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How to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your school

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles. Develop Guidelines. Principals should ensure these guidelines are executed within their schools. For example, what is the tool or accommodation needed to be able to take notes?

How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

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About 14 percent of all public school students receive special education services, and for many of them the switch to remote learning has been difficult on families and the schools that teach them every day. How are schools adjusting? What resources are they turning to? And what’s most important to focus on? To that last question, Sean Arnold, a STEM coach and special educator for the New York City Department of Education, has a suggestion.

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3 Steps to a More Accessible Classroom

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Suddenly, all my students were looking at the screen with wide eyes, eager to watch the video. In my first-grade classroom, a third of my students were learning English as a second language. As a public school teacher, I had to constantly evaluate how my teaching practices and materials could better include and empower the vast diversity in my classroom. Is it easy to operate? Use these tips and questions to determine understandability.

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Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

Create a Dyslexia-Friendly Environment in Your School

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According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 80% of students with learning disabilities have dyslexia. In order to create a learning environment that feels safe, comfortable and empowering for students, schools need to adhere to basic guiding principles. District administrators can help with intervention by creating clear guidelines on testing within their districts, rather than waiting for their state to act on legislation.

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University

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What has repeatedly snagged her ability to study it, however, has been when homework assignments include charts and graphs that her screen-reading software can’t process. “If If I went around to every single wheelchair ramp on campus and broke part of it, there would be an absolute riot,” she says. The equivalent for me is going to a class and not being able to study the textbook. This needs to happen, and this is going to happen.”

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Is #EdTech Really A Waste? 8 Lessons for The Uninformed

The Innovative Educator

According to one head of school we do. Like other arrogant Luddites in power, he is responsible for negligent technology spending because he is clueless about how to use it effectively. Because he failed to understand how technology can “redefine” learning he wasted money and deprived students of quality learning. Measurable results Vallance blasts technology for not producing measurable results. Not sure how?

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