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Dyslexia & related topics in literacy, learning differences, and neuroscience. (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-and-new-media-literacy)
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Myths Debunked: Are Medications, IQ Related To Learning Disabilities?

Myths Debunked: Are Medications, IQ Related To Learning Disabilities? | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
A recent nationwide survey of nearly 2,000 Americans by the National Center for Learning Disabilities has found that many people are uncertain about the causes and treatments of learning disabilities, and believe more education on the subject is...
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Common Core Catches On With Private Schools

Common Core Catches On With Private Schools | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Many Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and other private schools have adopted at least portions of the standards, in part for practical reasons.
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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

Very impressive digital animation, a must see for educators seeking to provide students with deep understanding of content and concepts.  

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


Via Gust MEES, Paulo Simões, Shary Lyssy Marshall, Lynnette Van Dyke, Freddy Håkansson
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Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:58 AM

A tad skeuomorphic for my tastes but the thinking behind it, is great…

Sonia Salgado's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

Para el diseño de actividades y determinación de RED.

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Down & Up: A Journey through Dyslexia & Other LDs

Are you or someone you know affected by learning disabilities (LD)? Our animation underlines the everyday struggles of students with LD and the power of kind words when it comes to overcoming obstacles. Watch our animation—which was drawn in-house by the NCLD team—and share words of hope by sending a free ecard. http://www.ld.org/ecard

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Cogmed improves working memory scores but not attention or academic skills « Understanding Minds : Blog

Cogmed improves working memory scores but not attention or academic skills « Understanding Minds : Blog | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

ADHD and learning disabilities (LD) co-exist in many children. Many of these students have problems with working memory. Although a little crude, the best description I have for working memory is that it is a set of cognitive functions that help you keep your s@#* together while performing a complex task.

Working memory predicts parent ratings of inattentive behaviours and has been found to be below average in LD and ADHD samples in a large number of studies. It has also been shown to be a predictor of academic success. Previously it had been thought that working memory was a fixed trait. However, recent evidence (see for e.g., Klingberg, 2010; Klingberg et al., 2005) is suggesting that it can be modified via a computerised memory training program called Cogmed. Note that the claim has been that Cogmed improves working memory when all we can really conclude is that a period of training using the program leads to improved scores on tests of working memory. There is an important difference between these two claims.

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Cogmed working memory training: Does it actually work? The debate continues…

Cogmed working memory training: Does it actually work? The debate continues… | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

The debate goes on .... New article concludes that evidence does not support the claims of Cogmed Working Memory Training.

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Neuroscientific studies of intervention for language impairment in ...

Draft submitted to Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, August 2012...
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Worth a read: "The Science of Bad Neuroscience"

Worth a read: "The Science of Bad Neuroscience" | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

One of my all time favourite bloggers, Oxford Neuroscientist Prof. Dorothy Bishop, or DeevyBee as she is known on Twitter has performed an amazing open access lecture focusing largely on the misunderstanding of neuroscience (click down to the “Emanuel Miller Lecture” to play the video). The talk is incredibly informative and digestible, even those with no understanding of neuroscience or psychology whatsoever will take a great deal away. The problem of the poor understanding of neuroscience is one of the main reasons why I started this blog, so if you like this blog then you’ll love this lecture.

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Google Apps Aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy

Google Apps Aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

Kathy Schrock, has aligned Google Apps with Bloom's Taxonomy. Please visit her site to access the amazing interactive map she has assembled, then submit a quick form to add your ideas and justifications for why you might have students use these tools in the respective cognitive areas in which they appear.


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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

Deb's curator insight, March 4, 2016 5:47 PM
Lots of options to help struggling learners...
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Why Third Grade Is So Important: The 'Matthew Effect'

Why Third Grade Is So Important: The 'Matthew Effect' | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Children who have made the leap to fluent reading will learn exponentially, while those who haven't will slump...
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High-Level Group on Literacy: reading between the lines of literacy policy

High-Level Group on Literacy: reading between the lines of literacy policy | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Given the common literacy-related challenges facing Europe and the need for a coherent EU-wide approach to tackle the root causes of this phenomenon, the European Commission decided to seek expert advice. The independent High-Level Group on Literacy – which was chaired by UNESCO's Special Envoy on Literacy and Development, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands – brought together European academics, policy-makers.

