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The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning

The Concept of UDL | National Center On Universal Design for Learning | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning is a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn. UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs.


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Disruptive Innovation: Higher Education | KQED

Disruptive Innovation: Higher Education | KQED | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Last week, former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson announced that he has raised $25 million to start an 'elite university' which would exist exclusively online.
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Altius Education to Launch New Breakthrough in Education Technology at the ASU Education Innovation Summit

Altius Education to Launch New Breakthrough in Education Technology at the ASU Education Innovation Summit | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Altius Education CEO Paul Freedman joins fellow education visionaries to discuss the future of higher education and unveil an exciting new advancement in education technology. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) April 10, 2012...
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'I AM DYSLEXIC' short 12 min video documentary

Humorous and tender stories told from the point of view of people who actually have dyslexia (not experts) and yes the animation is the same as Zero Punctuat...
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Congrats to Our colleague at Summit Sch: Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy: Washington Post Distinguished Educator

Congrats to Our colleague at Summit Sch: Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy: Washington Post Distinguished Educator | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Dr. Joan Mele-McCarthy selected for the Washington Post Distinguished ...MarketWatch (press release)The Summit School serves bright students with dyslexia and other learning differences, grades 1-8.
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10 ways Evernote can help make students more productive

10 ways Evernote can help make students more productive | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
For those of you who haven’t come across it, Evernote is a remember-everything app. It remembers, everything. When used to its full potential, it has the capacity to improve the productivity ...

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Childrens-Books-Knees-QandP | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

n a refreshing, uplifting, well told and whimsically illustrated story, author Vanita Oelschlager takes us on a journey narrated by a child, full of practical advice and wisdom. Parents, teachers and children who struggle with learning differences will not want to miss this message of hope, support and encouragement.

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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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Are Education Reforms Causing a Decline in Student Achievement? - Education - GOOD

Are Education Reforms Causing a Decline in Student Achievement? - Education - GOOD | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Almost 40 years of data from the University of Bristol shows that reforms designed to boost student achievement are having the opposite effect.

Here in the United States, No Child Left Behind's emphasis on scores of "proficient" or higher on standardized tests has caused similar score inflation. The Bristol research also points to other trends, including pressure on educators to teach to the test so that students achieve high scores. Teachers often eliminate project-based learning and open-ended questions, choosing to instead train students to regurgitate facts and formulas and bubble in multiple choice responses. The emphasis on tests also makes students more likely to cram for exams at the last minute instead of retaining information over the long haul.

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Denver: Education Nation: The Montbello zone of innovation | 9news.com

Denver: Education Nation: The Montbello zone of innovation  | 9news.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, a very large bus called the Education Nation Express stopped at the Montbello campus. It is a group of schools in northeast Denver that broke off from the rest of the Denver Public School District as a "zone of innovation."

That is where Lizzy Krueger teaches science.

"There are problems in education, and you can't solve it by doing the same thing over and over again, and so you have to be creative. You have to be innovative," Krueger said.

She is part of the new Montbello.

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Show your kids!video by Bill Keeney, DVF School, Ben Foss ( Headstrong Nation),Steve Walker, NE Wood pellets

Show your kids!video by Bill Keeney, DVF School, Ben Foss ( Headstrong Nation),Steve Walker, NE Wood pellets | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
This podcast was inspired by the HBO Documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia.” Specifically, the section ... Successful dyslexics develop skills to COMPENSATE for their deficits and these skills provide an EDGE IN BUSINESS.
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Paul Dewar, Ottawa MP: His Success in Overcoming Dyslexia

Paul Dewar, Ottawa MP: His Success in Overcoming Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The Canadian Press recently interviewed Paul Dewar, an Ottawa MP, asking him for the first time to share his story on dyslexia and how it has shaped his life.

“It’s not all of me. It’s part of me…I’ve never believed that it’s something that I needed to tell the world about. There’s a lot of people who wouldn’t know because I don’t broadcast it”

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With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone

With Google's New Glasses, Your Head Is Your Smartphone | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Google's Glass augmented reality system may be the smartphone (smartspecs?) of the near future, neatly linking our digital lives with our real ones. Is this a good thing?"

 

DRC:  I guess the question has to be asked, but the tech is too cool for anyone to really care about the answer.  Will it live up to its promise?  That's a question people will care about.


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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia propose that it be taught earlier, however—much earlier. As in first grade.


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Jonathan Martin's Blog: (Head at St. Gregory's )What’s Next On the Horizon: Pat Bassett’s NAIS Presentation

Jonathan Martin's Blog: (Head at St. Gregory's )What’s Next On the Horizon: Pat Bassett’s NAIS Presentation | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
— Sadly I missed NAIS President Pat Bassett’s Annual address at the NAIS Annual Conference, because I was presenting in the same time slot, but it was great to get to see it posted on t...
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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


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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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