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From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation | School Psychology Tech |

by Beth Belle Cooper


"Using fMRI scans we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier more productive and creative life. And aven two minutes a day cn do wonders."


"Whether you’re as skeptical as I used to be, or you’re well ahead of me with a meditation habit of several hours, I think it’s always interesting to find out how new habits affect our brains. I had a look into meditation to see what’s going on inside our brains when we do this, and what I found is pretty interesting.


"There are different ways to meditate, and since it’s such a personal practice there are probably more than any of us know about. There are a couple that are usually focused on heavily in scientific research, though. These are focused-attention, or mindful meditation, which is where you focus on one specific thing--it could be your breathing, a sensation in your body or a particular object outside of you. The point of this type of meditation is to focus strongly on one point and continually bring your attention back to that focal point when it wanders.


"The other type of meditation that’s often used in research is open-monitoring meditation. This is where you pay attention to all of the things happening around you--you simply notice everything without reacting."

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In a world of multitasking, meditation may be medication :-)

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12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader

12 Behaviors of a Transformational Leader | School Psychology Tech |
What types of leaders are there in businesses? What type of leader transforms an enterprise into a social enterprise? What characteristics should this leader have? Tell us in the comment section ;-)

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 21, 11:44 AM

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Pierre Galeon's curator insight, September 21, 11:47 AM

Insightful and practical read

Mohmed Ali's curator insight, September 22, 12:22 AM


 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at and also of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Psychology Tech |

"SAMR model is a conceptual framework developed by  Dr. Ruben Puentedura to help you better integrate technology in your instruction. SAMR stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification and Redefinition. Each of these four levels correspond with a set of tech-based activities and learning tasks. The strength of SAMR model is that it provides teachers with a robust method to gauge and assess the efficacy of the technology they and their students use in class. Check out this section for more resources on  SAMR."

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, September 17, 10:20 PM

Updated post on the applicability of the SAMR model and iPad apps.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom | School Psychology Tech |

"Learn how Minecraft and MinecraftEDU can be integrated into your curriculum. Invite your students to create simulations of places, events, and concepts in the engaging and creative environment of Minecraft. See examples of student-created Minecraft projects and learn how to get started with MinecraftEDU. "

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How a Struggling Reader's Brain Works Differently

How a Struggling Reader's Brain Works Differently | School Psychology Tech |
Learn how brain differences affect struggling readers, and steps teachers can take to address those differences in the classroom.

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AnnC's insight:

Check for discrimination of similar sounding words.  Provide intense, motivating, and frequent instruction.  Build vocabulary from an early age.  Practice listening accuracy,  auditory sequencing, and phonological memory.  Try Fast ForWord program to building skills for reading.

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iPads in the Classroom, an eBook by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich - edtechteacher

iPads in the Classroom, an eBook by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich - edtechteacher | School Psychology Tech |

"iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation shows how iPads can be used constructively and creatively in K-12 classrooms. Co-authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich of EdTechTeacher craft a meaningful and powerful vision and process of iPad integration for school teachers and school administrators -- as well as parents. iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation features case studies, practical strategies, and specific apps that make the book directly applicable to classroom practice."

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What Really Engages All Students?

What Really Engages All Students? | School Psychology Tech |
Is it a fun, friendly, and entertaining teacher?  Sure, for a while that works, until the novelty wears off.  Is it a rigorous curriculum that is filled with academic challenges?  No doubt, as long...

Via Grant Montgomery
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Learn how to learn.

Tom Perran's curator insight, August 23, 5:09 AM

Excellent blog post on the need to sharpen our focus on what is really important to our students in the classroom.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 24, 3:49 AM


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Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve

Top Mistakes Leaders Make - Great Leaders Serve | School Psychology Tech |
The top mistakes leaders make. Are you making any of these?

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
AnnC's insight:

"Many organizations are over-managed and under-led."

"Focus on results AND relationships."

Dixie Binford's curator insight, August 14, 8:31 AM

Great list for self-reflection then action.

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 14, 2:37 PM

Great advice and timely reminders to heed and to share...

Sally Tilley's curator insight, August 14, 2:51 PM

all leaders and those who want to lead should print this out and refer to it regularly

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | School Psychology Tech |
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Michelle Bish's curator insight, August 11, 7:06 AM

Specific, immediate, formative, transparent.

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 11, 11:55 AM

Receiving and providing MEANINGFUL feedback in the classroom is critical for teachers. This article focuses on the student - appropriate feedback keeps them engaged!

