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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Panther Math: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panther-math-paper/id547090551?mt=8
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Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security

Portable storage for the paranoid: We test two secure USB drives on keypad vs. software security | Articles to read | Scoop.it
Encrypted storage on a stick is expensive, so consider security method as well before you buy. We test examples of each approach.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, March 20, 6:14 PM

The other method is to put a numeric keypad on the drive itself that lets the user to unlock it with a PIN. .......

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, February 8, 10:18 PM

A four-year-old asks, on average, 400 questions a day. By the time he or she reaches adulthood, they will ask very few per day. Speaking as someone who’s probably never going to grow up, allow me to emphasize that:

  • Why questions help to find the root of a problem
  • What If questions open up the floor for creative solutions
  • How questions focus on developing practical solutions
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Why Handwriting Helps You Learn | Visual.ly

Why Handwriting Helps You Learn | Visual.ly | Articles to read | Scoop.it

" Nowadays, it's less about putting pen to paper and more about turning on your laptop. But are we losing about by letting the art of penmanship die?"


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 21, 6:24 AM

Cursive writing? Should we teach it or not? Many states are still requiring cursive writing be taught, but it is not part of the Common Core. This infographic provides information about why it is important that students learn cursive.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 21, 10:17 AM

Uit onderzoek is gebleken dat leerlingen lesstof beter opnemen als ze handgeschreven notities maken. Gewoon leren schrijven en het ontwikkelen van je handschrift blijft dus van groot belang.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, February 21, 5:48 PM

Thanks Beth Dichter

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How to take criticism well

How to take criticism well | Articles to read | Scoop.it
No one likes getting criticism. But it can be a chance to show off a rare skill: responding to negative feedback well.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 


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David Hain's curator insight, June 29, 2014 2:28 AM

Feedback is the DNA of development. Learn how to ask for it and take it.  Oh...and the more you give, the more you get!

Eliane Fierro's curator insight, July 1, 2014 12:20 AM

Embrace criticism!

Philip Powel Smith's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:04 AM

Criticism is always a difficult pro-active action that educators have to give. Criticism without ridicule and shame is what students need to hear and an explanation of how to make the changes to be better learners and communicators.

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Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free  ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"I just learned from Tony Vincent that Math Tools iPad app is now free for a limited time. It used to cost $4.99. Math Tools is a great Math app that is designed specifically to cater to the math needs of kids and preschoolers. Math Tools comprises a collection of familiar math learning tools that allow young learners to:
 

 

Learn to count Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and times tables Develop an understanding of number ideas and number values Create number bonds Learn to use and practice multibase and number bond theories Challenge themselves through setting numbers and operations to create complex equations"


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Francois Adoue's curator insight, May 2, 2014 11:08 AM

Les maths par mobile learning ! 

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Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup

Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Edutopia's Guide to Assistive Technology

Resources by Topic:
Getting Started
Finding Assistive Technology
Tips and Tools
Need-Specific Resources
Universal Design for Learning
Additional Resources on the Web






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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, February 23, 2014 9:27 AM

A comprehensive article with many resources. Assistive Technology, often overlapping with educational technology, certainly is supporting ALL students universally in education, as well as adult individuals to access employment, the community, and daily living activities. High tech options or low tech options, modifications, and so many free and low cost options available for leveling the playing field and supporting access in all environments.

Jaqueline Urania MoraesVarjao's curator insight, August 11, 2014 5:20 PM

Absolutely fantastic resource! 

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iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial

iMovie iOS7 Text Special Effects Tutorial | Articles to read | Scoop.it

This is a tutorial showing the iPad user how to use special effects with six of the different nine types of text special effects in the iOS7 version of iMovie on the iPad.


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Dr. Sally Shaywitz Discusses Dyslexia and Assistive Technology

Learning Ally's National Board member Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D. is a co-founder of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, and has devoted her career to b...

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Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities-Registration Now Open!

Live Webinar! iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities-Registration Now Open! | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Live Webinar-iPad Apps for Struggling Readers & Writers & Print Disabilities

3 Dates & Times for Your Convenience! September 4th from 4:00-6:00pm;  September 6th from 7:00-9:00pm; or October 2nd from 8:00-10:00am EST. (New York, USA Time).

In this live webinar training you will learn about the Best Educational iPad Apps for students or adults who have difficulty with Reading and/or Writing, including challenges with Math! Apps that are useful for related therapists such as OT, SLP, and Reading Specialists will also be demonstrated. If your student struggles with a print disability due to Dyslexia or specific LD, Low Vision or Blindness, Difficulties with Processing or Executive function, or Physical Disabilities, you will learn about apps that will assist them to read, write, compute, complete assignments, create graphic organizers, schedule and receive reminders, comprehend, organize, take notes, and access textbooks and learning materials in a digital and audio format.

