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MS Progression Time Predicts Disability

Time to secondary progression in multiple sclerosis, not the frequency of early inflammatory attacks, was the strongest predictor of severe disability later on, researchers found.
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Feds Double Down On Developmental Screening - Disability Scoop

Feds Double Down On Developmental Screening - Disability Scoop | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

” With a new initiative, the Obama administration is looking to expand developmental and behavioral screening for children across the country.This screening initiative will help identify warning signs early so that more children get the support they need as soon as possible.”


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One can only hope that this would result in early intervention and support and not in labelling of children.

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Stephen Hawking: Brain could exist outside body

Stephen Hawking: Brain could exist outside body | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death.


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World Chicago hosts Brazilian athletes with disabilities - ABC7Chicago.com

World Chicago hosts Brazilian athletes with disabilities - ABC7Chicago.com | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
ABC7Chicago.com World Chicago hosts Brazilian athletes with disabilities ABC7Chicago.com "They're doing a mix of sport and advocacy training so they can go back and be advocates for disability rights in Brazil," said Peggy Partenoff, executive...
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The World Today - Little improvement on disabled job prospects in decades: commissioner 23/01/2013

The World Today - Little improvement on disabled job prospects in decades: commissioner 23/01/2013 | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
As Paralympian Kurt Fearnley condemns Australias failings in disability workforce participation an Adelaide woman in a wheelchair describes being knocked back for more than 100 jobs in the past thre

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Parenting Style Has Big Impact On Kids With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Parenting Style Has Big Impact On Kids With Disabilities - Disability Scoop | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
The approach that parents take with their children who have developmental disabilities is directly tied to how cooperative and independent they become, new research suggests.
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Slides in Google Drive now work offline | 9to5Google

Slides in Google Drive now work offline | 9to5Google | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
A similar offline function currently exists in Google Docs, and so Google clarified that users will not have to change any settings to work with Slides offline if offline editing is already on in Docs.
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Five Ways to Support the CRPD Ratification Campaign!

Five Ways to Support the CRPD Ratification Campaign! | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Six Ways to Support the CRPD Disability Rights Treaty Campaign! 1. Educate yourself about the CRPD, 2. Talk to your senators, 3. Lend your face, 4. Recruit friends and family, 5. Make sure YOUR fav...
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January 23rd is Ed... | Facebook

January 23rd is Ed... | Facebook | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Love Land: Support the Movie & Join the Movement wrote: January 23rd is Ed Roberts Day. Today,... Join Facebook to connect with Love Land: Support the Movie & Join the Movement and others you may know.
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IMPACT opens doors to fitness – for life

IMPACT opens doors to fitness – for life | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
After transitioning out of the IMPACT program, 33-year-old Jeff Collins, who is on the autism spectrum and experiences intellectual and developmental disabilities, shares his love of fitness as a mentor to an 18-year-old friend.
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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital...

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Learning about learning from the London Underground

Learning about learning from the London Underground | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

From the article "... many teachers, including myself, often hold our students’ hands and lead them from A to B ... We give our students scaffolds that tell them exactly what to do. We work through questions in worksheets as a whole class so all students have to do is copy the answers from the board or write down what they heard from another student. Students look like they know what they are doing, but really they were like me, just following someone who knows what they are doing."

 

"But what if we just let our students get from A to B by themselves? Why are we so scared of letting them find their own way?"


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The Informal Instructional Core and Teaching the Village

The Informal Instructional Core and Teaching the Village | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

by Justin Reich, Education Week

 

Let's talk about teaching parents.

 

If it takes a village to raise a child, let's build learning systems that teach the whole village. Let's raise kids' capacity directly through great learning materials, and indirectly through raising parents' capacity to support their kids


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What Is Informal Learning and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It?

What Is Informal Learning and Why Do Parents Need to Know About It? | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

by Ava Arsaga, Parent Cortical Mass

 

Formal learning is what takes place in schools; informal learning is what takes place the rest of the time. Teachers are in charge of formal learning; parents watch over informal learning. When you hear the concept of informal learning, you...


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What is autism?

Watch and share this video to raise awareness of autism.