Together, the Group's members examined relevant research, consulted leading stakeholders, gathered evidence and analysed successful literacy programmes and policy initiatives from across Europe. Based on this, they mapped Europe's literacy landscape, identified changing needs and requirements, and recommended the best ways of bridging the literacy gap.

 

The report: http://bit.ly/UvRq6r ;


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Steven Spielberg on unlocking 'tremendous mystery' of his dyslexia

Steven Spielberg on unlocking 'tremendous mystery' of his dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Movies helped Steven Spielberg cope with his dyslexia , the director of "Jaws" and "Schindler's List" said in a rare interview about being diagnosed with the learning disability five years ago.
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HBO Doc THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA to Air 10/29 (tv.broadwayworld.com)

HBO Doc THE BIG PICTURE: RETHINKING DYSLEXIA to Air 10/29 (tv.broadwayworld.com) | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Though up to 20% of students are dyslexic, many pass through school unidentified, misunderstood and performing below their potential.
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"Won't Back Down": Why This Education Movie Matters

"Won't Back Down": Why This Education Movie Matters | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Maggie Gyllenhaal's decision to star in a schmaltzy takedown of teachers unions just might move education reform into the mainstream...
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The Movie Teachers' Unions Hate, but Everyone Else Should Appreciate

The Movie Teachers' Unions Hate, but Everyone Else Should Appreciate | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
For all its faults, "Won't Back Down" offers a welcome alternative to the standard broken-school film plot.
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Dyslexia Awareness Month: Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of This Learning Difference? | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Do You Know the Early Warning Signs of This Learning Difference? | Learning Ally, formerly Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Learning Ally's blog, Access and Achievement, focuses on topics going on in the blind and visually impaired and learning disabled community.
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ScienceDirect.com - Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition - Cogmed working memory training: Does the evidence support the claims?

ScienceDirect.com - Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition - Cogmed working memory training: Does the evidence support the claims? | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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EMANUEL MILLER LECTURE: Intervention for Language impairment: can neuroscience help? - Professor Dorothy Bishop

EMANUEL MILLER LECTURE: Intervention for Language impairment: can neuroscience help? - Professor Dorothy Bishop | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

EMANUEL MILLER LECTURE: Intervention for Language impairment: can neuroscience help? - Professor Dorothy Bishop

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Literacy in the World | Visual.ly

Literacy in the World | Visual.ly | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for poverty eradication, gender equality, maternal health, child mortality reduction...

Via Kath Lok, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Many-to-One vs. One-to-Many: An Opinionated Guide to Educational Technology — The American Magazine

Many-to-One vs. One-to-Many: An Opinionated Guide to Educational Technology — The American Magazine | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
There are many horses in the educational technology race. Which ones are worth betting on?

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How The Brain Rewires Itself

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"FOR DECADES, THE PREVAILING DOGMA IN neuroscience was that the adult human brain is essentially immutable, hardwired, fixed in form and function, so that by the time we reach adulthood we are pretty much stuck with what we have. Yes, it can create (and lose) synapses, the connections between neurons that encode memories and learning. And it can suffer injury and degeneration. But this view held that if genes and development dictate that one cluster of neurons will process signals from the eye and another cluster will move the fingers of the right hand, then they'll do that and nothing else until the day you die. There was good reason for lavishly illustrated brain books to show the function, size and location of the brain's structures in permanent ink.ut research in the past few years has overthrown the dogma. In its place has come the realization that the adult brain retains impressive powers of "neuroplasticity"--the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience."


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Eric Hardek's curator insight, March 18, 2015 10:31 AM

Did you know that thinking about performing a particular task can improve motor skills?

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Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia

Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video interview, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, with Quinn Bradlee of Friends of Quinn.
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Student Scientist: How I Overcame Dyslexia and Am Pursuing My Dream

Student Scientist: How I Overcame Dyslexia and Am Pursuing My Dream | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.
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