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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.
You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students.
With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.
Redefining the Writing Process with iPads
Worth taking a look at. How many times have you heard people ask what their students can "do" on the ipad to submit their work. This will walk you through using the ipad for writing.
Inspirational writing advice from Gary Zukav, Richard Bach, Ken Robinson, Yann Martel, and more. For more advice and inspiration, go to: http://www.authormag...
Will watch later, but I know it will be worthwhile.
I read a comment on one of Ken Robinson's talks from TED the other day - 'When I grow up I want to be Ken Robinson, or Batman, I haven't decided yet.' I thought it was a great comment!
This is a handy free tool that also has a downloadable desktop app for proofreading your work. It has some understanding of context and so can analyze errors which may otherwise be missed. Very useful tool.
Animated movies, quizzes, and activity pages to help students understand key concepts of writing, reading, studying and grammar. Some free content.
Keep track of assignments, due dates and priorities with these 5 great web and mobile tools for students. Will help to get your studies and extracurricual activities organised!
The Postcard Creator helps students generate their own postcard messages by typing information into letter templates. - a nice tool to use when you want to create that quick message, promotional or otherwise
Posts about Girls fiction written by kapowers...
This site has a great collection of audio recordings of books and short stories. You can either listen to chapters online or download the complete books.
Web search can be a remarkable tool for students, and a bit of instruction in how to search for academic sources will help your students become critical thinkers and independent learners.
With the materials on this site, you can help your students become skilled searchers- whether they're just starting out with search, or ready for more advanced training
Reading together is better! Engage in conversations with friends, authors and experts and access all types of info and multimedia in the margins of your books. Not available in Australian store yet but sounds like a great app for use with texts in English, hopefully soon?
Helping girls aged between 9 and 19 consistently find great books to read and love..
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...
I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.
Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.
Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.
For other writers. I tried it on a recent article I wrote and found it very helpful.
Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).
Professor Word is a useful browser plugin to help you develop your vocabulary. It enables you to click on words in a text on any webpage and get a definition. It also shows related words. Good tool for vocabulary building.
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/jessica-wise-how-fiction-can-change-reality Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into an...
some excellent resources here for English across all year levels
Welcome to the Student Writing Guides on EasyBib! Here you’ll find vast amounts of information to help you plan, research, organize, write, and cite your papers. Does that research paper have...
Jason Boog: "Can QR codes actually help you tell a story? On the Morning Media Menu today, one filmmaker outlined his efforts to promote a mind-bending movie" ...
Welcome to BIW's home on the web. This group has been a source of encouragement for hundreds of writers for ten years. "this site has some great ideas, tools and information for all writing, including a nice little excel template to help you keep track of that book you are writing! ...or thinking about
"On the Internet, we’ve reached a tipping point where more than 50% of all Internet traffic is no longer generated by humans – instead, it's generated by a motley mix of search engine spiders, bots, scrapers, scammers, hackers and, yes, spies. We are no longer talking about the Internet, we are talking about the Bot Net – a “bot-mediated reality” where algorithms and bots influence where we go, how long we spend there and with whom we communicate."
This great pick by Sakis Koukouvis goes on to list impressive facts on how the Internet is being controlled by robots.
Time to put Human Curation back into the game?
Read all the novels you want, anytime, anywhere, on any device, for free.
This is a useful free plagiarism checker. It's always good to check your assignments, just in case you missed referencing a quote.
The Wheeler Centre is a new kind of cultural institution, dedicated to the discussion and practice of writing, books and ideas. The Centre is a cornerstone of Melbourne’s UNESCO City of Literature status.