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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology - Best iPad Apps for Dyslexia - Jamie Martin - Kildonan School - YouTube

Dyslexic Advantage Webinar -Jamie Martin of the Kildonan School shares his current picks for the Best Ipad Apps for Dyslexia. Jamie talks about activating au...
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Two Great Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts on Chrome

Two Great Apps for Creating Educational Screencasts on Chrome | Student Support | Scoop.it

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Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells

Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles? | Pete Etchells | Student Support | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education
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21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers - InformED

21 Educational Apps Approved By Teachers - InformED | Student Support | Scoop.it
Tired of reading the same old list of recommended apps? We've curated twenty-one fresh ones for you here, and you won't find Dropbox or Evernote among th

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, April 25, 10:50 PM

I've used some of the apps, but many are apps I've been wanting to try out...si ce I've heard such great things about them.

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7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar

7 Apps to Help Anyone Improve Their English Grammar | Student Support | Scoop.it
In a world of spellcheck and texting abbreviations, few people want to take the time to learn about subjects, objects, and dangling modifiers. Besides, computers can fix our sentences for us. However, as anyone who's suffered an autocorrect embarrassment knows, computers don't always get it right. Language is a human tool and requires the insight of…

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, April 23, 2:40 AM

Good "on-the-go" tools for grammar reference... let's go mobile!

Joseph J Filoramo's curator insight, April 23, 9:13 AM

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 25, 2:24 PM

Here could be a reason for students to use their cell phones in class during down time.  Three of the apps discussed are free and a few more are under $2.  They offer workbook like practice in the selected grammar area.

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How MOOCs are taking local knowledge global

How MOOCs are taking local knowledge global | Student Support | Scoop.it
Andrew Ng says MOOCs allow universities to take their great content and project it onto a larger audience than they ever did before.
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What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow’s Children?

What Can Technology Do for Tomorrow's Children? - Bright - Medium
Innovation in education goes well beyond gadgets and apps. Here’s my vision for the classroom of the future.
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Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says

Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn, study says | Student Support | Scoop.it
Excessive movement common among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is actually vital to how they remember information and work out complex cognitive tasks, a new study shows.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 22, 1:16 AM

It is not just kids with ADHD, but even normal kids that benefit from some movement in a class which lasts an hour or more. That doesn't mean that regular students squirm, but then there are certain drills, or accepted movements that are practised and followed in classes throughout the world. It is often all right to allow students to stand up, do an 'energiser' and then continue with their tasks. With kids having ADHD, we need to train ourselves as teachers to accept the idea of constant movement if it helps them without of course disturbing the rest of the class. In times when inclusion is the mantra in most of the progressive schools worldwide, it makes sense for teachers to be trained and in fact to encourage physical movement in children with learning disabilities.

 

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Assistive Technology Blog: VisiTalks: A Great Tool For Communication Between Deaf And Hearing People

Assistive Technology Blog: VisiTalks: A Great Tool For Communication Between Deaf And Hearing People | Student Support | Scoop.it
RT @ATBlog2: VisiTalks: A Great Tool For Communication Between Deaf And Hearing People http://t.co/KkUVXVf3Wk #assistivetechnology #deaf

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How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?

How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function? | Student Support | Scoop.it
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?

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Family Gaming: Osmo for iPad blends physical and digital worlds to help kids ... - GeekWire

Family Gaming: Osmo for iPad blends physical and digital worlds to help kids ... - GeekWire | Student Support | Scoop.it
At PAX East this year I got to demo Osmo—an educational accessory for iPads. It’s intended to get kids to work together solving problems around a screen. So how does it work?… Read More
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The Evolution of Creative Workspaces

The Evolution of Creative Workspaces | Student Support | Scoop.it
As millennial's continue to take over the workforce, offices are foregoing structured cubicles in favor of open floorplans and collaborative environments.

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Rona Lewis's curator insight, April 18, 1:02 PM

Does your workspace foster creativity?  Yes, even lawyers and accountants can benefit from a more comfortable place to work!

