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The most popular list of famous dyslexics. By Stacy Poulos © 2001

The most popular list of famous dyslexics. By Stacy Poulos © 2001 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Those listed with "*" have confirmed references to their learning difficulties. If you have any leads to confirm their learning difficulties, we would appreciate the information. At the bottom are references to other lists we have found on the web. [Keep updated on what's new] If you are a student doing research and have a biography of anyone on our list, send it to us and we may post it.

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Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone

Three Ring | An App for Teachers to Create Educational Portfolios of Student Work with an iPhone, iPad, or Android Smartphone | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Quickly and easily digitize student work and build the resource for authentic assessment in your classroom.
Unleash the power and the flexibility of digital tools, without sacrificing the important work your students do in non-digital formats.

Rescue student work from the bottom of backpacks, trashcans, and filing cabinets and have it at your fingertips. Easy, flexible, authentic--a simply wonderful tool for teaching and learning.

And best of all? It's free for teachers


Via Norihisa Oyaizu, Christos Pasialis, Tina Marie DeLong
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Mobile Learning On The Interwebs: New opportunities for every kind of learner

Mobile Learning On The Interwebs: New opportunities for every kind of learner | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Seven-year-old Australian student John Mavrothalassitis, who has autism and uses the Proloquo2go iPad tablet computer application to communicate, is less frustrated and has made improvements in his own speech since using the device, his mother says. Researchers in Australia have been prompted by a growing body of similarly promising anecdotal evidence to study the use of iPads for students with autism. “If they can get their emotions and anxieties regulated, they’re less likely to have behaviours that are of concern in the classroom,” said Debra Costley of Autism Spectrum Australia. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia).


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The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"I put out a call to readers to their suggested resources as well as hunting for them on my own....
You might also be interested in The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me.
Here are my choices, and choices suggested by readers (their recommendations are better than mine!), as The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users:"


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Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research

Brain Rules Schools: what school would look like if we listened to research | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Here's a quick glimpse of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the best selling book by molecular biologist John Medina.

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Social Reading

Social Reading | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

This is how it works. The iPad Kindle app allows you to highlight and share an interesting quote via Facebook or Twitter. This then becomes a record of highlights from the book. I am finding the process easy and enjoyable. If you are a Twitter enthusiast, it is a very natural thing to do.


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The fed. gov't must do more to protect college students from crippling debt Disclosure to Student Borrowers

The fed. gov't must do more to protect college students from crippling debt Disclosure to Student Borrowers | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

... At the very top of that list is improving oversight of private student lenders. Too often, these lenders rush families into taking on risky, high-priced loans — even when students are eligible for safer, more affordable federal loans. Colleges must also be pressed to do a lot more to fully inform and protect their students. They often fail to explain the costs of loans and the dangers of choosing the wrong ones. Some colleges actively harm their students by packaging high-cost loans with their student-aid offers, to make the school appear more affordable than it really is.The Senate introduced a sensible bill that would require lenders and colleges to educate students about their borrowing options. This measure deserves to become law.

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Now 1 in 88 children: The Autism Wars

Now 1 in 88 children: The Autism Wars | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A report finds a surge in reported cases, and that produces a surge in skepticism.Some parents bristle at the notion that their child’s autism diagnosis is a reflection of the culture’s tendency to pathologize natural variations in human behavior. Difficulty in reading facial expressions, or knowing when to stop talking, or how to regulate emotions or adapt to changes in routine, while less visible than more classic autism symptoms, can nonetheless be profoundly impairing, they argue. Children with what is sometimes called “high functioning” autism or Asperger syndrome, for instance, are more likely to be bullied than those who are more visibly affected, a recent study found — precisely because they almost, but don’t quite, fit in.

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First, Teaching and learning! No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate

First, Teaching and learning! No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Technology at best only amplifies the pedagogical capacity of educational systems; it can make good schools better, but it can make bad schools worse.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Joel C. Yuvienco
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Help for Struggling Readers: More Apps & Resources for Dyslexia

Help for Struggling Readers: More Apps & Resources for Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Since that time, we have noticed that readers of our blog are visiting to access these particular apps almost 5 to 1 over any other resource or topic (articles with AD/HD apps are visited almost 6 to 1).
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OSU forms Innovation Foundation, OKs company equity in exchange for help

OSU forms Innovation Foundation, OKs company equity in exchange for help | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
With the authorization of the Ohio State Innovation Foundation (OSIF), OSU is embracing the chance to unshackle itself from the control governor's and state lawmakers once enjoyed because they were a budget-year sugar daddy of sorts and pursue new streams of revenues that will be realized in return for the time, talent and funding they invest in startup companies who will repay them with company equity and a cut of future profits.

Continue reading on Examiner.com OSU forms Innovation Foundation, OKs company equity in exchange for help - Columbus Government | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/government-in-columbus/osu-forms-innovation-foundation-oks-company-equity-exchange-for-help#ixzz1rPGnMYCd

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1 in 6 Americans are Dyslexic - Unchanged in 100 Yrs - PR Web (press release)

1 in 6 Americans are Dyslexic - Unchanged in 100 Yrs - PR Web (press release) | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

1 in 6 Americans are Dyslexic - Unchanged in 100 YrsThe National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Adult Literacy Survey, U.S. Department of Education, and The National Institute of Heath; confirm that 1 out of 5 Americans have a reading and writing disability. In which, 70% of those persons have dyslexia.The percentage of dyslexics in America has not changed in spite of educational and psychological advancements in the last 100 years.There are many adults in the world today that still do not know that they’re dyslexic. “What if you learned that you were dyslexic?” “You would write a book of course,” says Richard “Dick” W. Kraemer author of a new book Dyslexic Dick – True Adventures of My World.

