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Join the Conversation for Change | U.S. Department of Education

Members of the public are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youth and young adults with disabilities.
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Dyslexia symposium planned at Yale University

Dyslexia symposium planned at Yale University | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Belafonte and others who are dyslexic, including entrepreneur Daymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank," will join experts, educators, legislators and policy makers at the symposium, called "Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time." The center says...

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Lou Salza's curator insight, August 4, 2013 11:23 PM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Entertainer and political activistHarry Belafonte will be among those attending a symposium on dyslexia at Yale University.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity will hold the conference Monday starting at 9 a.m. in Linsly Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, New Haven

Belafonte and others who are dyslexic, including entrepreneurDaymond John of ABC's "Shark Tank," will join experts, educators, legislators and policy makers at the symposium, called "Dyslexia: A Civil Rights Issue for Our Time."

They will discuss the challenges facing those with dyslexia and solutions and will launch an initiative to increase awareness of dyslexia among minorities.

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The Best Industries for Starting a Business | Inc.com

The Best Industries for Starting a Business | Inc.com | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Here's a look at some of the fastest-growing industries today -- and where some of the best industries to start a business may be.
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Insert: The education-technology industry has been gaining momentum for years and the $650 million allocated to it in the recently-passed federal stimulus bill should only accelerate the transformation inside U.S. schools and school districts.

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Join the Conversation for Change | U.S. Department of Education

Members of the public are invited to participate in an online dialogue to examine the impact of existing federal regulations and legislation on the successful transition from school to work of youth and young adults with disabilities.
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Why VCs can't afford to ignore EdTech any longer

Why VCs can't afford to ignore EdTech any longer | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
The education space is massive, very broken, barely touched by technology and has been largely underserved by entrepreneurs and investors. The opportunity for disruption, significant value creation...
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Summary of Advantages of EdTech companies:

 

1) Ability to attract high-caliber talent

2) Public interest

3) Market timing

4) Word of mouth spread through the industry

5) Competitive advantage of outside perspective

 

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Self-Advocacy for College Students | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Self-Advocacy for College Students | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
The need for self-advocacy skills in a postsecondary setting is essential. Students who have relied on the support of their parents and others now must be able to help themselves.

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Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech translation.

Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com
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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:38 AM

what wonderful opportunities are now available for our learners... just got to reach them all more efficiently....true personalised scaffolded learning is looking closer

Joyce Pederson, PhD's curator insight, June 22, 2013 11:51 AM

Parents often ask for help in locating appropriate apps for student with dyslexia. This is a great place to start!

Diana Petschauer's comment, August 5, 2013 1:04 PM
These are a few good ones bu there are several others that students and educators are using successfully for reading, writing, math, executive function, accessing books nd materials, completing assignments and more. I provide trainings nationally and internationally, Information is here:http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/ai1ec_event/live-webinar-ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers-print-disabilities/?instance_id=48
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Mobile and Student Affairs | Inside Higher Ed

Mobile and Student Affairs | Inside Higher Ed | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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Using mobile to access college is not just the wave of the future, but is the present!

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Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan

Entrepreneurs: You're More Important Than Your Business Plan | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
When it comes to social ventures, talent matters more than strategy.
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Great article on how the person driving the mission of the business is just as (if not more) important than the business plan.

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Mistakes When Completing The Fafsa - Financial Aid Tips - Financial Aid - Scholarships.com

Mistakes When Completing The Fafsa - Financial Aid Tips - Financial Aid - Scholarships.com | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Scholarships.com - Rightstudent, College, Recruit, Recruitment
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Try to file the FAFSA by February 15th!

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Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning: What Works Clearinghouse

This guide includes a set of concrete actions relating to the use of instructional and study time that are applicable to subjects that demand a great deal of content learning, including social studies, science, and mathematics.

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Dennis P. Garland's curator insight, January 13, 2013 1:34 PM

 "A recommendation from one of the earliest WWC practice guides reads: “To help students remember key facts, concepts, and knowledge, we recommend that teachers arrange for students to be exposed to key course concepts on at least two occasions—separated by a period of several weeks to several months.” A recent Time article highlighting new findings from IES-funded research agrees, referring to this as “distributed practice” and finds it has high utility for improving student learning. The practice guide link is below, and the Time article can be found at:http://ideas.time.com/2013/01/09/highlighting-is-a-waste-of-time-the-best-and-worst-learning-techniques/";

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 13, 2013 6:24 PM

The guide was developed with some of the most important principles to emerge from research on learning and memory in mind.  Take time to look at the individual documents within.

