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Success Story: Patrick Dempsey | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

Success Story: Patrick Dempsey | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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Lou Salza's curator insight, December 26, 2012 9:42 PM

Until he was 12 years old, Dempsey was placed in a class for slow and retarded children only to discover he had dyslexia.

"I think [dyslexia has] made me who I am today," he revealed to Barbara Walters. "It’s given me a perspective of — you have to keep working. I have never given up."

Dempsey has starred in many films and television shows outside of Grey’s Anatomy, including Sweet Home Alabama, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, andValentine’s Day. Despite his success, Dempsey is still wary about reading his lines, especially if he’s handed the script just a few minutes before rehearsal.

"I think that’s when I get the most insecure ... it’s very hard for me to read it off the page," Dempsey said. "I need to memorize it, in order to go on."

 
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An iPad Workflow for the Classroom Using Google Drive & Pages, Keynote or Numbers

An iPad Workflow for the Classroom Using Google Drive & Pages, Keynote or Numbers | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
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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Google Now Lets You ‘Handwrite’ Your Search Queries On Your iDevice

Google Now Lets You ‘Handwrite’ Your Search Queries On Your iDevice | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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. 

 

Not sure how useful this is, but it is interesting!


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Billy Bob Thornton Talks About Dyslexia & A teacher who encouraged him in his Arkansas high school

Billy Bob Thornton talks with Harvey Hubbell V about dyslexia in an excerpt from the film, Dislecksia: The Movie.


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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Eagle Hill Southport | 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, 3:05 AM

Моя практика показывает, что такой путь - верный!

Ulrike Grabe's curator insight, January 10, 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, 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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Great Speech to Text Dictation in Mac Mountain Lion Update

Apple has greatly improved its baseline speech-to-text (dictate) function in the new Mac OS Mountain Lion ($19.99). Works in notepad, word, email, safari, and more...



More on Mountain Lion from Wired magazine: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/07/deep-inside-mountain-lion-15-hidden-features-in-apples-new-os/?pid=3591&viewall=true 







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Google Now Lets You ‘Handwrite’ Your Search Queries On Your iDevice

Google Now Lets You ‘Handwrite’ Your Search Queries On Your iDevice | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
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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Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom - OCRegister

Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom - OCRegister | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Teaching technology in a no-tech classroomOCRegisterNews: Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom | kids, school, online, journey, graber, think, lichty, year, sixth, knitting.
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Recent Study Finds Dyslexia May Start Before Children Begin Reading

Recent Study Finds Dyslexia May Start Before Children Begin Reading | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Study finds that children who had problems identifying symbols within patterns and sentences had a harder time reading later on in the study.
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Apps for students with dyslexia

Apps for students with dyslexia | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

"     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.

 

Examples:

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&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)...."


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Dr. Sally Shaywitz Discusses Dyslexia and Assistive Technology

Learning Ally's National Board member Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. is a co-founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and has devoted her career to b...

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Google Drive for iPad

Google Drive for iPad | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
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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iPads in CPS: Mirroring your iPad with AirServer

iPads in CPS: Mirroring your iPad with AirServer | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

"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."


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Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version

Bloom’s Taxonomy: The 21st Century Version | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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.


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Corporations Recruiting Talented Students with Dyslexia and other LD

Corporations Recruiting Talented Students with Dyslexia and other LD | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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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Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom - OCRegister

Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom - OCRegister | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Teaching technology in a no-tech classroomOCRegisterNews: Teaching technology in a no-tech classroom | kids, school, online, journey, graber, think, lichty, year, sixth, knitting.
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The iPad and Pedagogy

The iPad and Pedagogy | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
There is a running theme on this blog – ‘it’s not about the device’. I expected this view to be challenged by a visit to Essa Academy in Bolton where they refer to an &#8216...
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