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Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning

Personalize Learning: Blended Learning is Not the Only Way to Personalize Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Blended learning means offering a combination of face-to-face and online learning opportunities to learners. Blending these learning opportunities can contribute to personalizing learning. However, blended learning is not the only approach that personalizes learning. Personalizing learning starts with the learner. This means that learners have a stake in their learning by taking responsibility for their learning. When they own and drive their learning, they are more motivated to want to learn. In a learning environment that starts with the learner, teacher and learner roles change.


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Apps for AAC and Guided Access | The Spectronics Blog

Apps for AAC and Guided Access | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Hi everyone, The Speech Pathology Team have been quietly beavering away on a great new webinar called...
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Scanning Mouse may assist learners with Dyslexia

Scanning Mouse may assist learners with Dyslexia | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Easy to Use: With the Drag function the LG Scanner Mouse is so easy to use. This will allow a learner to drag the mouse across a paper based document which will then feature on the students screen.The Scanner Mouse also features OCR features which converts text into a Microsoft Word or Excel document

 

In addition the mouse can also feature as a fully functioning 5 button laser mouse that you can use everyday OCR (Optical Character Recognition): The OCR function means that you no longer have to re-type text in order to edit it; just scan it with the LG Scanner Mouse and save it as an editable file, i.e. Microsoft Word.

 

Scanning of Multiple Sizes: You can scan any size up to an A3 or just scan a small area on a large sheet of paper.

 

Real-Time Scanning: You can send your scanned files as emails, SNS (via Facebook, Twitter etc) and via SmartPhones.

 

Thanks to Paresh Raval at the Alt Format Suite at St Andrews University for sharing.

 

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How fab - we need to get someone to try this. Lisa
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From 'Special Needs' to 'Quality Education for All': a participatory, problem-centred approach to policy development in South Africa

From 'Special Needs' to 'Quality Education for All': a participatory, problem-centred approach to policy development in South Africa | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
(2000). From 'Special Needs' to 'Quality Education for All': a participatory, problem-centred approach to policy development in South Africa. International Journal of Inclusive Education: Vol. 4, No. 4, pp.
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Is Teaching Collaboration The Catch-22 Of Education? - Forbes

Is Teaching Collaboration The Catch-22 Of Education? - Forbes | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Recent cheating scandals, at Harvard University and elite Manhattan public high school Stuyvesant, have brought new attention to the increasingly grey area of academic integrity. As more and more employers value teamwork, looking to encourage collaboration while safeguarding against cheating has become the Catch-22 of modern American educators.

 

 


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This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better

This Free Font May Actually Help Dyslexic Students Read Better | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

This is one of those developments that make you love technology and how it can truly benefit education. There's a free open font now available that may actually help dyslexic people read better. Whether it's true or not, this idea is incredible."

A font that may make more students successful...and it is free! In late June I posted an article that spoke about this font. If you search for the term dyslexic you will find additional information about this font and dyslexia.


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Games to Sharpen the Brain-Wall Street Journal

Games to Sharpen the Brain-Wall Street Journal | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

If two start-ups have their way, video games might cure more than just boredom. They could also be used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Akili Interactive Labs Inc. of Boston, formed by start-up-creating firm PureTech Ventures, and San Francisco company Brain Plasticity Inc. are seeking Food and Drug Administration approval for a videogame treatment they hope clinicians will turn to before prescribing medicines for ADHD.


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Obama and Romney Education Advisors to Debate | Truth in ...

Obama and Romney Education Advisors to Debate | Truth in ... | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Edweek announced a debate taking place on October 15th. Be sure to register to watch. The information is below: Exclusive Live Webcast Hosted by Education Week on edweek.org. Teachers College, Columbia University, ...
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Inclusive Education - Education Watch

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Teaching to Diversity. The three block programme on universal design for learning

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2012 - 2013 Inclusive Education Webinar Series (NEW!) | Community Living Ontario

2012 - 2013 Inclusive Education Webinar Series (NEW!) | Community Living Ontario | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to the 2012-13 Inclusive Education webinar series hosted by Community Living Ontario’s Community Inclusion Initiative. In this series we will showcase the perspectives of Inclusive Education from the conversations and work at the international level through to the strategies being used by teachers, families’ and students in the classroom.
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Inclusion Made Easy | CBM International

Inclusion Made Easy | CBM International | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
A guide for programme staff in international development organisations on how to ensure programmes are disability inclusive...
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Children | a research/policy nexus

PAN:Children Portal is an online knowledge-hub complemented by dialogue and capacity building activities. We seek to provide timely and up-to-date information on child rights and equity. A partnership between the HSRC and UNICEF, this platform aims to provide a consolidated digital repository on the situation of children in South Africa. Please see the “About Us” page for further information.