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Articles to read | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Articles to read | Scoop.it

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wordsinedgeways's comment, August 8, 2013 10:34 PM
The curation comment is interesting... I think it's fantastic that students are able to gain these skills without the assistance of a teacher, but ultimately if they veer off the path or have been misguided, they will always need a facilitator to not only show students the tools but also give them some best practice ideas.
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:13 AM

A new approach to learning and teaching concerns students' selflearning and assessing and of course techer's coaching. More about main principals in this article...

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:39 PM

This describes the 12 principles of mobile learning.  It describes not only how to use technology in classes but also the reasoning behind using it.  

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Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers

Developing 21st Century Critical Thinkers | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Here are the 25 ways to developing 21st century critical thinkers.


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Louise Lewis's curator insight, April 19, 2014 1:39 AM

This one is so important, I decided to re-scoop it #itafe.

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Defining My Dyslexia

Defining My Dyslexia | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Perhaps I’ve succeeded not

despite of, but because of,

my disability.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 24, 2013 12:32 PM

Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!

"Studies using cognitive testing and functional M.R.I.’s have demonstrated exceptional three-dimensional and spatial reasoning among dyslexic individuals, which may account for the many successful dyslexic engineers. Similar studies have shown increased creativity and big-picture thinking (or “gist-detection”) in dyslexics, which correlates with the surprising number of dyslexic entrepreneurs, novelists and filmmakers."

 "Today’s educational environment exacerbates dyslexic weaknesses. Schools misidentify poor spelling and slow reading as a lack of intelligence; typically diagnose the condition only after students have fallen behind; and too often fail to provide dyslexic students with the audio and video materials that would help them learn. Until these disadvantages are removed, “disability” most accurately describes what young dyslexics confront."

Karen Jackson Stindt's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:54 AM

Insightful article

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5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking

5 Movement Strategies That Get Students Thinking | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"Each day more research confirms the link between movement and learning. Brain researcher David Sousa claims that physical activity increases the amount of oxygen in our blood, and this oxygen is related to enhanced learning and memory. A recent Washington Post article suggests that many student behaviors we associate with ADHD may stem from an overall lack of physical movement  – both in and out of school. In addition, a phenomenally popular blog post by Alexis Wiggins recently touched upon how much sitting students actually do every day, and how all that sitting affects energy levels and learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 28, 9:19 PM

What would happen if you incorporated more movement in your classroom, providing students opportunities to get up from their seat and physically move their body? Based on current brain research you may find your students more engaged in their learning. This post provides five suggestions on activities you can incorporate into lessons to allow students opportunities to move. What are they?

1. Gallery Walks/Chalk Talks

2. White Board Meetings

3. North Pole-South Pole/Continuum

4. Musical Mingle

5.  Stations

Each is explained in detail in the post. Do you have ideas on how movement can be incorporated into lessons? If so, share them in the comment section.

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3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students' Critical Thinking

3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students' Critical Thinking | Articles to read | Scoop.it

This week we’ve focused on critical thinking using the model developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking. By now you’re probably excited about the incredible potential that these tools hold…and a little overwhelmed. Where to start...


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 8:27 AM

Teaching student to think...we know this is not as easy as it sounds. This post suggests looking at this through the lens of the visual displayed above (which comes from The Foundation for Critical Thinking) and recommends that you use three simple steps (quoted from post):

1) TELL students that you want them to work on their thinking.

2) Choose ONE element of thought, intellectual standard, or intellectual trait and teach students what it means.

3) Give students something to think about and ask them to practice improving their thinking.  

Each of these ideas are discussed in the post and suggestions are provided to help you implement this in the classroom.

On Feb. 4, 2015 I posted an article "The Question Game: A Playful Way to Teach Students to Think" and a number of people have responded to it. This post provides some additional ways to teach students to think and many of them are playful also. If one of your goals in teaching is to help students gain this skill take the time to read this post.

Charles Fischer's curator insight, February 11, 7:56 AM

A few great ideas for critical thinking. I particularly liked the activity called "telephone" (not the listening game). Teachers can use all the strategies they can to help their students think better!

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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:52 AM

Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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Central Access Reader-Revolutionary Screen Reader that Reads Math Accurately!

Central Access Reader (text to speech) Reads Math Accurately! Alyssa Marinaccio, Assistive Technology Consultant & Trainer for Assistive Technology for Education, LLC, demonstrates this phenomenal program! CAR was released last week at the CSUN conference. 