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Planet of the Blind: Disability, Honor, and American Citizenship

Planet of the Blind: Disability, Honor, and American Citizenship | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
... quality of life. A deeper look into the medical system's views of disability and the broader social factors contributing to disability discrimination challenges these unexamined assumptions. ...
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"If you're building specifically for mobile, you're in the past"

"If you're building specifically for mobile, you're in the past" | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
While most commentators are now boldly declaring we're in a post-Web 2.0 era, those operating at the bleeding edge of technology have already moved past that. Two years ago it was "The Stream," acc...
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Feb. 25: Join Govs. Dan Malloy & Peter Shumlin at: briefing on dyslexia & grade-level reading proficiency

Feb. 25: Join Govs. Dan Malloy & Peter Shumlin at: briefing on dyslexia & grade-level reading proficiency | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it

Featured guest speakers include:Connecticut Governor Dan MalloyVermont Governor Peter Shumlin


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The event will also include remarks from Tremaine Foundation President Stewart Hudson and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading's Managing Director Ralph Smith. Remarks will be followed by a panel discussion about efforts and progress already underway in states, as well as strategies for moving forward. Please RSVP now for this free event. The Tremaine Foundation and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading recently released a report "Don't 'Dys' Our Kids" which provides an overarching review of the history and progress in understanding and meeting the needs of children with dyslexia, as well as the persisting challenges that must be overcome, to ensure that all students can read proficiently by the end of third grade. Based on interviews with nearly 30 experts, the report also includes a collection of recommended actions for advancing this movement. For more information about the report, please visitwww.tremainefoundation.org/content/dys.
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Event is just the job for people with disabilities

Event is just the job for people with disabilities | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Opportunities for people with disabilities will be in the spotlight at an event in Walsall later this week. (RT @WalsallCouncil: Do you know someone with a disability who would be a real boost to the workplace?
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ABA Therapy OK'd For More Military Kids - Disability Scoop

ABA Therapy OK'd For More Military Kids - Disability Scoop | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
More military children with autism will soon have access to behavior therapy under a new government program, but not everyone is entirely pleased by the change.
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Kurt Fearnley's Australia Day address – Features – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Kurt Fearnley's Australia Day address – Features – ABC Ramp Up (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Paralympic gold medallist Kurt Fearnley used his Australia Day address to highlight disability inequality in Australia, and add his voice to the call for a National Disability insurance scheme. This is the full transcript of Kurt's speech.
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After Criticism, DSM Committee Changes Course - Disability Scoop

After Criticism, DSM Committee Changes Course - Disability Scoop | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Experts behind the new version of the DSM didn't back down on major changes to the definition of autism, but appear to have made an about-face when it comes to intellectual disability.
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Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails

Why Learning Games Succeed Where Traditional Training Fails | Living With A Disability | Scoop.it
Why is everyone always picking on traditional training? And what makes learning games so special anyway?

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Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, January 16, 2013 2:03 PM

Πόσο δίκιο έχει. Αλλά πώς θα ...βγει η ύλη; είναι το ερώτημα των περισσοτέρων από εμάς όταν φτάσουμε στο σημείο να αποφασίσουμε, να κάνουμε τη μετάβαση από τον "μαύρο"πίνακα, στον προτζέκτορα και τον Η/Υ.

Χρειάζεται χρόνος για την ουσιαστική μετάβαση και να απαγκιστρωθούμε από το "σχολικό εγχειρίδιο". Τότε οι δυνατότητές  μας θα είναι απεριόριστες.

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I Came, I Saw, I Learned...: eLearning: How to Incorporate Gamification Elements

3 game-like concepts you can use.

 

* Stories, Yes. Bullets, No!

"We've all heard that it is no longer cool to give a presentation of nothing but bullet points. But while it's easy to say 'don't use bullets,' it's a lot harder to figure out what to do instead. One option is to think like a video game designer. The objective of the game may be to save the princess, but to make the game compelling, you have to tell the princess's backstory, make us adore the princess, and then tell us what trouble the princess is in and how we'll save her."

 

"At a minimum, create a work-like scenario. ... An even more compelling story will have actual characters and a string of events. "

 

* Challenge Learners and Promote Creativity
* Provide Continual On-The-Spot Feedback

 

 

 

 


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Learning at Not-School

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by Julian Sefton-Green, DML Research Hub

 

Schools do not define education, and they are not the only institutions in which learning takes place. After-school programs, music lessons, Scouts, summer camps, on-the-job training, and home activities all offer out-of-school educational experiences.

 

In Learning at Not-School, Julian Sefton-Green explores studies and scholarly research on out-of-school learning, investigating just what it is that is distinctive about the quality of learning in these...


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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

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by Katrina Schwartz, Mind/Shift

 

Whether teachers are using jeopardy style questions to do test prep or bringing in online games like Minecraft to teach spatial reasoning, games have long been


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