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DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC

DIVII DIC: English video dictionary app for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Dictionary meanings are not clear?
Don't worry! Watch unlimited video examples and also search meanings by tapping the text in subtitles!

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GRACE CISS's comment, June 23, 2015 8:21 AM
Thank you Nick Peachey for this; you made my day
Gabriela's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:21 AM
Diccionario de Inglés en Video Situaciones de la vida real con Ejemplos Ilimitados en Video Su solución “todo en uno” para escuchar, hablar y desarrollar sólidamente el vocabulario.
Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:15 PM

Can search for a term in online video clips to see examples. Of course, beware of some that may not be appropriate! Could be a good resource for teachers to look up video examples of terms.

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Free online mindmaps tool

Free online mindmaps tool | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

Mindmaps is an HTML5 based mind mapping app. It lets you create neat looking mind maps in the browser.


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Ricard Lloria's curator insight, August 2, 2015 5:29 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:36 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:44 AM

This looks like a useful free HTML 5 mindmapping tool. Works well on  the iPad.

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


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José Mª Ezquerro's curator insight, October 27, 2015 7:56 AM

añada su visión ...

Craig Van Ham's curator insight, March 24, 2016 9:15 PM

This is a great tool for creating classroom materials or for getting students to show the outcomes of their projects.

Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 2016 8:34 PM
Nice tools for classroom assignments.
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Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds

Unplag is your plagiarism checker scanning within 4 seconds | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Scan up to 100,000 texts at a time without any hangups or bugs and get .pdf reports with originality and similarity percentages.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 12, 2015 6:44 AM

Great useful tool to scan student work or get them to scan their own and build awareness of plagiarism.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, June 12, 2015 10:47 AM

Original works only.  Nice tool.

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, June 14, 2015 11:15 PM

This looks good but it is not free. Universities already offer it for free to their students.

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Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1-TO-1

Note taking and the iPad - Educate 1-TO-1 | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that typing notes requires shallower levels of cognitive processing than handwriting, as subjects often tend to type verbatim what they hear without really engaging with its substance to the level that is required for greater understanding and better recollection.


In contrast, handwriting appears to be more cognitively demanding. According to these studies,  subjects who use handwriting are generally forced to rephrase what hear into their own words, thus creating “more effective memory cues by recreating the context (e.g., thought processes, emotions, conclusions) as well as content (e.g., individual facts) from the original learning session”. The evidence against typing your notes is pretty compelling.

 


Tablets introduce another level of complexity to this problem, since they can be used both to type and handwrite notes. So what are we to do? Are we to avoid using the tablets and stick to pen and paper? If we do use tablets for note taking, are we to force students to handwrite notes on their tablets using a stylus? And are we to ban students from typing up notes on their tablets? After all, that is what the research appears to suggests."


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 6, 2015 8:32 AM

Une petite étude en même temps sur la différence entre écrire à la main et taper à la machine. Forcément l'IPad fait la combinaison des deux.

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Blended and Flipped: Exploring New Models for Effective Teaching & Learning


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NathalieNoelYouinou's curator insight, May 5, 2015 3:46 AM

Rob Kelly's ideas are particularly interesting...

NathalieNoelYouinou's curator insight, May 5, 2015 3:48 AM

To understand the differences between #blended and #flipped 

#teaching and #learning

Karen Molineaux's curator insight, January 11, 2016 6:23 PM

Faculty Focus: Special Reports always has good strategies for  instructional pedagogy.

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National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

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Access for Learning

Welcome to the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials. This site provides resources for educators, parents, students, publishers, conversion houses, accessible media producers, and others interested in learning more about AEM and implementing AEM and NIMAS.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 27, 2015 1:27 PM

This is the NEW AIM / CAST website.  This is an essential source for information about accessibility and learning. 

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Home - Learning Bird

Home - Learning Bird | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Learning Bird is an affordable, online alternative to private tutoring. We match content from real teachers to students based on their geographic location, their grade level and their learning profile.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 6, 2015 1:30 AM

This looks like a good potential way for teachers to share their lessons and make some extra money.