Denise Lombardo's curator insight, August 12, 2:37 PM

Easily digestible and shareable post on meaningful feedback - pass it around your staff room!

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How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants

How to Foster Empathy for Immigrants | School Psychology Tech |

Why did a group of fourth graders rally in support of an undocumented classmate while the citizens of Murrieta, California, tried to stop immigrant children from entering their town?


Why do immigrants provoke such strong feelings of both empathy and revulsion, a polarization that pits fourth graders in Berkeley against the citizens of Murrieta?


What characteristics and qualities do Rodrigo’s classmates possess that the bus-stoppers do not? These are questions that psychologists and sociologists have been exploring for years—and their answers suggest how we can reduce the revulsion and foster a stronger sense of empathy with newcomers.

By Jeremy Adam Smith

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15 tips on establishing a positive classroom environment [starting on day one]

15 tips on establishing a positive classroom environment [starting on day one] | School Psychology Tech |
This post was written by Jenna Kleine, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who tweets regularly at jenna_kleine 

1. Greet students: Always stand at the the door when students enter the room. Say “hi”, say their names, ask how their soccer game went, give high-fives, etc. Make them feel welcome!

2. Establish classroom norms: Norms should be posted on the wall for all students to see. Norms should be short and sweet - perhaps keep the list to 3! Two examples of “norms” in my classroom: 

“One Mic”: When a classmate raises his or her hand and are called on, they have the mic. Everyone else should be respectful, quiet, and listening.

“Don’t Yuck My Yum”: When a classmate shares an answer or an idea that might be wrong or that you may disagree with, keep any rude thoughts to yourself. Don’t make others feel bad for sharing their ideas with the class.

3. Organization: Keep your classroom organized! Color coding and labels are great ways to keep materials in their designated locations. Make sure all students know where all supplies are located, where to turn papers in, etc.

4. Positive reinforcement: When students are working hard, demonstrating teamwork, or any other positive behavior, recognize it! Let them know that you notice. I use ClassDojo to award students for great behavior. I also use ClassDojo to communicate with parents. I can quickly and easily send parents messages to share awesome moments in the classroom. 

5. Post student work: Any chance you have to put student work up on your walls, do it! Students love looking at each others’ work. They also feel a sense of pride when their work gets posted. Additionally, if students know you might put their work on the walls they will put much more effort into the project because they will want to impress their peers.

6. Always keep your cool: If students are frustrating you or being disrespectful, take a moment to collect yourself and take a deep breath before responding to their behavior. Remember, you’re the adult in this situation.

7. Keep moving: Always be moving around the classroom. Even if students should be looking at the front of the room, you do not have to be standing up there. Walk while you talk. Students might need help but are too shy to ask for it. If you continue to circulate the room you can spot which students might need a little more guidance.

8. Be a role model: Practice patience and kindness. You might be one of the few positive role models in your students’ lives.

9. Relate to students: Allow your students to get to know you. When they share experiences with you, share back. When they feel like they can relate to you they feel more comfortable in your classroom.

10. Take time to laugh: You don’t have to be on topic 100% of the time. Make time to tell funny stories, jokes, and take school a little less seriously every once in a while.  :D

11. Be consistent with consequences: Students should be aware of the consequences for certain behaviors at the beginning of the school year. Be consistent. Although no one likes to be punished, students will feel safer in your classroom if they know you will always give consequences for certain behaviors.

12. Bring it down to eye level: When students are hard at work and you would like to have a chat with them, kneel down to eye-level. Don’t ask them questions from 4 feet above them. Have a real conversation. Students will feel more important!

13. Creative opportunities: No matter what subject you teach, you need to provide opportunities for students to be creative, whether that be through music, drawing, technology, etc. This will allow you to get to know them more and for them to show off their talents!

14. Admit when you’re unsure: No one knows everything, so be honest about it! If your students ask you a question that you’re unsure of, tell them! After I say “I’m not sure”, I always pull out my phone and ask Siri for the answer — students LOVE it.

15. Smile:   :)


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Waigaya Is the Way, Beyond the Hierarchy at Honda, On the Shop Floor

Waigaya Is the Way, Beyond the Hierarchy at Honda, On the Shop Floor | School Psychology Tech |

At the Japanese auto giant, unplanned, agenda-free meetings are ubiquitous and indispensable.


None of the conference rooms were available, so the meeting was held in a maintenance closet...

Shoehorned into the room were factory floor managers, assembly line associates ...and quality control experts at the Anna, Ohio, engine plant, where Honda has been making motors and drivetrain components since 1985. 


