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Important ten minute video: RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...

 

How can empathy lead to environmental, political and sociological improvements within the context of globalization and technological advancements?  Can we extend our empathy from our family and nation to all of humanity and the physical environment that we inhabit?     


Some have argued that technology was created a generation that is less empathetic, more selfish and less emotionally connected as they are increasingly technologically connected.  See: http://chronicle.com/article/Generation-Me-on-Trial/131305/


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Dyslexics are Exceptional

Dyslexics are Exceptional | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"I noticed that I could do things that other people couldn’t. I was good at fixing things and solving visual puzzles. Furthermore, I was good in mathematics although I never showed my work. However, I couldn’t remember my multiplication tables. I was able to see solutions in mathematics much as a gifted musician might be able to play from just listening to a song..."


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How could MITx change MIT? | Inside Higher Ed

How could MITx change MIT? | Inside Higher Ed | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ended 2011 with a grand announcement: It would broadcast massive, open online courses — equal in rigor to its on-campus offerings — to tens of thousands of non-enrolled, non-paying learners around the world. Eventually, the university would offer these students a pathway to some sort of credential. The project, called MITx, was heralded as a major step toward using technology to refigure the economics of higher education.

 

Now comes the hard part: actually pulling it off.


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Short Bio of a young woman confronting dyslexia – pleia2's blog

Short Bio of a young woman confronting dyslexia – pleia2's blog | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
I couldn't read until I was 8 years old. Over the years, the number of people I admitted that to has been very low and it wasn't until recently that I realized I was hiding it because it was an intense such a source of shame.
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Visual Spatial Attention: Treating Dyslexia Before Reading Age

Visual Spatial Attention: Treating Dyslexia Before Reading Age | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A new study says it has ended the long-lasting debate on the causes of dyslexia and also opened the way to a new approach for early identification and interventions for the 10 percent of children for whom reading is ...
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Spotting Dyslexia May Be Possible Even Before Kids Learn To Read : NPR

Spotting Dyslexia May Be Possible Even Before Kids Learn To Read : NPR | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Children with dyslexia have problems with visual attention in kindergarten, according to new research. This could lead to helping children with dyslexia long before they learn to read.
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Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read - U.S. News & World Report

Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read - U.S. News & World Report | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to ReadU.S. News & World ReportTHURSDAY, April 5 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment for dyslexia can begin even before children start learning to read, a new study suggests.
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Robotics again!! Maggie Hassan, D, NH gubernatorial candidate Gets Personal With Technology

Robotics again!! Maggie Hassan, D, NH gubernatorial candidate  Gets Personal With Technology | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

“As I travel across the state and talk to business leaders, educators and workers, a story I have heard all too often is that while New Hampshire businesses are looking to hire new employees, they are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill these often hi-tech jobs,”The NH gubernatorial candidate visited Adept MobileRobots in Amherst this week.

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Canadian psychologist Dr. Jim Roche: Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach (Learning Disabilities ...

Canadian psychologist Dr. Jim Roche: Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach (Learning Disabilities ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

My name is Dr. Jim Roche and I am a Registered Psychologist and a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) in British Columbia. I provide individual counselling and therapy, couple and family counselling and treatment for issues including depression, anxiety, stress, anger management and relationship problems. I also provide psychoeducational assessments, neuropsychological testing and diagnostic services for problems ranging from ADHD to learning disabilities to autism spectrum disorder. (Feel free to call me to discuss your issues and how I can help.) Finally, often I am often asked to suggest books and other self help materials.In another post I will be addressing exactly what “Dyslexia” is and isn't, but here I want to provide a brief description of the major principals underlying the or ton-Gillingham approach to working with children with dyslexia.

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Professional development: Flint Hill School ~ Supporting Learning Differences

Professional development: Flint Hill School ~ Supporting Learning Differences | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Supporting Learning Differences Workshop May 4-5 http://t.co/IoIXegSX #isedchat #spedchat #edchat...
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Dyslexia and Homeschooling: important message about decoding ...

Dyslexia and Homeschooling: important message about decoding ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
"I hate reading. Don't make me do it. I don't want to read anymore." These are not simply the sounds of an obstinate child. When your child experiences difficulties matching sounds and letters, frequently gets stuck on words while reading, or guesses words based on the first letter or two, he becomes frustrated. And it's easy to understand his or her frustration. No one wants to read this way. So don't get yourself worked up into a frenzy every time your child's daily reading lesson nears. These are simple clues that you can use to help improve your child's decoding skills.

While there are many solutions for struggling readers, it's important to know that these strategies are dependent on your child's unique learning style. And that the presentation of these strategies will make a difference in how they are received. A few of the most common of these strategies include sounding out words, using picture clues, and chunking or breaking up word parts.

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Helping our students thrive in a high-tech environment - The Hill's Congress Blog

Helping our students thrive in a high-tech environment - The Hill's Congress Blog | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Last month, President Obama hosted the White House Science Fair to celebrate students from across America who excel in the study of science, technology, engineering and math.

