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Video Games May Treat Dyslexia

Video Games May Treat Dyslexia | Education Today | Scoop.it

Honing visual attention boosts reading ability. Though small, the study bolsters evidence that dyslexia stems in part from problems in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. 


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media tweakers's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:50 AM

I just love the way technology is used to help people.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:01 PM

This article I thought was AMAZING! It intersted me a lot that video games might be able to treat Dyslexia people. The University of Padua in Italy found that 10 kids with dyslexia who played an action-filled video game for an 80-minute sessions increased their reading speed! These video games help Dyslexia people in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. Apparently, video games make you focus on the players to constantly redirecting their attention to different targets. The training worked on visual attention skills and reading hand in hand, and the reading improvements even exceeded those obtained in children after traditional therapies for dyslexia.  Dyslexia need to focus on building language skills, which video games improve. Finally, This article needs to get out more and help people in not only the U.S. but the whole world. 

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italki: Learn a language online

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italki is a language learning social network that connects students and language teachers.
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What schools should know when implementing one-to-one technology

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Schools implementing one-to-one computer programs should look beyond the technology to set goals in areas such as student engagement, explains Barry Bachenheimer, director of curriculum, instruction and assessment for one New Jersey district.
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Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Learning Tool, Launches Its First App | TechCrunch

Lingua.ly, Which Turns The Internet Into A Language Learning Tool, Launches Its First App | TechCrunch | Education Today | Scoop.it
One of the most tedious parts of learning a new language is stumbling half-asleep through a boring textbook. When I was studying Chinese, one of my readers..
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20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students

20 Ways to Provide Effective Feedback to Your Students | Education Today | Scoop.it
March  13, 2014
A teacher has the distinct responsibility to nurture a student’s learning and to provide feedback in such a manner that the student does not leave the classroom feeling defeated....

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yEd - Graph Editor

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yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button.


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Engaging and super fun!

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Jenny Smith's curator insight, August 8, 2013 4:38 PM

I use this with students in A-Level Computing. It's a great piece of software to create system flowcharts, dataflow diagrams and the like.

Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, August 9, 2013 3:27 AM

yEd software es de descarga gratuita, que funciona en todas las plataformas, y le ayuda a crear hermosos diagramas usando listas para usar elementos. Importe sus datos, incluidos los de Excel y exportar los diagramas en una amplia gama de formatos gráficos.

Marie-Chantal SCHMITZ's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Pour les professeurs ou les élèves qui souhaitent agrémenter leurs documents de graphiques soignés

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Video Games May Treat Dyslexia

Video Games May Treat Dyslexia | Education Today | Scoop.it

Honing visual attention boosts reading ability. Though small, the study bolsters evidence that dyslexia stems in part from problems in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. 


Via Josué Cardona
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media tweakers's curator insight, August 18, 2013 4:50 AM

I just love the way technology is used to help people.

Sarah Hibbeln's curator insight, November 14, 2013 9:01 PM

This article I thought was AMAZING! It intersted me a lot that video games might be able to treat Dyslexia people. The University of Padua in Italy found that 10 kids with dyslexia who played an action-filled video game for an 80-minute sessions increased their reading speed! These video games help Dyslexia people in focusing attention onto letters and words in an orderly way. Apparently, video games make you focus on the players to constantly redirecting their attention to different targets. The training worked on visual attention skills and reading hand in hand, and the reading improvements even exceeded those obtained in children after traditional therapies for dyslexia.  Dyslexia need to focus on building language skills, which video games improve. Finally, This article needs to get out more and help people in not only the U.S. but the whole world. 

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21 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for High School Students From edshelf

21 Common Core-Aligned Math Apps for High School Students From edshelf | Education Today | Scoop.it
A collection of teacher-approved Common Core-aligned iPhone and iPad math apps for high school students, such as Desmos, Algebra Touch, Geometry Pad, etc.

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These are pretty awesome!

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Jennifer Vandeleest's curator insight, August 5, 2013 2:44 PM

This page displays a large selection of apps that can be used for high school students.  Some of the tools could be used to create a collaborative environment.  Examples of collaborative applications are probability tools, math with your friends, and 5 dice: order of operations game.

ΑΘΑΝΑΣΙΟΣ ΚΑΡΚΑΜΠΟΥΝΑΣ's curator insight, August 6, 2013 2:29 AM

Συλλογή με μαθηματικά λογισμικά που εμφανίζεται ο τρόπος λειτουργίας τους.

ChristopherBell's curator insight, August 7, 2013 8:01 PM

AWESOME!

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PT Faculty, Online Child Development - HigherEdJobs

PT Faculty, Online Child Development - HigherEdJobs | Education Today | Scoop.it

The National Hispanic University (NHU) is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 30 years. NHU offers on ground and online programs at the Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master's degree levels that are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others.