...All points of view or suggestions are equal.  A serious crisis on the plant floor spurred [a} spontaneous meeting. 

Such unplanned, shapeless gatherings are the hallmark of the Honda Way. They are called waigaya, ...a name given them by Takeo Fujisawa, the business partner of company founder Soichiro Honda...


On that day…, away from the thrum of the factory, …a Honda manager said to the others, “Look, I’d prefer not to belabor this issue because we’ve got a lot of work to do to get this process moving. And since the fix will be such a time sink, let’s not make it worse by losing more time discussing it.”


Although most in the room concurred with the manager, one of the associates noted… “We’re doing something very wrong if a slight problem in the engine isn’t addressed until the end of the vehicle’s assembly line…   We should have discovered this problem before.”


Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 2, 12:45 AM

Equality of viewpoints, perspective, fixing problems in real time, this is the modern company.    Honda's brand is focused on

their Fundamental Beliefs of:

  • Respect for the Individual
  • The Three Joys:   The Joy of Buying, Selling, and Creating

Management Policy includes:

  • Proceed always with ambition and youthfulness.
  • Enjoy your work and encourage open communication.
  • Strive constantly for a harmonious flow of work.

The example of the meeting in a broom closet illustrates a less hierarchical approach. Hierarchy has advantages, but is also not as necessarily in Honda's fluid approach.  What do you find useful in the Honda example?  `  Deb

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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | School Psychology Tech |
We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learn

DTLLS tutor's curator insight, July 15, 2:00 PM

Not just in e-learning, but as part of any learning. I have seen excellent  use of visuals as back grounds to talks as part of an e-learning course, so definitely something to remember...

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 16, 1:02 PM

No estaba tan descaminada cuando defendía la tremenda importancia de incorporar imágenes, vídeos y todo tipo de medios visuales en la educación, he aquí un interesante artículo

Michiel van den Anker's curator insight, July 19, 3:31 PM

voeg uw inzicht ...

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Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning - EdTech ...

Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning - EdTech ... | School Psychology Tech |
He is also the co-founder and co-director of EdTechTeacher, which works with teachers, schools, and districts to leverage new technologies to improve student learning. 38812. 38812. « Blended Learning, But The ...
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The Shift of the Role of the Teacher

The Shift of the Role of the Teacher | School Psychology Tech |

We know today’s students will have to create their jobs, not look for jobs. They will compete with others around the globe. They will have jobs replaced by outsourcing and technology if their skills are easily replicated or duplicated.  To succeed, students will need creativity, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship.

They will need to be able to adapt to change, be resilient and able to work effectively in a variety of environments.

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Coaching = differentiated instruction

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 22, 9:35 PM

Makes Sense.

Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, Today, 8:25 AM

This is a nice visual continuum for teaching methods.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, Today, 8:50 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit

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ScratchJr - #peel21st Blog Hop

ScratchJr - #peel21st Blog Hop | School Psychology Tech |
No, ScratchJr is not the iPad version of Scratch.  They are actually quite different when you examine the programming potential of each. ScratchJr would be more aptly characterized as “ScratchLite” or “SimpleScratch.” I have seen Scratch used by all ages of children in school, from K to 12, and very successfully.  Programs in Scratch can be incredibly simple or incredibly complex.  ScratchJr is only capable of fairly simple programs, and primarily narrative animations. However, ScratchJr works on the iPad! That’s great news for many classroom teachers and students alike. Scratch does not work on the iPad; it’s a web 2.0 tool that runs in your browser using Flash player.

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iPad® Apps for Students Struggling with Reading, Writing & Math

iPad® Apps for Students Struggling with Reading, Writing & Math | School Psychology Tech |

Join Diana as she walks you through the built-in accessibility features of the iPad and demonstrates the apps live for you to view and follow along. You will see the features of the apps, along with the gestures and how to use the apps. Learn realistic implementation methods to use immediately with students.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, September 15, 6:16 PM

In today’s workshop you will learn about the best iPad apps for students who have difficulty with reading and/or writing, including challenges with math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. For students who struggle with a print disability due to Dyslexia, specific LD, executive function, difficulties processing, low vision, blindness, or physical disabilities, you will learn about apps to help students be successful with:

  • Reading                      
  • Comprehending                     
  • Note taking                
  • Computing
  • Writing                       
  • Organizing                 
  • Assessing textbooks

Apps will include: text-to-speech for books, documents, and PDF's with annotation, word prediction, note taking, object and money identification, graphic organizers and mind-mapping, magnification, voice recognition, audio recording, math support, Scanning with OCR (Optical character recognition), support while browsing the internet and researching, foundational literacy skills, digital story creating, and more. Apps demonstrated can be utilized with students from elementary school through post secondary education as well as adult learners.