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Post-it Plus App

Post-it Plus App | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

The Post-it® Plus App takes the momentum from your collaboration sessions and keeps it rolling. Simply capture your notes, organize and then share with everyone. It’s that easy.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 10, 2015 12:17 PM

Great tool to use if you like brainstorming with Post-it notes.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 12, 2015 3:09 AM

useful app for brainstorming and collaboration

ASA Awarding Body's curator insight, May 14, 2015 11:28 AM

Could your tutors use this on a course?

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Video note & messaging for collaboration

Video note & messaging for collaboration | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Vidopop is a free service that lets you send and receive video messages instantly, watch and interact live or later.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 2015 1:49 AM

This looks like a great free tool for enhancing homework tasks or distance learning online courses.

GOELANCE's curator insight, May 16, 2015 4:39 AM
Pour annoter des vidéos, collaborer, dynamiser une séance.
Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, May 17, 2015 1:17 AM

Cool for e-connecting

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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 2015 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

Marion Conrad's curator insight, May 1, 2015 1:41 PM

Great tips for all iPad owners!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, May 2, 2015 8:23 PM

Soma good simple  tools and techniques for keeping your old iPad running.

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U of S sees growing acceptance of mental health supports - Saskatoon StarPhoenix

U of S sees growing acceptance of mental health supports - Saskatoon StarPhoenix | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
When Maxine Kinakin began her job in the Disability Services for Students office at the University of Saskatchewan nearly 13 years ago, it supported about 250 students.
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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:24 PM

Self-Assessment is a powerful concept for all classrooms: traditional, blended, and fully online. 


Guide the self-assessment with a rubric and you have fundamentally sound assessment design. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 2014 5:41 AM

Note the relationship of the 3rd paragraph with 1) Banks' "empowering school culture and social structure" and with the Implicit Association Tests.

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Ebook Reader: free MOBI and EPUB reader for Windows - Icecream Apps

Ebook Reader: free MOBI and EPUB reader for Windows - Icecream Apps | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Ebook Reader by Icecream Apps allows to read ebooks in several formats (fb2, epub and others). Windows version. Free Download.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 24, 2015 4:33 AM

Useful ebook reader for Windows.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, July 31, 2015 4:59 AM

Useful ebook reader for Windows.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:52 AM

Useful ebook reader for Windows.

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Estipaper | Get your paper done

Estipaper | Get your paper done | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Estipaper gives you a time estimate on when you'll finish your paper, as well as other helpful facts.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:39 AM

Great tool for helping students manage their time realistically.

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Teamup Calendar | Shared Calendar for Groups ¦ Free for Up to 10 sub-calendars

Teamup Calendar | Shared Calendar for Groups ¦ Free for Up to 10 sub-calendars | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Teamup is a free shared online calendar for teams, groups & projects. Easy to create color-coded calendars & share links with customizable access rights.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 5, 2015 11:30 AM

This looks like a great tool for organising student projects, timetables or group events. You can even get students to use it as a diary tool and submit their homework straight into it. Best of all it doesn't require regsitration.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, June 7, 2015 12:43 PM

Great tool for organizing group projects or events. Students can also use it as a diary tool. Homework can be submitted through it. No registration required.

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Comparing Evernote and Google Drive for iPad

Comparing Evernote and Google Drive for iPad | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

After my last post I have been asked by people to give some sense of how I considered the Google Drive shift. Here is a visual that I created for the faculty at my school to help compare the use o...


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5 iPad Accessories for Every PE Teacher - The PE Geek

5 iPad Accessories for Every PE Teacher - The PE Geek | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
’s true that the iPad has been a truly revolutionary device, that has enabled me to take my classes to an entirely new level. However, a big part of this has been made possible by a collection of what I call my ‘Must Have iPad Accessories’. See the list below for a collection of tools I use in just about every session that make my iPad an even more powerful member of my classroom.

