[Source: Science Daily] Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of...
This is a presentation I gave to the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology Conference last year. It outlines the impact of coaching as a reasonable adjustment for Dyslexics and Dyspraxics at work.
"Apple’s AirDrop for iOS 7 is the answer to the cries of millions of users who want a better way of sharing their photos, videos and links than bluetooth, email or SMS. Before we go any further, we must mention that this feature only works with the the iPad 4 or Mini, and the iPad Air and iPad mini with retina display, all running iOS 7. This means there’s currently no way of using AirDrop with an older iPads."
As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.
"Educational apps are everywhere yet it is hard to find the appropriate ones for classroom inclusion. This exactly why we have created iPad Resources section in this blog, just to help you find your way through the cloud. We are also adding the booklet below to that section. This is basically a collection of some of the best iPad apps special education. These apps are organized into different categories from Math to Sign Language."
New Hope for Millions of Dyslexia Sufferers? PR Web (press release) DCODIA is an assistive technology app specifically designed to meet the needs of children with dyslexia at home, in the classroom and in the community.
Explee is a cloud-based presentation software that allows you to create amazing and mind-blowed animated videos. Select animations that fit with your speech and produce your video. The result: a beautiful and efficient video presentation.
From creating simple comic strips to planning long stories, Storyboard That is a tool that has a bunch of potential uses in the classroom. I recently put together a PDF of five projects that your students can complete with Storyboard That.
If you ask students what their favorite subject is, it’s a rare kid who will say grammar. If you ask teachers the same question, it’s also a rare teacher who will say that s/he enjoys teaching grammar more than any other subject.
"Coupled with a pencil and a notepad, a tablet or smartphone–and all the apps and networks they give you access too–can make for a powerful combination. Below are 25 of the best research apps for iPad and Android to get you–and them–started."