Apps for Reading:

  • Text to Speech, Highlighting, Definitions, Font Options, OCR, Differentiated Reading Levels, Support for Comprehension & Retention, as well as fluency and sight words/ vocabulary support, accessing digital and audiobooks

Apps for Writing and Completing worksheets/ Handouts/ Assignments:

  • Text to speech, typing, handwriting/ annotating, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Sight Words

Apps for Executive Function:

  • Note taking, Graphic Organizers, Brainstorming, Scheduling & Reminders, Organization, Planning, Audio-recording

Apps for Low Vision and Blindness:

  • Magnification, OCR, electronic Braille, audio, object/color/money ID, access to digital and audio books

Apps to Support Math skills and instruction:

  • Basic math, foundational math, algebra, equations, counting money, telling time, fractions, word problems, support for dysgraphia


  • Identify a minimum of 10 apps that will support students who struggle with literacy (Reading, Writing, & Math) or Access to curriculum or learning materials.
  • Discuss how the apps will support students who have difficulty with literacy (reading, writing & math) or Access, and learn realistic applications for use.
  • Develop skills to utilize and implement the apps in daily practice while working with students who struggle with literacy and access.
  • Discuss specific student concerns to learn specific use and application to meet your student’s needs. Share favorite apps with others attending.


Diana Petschauer, M.Ed., ATP is a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional and Founder/ CEO of Assistive Technology for Education, LLC. and Access4Employment LLC. Diana is an accessibility specialist and certified ATP who provides AT assessment, training & consultation for students to access education and for adults to access employment, home and the community. Diana manages the AT consultants and trainers who work for ATE and A4E.  Previously Diana was the AT Specialist at the University of New Hampshire. She presents/trains locally & nationally, including at larger conferences such as ATIA, CSUN, Closing the Gap, & OTAP.

A DVD recording of the webinar can be purchased here:

Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, September 18, 1:55 PM

Don't miss this incredible resource that Diana has put together for learners that struggle in reading, writing and math. This is a must resource for every school on the planet!

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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | School Psychology Tech |

"Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their instruction would probably be wondering about possible ways to integrate this new tool with iPad. The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of how students and teachers can use Google Class on their iPad to create and turn in assignments."

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Dafnord 's curator insight, September 12, 10:44 PM

GAFE -Google Apps For Education - saa käyttäjiä nopeammin kuin kilpailijansa Applella tai Microsoftilla.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 13, 7:40 AM

Thx John Evans!

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 14, 11:07 AM

Google Education and iPad integration. 

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One Simple Truth of Leadership - @TimElmore

One Simple Truth of Leadership - @TimElmore | School Psychology Tech |
Because we, at Growing Leaders, believe in the power of using images to communicate truth—we plan to post a cartoon once in a while with a point to it. As far as I’m concerned, leaders must keep a sense of humor as we work with our teams and certainly as we work with students. It’s …

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Leaders need to think about who they are leading -DUH!
Ian Berry's curator insight, August 25, 7:39 PM

Love it. LOL.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, August 25, 9:57 PM

Love this visual humor tool!

M Dolores Solé Gómez's curator insight, August 27, 4:23 AM

Leadership is important for workplace health promotion. Good leadership = good health (or almost)

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Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips

Handouts for a Perfectly Paperless Classroom - ClassTechTips | School Psychology Tech |
Handouts is a paperless student/teacher platform for tablet-centered classrooms.  With this app teachers can create handouts to distribute to students by taking a picture of a paper activity sheet ...

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Go Green and save paper with your tablets.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 24, 8:56 PM

Creación de folletos

Mika Auramo's comment, August 24, 11:12 PM
dang, this really sucks, another useless and paperless app for teacher to test
Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 26, 2:39 AM

This looks like a really interesting tool. I'd like to see how I can use this.

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | School Psychology Tech |

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.

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Terri Rice's curator insight, July 30, 8:39 AM

"Where students of all ages retain the kindergarten enthusiasm....[for] the joy of learning".... Now that is what I hope for in my students everyday. That joy and enthusiasm. Now we know this type of joyful, playful atmosphere enables better imprinting of information into accessible memories. Let's get back to kindergarten thinking!