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The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ

The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A new pen with a built-in digital recorder that can record lectures, conversation, meetings, and interviews while you take hand written notes.
The pen lets you tap your notes to playback the recording
You can share your notes with friends, post them to the internet or load them on your computer, iPad or iPhone.


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16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Online Universities

16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | Online Universities | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool!

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A Liberal-Arts Consortium Experiments With Course Sharing: Chronicle of Higher Education

A Liberal-Arts Consortium Experiments With Course Sharing: Chronicle of Higher Education | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

In discussions about the future of higher education, there’s often plenty of hand-wringing over the precarious fate of the hundreds of small, tuition-dependent private colleges scattered throughout the country. With many of them located in out-of-the-way places, their isolation means that merging or even collaborating with other institutions to reduce costs is typically not an option.

 

But advances in technology can now link together institutions that are separated by thousands of miles. An experiment by a group of 16 liberal-arts colleges and universities in the South might serve as the blueprint for other small institutions looking for ways to maintain a core of academic programs but offer enough variety to attract students.


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Detecting dyslexia before reading

Detecting dyslexia before reading | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Researchers in Italy said they found a causal connection between early problems with visual attention and a later diagnosis of dyslexia.
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Early Treatment For Dyslexia | The Kid's Doctor

Early Treatment For Dyslexia | The Kid's Doctor | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
RT @TheKidsDoctor: A radical change in how dyslexia is diagnosed may help children before they learn to read.
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Five Trends to Watch in Educational Technology

Five Trends to Watch in Educational Technology | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Curriculum -- Across education, the very notion of curriculum is changing in a number of ways. We are seeing a shift to newer literacies and are even beginning to entertain significant changes to what core content needs to be taught/learned. There is certainly a growing realization that curricula today must be more flexible and open, and that the idea of fixed/static bodies of important information to be taught no longer works.


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Innovations in Higher Education? - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Innovations in Higher Education? - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

You can hardly mention higher education today without hearing the word "innovation," or its understudies "change," "reinvention," "transformation."

Q. How many academics does it take to change a light bulb?

A. Change? Change? Who said anything about CHANGE?

But there is nothing funny about the need for innovation and the resistance to change. When I re-engaged with higher education after a 20-year absence in the private sector, I felt like Rip Van Winkle: The generations were different, but the landscape remained the same.

 


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Dyslexia at MIT | MIT Admissions

Dyslexia at MIT | MIT Admissions | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Y is a third-year undergraduate student at MIT, a math major and one of only five current MIT undergraduate students from the United Kingdom. To have gotten to MIT she had to face not only the 3.7% international admit rate, but also dyslexia, a learning disorder that prevents her from reading and writing as quickly and effectively as most of her peers.Dyslexia at MIT | MIT Admissions http://t.co/bbc9jvSI...

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Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0

Everything You Need to Know About Web 2.0 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 Landing Page...

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Dyslegia: A Legislative Information Site

Dyslegia: A Legislative Information Site | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Dyslexia legislation throughout the United States.


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National Robotics Week Celebrates U.S. Innovation

National Robotics Week Celebrates U.S. Innovation | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

National Robotics Week will take place April 7 - 15, 2012, staged to help get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). National Robotics Week also serves to increase public awareness about the growing importance of robots in education, industry, and the future of the U.S. economy.

More than 135 regional events and activities geared toward K-12 students are planned in all 50 states. Robotics companies, universities, and organizations throughout the country are staging the events.

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The Global Search for Education: More From Finland

The Global Search for Education:  More From Finland | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Finland's schools became famous around the world because of the PISA study. This survey, conducted every three years by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), compares 15-year-olds in different countries in reading, math, and science. Finland has ranked at or near the top in all three competencies on every survey since 2000, very close to other high achievers such as South Korea and Singapore.

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Age differences play key role in early learning

Age differences play key role in early learning | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Just a few months of maturity can give older students an edge that may persist for years.......if you take two children who are intellectually equivalent but were born at opposite ends of the cut-off date for school entry, the older child could have scores that make her appear gifted while the younger child appears to be merely average. And instead of disappearing over time, these differences seem to persist. In British Columbia, Dhuey found that younger students are almost 10 per cent less likely to be in the highest academic stream in high school.

This phenomenon and Dhuey’s research was cited in Outliers, the best-selling book by Malcolm Gladwell and has led to an increase in “redshirting,” parents holding their children back from kindergarten so they can start school when they are older and more mature. The practice of redshirting has more than tripled in the U.S. since the 1970s. While redshirting does not appear to be as prevalent in Canadian schools, the effects of relative age in our classrooms are very real. A more recent Canadian study by Justin Smith of Wilfrid Laurier University found that younger students performed significantly worse in reading and math in both Grade 4 and Grade 10.

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