The Google Drive iPad app is not yet all that we might want it to be, but it is definitely moving in the right direction. A recent update included the ability to create and edit spreadsheets, but i...
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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?
How’s your handwriting? As long as it results in the least bit of legibility, you can put it to use with Google’s latest mobile search innovation. Google has already provided users of touchscreen mobile devices with plenty of search innovations.
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" Children with dyslexia can have trouble with many aspects of literacy, including learning the alphabet, recognizing letters, following a sequence of directions and mastering the rules of spelling. Having a son with dyslexia, we tried many things to help him with his frustrations. We used a lot of compensatory techniques and one web-based program that is now an app. Below are six apps that aim to help kids and adults with dyslexia.
Sound Literacy Published by 3D Literacy, LLC- $24.99- This is a full-fledged teaching tool for students with dyslexia. The app is customizable and offers phonemic awareness, spelling by syllables and sound maps. Watching YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1rX9JWvcWY&amp;feature=plcp will help you understand the wide variety of ways to best use this app for each student.
Dyscalculator Publisher: Bind & Bjerre FREE- This functions like a regular calculator, but in addition to giving the answer with numerals, it gives the spelled-out number, spoken number and graphical (numbers presented as bars)...."
After a long wait, Google Drive is now available for the iPad with the full functionality of the web-based version of Google Drive. To refresh, Google Drive is the new name for the Google Docs Suit...
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"Mirroring (displaying) your iPad through your projector is huge. If you are in the classroom, you want to be to have this seemingly simple tool for instruction. Surprisingly enough, it's taken such a long time to get viable solutions for this indispensable teacher tool."
So much have been written about Bloom’s taxonomy; one click in a search engine will flood your page with hundreds of articles all of which revolve around this taxonomy. Only few are those who have tried to customize it to fit in the 21st century educational paradigm. As a fan of Bloom’s pedagogy and being a classroom practitioner, I always look for new ways to improve my learning and teaching, and honestly speaking , if you are a teacher/ educator and still do not understand Bloom’s taxonomy then you are missing out on a great educational resource.
Cool program for brights students with dyslexia, ADD, and other LDs and corporations like Google, Merrill Lynch, Barclays...
"When these companies get exposed to our exceptionally talented men and women who have already climbed a mountain and overcome something in their short lives to be successful, they want them on their team,"
"When a disability is invisible, the fear of disclosure can be great and these students are too intimated to go through the regular corporate recruitment process. "Only about 30 percent actually go through the event, and the remaining 70 percent are underemployed, go home to the family business or stay in academia because they are perceived as safe places," says Lang. What's more, many of these students have historically shied away from other disability organizations.
Last summer, six of the 20 Lime fellows worked at Google. Hiring these students "isn't only the right thing, it is the smart thing," says Greg Marsh, a university programs manager at Google who recruits on college campuses. That's because Google wants a diverse employee population to reflect its user base."
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