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Importance of Phonics screening: sense and sensibility

Importance of  Phonics screening: sense and sensibility | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

It’s possible to learn some words by rote, even if you don’t know how letters and sounds go together, but in order to have a strategy for decoding novel words, you need the phonics skills.
Sure, English is an irritatingly irregular language, so phonics doesn’t always give you the right answer, but without phonics, you have no strategy for approaching an unfamiliar word.

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Tips on How to Conduct a Focused Research ( Interactive map )

Tips on How to Conduct a Focused Research ( Interactive map ) | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Conducting focused and efficient research is one of the biggest hurdles for students. It is a complicated processe or at least this is how they look at it while in fact there are some techniques that it an enjoyable experience. As teachers, the onus of responsibility is on our shoulders to show to our students the right ways to conduct researhces. The folks at the Kentucky Virtual Library know this very well and that is why they have provided a handy interactive map of the research process for students.


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LingApps Releases Highly Robust New App for Learning Disabled Individuals | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

LingApps Releases Highly Robust New App for Learning Disabled Individuals | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

LingApps has created AppWriter, the first text editor for the iPad that offers tools for unlocking a world of information to users with reading and writing disabilities.


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National Geographic Today for iPad®

National Geographic Today for iPad® | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Get the best of National Geographic on iPad -- awe-inspiring photos, engaging articles, cool videos and more. Download for free from the App Store.


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Multi-tasking comes easier to bilingual kids: study - AFP

Multi-tasking comes easier to bilingual kids: study - AFP | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
AFPMulti-tasking comes easier to bilingual kids: studyAFPWASHINGTON — Children who grow up learning two languages are better at multi-tasking but slower at building vocabulary than their monolingual peers, two Canadian psychologists have found.
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Dyslexia, Not Merely Developmental Reading Disorder | TopNews ...

Dyslexia, Not Merely Developmental Reading Disorder | TopNews ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Dyslexia, Not Merely Developmental Reading Disorder A research recently published in the journal Current Biology has uncovered that a child may develop signs of dyslexia even before his ability to read.
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What Makes a Top-Tier Online Education? A Dose of Hollywood - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Makes a Top-Tier Online Education? A Dose of Hollywood - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Since its founding, in 2008, 2tor has built online graduate programs for Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and two for the University of Southern California. They are the kind of high-profile universities that would rather have no online program than one that did not reflect well on their institution's brand, says Chip Paucek, 2tor's chief executive.

The legwork required to build best-of-breed online programs is often costly. Mr. Paucek, 41, repeats the word "expensive" frequently. His company says it invests more than $10-million up front in each of its programs, leading the firm to be picky in choosing its partners.

Last week its leaders announced a fifth partnership, to create an online master-of-public-administration program at Chapel Hill.

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Inspiring young people: Spirit of Innovation Alive in Student Competition

Inspiring young people:  Spirit of Innovation Alive in Student Competition | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Four teams of high school students have been awarded $5,000 each to pursue the product development of their innovative scientific ideas after the fifth annual Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge at NASA Ames this past weekend.

The winning teams, selected from a slate of 15 finalists pared down from 200 applicants from around the world, developed viable business projects in aerospace exploration, clean energy, and health and nutrition.The Conrad Foundation held at NASA Ames aimed to encourage STEM education but also build future business leaders.

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Project-based learning: Celebrate U.S. Innovation with National Robotics Week, April 7-15

Project-based learning: Celebrate U.S. Innovation with National Robotics Week, April 7-15 | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Breaking new ground for national participation, more than 135 regional events and activities geared toward K-12 students are planned in all 50 states put on by robotics companies, universities and organizations throughout the country. Each event offer opportunities for the public to interact with robots in hands-on learning environments. Panel discussions, robotics competitions, introductory courses on robotics for kids, educational workshops for businesses, robot demonstrations and tours of innovative labs provide networking opportunities and expose all to the excitement of robotics.

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Resources for parents & professionals:2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

Resources for parents &  professionals:2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
RT @GiftedPhoenix: Twice Exceptional Newsletter 3 April 2012: http://t.co/0Zwf3rBO #2e #gifted #gtvoice...
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The Atlantic: Why School Principals Need More Authority

The Atlantic: Why School Principals Need More Authority | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Under the current system, educational leaders have all of the responsibility but none of the power. Allowing principals to act like CEOs may foster a more efficient system. (RT @TheAtlantic: Want to fix America's schools?
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Dyslexia Research at Brooklyn College « the neuron club

Dyslexia Research at Brooklyn College « the neuron club | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Dyslexia Research at Brooklyn College. 04 Wednesday Apr 2012. Posted by Stavros Hadjisolomou in News. ≈ Leave a Comment. Tags. ADD, ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyslexic, learning disabilities, reading ...
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10 minute video: Philip Schultz Reads from My Dyslexia - YouTube

10 minute video: Philip Schultz Reads from My Dyslexia - YouTube | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author of My Dyslexia, Philip Schultz, reads from his book at the National Center for Learning Disabilities "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon. Visit www.ncld.org for more insightful ...
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