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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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How social media will save education - @impactfulcoach

How social media will save education - @impactfulcoach | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
For years, we’ve been reading much about teacher shortages. Fewer individuals see teaching as a career pathway of choice, leaving schools and school distri
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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, January 23, 3:43 AM

Blogging is a really important tool to help with literacy skills. Give it a try.

Denis Lundie's curator insight, January 23, 7:18 AM

Writing for the web, in all forms, is an essential communication skill. All languages should teach the techniques and rules that apply to writing for the web.

Dênia Falcão's curator insight, January 23, 12:37 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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Rumors of book industry's death have been greatly exaggerated

Rumors of book industry's death have been greatly exaggerated | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Book sales have risen strongly since 2008, not coincidentally since ebooks came on the scene. There’s more than ever to read and people are reading more books than ever.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:00 PM

This is math I can understand: "Dig a little deeper and you’ll see that, within the total, ebook sales rose from $68 million to $3 billion, what’s technically known as a gazillion percent increase. Absent ebooks, total print book sales did shrink about 8%."

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@iplante : call to action: Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability TY! @cdcowen @bnpowers @benfoss @ATKSMan @tlckildonan @School_Dyslexia

@iplante : call to action: Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability TY! @cdcowen @bnpowers @benfoss @ATKSMan @tlckildonan @School_Dyslexia | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

"My opinion is we need to take a large magnifying glass to dyslexia. We need to show people the challenges, much akin to Rick Lavoie’s Fat City video. Then we need to shine the spotlight on all the great ways technology can support and enhance learning for these students, as well as the instructional methods that are proven to impact skill development.  Technology tools enable dyslexics to engage in the acquisition of knowledge while we still provide the remediation to build their skills.  Seemingly too often, skill development is the focus or just they are provided enough to get through without being provided a true opportunity to interact with the information they are accessing or knowledge they are demonstrating."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:15 PM

Our friend and colleague, Sharon Plante issues a bold call to action:leverage social media to increase attention and visibility for dyslexia--Lou

 

Excerpt from Sharon LePage Plante, Director of Technology at Eagle Hill School SouthPort:

 

Currently attending #ATIA14 (Assistive Technology Industry Association) I am intrigued by the minority of sessions directly addressing the learning disabled/dyslexic population of learners.   There is great information being shared in a broader sense that definitely has implications for dyslexia, and some being shared that I wish just had flashing lights saying please use this to support kids with learning disabilities! Is this “hidden disability” just too quiet to be thought of for such an important conference? Or are educators not aware of the powerful tools to use to support dyslexic students? Whatever the reason, those in the dyslexic community (dyslexics, educators, assistive technology specialists, leaders in the field) need to come together and make dyslexia become DYSLEXIA.  There is a rumbling I hope to support the idea of #dyslexiatech.  Not that we cannot learn and share with the global assistive tech community, but like with each of the components that make that up, there are unique needs to be met for dyslexia.  Voices need to be louder and more prevalent, so that we can ensure that more students can be provided the fabulous supports that exist.

One great start is the creation of @School_Dyslexia, http://schoolofdyslexia.blogspot.com, where Jamie Martin is working to curate information from people in the field of dyslexia who are working directly with this student population. Seeing the work that an organizationslike Headstrong Nation and Dyslexic Advantage are doing along with powerful parent organizations such as @pensf, Smart Kids and theDecoding Dyslexia movement, it is obvious the voices need to become a chorus.  If we add in the continuous work of the International Dyslexia Association, Haskins Labs, and Literacy How, there is a whole musical masterpiece that could arise to uncloak dyslexia.

With the wonders of social media, there is a great avenue for all of us to connect, empower, and do what is needed to ensure that all dyslexic students have a voice, have the tools, and have the instruction that will give them success.

I encourage you to connect with the people and organizations above, as well as the following to bring the discussion of supporting students with dyslexia to a greater decibel.

Carolyn D. Cowen

Lou Salza

Theresa Collins

Ben Powers

Ben Foss

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Students with ADHA and Learning Disabilities in independent and public schools

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Sharon LePage Plante's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:22 PM

thank you Lou! 