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4 Great Educational iPad Apps Are Free Today

4 Great Educational iPad Apps Are Free Today | Student Support | Scoop.it
April 16, 2015
In today's post we are sharing with you some  excellent iPad apps that have gone free today. You might be already familiar with them for we have reviewed them here several times...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 16, 8:17 AM

Grab them up for free and play away!

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Apps for Students with Autism

An incredibly useful guide to applications and software that would benefit the communication, education, and life skills of students and individuals with autism spectrum conditions. Produced in association with CALL Scotland @CALL Scotlandby Sue Fletcher-Watson @suereviews 

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything

Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything | Student Support | Scoop.it
Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the...
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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD | Student Support | Scoop.it
Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.

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Top 10 Online Tools for Content Creation and Writing | Listly List

Nowadays visitors are more ‘visuals’, so visual content is the king. You need to be more creative and visual to engage the auditory.
There are many great online and offline tools that can help you with this issue. | Essaymama essay writing service, PaperRater, Dafont, Piktochart, Befunky, Quabel, Cherrytree, MonoSnap, Canva, and Website at bubbls.us

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Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance | InsideHigherEd

Study shows antidistraction software may improve online student performance | InsideHigherEd | Student Support | Scoop.it

The key to making online students focus on their course work may be making procrastination as unenjoyable as possible, according to a study out of Cornell University.


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Dustin Fowler's curator insight, April 22, 3:06 PM

Very interesting time management strategy!  I, for one, love to flip between several tabs and update statuses, send texts, etc.  For some, these things are serious distractions. 

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“Code” and the Quest for Inclusive Software - The New Yorker

“Code” and the Quest for Inclusive Software - The New Yorker | Student Support | Scoop.it
A new documentary aims to make sense of the dearth of women in computer science, and highlights some attempts to reverse that trend.
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Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn?

Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn? | Student Support | Scoop.it
K-12 educators are well versed in the use of games for learning, so why don't colleges embrace the same kind of fun?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 9:56 AM

I do believe they can! ;)

T&LHaskayne's curator insight, April 21, 12:57 PM

"Engagement and games, however, is not without controversy. At the heart of the issue is gamification, a term commonly defined as the addition of reward systems to non-game settings and contexts...."

Thug Nastie's curator insight, April 24, 1:29 PM

They make me motivated, so I hope they turn this into rewards or something

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Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching'

Myths about the brain 'hamper effective teaching' | Student Support | Scoop.it
Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value"
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How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers

How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers | Student Support | Scoop.it
It makes it easier to think during class—and I'm doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, April 22, 1:08 AM

Oh gosh, not another word processing software, but then no, I guess, One note is more versatile and it is free too! In times when the concept of BYOD has been in place and when the device has to be small enough, then it makes sense to use an IPad or a tab. One note works quite well on tabs so it makes sense to use it more regularly.

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Play on iPad with Osmo!

Play on iPad with Osmo! | Student Support | Scoop.it
Play on iPad with Real People and Real Objects. Osmo promotes social intelligence and creative thinking in kids. Order Osmo and shape the future of play.
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Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion | Student Support | Scoop.it
By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.

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Jo Campbell's curator insight, April 19, 11:59 PM

Teaching more than the basic tools of technology and providing more scope for development and participation

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 20, 8:35 AM

Definitely long overdue! 

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Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation | Student Support | Scoop.it
Micro learning, in which eduction is broken down into bitesize chunks is helping the ADD generation learn to acquire new skills quicker than standard means

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 17, 6:33 AM

Are there other alternatives? The most successful MOOCs create Personal Learning Networks. The rate of completion goes up markedly when learners work collaboratively. 

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Researchers seeking best practices for flipping classrooms

Researchers seeking best practices for flipping classrooms | Student Support | Scoop.it
Several studies are under way to determine if flipped classrooms are better than traditional and how the model is best utilized.

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