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Accessibility Showdown? Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com

Accessibility Showdown? Harvard and M.I.T. Sued Over Failing to Caption Online Courses - NYTimes.com | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

 By Tamar Lewin, 2/12/15:

 

"Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed a federal class action against Harvard and M.I.T., saying both universities violate antidiscrimination laws by failing to provide closed captioning in their online lectures, courses, podcasts and other educational materials.

“Much of Harvard’s online content is either not captioned or is inaccurately or unintelligibly captioned, making it inaccessible for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing,” the complaint said, echoing language used in the M.I.T. complaint. “Just as buildings without ramps bar people who use wheelchairs, online content without captions excludes individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 12, 2015 11:51 AM

This could be a landmark case.  Harvard and MIT have no excuse other than inertia for ignoring well established accessibility requirements for their online content.


Unlike the majority of Universities, these schools have the financial power to do anything they want. They have the resources to hire accessibility experts and instructional designers to do the job.  Close Captioning all video in an efficient and timely manner is a huge job.  But it can be done.  


This statement from Harvard is ingenuous.  The rules are well known: 


"Jeff Neal, a spokesman for Harvard, said that while he could not comment on the litigation, Harvard expects the United States Department of Justice to issue proposed rules later this year “to provide much-needed guidance in this area,” and that the university will follow whatever rules are adopted."


Harvard, MIT & EdX may end up causing an unexpected disruption in education: serious national attention on the rights of the disabled. 


Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 12, 2015 6:59 PM

This is why we are working hard at Jessup Online to provide closed captioning for all of our video lectures and other video materials.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 16, 2015 8:21 PM

Accessibility shouldn't be a concern these days - it should be a core part of every online development.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Jess Farley's comment, May 29, 2016 6:55 PM
Great article Mina! I have seen this strategy on prac. The students love it.
Jess Farley's comment, May 29, 2016 6:55 PM
Great article Mina! I have seen this strategy on prac. The students love it.
Tim Pennycuick's curator insight, June 2, 2016 6:37 AM
Very good comparison between traditional and new ways of teaching and learning.
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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. In minutes.

Put a unique twist on anything you want to communicate — a book report, weekly customer newsletter or your latest travel adventure. Slate automatically adapts to any device, creating a delightful read on tablets, phones or computers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 12, 2015 1:35 AM

This looks like an awsome free tool for anyone who wants to do some project work with their students.

flea palmer's curator insight, June 1, 2015 7:29 AM

This could be a stylish alternative to PowerPoint-based Pitch Presentations...

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Estipaper | Get your paper done

Estipaper | Get your paper done | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Estipaper gives you a time estimate on when you'll finish your paper, as well as other helpful facts.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:39 AM

Great tool for helping students manage their time realistically.

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Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

Educational Leadership:Teaching with Mobile Tech: How to Transform Teaching with Tablets | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it

"If students were doing awesome things with an iPad, what would that look like? Here's another way of putting it: How does an iPad align with a vision of meaningful and purposeful learning?

 

Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.

 

With that in mind, here's a look at two teachers and their iPad-infused classrooms."

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 19, 2015 5:49 AM

Very interesting, thanks!

Mershon Viscusie's curator insight, May 19, 2015 1:41 PM

Questions to ask:

How will learning be different?

How will students improve as learners? As scholars? As citizens?

What will they be able to do 3 or 4 years after the ipad adoption that they can’t do now?

If ipads are the answer, what was the question?

What does awesome look like?

How does an ipad align with a vision of  meaningful and purposeful learning?


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Famous people with mental health, learning disabilities & substance abuse/dependence

Famous people with mental health, learning disabilities & substance abuse/dependence | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Here are famous people with mental health diagnoses, learning disabilities and have struggled with substance use. I made sure that I had accurate info but please comment if I got anything wrong or you would like to suggest someone.
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Actress Lorraine Bracco shares struggles with depression, dyslexia - Fox News

Actress Lorraine Bracco shares struggles with depression, dyslexia - Fox News | Student Disabilities OC | Scoop.it
Award-winning actress Lorraine Bracco has teamed up with a foundation dedicated to transforming mental health care for children after enduring personal struggles of her own.
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