Lisa Frankel's curator insight, February 3, 2014 9:37 AM

Time to shine the spotlight on all the great ways that assistive technology can support students with dyslexia now!

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Storytelling With Infographics

Let's talk about the power of visual communication and the age of infographics. Here's why infographics are so appealing and popular.

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:47 PM
If one adds participation along with Visual aids, the results are more astounding!
Dave Wood's curator insight, August 27, 2013 1:23 AM

A video presenting the data about the power of visual aids.  How much more of a coaching session will your clients retain/remember if you incorporate visuals during the process? Not to mention the increased insight and understanding.

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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ ;

 

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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So You Want To Start A Blog? (Infographic)

So You Want To Start A Blog? (Infographic) | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
If you're planning on starting a blog, there's no shortage of reference material here at MakeUseOf -- we have an entire manual dedicated teaching you the ins and outs of Wordpress, and we've even compared two popular blogging platforms then laid...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 9, 2014 7:03 PM

This is a no nonsense guide to getting your blog organized. I really need to take some of this advice myself! 

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:12 AM

Thank you for sharing. It is good to know how to write a blog.

I used to have my blog on WordPress but now I am with Blogger.

Paul's curator insight, January 21, 2014 2:37 PM

great guide - would love to see blogs being used more, but our teachers continue to develop them!

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part II | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
In the coming months and years, I expect content curation tools are going to play a very important role in many different fields.
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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:39 PM

More for study list!

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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 12:55 PM

Yes!!

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 18, 2013 11:19 AM

Yes

Carlos Lon Kan Prado's curator insight, December 29, 2013 8:02 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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Training in Business's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:31 PM

Is Your PowerPoint Any Good? 

 

#powerpoint #presentation http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

Patricia Buckley's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:44 PM

Check the effectiveness of you presentations with these steps.

vandana chhabra's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:30 AM

Is Your PowerPoint Any Good?

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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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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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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 3:34 PM

5 Creative Uses Of PowerPoint Presentations 

Karen Ford's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:53 PM

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 3:08 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

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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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Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis

Two Sides Of The Same Coin: The Employment Crisis And The Education Crisis | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

It’s a well-publicized reality that job growth is not consistent with the increase in the number of college graduates, and the unemployment crisis is a major concern for many countries. And yet, employers and business leaders are beginning to insist that their demand for talent is not being met by the [...]

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, April 14, 2014 10:55 PM


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4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic

4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it

The 4 Ways Educational Technology Is Changing How People Learn Infographic presents how EdTech alters the way we learn. In particular, there is a transition from individual to collaborative learning and from passive to active or brain-based learning while differentiated instruction is rising and... http://elearninginfographics.com/4-ways-educational-technology-is-changing-how-people-learn-infographic/


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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:35 PM

Easy to see and associated the 'SH!FT'

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Innovation Excellence | America Falling Behind in Education and Economy

Innovation Excellence | America Falling Behind in Education and Economy | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
There is strong evidence that economic growth has been accompanied by growth in both spending and participation in schooling. In the second half of the 20th century the U.S. was the global leader in education, with largest supply of highly qualified people in its adult labor force of any country in the world. But this is changing...
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A GREAT infographic in this article!

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, January 31, 2014 9:55 AM

There's a GREAT infographic in this article!

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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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Pyramid Point Acct.'s curator insight, March 9, 8:44 AM

how to write a best tweet....

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 13, 7:58 AM

Great Brian Yanish share (as always).

Tamasa Nelson's curator insight, March 16, 10:49 PM

Info graphics are a great way to assemble and distribute information, especially data in one document. Teachers can request their students to compile data and create a visual to share quantifiable information.

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 2014 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 2014 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 2014 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Dyslexia, Literacy, and New-Media Literacy | Scoop.it
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

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An insightful overview of current tools and needs and an intriguing preview of what might be to come.

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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 3:43 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 1:37 PM

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.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 11:53 AM

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

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 2014 4:50 PM

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