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Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning

Here Comes 2013: The Big Themes in Learning | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Getty Here are three big stories concerning education and learning that you’ll be hearing about in the year ahead—and some pointers on how to think a
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The three top themes:

 

1) Mobile Technology!

2) Common Core

3) Out of School Learning

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The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses | Just another WordPress site

The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses | Just another WordPress site | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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This is not your traditional postsecondary post, but I found this to be interesting. Here is a children's book series on understanding learning disabilities as a child, which I plan to purchase for my god daughter who has dyslexia and ADHD. Has anyone else used these books? What are your thoughts?

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3 Ways Students Can Incorporate Technology in College Visits

3 Ways Students Can Incorporate Technology in College Visits | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Using mobile and Web applications can give students a new perspective on schools.
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Lou Salza's curator insight, December 30, 2012 9:05 PM

As prospective students narrow their college lists, campus visits can be effective in determining whether a school is a good fit. While in-person visits may be the most beneficial way to experience college life, there are new technology options that can give students a deeper look at colleges—whether they're on campus or not.

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Space Availability Survey Results 2013

Space Availability Survey Results 2013 | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
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Here's a list of colleges and universities that still have space available for admission this fall.

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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for higher education in 2013

New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for higher education in 2013 | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Two years ago we presented “10 of the best apps for higher education” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods.
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"Hey, Helen Keller!": Living with Dyslexia and AD/HD | Special Needs Stories - NCLD

"Hey, Helen Keller!": Living with Dyslexia and AD/HD | Special Needs Stories - NCLD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Special needs dyslexia education stories - 2013 Anne Ford Scholar Holly Schallert.
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Encouraging story about a young lady overcoming obstacles to go on to college.

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Make the Final College Choice Yourself

Make the Final College Choice Yourself | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Focus on your core priorities when making the college enrollment decision.
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Scholastic Announces Largest Educational Technology Product Launch in the Company's History with MATH 180™, iRead™, System 44® Next Generation and READ 180® on the iPad

Scholastic Announces Largest Educational Technology Product Launch in the Company's History with MATH 180™, iRead™, System 44® Next Generation and READ 180® on the iPad | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing together leading cognitive scientists, instructional experts in reading and mathematics, cutting-edge game and app designers and adaptive technology innovators, Scholastic Education is transforming...
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7 steps to boost a financial aid award

7 steps to boost a financial aid award | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
If a financial aid package is disappointing, there are steps to take to boost an award

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How To Choose The Best Mobile Device For Your School - Edudemic

How To Choose The Best Mobile Device For Your School - Edudemic | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
It's not an easy decision. It's expensive and difficult. Here's a few tips and criteria for figuring out how to choose the best mobile device for your school.

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Great article on technology in schools.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:20 PM
Excerpt:What Device And When?


A good friend of mine (also a teacher) came over for lunch last week and he said to me that his school, like so many others across the western world right now, are in the process of making ‘the decison’ – what device and when? Actually that’s two decisions, and he wasn’t even quite convinced that mobile learning works yet. I thought he skepticism was refreshing. I’m often surrounded by people that are pushing an agenda; my device, my app etc is the best and you should use it.

He said to me that he had been on a couple of courses and no one had yet addressed what he believes to be the most important question – where’s the proof that this method works. Where’s the actual evidence that results are going to get better?

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SAT and ACT Information | Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD

SAT and ACT Information | Students with Learning Disabilities - NCLD | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Deciding whether to take the SAT or ACT can be difficult for students with LD and AD/HD. Here are some useful tips to help with this sometimes overwhelming process.
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Study Shows College Degree’s Value During Economic Downturn

Study Shows College Degree’s Value During Economic Downturn | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
A new study shows that college graduates didn’t lose as much ground as their less-educated peers during the recession and its aftermath.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 10, 2013 11:41 AM

"....Young adults have long faced a rough job market, but in the last recession and its aftermath, college graduates did not lose nearly as much ground as their less-educated peers, according to a new study.

The study, published on Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, shows that among Americans age 21 to 24, the drop in employment and income was much steeper among people who lacked a college degree...."

 
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5 Mobile Apps to Ignite the Genius Within - Getting Smart

5 Mobile Apps to Ignite the Genius Within - Getting Smart | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Mobile apps can do much more than eat up your time with addictive gaming. Many apps have been designed for constructive purposes such as training your cognitive abilities such as working memory, language skills and problem solving.
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10 tips for getting federal student aid

10 tips for getting federal student aid | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it
Avoid these costly and common errors when filling out your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
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50 Education Blogs You May Not Know About But Should

50 Education Blogs You May Not Know About But Should | Postsecondary Planning for Students with Learning Differences | Scoop.it

f you are an teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education.

 


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