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iSolveIt - Engage Learners in Math

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"iSolveIt puzzles provide an engaging way for students to develop the logical thinking and reasoning skills that are essential in mathematics."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 1, 2013 9:55 AM

"What is iSolveIt?

 

iSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, which are essential competencies of algebra and mathematics in general. The environment includes a collection of tablet-based puzzles that have been designed using the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)."

 

iSolveIt is a mobile digital learning environment that supports the development of logical thinking and reasoning skills, essential competencies for algebra and mathematics in general.

Ms. Palmer's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:16 AM

Puzzles are one of my favorite way to quickly get to know a student

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Matthew Peterson - Teaching Without Words

Discover how math can be taught without words in this TED talk.  Be inspired by the fact that Matthew is dyslexic and because of it, he discovered how to teach math to diverse learners like himself.

 

"In school, the dominant way of conveying ideas is through words. Words can be great barriers to learning. Matthew Petersen shows and explains how we can learn without words.

 

Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., is Co-Founder, Senior Institute Scientist, and Chief Technical Officer of the MIND Research Institute. He is the creator of MIND's Math instructional software that teaches math to students using a unique non-language-based approach. Matthew was recently featured on Discovery Channel's "Profile Series." His focus is on developing math learning environments that initially convey sophisticated concepts visually, enabling students to gain a solid conceptual understanding of mathematics regardless of language proficiency. Matthew's cutting-edge teaching methods are currently benefiting over 300,000 students. He is the author of "MIND's Algebra Readiness" textbook, adopted in California in 2008, in addition to other technical and scientific publications."


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Tonya D Harris's curator insight, December 30, 2013 9:54 AM

A Resource: Hands on software for Math "MIND's Algebra"

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How to Add Speech Bubbles to Pictures

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“I have some photos (JPEG files) and wish to add "speech bubbles". Do you know of a program or any online app that will do this? Many thanks!” 


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BookChook's comment, August 8, 2013 8:42 PM
I add speech bubbles often for my blog pics. Ribbet is online and very simple too.
BookChook's curator insight, August 8, 2013 8:43 PM

Lots of ways to add spech bubbles to pics. 

Mouhssine Kharbach's comment, August 10, 2013 10:17 AM
nice tool
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This Video Game Helps Kids Deal With Mental Health Issues

This Video Game Helps Kids Deal With Mental Health Issues | Hands On Education | Scoop.it

gNats Island is designed to help adolescents overcome negative thoughts, anxiety, and depression. The graphic, character-based game is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

 

On the "island," players "meet" the negative automatic thoughts in the form of pesky "gNats" that have a "nasty sting." The Black and White gNat makes you think in extremes. The Complete Disaster gNat makes you think everything is a complete disaster, and so on. Almost 750 therapists in the U.S., Ireland and the UK have been trained to use the game with their young patients. 


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vyvyan's comment, September 9, 2013 2:21 AM
positive effect
robyns tut's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:42 AM

when technology gets into a person's head for a good reason; I feel that this is true progress - Justine Pearce

robyns tut's comment, October 7, 2013 8:49 AM
this is such a clever idea its using technology to help people! awesome -shannon wilson
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Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Students

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Scaffolding can work for teaching any complex subject, but it certainly applies to math. Especially with math, it is often very important when introducing a new procedure to provide an example of what kind of question the procedure is used for, then proceeding through the steps - talking aloud as much as possible. Tips #4-6 are also very important for many dyslexic students - pre-teaching vocabulary, using visual aids, then providing plenty of time to pause, ask questions, pause, then review.

 

For language arts or social studies, scaffolding may especially help to connect with previously learned information (factual or thematic). Emphasizing the big picture also helps to make information memorable for students.

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Beautiful Math Pattern Weaver

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Many students with dyslexia are kinesthetically and artistically talented. This simple, but beautiful pattern weaver can motivate children to play with designs and mathematical relationships. Pattern weaver.

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Dyslexics Top Codebreakers in the UK

Dyslexics Top Codebreakers in the UK | Hands On Education | Scoop.it
A spokesman for the Government’s top-secret electronic eavesdropping station in Cheltenham, pictured, said last night that some of their most talented code-breakers have difficulty in learning to read or interpreting words.
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Lou Salza's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:49 AM

From our good friends, Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com

 

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"Last week MPs on the Commons Intelligence and Security Committee praised steps taken by spy chiefs to harness the skills of dyslexic code-breakers.

The threat to the UK from cyber attacks, according to the report, is at its ‘highest level ever’ and is ‘disturbing’ in its scale  and complexity.

