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Film demystifies and destigmatizes dyslexia

Film demystifies and destigmatizes dyslexia | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

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Reaching Those Resistant Readers | Fun, Fast-Paced Fiction

Reaching Those Resistant Readers | Fun, Fast-Paced Fiction | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

"The books listed here will ... feature clear narratives that quickly draw readers into the action and are supported by snappy dialogue that helps move the stories along. Add to that appealing protagonists, attractive covers, and layouts that feature generous print size and plenty of white space, and bingo, you have something to hand to the hard-to-please. A few series titles and sequels are included to keep them reading once they’re hooked."


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 17, 2012 5:34 PM

An interesting list for early teens and younger. Some well known and respected authors here and some new to me.

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275 Special Needs Apps Review

275 Special Needs Apps Review | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Friendship Circle provides a complete listing of Special Needs Apps.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:11 AM

"With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child."

 

275 Apple and Android Apps can be searched in the following categories:

> Communication

> Social Skills

> Behavior

> Educational

> Scheduling

> Speech & Language

> Life Skills

Naomi W's curator insight, March 5, 11:03 PM

An amazing list with 1000s of specialised apps. With 7 categories: Communication; Social Skills; Life Skills; Behaviour; Educational; Scheduling; Speech & Language. 

 

However, it does not have any reviews. 

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How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013

How to Create a “Culture of Reading” | AASL 2013 | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

"How do you get tweens and teens to be interested (and stay interested) in reading? These were two of the questions that Toni Vahlsing, director of libraries at Abington Friends School outside Philadelphia, posed to the audience during “Here’s a Challenge: Get Teens and Tweens to Read for Pleasure!” a session held during the 2013 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) 16th National Conference in Hartford, CT."


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Some creative tips to encourage reading. Mostly aimed at library organisation, but some of the ideas could be just as easily implemented in the classroom or home.

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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:05 AM

Great ideas and tips here!

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Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers

Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:15 PM

This site developed by Moms of Dyslexics provides a set of apps that can support dyslexics and struggling readers. As a Mom of an adult dyslexic, I want to thank these Moms who have created this site for families that have a child with dyslexia.

 

Here are the apps they have reviewed on this site:

> Sound Literacy-$24.99 Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, systematic phonetic instruction, or word building with ‘meaningful word parts’.

 

> Dyslexia Quest- $1.99: The Yeti Master will take your child on an adventure while testing working memory, processing speed, visual memory, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing skills.

 

> Montessori Crosswords-$2.99: Highly rated and based on Montessori learning methods, this app will aid in the development of reading and spelling skills through phonemic awareness.

 

> Spell Trekking-Free:  Your child will learn to spell while trekking through space on the S.S. Spell Trek.

 

> Letter Quiz-Free and Full Version-$1.99: Consists of four games to help your child learn letter recognition and writing practice.

 

> Dyslexic Like Me-$1.99:  The purpose of Dyslexic Like Me is to teach the child what dyslexia is and about successful people who also have dyslexia.

 

> See Read Say-$1.99:  The visual nature of a dyslexic can make learning sight words difficult.

 

> Phonics Genius-Free:  Phonetic awareness is essential to reading and this app takes it to a new level.  The app contains thousands of words grouped into 225 phonic categories. 

 

 

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:45 AM

Some apps for students struggling with reading or learning differences.

Greg Alchin's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:18 PM

Harnessing the inbuilt accessibility in mobile devices such as the iPad with well designed apps is very empowering.

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Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers

Apps for Dyslexics and Struggling Readers | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:15 PM

This site developed by Moms of Dyslexics provides a set of apps that can support dyslexics and struggling readers. As a Mom of an adult dyslexic, I want to thank these Moms who have created this site for families that have a child with dyslexia.

 

Here are the apps they have reviewed on this site:

> Sound Literacy-$24.99 Sound Literacy can be used in conjunction with any curriculum that emphasizes phonemic awareness, phonological processing, systematic phonetic instruction, or word building with ‘meaningful word parts’.

 

> Dyslexia Quest- $1.99: The Yeti Master will take your child on an adventure while testing working memory, processing speed, visual memory, phonological awareness, auditory memory, and sequencing skills.

 

> Montessori Crosswords-$2.99: Highly rated and based on Montessori learning methods, this app will aid in the development of reading and spelling skills through phonemic awareness.

 

> Spell Trekking-Free:  Your child will learn to spell while trekking through space on the S.S. Spell Trek.

 

> Letter Quiz-Free and Full Version-$1.99: Consists of four games to help your child learn letter recognition and writing practice.

 

> Dyslexic Like Me-$1.99:  The purpose of Dyslexic Like Me is to teach the child what dyslexia is and about successful people who also have dyslexia.

 

> See Read Say-$1.99:  The visual nature of a dyslexic can make learning sight words difficult.

 

> Phonics Genius-Free:  Phonetic awareness is essential to reading and this app takes it to a new level.  The app contains thousands of words grouped into 225 phonic categories. 

 

 

 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:45 AM

Some apps for students struggling with reading or learning differences.

Greg Alchin's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:18 PM

Harnessing the inbuilt accessibility in mobile devices such as the iPad with well designed apps is very empowering.

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Target the Problem! | Helping Struggling Readers | Reading Rockets

Target the Problem! | Helping Struggling Readers | Reading Rockets | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Offers effective teaching strategies, activities, lessons, lesson plans, worksheets, exercises, skills, tests, assessments for reading comprehension, language arts, literacy, fluency, phonics and phonemic awareness for children, especially those...
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Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books!

