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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts”

Librarians on Bikes Are Delivering Books and WiFi to Kids in “Book Deserts” | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Thousands of kids live in "book deserts," without easy access to libraries. #ProjectLiteracy
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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My Dad is a Giraffe - Reading Time

My Dad is a Giraffe - Reading Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Stephen Michael King, My Dad Is a Giraffe Scholastic,  1 August 2015,  24 pp.,  $16.99 (hbk),  ISBN 978174362594-1 If your Dad was an animal, what would he be? In this gentle and whimsical book by multi award winning author and illustrator Stephen Michael King, the child’s father is a Giraffe, gentle and fun, tall andRead More
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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How to get teenagers to read

How to get teenagers to read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Once children can read teachers and parents stop encouraging them to continue reading. But reading for pleasure is important, too.
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The Indonesian horse that acts as a library - BBC News

The Indonesian horse that acts as a library - BBC News | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
An Indonesian man is using a horse he tamed to help improve literacy rates in a remote part of Java - by turning it into a mobile library.
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Why You Should Read More Poetry

Why You Should Read More Poetry | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
While all the poetry in the world might not be worth as much as one good doctor, if there is a reason we are alive, if there is a reason we're here, it can be found in poetry. It is the barest bones of the human experience and it captures the soul in...
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Brightly | Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers

Brightly | Helping Parents Grow Lifelong Readers | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Find great books for kids, reading strategies, age-specific book lists, exclusive author content, and more.
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More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission

More public libraries, their relevance at stake, see helping homeless people as a core mission | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Jeffery Bailey spends nearly every day at his public library.
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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Little Free Libraries popping up across Melbourne

Little Free Libraries popping up across Melbourne | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Melbourne is becoming the Australian centre of the global Little Free Library movement.
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The stories behind this year’s Children’s Books of the Year – Better Reading

The stories behind this year’s Children’s Books of the Year – Better Reading | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Check out Better Reading
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Reading aloud can build up brains

Reading aloud can build up brains | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
MRI scans found listening to stories activated areas of the brain supporting mental imagery and comprehension.
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Happy Birthday E.B. White

Happy Birthday E.B. White | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Born on July 11, 1899, Elwyn Brooks White grew up to be the famed author of Charlotte’s Web. In the many months White spent studying spiders before starting to write Charlotte’s Web, he pored over scientific texts...
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Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
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The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids

The Plan To Give E-Books To Poor Kids | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
Today, President Obama announced a massive effort with major publishers to make thousands of e-book titles free for low-income kids.
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Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue - Reading Time

Withering-by-Sea: a Stella Montgomery Intrigue - Reading Time | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
ROSSELL, Judith Withering-By-Sea: A Stella Montgomery Intrigue ABC, 2014 259pp $19.99 ISBN 9780733333002 SCIS 1688798 Who doesn’t love a story about a 19th Century orphan of secret past and mysterious parentage?  This latest novel from Rossell doesn’t disappoint.  Stella Montgomery is eleven years old and lives with her three aunts, moving from hotel to resortRead More
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31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
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HarperCollins Publishers Announces Two-Book Deal With Veronica Roth

HarperCollins Publishers Announces Two-Book Deal With Veronica Roth | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HarperCollins Publishers announced today the acquisition of a two-book deal...
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How reading a little each week is a form of life support

How reading a little each week is a form of life support | Reading discovery | Scoop.it
One in three adults in the UK – or 16m people – rarely or never read for pleasure. A new survey of 4,164 adults, including both those who read and those who don’t, found that adults who read for just 20…
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Inside the secret lab where Amazon is designing the future of reading

Chris Green holds an envelope. At least, it looks like an envelope. In reality, it's a piece of office copy paper that's been cut and folded into the shape of a Kindle Voyage, the latest in...
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