Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.
ALISON Free Online Courses: Understanding Dyslexia... - this free course has a certification opportunity. For other free resources for dyslexia see JISC TechDis Reasonable adjustment guidance - http://tinyurl.com/dysRA
Edudemic doesn’t cover Android as much as it deserves so this useful list should be a helpful start. It details 50 useful (and free!) Android apps from Google Play, Google’s online app store. There’s some categorization here so be sure to scroll around to find the right area you’re looking for.
If you want to show YouTube videos in your classroom but you're afraid of what might appear around the video, install A Cleaner Internet.
A Cleaner Internet is an extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. The extension allows users to search YouTube and view YouTube videos without viewing the "related" content, advertisements, and comments that appear on YouTube.
Twiddla is a free, no-setup, web-based meeting playground. Unusually it has a built in LaTeX editor for maths formulae. That's a bit niche but amazingly valuable for online support and tutorials with post 16 learners studying STEM subjects.
This has lots of sites I'd not come across before. Wider options make for more inclusivity and differentiation opportunities. The end resources won't necessarily be open educational resources (unlike the Discover JISC project that JISC TechDis is coordinating).
Interesting example of something our department was playing with in A level geography teaching n the late 1990s. We also had excellent results for the modules we used it in. This example has good metrics with it as well!
GapMinder World has some great ways of showing data that could be a real benefit for dyslexic learners or those who find static graphs and tables hard to fathom. Click play to begin and check the other graph menu options
I am pleased to say that the major problems we reported with the App Store in the Gold Master release of iOS 6 have now been fixed by Apple.This is great news, and our thanks go to everybody at Apple who has been busy working on these last minute ...
Voice over users are advised not to upgrade to iOS6 until these accessibility issues are resolved.
At the time of writing, the App Store app is virtually unusable with VoiceOver on the version of iOS 6 that was released to developers last week. This release is commonly referred to as the Gold Master, and is effectively the final version.
This problem has been reported and replicated by several iPhone users. We are unable to confirm whether the same problem exists on the iPad.
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