 

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Faculty Members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Blackboard learning platform, and are responsible for interacting with students within this platform. Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Although postings to the classroom may be done at any time of day, they must be completed in a timely manner in accordance with the Faculty Handbook or other criteria established by NHU. As such, Faculty Members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days per week and responses to student questions/postings must be posted within 48 hours.


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Online learning...after a Master's and a Doctrate all online, I couldn't imagine it any other way! 

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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

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After a decade of rapid expansion in Australian higher education, student numbers have grown considerably in many courses and subjects, especially at the undergraduate level.

Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.


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Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:47 AM

Good thoughts/good ideas. 

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:41 PM

very detaiiled

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Learning A Language Is For Life, Not Just For Business - Forbes

Learning A Language Is For Life, Not Just For Business - Forbes | Education Today | Scoop.it
Forbes Learning A Language Is For Life, Not Just For Business Forbes The ability to speak another language is seen as crucial to success in a globalized economy but advocating learning languages based on their usefulness is flawed.
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10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students ...

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10 Ways to Use Google Sites with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Learning*Education*Technology curated by Skip Zalneraitis (RT "@skipz: 10 Ways to Use #Google #Sites with Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile...
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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 11:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Education Today | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Sharing Technology: SAMR Model of Technology Integration

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"SAMR is an acronym that I have been hearing quite a bit lately on the Internet.  It was also referred to at several of the sessions I attended at ISTE13.


SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition.  The SAMR Model represents a way to look at the different levels of integrating technology into the classroom."


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Shea Stehm's curator insight, August 10, 2013 1:05 PM

Cool 120 sec video!

Stepanov Sergey Mikhailovich's curator insight, August 11, 2013 8:55 AM

Considering the Benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program

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Music Teaching Technology for Beginners.
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension -
how can it improve the music education for beginners ?

Physiological Base

The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age , when they are taught to count and this system is learned by children quite firmly , since it is often used in their daily life. But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and, naturally, requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching, children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally, it slows down rate of training, causes psycho-emotional discomfort , lowers the child’s interest to music. Therefore , in the initial stage of teaching , besides work with the generally accepted music grammar , will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period. This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar, but at the initial stages of musical education, the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful , as it speeds up teaching of children.

Neurophysiological Aspect

It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information, including musical one, cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism. The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective, has a practical result, but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psycho - emotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system, the muscular system and others. For this purpose , the experimental researches are to be performed, namely: ENG, EMG, EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in the note signs compared to the load that a child has received in perception of the music information written down in number signs.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols. Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability ( min – max ) and amplitude of muscle tension , depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument. The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains, on the scientific point of view, the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands, and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations. EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.
The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity and to detect the new creative abilities.

Parallel Description

In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multi–step combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For en integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses is transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psycho-emotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music- educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

 

Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, August 12, 2013 8:40 AM

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How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Education Today | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to figure out how to use popular social bookmarking service Pinterest with Bloom's Taxonomy. That is, after you see this guide!

 

We’re big fans of both Pinterest and Bloom’s Taxonomy. So you can imagine our excitement when we saw this handy (and printable! Click here for the PDF!) guide designed to inform you how to use Pinterest with Bloom’s Taxonomy. It showcases a couple dozen (25) ways to integrate Bloom’s with Pinning. From building a resource board to defining vocabulary on a board with captions and images, there’s a lot of work to be done thanks to this graphic.


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Nicole Fishman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:44 AM

Love the concept...since we have moved on to Webbs DOK I would transfer over the concept to DOK

Jiten Achary's comment, August 7, 2013 3:11 AM
Learning Management System is the latest and most effective learning platform today and it has paved the way for new methods of education. MYVLE offers a virtual learning environment for both instructors and students. To learn more about LMS, please visit http://www.myvle.com/.
Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, August 12, 2013 10:02 AM

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

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For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 10:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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A Better Google Maps App for Apple and Android Devices - David Pogue NY Times Technology

A Better Google Maps App for Apple and Android Devices - David Pogue NY Times Technology | Education Today | Scoop.it

"Our story so far: Last September, Apple decided to dump the Google Maps app that had been on the iPhone for years. Apple replaced it with its own Maps app — software with so many problems that Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, apologized and even recommended that people use other apps until Apple could fix its own one."


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27 Presentation Tips For Students And Teachers

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In an effort to help you become the next Steve Jobs of presenting, here are more than two dozen different presentation tips.

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Wonderful tips and tools for students of all ages. Can't wait to get them started :-)

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:37 PM

A simple and useful tips-guide (infographic) for your students to present.

BookChook's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:44 PM

Great tips for kids and adults. 

Jazmin Reyes's curator insight, February 13, 2:45 AM

Everyone is afraid of getting up on stage and giving a speech or what ever they need to do in front of an audience. These kind of tips are helpful in every way possible especially when someone is nervous. Knowing that we need to just breathe is an important thing. These skills can allow us to get better in our presentations.