LSE Learning Technology and Innovation's curator insight, August 1, 5:49 AM

Learning that is rewarding is also learning that's more effective. The challenge lies in producing engaging pedagogies which promote discovery and the joys of learning; something that can be quite challenging in an increasingly metrics driven sector

Imanol Oquiñena's curator insight, August 10, 1:22 AM

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning

If students are stressed out, the information cannot get in.

The factors that have been found to affect this comfort level such as self-confidence, trust and positive feelings for teachers, and supportive classroom and school communities are directly related to the state of mind compatible with the most successful learning, remembering, and higher-order thinking

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5 Ways to Make Kids Enjoy Homework

5 Ways to Make Kids Enjoy Homework | School Psychology Tech |

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 10, 10:54 AM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.

Albert Chia's curator insight, August 11, 7:20 AM

Simple and logical principles to follow when motivating children to complete their homework :-)

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Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil

Reading increases empathy, a high demand skil | School Psychology Tech |

Education is broadening its focus from main academics to include emotional and social skills. Empathy is a skill that is increasingly sought after, not just in classrooms, but also in professional spaces.

But how does one learn empathy?
Read. Read more.

Research shows that reading literature helps readers understand characters, their thoughts, motivations, and feelings.


Readers also predict what will happen next to characters, and link actions to consequences. These skills translate to the real world, where readers can understand the motivations and feelings of people they interact with, as well as predict what they may do next.


Why are employers emphasizing empathy?


by Bryan Green:

image source: Youth reading, Persian miniature by Reza Abbasi, 1625-6 ;

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BobbyO's curator insight, August 7, 1:26 PM

Reading Skills.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 7, 3:51 PM

I used novel studies and we explored the interactions, the conflicts between characters i.e. Philip and Timothy in The Cay. Students enjoyed the books and found themselves identifying in various ways with the characters as they matured.

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The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Distracted Generation Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | School Psychology Tech |
The Distracted Generation Infographic: Tools and Tips to Get Children Refocused!

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 6, 2:10 AM

"show your children from an early age that reading is fun!"

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 7, 11:46 AM

Reading for pleasure calms the mind and builds ELA skills like vocabulary, imagination, and syntax.

Paper has a different effect than tablets but I agree with much of the infographic.

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The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership

The Importance Of Perspective-Taking In Leadership | School Psychology Tech |

Whether you’re selling a product, pitching an idea, or trying to get employees to do something different or do something in a different way, perspective-taking has become an essential element in moving others.


Over the last decade, social scientists like Adam Galinsky of Columbia University have deepened our understanding of perspective-taking. Their work yields three ways leaders can become more effective.


1. CHECK YOUR POWER. Galinsky and others have found that when people feel powerful, their perspective-taking abilities degrade. The more powerful we feel, the more we anchor in our own perspective rather than adjusting to another’s. And that can make others less likely to go along. But briefly reducing one’s feelings of power (“Maybe this employee I’m asking to do something needs our company much less than our company needs her.”) can increase the acuity of our perspective-taking, which in turn can make us more effective.


2. PERSPECTIVE-TAKING ISN’T TOUCHY-FEELY. Perspective-taking sounds a lot like empathy, but the two qualities are siblings, not identical twins. Empathy — the ability to understand another’s emotional state — is an essential human quality. But research has shown that, in commercial settings such as negotiations, understanding the other side’s thoughts and interests, not simply their emotions and feelings, can be more effective in forging a deal. So if you’re in a high-stakes leadership situation, definitely be emotionally intelligent. But use your head as much as your heart.

3. DON’T FORGET MIMICRY. Mimicking others’ posture, gesture, and expressions sounds like the sleazy tactics of a used car salesman. But ample research has shown that mimicry is a natural part of human behavior, an instinctive way we understand others. You can enhance your attunement skills, and thereby your leadership, simply by being conscious of how the other person is standing, moving, and talking and ever so slightly mirroring what they’re doing.


By Daniel Pink. 

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Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 9:39 AM

There's no doubt that leaders who fully appreciate their organization's  and their followers perspectives will be much more effective. It is after all, what defines their job. 

David Jardin's curator insight, August 16, 9:40 AM

Perspective enhances relationships when it lets us see past WHAT someone did to help/anger/hurt/etc. to understand WHY they did it.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, August 26, 7:25 PM

Succinct and helpful ideas to think about for any leader. 

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | School Psychology Tech |

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.

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Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM


TWCLibrary's curator insight, July 31, 11:21 PM

Good points