolution: What Lies Ahead?

A key note presentation at the Digital Learning and the Future Student, 26th June, Auckland.

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Abi James's curator insight, June 28, 2013 2:23 AM

Great overview of the changing face of education

PeterT's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:07 AM

Thought provoking, HE focussed, analysis of how things might evolve/transform ...