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Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia so it's important teachers understand how to support pupils with the disability. David Imrie shares his techniques and insights

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:16 AM

Some very good ideas and reminders about making lessons more visually appealing for mixed learners.

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Not THAT Top 10 List by Cathy Blackler

Not THAT Top 10 List by Cathy Blackler | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

The books that are hand delivered back to me, so matter-of-factly, with the “let’s talk about it” expression. These titles want a list. These titles need a list..

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Excellent post. These are powerful stories.

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, May 19, 4:05 AM

Excellent post. A list of book that should be in every high school library

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What should an administrator expect a school library media specialist to be?


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josé krijnsen's curator insight, January 22, 9:29 AM

school librarian / teacher librarian jobdescription

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, January 23, 1:42 AM

Lovely description of all a school librarian can be. If schools understood an supported us they would have independent learners in their schools in no time...

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 23, 7:52 PM

A very good description, a goal to achieve. I applaud the vision embedded here.

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Is Google Knowledge? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

"Google it" seems to be the quick and easy answer for every question we could possibly ask, but is finding facts the same thing as KNOWING?" 

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? - Mind/Shift

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? - Mind/Shift | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Could e-books actually get in the way of reading?

 

That was the question explored in research presented last week by Heather Ruetschlin Schugar, an associate professor at West Chester University, and her spouse Jordan T. Schugar, an instructor at the same institution. Speaking at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association in Philadelphia, the Schugars reported the results of a study in which they asked middle school students to read either traditional printed books, or e-books on iPads. The students’ reading comprehension, the researchers found, was higher when they read conventional books. In a second study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features."


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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

20 Signs You’re Actually Making A Difference As A Teacher

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success."

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Sue Holmes's curator insight, February 27, 2:44 AM

Useful and free - Math iPad apps 

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The Little Book of iPad Safety

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 The Little Book of iPad Safety for Parents

 

 

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52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

52 Education Blogs You Should Follow | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
52 Education Blogs You Should Follow

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:32 PM

What a great list - covering all ages! Worth saving!

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Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia so it's important teachers understand how to support pupils with the disability. David Imrie shares his techniques and insights

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:16 AM

Some very good ideas and reminders about making lessons more visually appealing for mixed learners.

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Reading for fun improves children's brains, study confirms

Reading for fun improves children's brains, study confirms | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
A study of 17,000 people from birth indicates that reading for pleasure improves not just literacy, but maths ability too, writes Alice Sullivan
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Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, February 13, 5:42 PM
This article, written by Dr. Alice Sullivan, was something I found interesting, mainly because of the format. I usually find myself drawn to more scientific studies, no matter what subject matter I'm researching. There are a few things this author does that make it such a good article. First, from the beginning, she asserts her authority. She introduces herself and her colleague, Matt Brown, and the study through which they will conduct their experiment (the British Cohort Study). She clearly explains what the study is about, and what their findings were. Although it is a pretty dry article, I think it is very informative and would provide a lot of useful information to someone looking to write on a subject regarding the effects of reading for pleasure at a young age. It is interesting that reading for fun can have long term developmental effects in people in all subjects, and I hope that schools and institutions will realize the importance of this and encourage it even more.
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YA Books and More: Great Non-Fiction Titles for Teens, 2009-2013

YA Books and More: Great Non-Fiction Titles for Teens, 2009-2013 | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

Great Non-Fiction Titles for Teens

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Books Get Detention (and vice versa) by Elaine Fultz

Books Get Detention (and vice versa) by Elaine Fultz | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
Last Friday at the detention center, it was a full house.  Twelve teenage guys sat in plastic molded chairs and listened, mostly, to what the Friday Library Lady (me) had to say about the books and...
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A unique win-win idea for school detention 

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

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Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 4:11 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK schools you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Llandrillo Library's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM

Very useful guide to Creative Commons - especially important for referencing or other student work published online! For UK based education institutions you can also use the National Education Network Image gallery -  http://gallery.nen.gov.uk/

Kelly Roach's curator insight, May 22, 7:44 PM

A great visual for explaining the different Creative Commons licenses.

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Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom

Do I just Google that? Tools for Teaching Search Skills in the Primary Classroom | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 18, 6:06 PM

Very useful resources here. 

Karen Draper's curator insight, February 19, 4:01 PM

I love "infographs"

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 3:22 PM

great infographic 

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RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation

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Gary Faust's curator insight, July 27, 2013 12:19 PM

These guidelines are particularly helpful in evaluating "science" sources. So much that isa presented as "science" is biased and may be more appropriately categorized as "political science".

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:12 AM

Clear and easy to understand.

Alejandro Ibañez Bonilla's curator insight, January 9, 9:32 AM

Pasos para evaluar la información en línea...

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!

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What About the Girls?

What About the Girls? | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

“… when we teach girls, most of us note how much more diligent, compliant and measured they are. They study better, are less disruptive and can manage their work and time better.

But what if this view of girls actually socializes them into being this way when they leave school? And what if this kind of gender stereotyping is the worst thing we can do for girls? I have no doubt that we need to be doing more for boys in our classrooms, but I now also believe we need to be doing more for girls too…”

 

 

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Food for thought on gender stereotyping.

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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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Top 20 Best Websites for Free Educational Videos ~ ALL YOU NEED

Top 20 Best Websites for Free Educational Videos ~ ALL YOU NEED | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

Top 20 Websites for Free Educational Videos.

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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
 Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.

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Great suggestions to change children's negative attitude to reading.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:38 AM

Now you know - let's fix this!

Sue Holmes's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:55 AM

Great suggestions to change children's negative attitude to reading.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 8, 12:19 PM

Great article about how to encourage non-readers. 

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Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter : Portland Family Magazine | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” It is through unstructured, open-ended creative play that children learn the ways of the world. While playing outside, children explore with all their senses, they witness new life, they create imaginary worlds and they negotiate with each other to create a playful environment."


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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:45 PM

adding insight for expanding outdoor play....

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

23 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment."

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Some great creative ideas

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Anita Vance's curator insight, October 13, 2013 11:27 AM

Another tool in the librarians' tool box - having new ideas for teachers and students...