Sufferer: Some of the world's greatest thinkers, including Albert Einstein, pictured, had dyslexia

The MPs said the Cheltenham-based agency had set up a Dyslexia and Dyspraxia Support Group, which provides ‘mentoring and practical support to individuals’.

A GCHQ spokesman said some of their most talented code-breakers were affected: ‘They are very creative but may need support, including adjustments in the workplace, such as IT tools and computer software, or [reductions] in their working hours.’

In a speech last year, Sir Iain Lobban, the director of GCHQ, said: ‘Part of my job is to attract the very best people and harness their talents, and not allow preconceptions and stereotypes to stifle innovation and agility.’



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2362793/Dyslexia-Britains-secret-weapon-spy-war-Top-codebreakers-crack-complex-problems-suffer-condition.html#ixzz2djru8FRw ;
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Abi James's curator insight, September 3, 2013 6:45 AM

Nice to see recognition of those who may struggle academically but be highly skills at analysing and assessing information.

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Hands On Education | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luix Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!

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20+ Elementary Math Apps

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From Kit Hard's "Integrating iPads in Education"


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 10, 2013 4:15 PM

Kit Hard has put together a collection of math apps to support learners at the elementary level.

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Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative, new program at Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity

Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative, new program at Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity | Hands On Education | Scoop.it

"....There’s an overwhelming number of children of color who are untested and undiagnosed,” Magee said. “People know there’s a literacy issue, but they don’t realize it’s dyslexia.” By bringing educators, policymakers, faith leaders, attorneys, and scientists together, he said, the initiative hopes to build a movement for change.

Treating dyslexia is an issue of civil rights, organizers emphasized. “All these people are marginalized,” Magee said. “There are all these barriers they can’t cross because they haven’t been accommodated.”


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Lou Salza's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:23 PM

This could be the civil rights issue of our era-access to opportunity through education. It was 1963 --50 years ago this year --that the March on Washington brought  national focus to the disenfranchisement of America's citizens of color. It was also1963 -- 50 years ago this year that Professor Samuel Kirk first coined the term 'learning disabilities.' Time to bring national focus to the progress we have made--and the distance yet to travel.  Fifty years is about enough time--what do you think?

Kudos to the Center for the study of Dyslexia and Creativity at Yale!

 

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"...By the time he reached 7th grade, Izer Martinez had attended eight different schools. He wasn’t a problem child. He hadn’t been kicked out. He and his parents were simply trying to find a school that would look past his dyslexia to see what he could achieve. 

Martinez spoke about his experiences Monday at a conference that launched the Multicultural Dyslexia Awareness Initiative, a new program from the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. The conference drew more than 150 attendees from across the country to discuss how they could use advocacy and education to increase awareness of dyslexia among black and Latino communities.

Martinez served as a poster child for a new message: that the under-diagnosis of dyslexia among minorities is a pressing civil rights issue.

Dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, causes difficulties with spelling, reading, writing, and finding the proper words when speaking. A child might be unable to read the word volcano, or might say the similar-sounding “tornado” when presented with a picture, even though he or she knows what a volcano is...."

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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

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  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:45 PM

Who doesn't love freebies! Best of the best...BOOKS!

Israel Herrera's comment, May 29, 2013 8:32 PM
q bueno
Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 30, 2014 11:45 PM

This is well worth a look. I need to check through to see what might be useful for school. This may take a while!

 

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{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited

{12 Days: Tool 11} Infographic: Anchored Word Learning Strategy - Learning Unlimited | Hands On Education | Scoop.it

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:49 AM

great site for useful resources in all things best practice!

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, September 8, 2013 10:40 AM

An excellent literacy site to visit and revisit.

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, November 15, 2013 8:33 AM

Instructional Routine for expanding vocabulary...

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Echo Reading with iPad - Dyslexic Advantage

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How beginning readers can be encouraged to improve their reading on an ebook like the Ipad.
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Strengthening Self-Image in Dyslexic Students

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Psychologist Michael Ryan and his tips for strengthening self image: recognizing MIND strengths, identifying passions and interests, and encouragement.


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Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, May 17, 2013 1:33 PM

This is good information. Finding a way to connect with your child's interests can sometimes be challenging...but it's essential. Praising just enough and using the right words for the moment is an art form.

DyslexicIT's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:17 AM

After years at school feeling failure every hour of every day - building self-esteem is vital.

Hayley Groff's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:45 PM

Very true! 

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Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once

Skills Converged > Team Building Exercise: Touch the Tennis Ball Once | Hands On Education | Scoop.it
This is a fantastic exercise in getting a group practice working together, coordinating their activities and learning to work more efficiently. Delega...

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