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Kindle Fire's Word Wise: Power Up Student Vocabulary @lawrenceschool @bnpowers @cdcowen

Kindle Fire's Word Wise: Power Up Student Vocabulary @lawrenceschool @bnpowers @cdcowen | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Word Wise, available on many popular English language titles, makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions. Tap on a word to bring up a simple card with definitions, synonyms, and more. You can adjust the number of hints you see with a simple slider.
Lou Salza's insight:
Just got a new Kindle Fire with this great new feature: definitions and synonyms appear above challenging or unusual words and terms. This will help or dyslexic readers. The feature can be combined with Kindle Immersion reading ( simultaneous narration along with text) for a powerful aid to phonological processing and semantic access. Way cool!--Lou 
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TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

 

The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is  both  delivered and received. Teachers Simple Guide on The Use of iPad in Education clearly manifests this transfrmation and provides tips on how educators can leverage the power of this device in educational settings.


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Let's encourage all our kids to own and tell their stories! We begin by telling stories we learn from others, then we start making up our own. Next we tell our story to ourselves and those we love. When we construct the narrative of our journey we gain agency over our days, our experiences and our lives. Tell your 'own' story to 'own' your life! This is the very definition of self advocacy.--Lou 

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Assistive Tech webinar on March 23rd w/ @ATDyslexia @lawrenceschool  @cdcowen 

Assistive Tech webinar on March 23rd w/ @ATDyslexia @lawrenceschool  @cdcowen  | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
This webinar will focus on the basics of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how assistive technology (AT) helps teachers create inclusive classrooms that allow all of their students, including those with dyslexia, to reach academic success. The discussion will address the three principles of UDL and how assistive technology follows those principles. Next, there will be a discussion about the main categories of AT that dyslexic students can use to reach their potentials, including text-to-speech, dictation, word prediction, study skills, and graphic organizers. Finally, the webinar will turn to common myths about dyslexia and assistive technology and why AT should be viewed as a legitimate learning tool.
Lou Salza's insight:
Jamie Martin's work is crucial to our profession! Don't miss this opportunity to promote teaching and learning in every school for every student!--Lou
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 3, 2016 4:49 PM
Jamie Martin's work is crucial to our profession! Don't miss this opportunity to promote teaching and learning in every school for every student!--Lou