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, March 28, 2014 7:34 PM

Central Access Reader -A FREE screen reader that reads Math accurately, is going to help so many students and individuals who struggle with literacy, processing, dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, and other print disabilities, as well as those who are visually impaired or aging and simply benefit from hearing the math aloud. 

"Spencer Graffe, a senior in Central Washington University’s Computer Science Program, has helped develop Central Access Reader (CAR), a free computerized text-to-speech reader program that has attracted attention of institutions across the nation.

Marshall Sunnes, Central Access program coordinator and Wendy Holden, Disability and Accessibility Consultant, collaborated to determine what the program should be, how it should look, and what features were most important to include. Graffe had the skills to make it happen.

The program, developed as a tool to assist students with print-related disabilities—those with visual impairments, dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder, or other conditions—reads documents that other text-readers can’t handle, especially those with equations or symbols." Watch the video demonstration, and download CAR for FREE here:

CAR


**Alyssa Marinaccio is also the Assistive Technology Coordinator at Keene State College. 


***Visit Assistive Technology for Education, LLC for assistive technology assessments, trainings, and consultation to access education and employment.

Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 10, 2014 2:31 PM

Don't miss this reader that can make a difference in math!

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Assistive Technology Tools for Learning Differences and Executive Function Challenges | Shelley Haven ATP, RET


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:58 AM

A fairly comprehensive list of assistive technology tools to reach more students...

Lauren Wolk Calig's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:30 AM

This is a terrific list.

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Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems

Thinking Blocks - Free iPad Apps for Modeling Math Problems | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Thinking Blocks is a series of free iPad apps based on the web tool of the same name. The apps are designed to help students develop models of word problems. In each of the apps students create b...


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Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 3 of 3: Bluetooth iPad Mirroring

Seamless Apple TV iPad Mirroring 3 of 3: Bluetooth iPad Mirroring | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Connection issues using Apple TV AirPlay for iPad Mirroring? Create a Bluetooth Connection Between iPad and MacBook to mirror iPad to Reflector or AirServer


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The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters

The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters | Articles to read | Scoop.it

"Brainstormer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-brainstormer/id374496865?mt=8  is an app that started out as a website in 2009. The web version has been replaced the the iPad app that quickly generates story starters for you."


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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Scrollkit - A New Type of Content Editor

Scrollkit - A New Type of Content Editor | Articles to read | Scoop.it

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Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free

Make Math Accessible with MathJax-Free | Articles to read | Scoop.it

Accessible Pages with MathJax

MathJax was designed with accessibility in mind and has several powerful features to make math easier to see and read, both for ordinary users as well as those with print and learning disabilities.  Two accessibility features, the ability to scale all math in a page or zoom in on a particular equation, are built in to MathJax.  In addition, MathJax works with MathPlayer to make math accessible to screen readers, to screen magnifiers, and to learning disability software.


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Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:05 PM
Panther Math: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/panther-math-paper/id547090551?mt=8
Diana Petschauer's comment, July 14, 2013 7:06 PM
And Fast Fig app-free in the Chrome Browser: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fastfig/bogefeobnkbodnohkifkjfdipjmdljkd?utm_source=chrome-ntp-icon
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Voice Dream: Text To Speech App

Voice Dream: Text To Speech App | Articles to read | Scoop.it

The Best Text To Speech Reader App for iPhone and iPad, Easy to

Read text from PDF, ePub, Word, and Text files in Dropbox, Google Drive or on your device. Read books from Bookshare and Gutenburg! Text to speech with highlighting, choose colors and backgrounds,increase font size, many fonts available including the Dyslexie Font. Many child and adult voices to choose from, you can even add notes, highlights, bookmarks, or edit text.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:21 AM

This is still the best app I recommend often for text to speech for Bookshare books, scanned documents/ handouts/ worksheets, newspapers and articles from the web, and more. Excellent features for assistance with reading!

Diana Petschauer's comment, June 5, 2013 9:04 AM
Voice Dream Reader version 2.8 is out! It's a big release with many new features like Pronunciation Dictionary and Configurable Navigation which are more advanced than any text-to-speech reader in the market.

You can see the full description of all the new features in the blog post:

http://voicedream.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=aa9e87703f66ce1d03f1ee787&id=13c428fb16&e=ead9097fea
StudentSupport@EdinburghCollege's curator insight, June 17, 2013 7:07 AM

Voice Dream is an accessibility application that can be used to convert text to speech. Compatible with iPad and iPhone, Voice Dream also offer a free, trial version of the software featuring all the functionality of the full-version. Use the software for reading text documents, lecture notes, proofreading essays or coursework, or for accessing resources.