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New Book documents extraordinary success of people with dyslexia

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A new book co-authored by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor offers the first in-depth look at how people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities (LD) achieve high levels of success.

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#dyslexia and other #SLD don't need to stop success

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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 12, 8:43 AM

This one is on my "to read" list!--Lou

 

Excerpt:

 

"...In Leaders, Visionaries and Dreamers: Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, Paul J. Gerber, Ph.D., the VCU School of Education Ruth Harris Professor of Dyslexia Studies, and Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D., look at 12 incredible people with LD and dyslexia whose lives are characterized by major accomplishments and contributions that they have made in their respective fields as well as on the contemporary American scene.

These men and women are from a variety of fields, such as arts and literature, science, politics and sports. Included are individuals such as Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California; Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and former chief executive officer of the College Board; Jack Horner, a paleontologist and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the genius grant); Chuck Close, one of America's preeminent visual artists; actor Henry Winkler; and financier Charles Schwab.

The book explores a myriad of underlying dynamics of accomplishment to give the reader a thematic view of LD and dyslexia by hearing the voices of those included in the book.

"We found that academic struggles are not necessarily an indicator for failure in adulthood," Gerber said. "With passion and capitalization on strengths, one can have a reasonable chance for achieving success." ..."

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Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving?

Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving? | LD and Tech | Scoop.it

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Webquests are a great way to differentiate engagement and production.
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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice (Rachel Jones)

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice (Rachel Jones) | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
“See on Scoop.it - Modern Educational Technology and eLearning“ As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been...”
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These apps hold a lot of potential in engaging kids with learning differences through differentiation of content presentation and the way they demonstrate their knowledge
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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
“ Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.”
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teachintechgal's curator insight, June 29, 6:42 PM

#iste2014

Herman van Schie's comment, July 11, 1:32 AM
You need a manual of Thinglink. Look at http://ict-idee.blogspot.nl/2012/10/130-maak-interactieve-illustraties-met.html#more (Manual in Dutch. Translate-button on site).
Paula Jamieson's curator insight, August 5, 1:42 PM

I see huge value in the Thinglink tool (both App and Web), especially if you are a Google school and create or store digital archives online (as all you need is a URL to link too). 

 

Our Year 4 to 6 teachers have created a Thinglink (placed on their clasblog) using their class photo and linked each one of the students blogs to it - simple, effective and visually capturing (Whanau love being able to view their blogs easily).

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New Book documents extraordinary success of people with dyslexia

New Book documents extraordinary success of people with dyslexia | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
A new book co-authored by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor offers the first in-depth look at how people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities (LD) achieve high levels of success.

Via Lou Salza
Sharon LePage Plante's insight:

#dyslexia and other #SLD don't need to stop success

more...
Lou Salza's curator insight, February 12, 8:43 AM

This one is on my "to read" list!--Lou

 

Excerpt:

 

"...In Leaders, Visionaries and Dreamers: Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, Paul J. Gerber, Ph.D., the VCU School of Education Ruth Harris Professor of Dyslexia Studies, and Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D., look at 12 incredible people with LD and dyslexia whose lives are characterized by major accomplishments and contributions that they have made in their respective fields as well as on the contemporary American scene.

These men and women are from a variety of fields, such as arts and literature, science, politics and sports. Included are individuals such as Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California; Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and former chief executive officer of the College Board; Jack Horner, a paleontologist and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the genius grant); Chuck Close, one of America's preeminent visual artists; actor Henry Winkler; and financier Charles Schwab.

The book explores a myriad of underlying dynamics of accomplishment to give the reader a thematic view of LD and dyslexia by hearing the voices of those included in the book.

"We found that academic struggles are not necessarily an indicator for failure in adulthood," Gerber said. "With passion and capitalization on strengths, one can have a reasonable chance for achieving success." ..."

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Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading - North American Press Syndicate

Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading - North American Press Syndicate | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
“ Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading North American Press Syndicate Dr.”
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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...
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Sheri Edwards's curator insight, February 2, 10:28 AM

Lots to explore here to help students with reading and writing difficulties

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Android Text-to-Speech Free from Google

Android Text-to-Speech  Free from Google | LD and Tech | Scoop.it

Finally!  Android Devices and Google Play Books can be read aloud! Also works with Google Translate


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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:49 PM

Google Text-to-speech Engine powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:


• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word
• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device
• ... and many other applications in Play Store

To use Google Text-to-speech Engine on your Android device, go to Settings > Language & Input > Text-to-speech output. Select Google Text-to-speech Engine as your preferred engine.

Languages supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish


Find it here: http://bit.ly/HB7iVN

Lou Salza's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:39 PM
Key words: Free text to speech--LouProduct/ Service description: "Google Text-to-speech Engine powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:
• Google Play Books to “Read Aloud” your favorite book
• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so you can hear the pronunciation of a word
• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device
• ... and many other applications in Play Store

To use Google Text-to-speech Engine on your Android device, go to Settings > Language & Input > Text-to-speech output. Select Google Text-to-speech Engine as your preferred engine.

Languages supported: English (United Kingdom), English (United States), French, German, Italian, Korean, Spanish"

  
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A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem - Edudemic

A Solution To The Cross Platform Classroom Problem - Edudemic | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
“ BYOD? Blended learning environment? Devices of every shape, size, and type in your classroom? Jen Carey offers solutions for cross platform classrooms.”
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This is so true. Educators need to not think how the tool will be used, but what they want to be the demonstration of knowledge to be. Let students determine how they can best show you.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet | LD and Tech | Scoop.it

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 26, 6:51 AM

Thx Susan Oxnevad!

Teri Thomas's curator insight, June 26, 10:00 AM

A helpful activity for memorizing activities online or in a classroom.