Level It Books™ - Find reading levels fast and digitally manage your library of books! | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Scan your books' ISBNs and view the Guided Reading, Grade Level Equivalent, DRA, and Lexile levels/measures for the book. Perfect for educators and parents.
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Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Doing it Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Every Monday, my seventh grade English teacher would have us copy a list of 25 words she'd written on the board. We'd then look up the dictionary definitions and copy those down.
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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 8 things educators need to know about the brain

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5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to | Teach them English

5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to | Teach them English | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Warm up activities that get learners writing can be fantastic for getting the creative juices flowing while also giving a focused start to your lesson.
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Speech Therapy Apps

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Speech Therapy Apps - articulation, language and auditory processing disorder apps.
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iOS 7: Summary of Accessibility Tips To Date - The Mac Observer

iOS 7: Summary of Accessibility Tips To Date - The Mac Observer | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Recently, The Mac Observer has published iOS 7 accessibility tips. Here's a summary of all those articles published to date plus links to Apple's accessibility pages for iOS (and OS X).

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The Dyslexic Brain: Must-See Video - NCLD

The Dyslexic Brain: Must-See Video - NCLD | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:14 PM

Very useful information for teachers and parents who need to understand how the brain of a learners with dyslexia functions.

Mussalon koulu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:18 PM

MIelenkiintoinen ted-pätkä dysleksiasta.

Shranna's curator insight, January 24, 2:20 AM

1 in 5 people have Dyslexia. The common definition that we know about Dyslexia isn't exactly what it is. When an individual have Dyslexia it isn't just about reading the words backwards but it is the incapablity of manipulating the words into different formats. Further, not being able to read the word as a whole. I think this is essential in knowing when being an instructor because this is a common disablity amongst young children. Syllable types and rules are a way we can use to help children with Dyslexia. I think it is essential to understand the different methods on teaching a child in a classroom. 

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Best of the Best Books for Teens - Chicago Public Library

Best of the Best Books for Teens - Chicago Public Library | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

Chicago Public Library recommends the following books as the very best fiction published in 2012 for teens in high school.


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Marita Thomson's curator insight, December 18, 2012 8:30 AM

Excellent to see Australian authors Margo Lanagan and Cath Crowley on this interesting list. Also lots of new books to find.

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iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism

iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Using iPads to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This information has been compiled by the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Please email us on mail@spectronicsinoz.com if you need any further information....

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:06 AM

"Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have a wide variety of strengths and abilities that make their communication and learning skills complex, diverse and sometimes challenging. Many of their difficulties can be broken into the areas of Communication, Social Skills and Behaviour. We know that students with Autism are strong visual learners, which makes the iPad a perfect instructional tool to support communication, social skills development and positive behaviour."

 

The Spectronics team has done an outstanding job in compiling resources, apps and information on ways to support autistic learners in the areas of Communication, Social Skills and Behaviour.

 

Many thanks to Spectronics and the amazing work that they do to support all learners!

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:22 PM

Spectronics is a great resource for all things AT. Check out their recent resource for communication for ASD.

Carol

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5 effective reading response activities on the iPad

5 effective reading response activities on the iPad Paul Hamilton takes us through 5 literacy tasks that allow students to develop reading comprehension on t...

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I really like this activity. It is very do-able in the average classroom, and actually extends students' comprehension skills.

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Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost

Stealthy Readers’ Advisory: Getting Boys to Read | NoveList | EBSCOhost | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
We've all heard this, haven't we? Boys and books don’t go together. We heard it in library school, we might see it among our patrons, and maybe even experience it at home with the boys in our lives

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Marita Thomson's curator insight, August 21, 2013 5:44 PM

Some outside the square ideas for what works with boys, but none of these ideas need be exclusive to them. I like the emphasis on relationship building for long term success. Settng up activities which don't start with books but can easily include them is an excellent soft sell option. Recognising that many kids want to do things rather than talk about them opens up interesting options.

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PM - Autism study shows hyper-connected brains in children 08/11/2013

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Film English - Short Films & Lesson Plans for ELT

Film English - Short Films & Lesson Plans for ELT | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
by Kieran Donaghy

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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:53 AM

Great teaching resource!

Rolf Donald's curator insight, November 20, 2013 5:10 PM

This is a great video website

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When Kids Hate to Read | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

When Kids Hate to Read | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Children who aren't motivated to read can benefit from support at home. Learn what parents can do to make reading a more enjoyable experience for struggling readers in this interview with Dr. Marie Carbo.
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600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary -

600 Other Ways To Say Common Things: Improving Student Vocabulary - | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
Helps students reduce cliche language with these 600 "other ways to say."
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How to Study Spelling Words: A Spelling Strategy for Students | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

How to Study Spelling Words: A Spelling Strategy for Students | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it
When students study spelling words, they usually memorize a sequence of letters that they promptly forget once the test is over. Learn about a method for teaching kids spelling words that focuses them on the sequence of sounds in words first.
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Film demystifies and destigmatizes dyslexia

Film demystifies and destigmatizes dyslexia | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:38 PM

Check out the film and this little video

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Maggie Lyons Blog: Books for Boys

Maggie Lyons Blog: Books for Boys | Literacy and Learning Support | Scoop.it

"The School Library Journal recently presented a webcast discussing books suitable for boys, who are very often reluctant readers. Presenting their recommended lists of titles were representatives of three publishing companies: Cheryl Herman, marketing director of Random House Listening Library, Margaret Coffee, marketing director of Egmont USA, and Paula Ayer, editor with Annick Press. The moderator was Ed Spicer, School Library Journal.editor."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:27 AM

Nice to see Australian author Anna Fienberg on this list.

Nadia Koski's curator insight, October 14, 2013 10:54 AM

Great book list if your stumped on what to get your nephew or just curious about new titles for boys in general! 

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Dictation Technology Will Change Writing Instruction

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A conversation is emerging over the potential for dictation technologies -- devices that translate voice into text -- to improve classroom learning. For example, it has been suggested that dictation
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