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School gates closed for disabled children - West

School gates closed for disabled children - West | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
In Moldova from 2010 to 2011 only one-fifth of children with disabilities went to school. Of 15,321, only 3148 received an instruction of any kind. Amnesty International stresses the urgent need to make changes to the law on guarantees of equality and anti-discrimination, entering into force from January 10, 2013,
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Sir Ken Robinson on Q TV

www.youtube.com/qtv One of the foremost experts in creativity Sir Ken Robinson sat down in Studio Q to talk about his new book 'The Element'.
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A great FREE online resource | The Spectronics Blog

A great FREE online resource | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Pete Wells - Special Needs Resources and Sensory Stories

Looking for some great free resources? Pete Wells has some excellent resources on his web site that you can download for free. Try Pete’s e-safety resources...


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JISC RSC Scotland Inclusion | The Sky's the Limit Survival guide for studying away from home

JISC RSC Scotland Inclusion | The Sky's the Limit Survival guide for studying away from home | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

JISC RSC Scotland work closely with colleges and universities across Scotland to share examples of effective practice in using technology for learning, teaching and research.  These case studies feature in our iTech case study section and are nominated for our iTech Awards (http://www.rsc-scotland.ac.uk/Dragons/itech2012.htm).

 

This year the RSC along with staff in colleges and universities are hoping to learn directly from students.   We have expanded our repetoire and this year hope to learn from the experience of learners as ambassadors.  We hope to provide examples where students have used technology to enhance their experience, to improve their skills or to remover barriers.

 

This case study features Jennifer Murray, a blind student who attends the University of the West of Scotland.  In this case study Jennifer provides hints, tips and information about useful devices, strategies and technologies she used to support and to enhance her independence during her placement as an English Language Assistant in Murcia Spain.


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Common Core Aligned Lessons

Common Core Aligned Lessons | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Great example of how a school district can gather resources and teachers can have an easy way to access curricula, instructional strategies, lessons plans and more!

 

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Technology to support deaf people

Technology to support deaf people | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

You need to register (for free) to get to this page and the downloads but there's a good range of useful pointers. The link to the Technology Impact report 2012 is very useful. Organised by

alerting devices phones entertainment radio aids
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15 Studied Effects of Classical Music on Your Brain

15 Studied Effects of Classical Music on Your Brain | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Classical music, whether you love it or hate it, has been a powerful cultural force for centuries. While it no longer dominates the music scene, the argument for continued appreciation of the genre goes far beyond pure aural aesthetics. Classical music has been lauded for its ability to do everything from improve intelligence to reduce stress, and despite some exaggeration of its benefits, science shows us that it actually does have a marked effect on the brain in a number of positive ways.


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How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function

How early social deprivation impairs long-term cognitive function | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"A growing body of research shows that children who suffer severe neglect and social isolation have cognitive and social impairments as adults. A study from Boston Children's Hospital shows, for the first time, how these functional impairments arise: Social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and producing the right amount of myelin, the fatty 'insulation' on nerve fibers that helps them transmit long-distance messages within the brain."

 


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Disabled children in school, too many difficulties. Why? - West

Disabled children in school, too many difficulties. Why? - West | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Why is integration of disabled people at school still an objective to be achieved in Italy, where there is one of the most advanced laws in Europe on disabilities? This flop is even more surprising if you think that the number of pupils with disabilities in Italian schools has increased by 56 percent over the last 10 years. In the school year 2011/2012, they were about 200 thousand, mainly – about 75 thousand – in primary schools and the others divided between nursery, middle and high schools.

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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

While there are numerous technologies out there that can help students with disabilities, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

Here, are just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.


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Demand for disability services increasing - The Australian

Pro Bono AustraliaDemand for disability services increasingThe AustralianA report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Friday showed governments spent $6.2 billion on services under the existing National Disability...
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Donate to help people with disability living in poverty | CBM International

Donate to help people with disability living in poverty | CBM International | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Help CBM in its mission to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in low income regions of the world...
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Ten Tips for Classroom Management

Ten Tips for Classroom Management | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to improve student engagement and build a positive climate for learning and discipline for grades K-12.
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