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Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider

Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
Pop!Tech/FlickrPopular author Malcolm GladwellDo some disadvantages come with a hidden upside? Malcolm Gladwell, popular author of books like "Outliers" and

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, February 22, 3:32 AM

Gladwell gets props for helping to bring attention to dyslexia and the abilities many people with dyslexia often have. This is fertile ground for further exploration that may open doors of hope and possibility. But many (most?) people with dyslexia do not climb to the lofty heights of a Richard Branson and empirical research is a bit more cautious on the subject of a dyslexia-talent link. (See "Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light"—http://www.interdys.org/DyslexiaAndVisuospatialProcessing.htm . Also see http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/ for deeper discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities.

Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 22, 7:05 AM

I love Gladwell!  Here he talks about how our disadvantages become advantages--often later in life.  For example, "the dyslexic  who compensates from a young age: If you can't complete your first-grade reading assignment, you get a friend to do it for you. That's delegating."

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@iplante : call to action: Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability TY! @cdcowen @bnpowers @benfoss @ATKSMan @tlckildonan @School_Dyslexia

@iplante : call to action: Dyslexia: The Hidden Disability TY! @cdcowen @bnpowers @benfoss @ATKSMan @tlckildonan @School_Dyslexia | LD and Tech | Scoop.it

"My opinion is we need to take a large magnifying glass to dyslexia. We need to show people the challenges, much akin to Rick Lavoie’s Fat City video. Then we need to shine the spotlight on all the great ways technology can support and enhance learning for these students, as well as the instructional methods that are proven to impact skill development.  Technology tools enable dyslexics to engage in the acquisition of knowledge while we still provide the remediation to build their skills.  Seemingly too often, skill development is the focus or just they are provided enough to get through without being provided a true opportunity to interact with the information they are accessing or knowledge they are demonstrating."


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thank you Lou! 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 1, 9:15 AM

Our friend and colleague, Sharon Plante issues a bold call to action:leverage social media to increase attention and visibility for dyslexia--Lou

 

Excerpt from Sharon LePage Plante, Director of Technology at Eagle Hill School SouthPort:

 

Currently attending #ATIA14 (Assistive Technology Industry Association) I am intrigued by the minority of sessions directly addressing the learning disabled/dyslexic population of learners.   There is great information being shared in a broader sense that definitely has implications for dyslexia, and some being shared that I wish just had flashing lights saying please use this to support kids with learning disabilities! Is this “hidden disability” just too quiet to be thought of for such an important conference? Or are educators not aware of the powerful tools to use to support dyslexic students? Whatever the reason, those in the dyslexic community (dyslexics, educators, assistive technology specialists, leaders in the field) need to come together and make dyslexia become DYSLEXIA.  There is a rumbling I hope to support the idea of #dyslexiatech.  Not that we cannot learn and share with the global assistive tech community, but like with each of the components that make that up, there are unique needs to be met for dyslexia.  Voices need to be louder and more prevalent, so that we can ensure that more students can be provided the fabulous supports that exist.

One great start is the creation of @School_Dyslexia, http://schoolofdyslexia.blogspot.com, where Jamie Martin is working to curate information from people in the field of dyslexia who are working directly with this student population. Seeing the work that an organizationslike Headstrong Nation and Dyslexic Advantage are doing along with powerful parent organizations such as @pensf, Smart Kids and theDecoding Dyslexia movement, it is obvious the voices need to become a chorus.  If we add in the continuous work of the International Dyslexia Association, Haskins Labs, and Literacy How, there is a whole musical masterpiece that could arise to uncloak dyslexia.

With the wonders of social media, there is a great avenue for all of us to connect, empower, and do what is needed to ensure that all dyslexic students have a voice, have the tools, and have the instruction that will give them success.

I encourage you to connect with the people and organizations above, as well as the following to bring the discussion of supporting students with dyslexia to a greater decibel.

Carolyn D. Cowen

Lou Salza

Theresa Collins

Ben Powers

Ben Foss

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Students with ADHA and Learning Disabilities in independent and public schools

Dyslexia DiaBlogue "

  
Lisa Frankel's curator insight, February 3, 6:37 AM

Time to shine the spotlight on all the great ways that assistive technology can support students with dyslexia now!

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Carolyn D. Cowen Presentations Channel

Carolyn D. Cowen Presentations Channel | LD and Tech | Scoop.it
“ View all of Carolyn D. Cowen’s Presentations. Educator & social entrepreneur focused on dyslexia, learning differences, literacy, new-media literacy.. (RT @cdcowen: BOTH drafts (why & how) Twitter Power 4 Literacy Educators posted!”
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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology: How I Use Text-to-Speech-Dr Beth Gatewood

Dyslexic Advantage Webinar - Dr. Gatewood's How I Use Text to Speech walks people through the different forms of text-to-speech, machine vs. human voices, resources like Bookshare, Kindle-Audible, and Learning Ally, and newer resources Prizmo and Bookscan. Beth's webinar provides practical information for parents, students, teachers, and adults with dyslexia.

 


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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, October 27, 2013 9:12 AM

Lots of additional information in the chat notes. Additional thanks to Shelley Haven (Techpotential.net, previously of Stanford's Office of Accessible Education) for additional resources in the chat notes.


For a copy of Beth's slides: http://bit.ly/17h12MP 
For a copy of Simple Ways to Get Started in Text to Speech: 

http://bit.ly/167R0wJ
For Chat Notes from the Webinar and Answers: http://bit.ly/1iinqHf


Questions? Join our network at http://dyslexicadvantage.com and ask questions here: http://dyslexicadvantage.com/video/how-i-use-text-to-speech-dr-beth-gatewood


Julie Ann Johnson's curator insight, February 2, 10:16 AM

Great insight on assistive technology and learning disabilities!