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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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Pulitzer Journalist with Dyslexia - Gareth Cook

Pulitzer Journalist with Dyslexia - Gareth Cook | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

"My wife knows. My family knows, as do a few close friends. But what would my co-workers think? My editors? My sources on the science beat?

 

When I imagine them knowing, I can't get an image out of my head: My seventh-grade English teacher, glaring at me, with a look that needed no words. You are lazy and stupid, Gareth. Why are you even wasting my time?


I am dyslexic.
Reading is slow for me. If I try to read aloud, it is halting, even with children's books. I can't spell.


I was never able to learn cursive, and I am virtually unable to take handwritten notes while someone is talking. If it weren't for a strange quirk in the disorder -- I can type notes and listen -- I could never have hidden my struggles at work, because I wouldn't be able to do my job at all....

 

I am writing this column reluctantly, because I don't know what people will think; a part of me probably still believes that I should be ashamed.
But I also have to write this, because I know there is at least one kid out there who is feelingthe despair that clawed at me for so many years. I want this kid to know: It's never going to be easy, but put your heart into it and you will blow them away." - Gareth Cook

 

Many children and adults with dyslexia are amazing storytellers, so it shouldn't be surprise that this Pulitzer Prize winning journalist is dyslexic. Dyslexics may have strengths at recognizing a good story, seeing an issue from different perspectives, analyzing complex and conflicting information, and being able to empathize in deep ways.

 

To read more:

http://reallyducksoup.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html

and http://dyslexia.yale.edu/cook.html


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What Teachers, Parents And Kids Should Know About Dyslexia

What Teachers, Parents And Kids Should Know About Dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
My son's story may demonstrate that dyslexia doesn't have to be an academic death sentence, but students shouldn't require a teacher mom to navigate the system for them, either.
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Brain Training: Parents, save your money

Brain Training: Parents, save your money | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
“We measure every student pre- and post-training with a version of the Woodcock-Johnson general intelligence test,” said Ken Gibson, who began franchising LearningRx centers in 2003, and has data on more than 30,000 of the nearly 50,000 students who have been trained. “The average gain on I.Q. is 15 points after 24 weeks of training, and 20 points in less than 32 weeks.”

The three other large cognitive training services — Lumosity, Cogmed and Posit Science — dance around the question of whether they truly raise I.Q. but do assert that they improve cognitive performance.

Detterman said of brain training, “It’s probably not harmful. But I would tell parents: Save your money.

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New Documentary Turns Around Perception Of Dyslexia

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October marks National Dyslexia Month, and a new documentary called "The Big Picture: Re-Thinking Dyslexia" shines a new light on the learning disability.
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Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center - Edudemic

Library Of Congress Unveils Massive Common Core Resource Center - Edudemic | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

Like a superhero, the U.S. Library of Congress has just swooped in and unveiled an enormous new (and free!) resource that’s all about the Common Core. It’s located at http://www.loc.gov/teachers and worth checking out.

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James Middleton, Kate’s brother, owns his dyslexia: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’

James Middleton, Kate’s brother, owns his dyslexia: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’ | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
James Middleton, Kate Middleton’s younger brother and Prince William’s brother-in- law, joins King Carl Gustaf of Sweden as another European public figure to sh...
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Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain

Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word dyslexic?
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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' | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Steven Spielberg’s 60 Minutes interview on Sunday night not only revealed Steven Spielberg’s way of dealing with fear but also his experience with anger, bullyi...
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Finland shows road to education excellence

Dr. Lynn Okakagi, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Delaware, shares her thoughts on teacher quality after a visit to Finland

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REPORT: DON'T "DYS"OUR KIDS

REPORT: DON'T "DYS"OUR KIDS | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading present a comprehensive report and action plan for helping children with learning disabilities reach grade-level reading proficiency.

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Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire

Your brain is a rain forest | OdeWire | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | 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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With the right help, dyslexic students can excel

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As a volunteer with the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, I was invited to an Atlanta film premiere at The Carter Center last week.
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Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School

Attention Disorder or Not, Children Prescribed Pills to Help in School | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Drugs that are normally used to increase focus are in some cases being prescribed simply to improve struggling, low-income students’ academic performance at school.
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Dyslexia to be explored through film, panel discussion at Mercyhurst | Mercyhurst College

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In West Windsor, blogging to help others

In West Windsor, blogging to help others | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Meersma, who was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child, uses software on his phone and laptop to read and write more effectively...
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Common Core: 7 Recommendations for Effective Implementation -- THE Journal

Common Core: 7 Recommendations for Effective Implementation -- THE Journal | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Conflicting reform efforts, poor communications, and "initiative fatigue" are among the factors presenting challenges to Common Core State Standards implementation.
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NEUROSCIENCE FOR KIDS NEWSLETTER - Volume 16, Issue 9 (September, 2012)

1. What's New at Neuroscience for Kids
2. Neuroscience for Kids Site of the Month
3. Sowing the Seeds of Neuroscience Teacher Workshop
4. National Eye Institute Challenge
5. Summer Concert Series Entertainment
6. Free Museum Day
7. Media Alert
8. Treasure Trove of Brain Trivia
9. Support Neuroscience for Kids
10. How to Stop Your Subscription

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7 Tech Tools for Students with ADHD

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A roundup of tech tools that disability access consultants recommend for college students with ADHD. These tech tools enhance learning in the classroom and help students take better notes and stay organized.


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Grace Hamilton's curator insight, April 7, 2014 11:46 PM

These technology tools are awesome! Clearly, this is not economically feasible for every student with ADHD, but maybe one day it will be! I wish I had the smartpen in high school to record lectures and presentations!

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James Redford’s view of “The Big Picture”

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Director James Redford (pictured) talks to realscreen about his battle to raise awareness for dyslexia via his directorial doc debut, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, which premieres in the U.S. on HBO tonight.
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The gifts of dyslexia: HBO doc sheds light on learning disability - San Jose Mercury News

The gifts of dyslexia: HBO doc sheds light on learning disability - San Jose Mercury News | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia by Marins James Redford sheds light on the many strengths that come with the condition.
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RBFS to screen 'Dickslecksia: The Movie' Nov. 11 - Cape Gazette

RBFS to screen 'Dickslecksia: The Movie' Nov. 11 - Cape Gazette | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
about one american in seven has some degree of dyslexia, a condition that makes it hard to learn to read the same way other people do. affecting people at a very young age, dyslexia can be a ...
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HBO Documentaries Focus on Dyslexia « Smart Kids With LD

HBO Documentaries Focus on Dyslexia « Smart Kids With LD | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

On October 22, 2012, HBO2 is airing Journey Into Dyslexia, a program first released in 2012.

On October 29, 2012, in another rare TV event, HBO is airing The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia.

Both are must-see TV for anyone who has an interest in this learning disability.

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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

In media studies we often look at the creation of print and digital advertisements. Traditionally, students learn many of the foundational principles for creating a layout through a lecture or text book reading, and then eventually create their own.

What if we started with creativity rather than principles?


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Olga Boldina's curator insight, January 8, 2014 3:05 AM

Моя практика показывает, что такой путь - верный!

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, January 10, 2014 3:56 AM

Who ever suggested Bloom's taxonomy as a pyramid that required to master the bottom levels before the top ones?

 

Putting 'creating' first is the logical manifestation of action-oriented teaching.

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, January 10, 2014 11:47 AM

Suena provocador comenzar por la creación y la creatividad en lugar de comenzar con la memorización de información.

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4 Emerging Trends in Common Core State Standards

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An issue brief from the National Governors Association highlights four trends in Common Core State Standards implementation.
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