A FAMILY OF DYSLEXICS TRANSFORM ED THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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It wasn’t until Eric Price, assistant principal at West Jordan Middle School in Utah, realized his daughter had dyslexia that he identified dyslexia as the cause of his own struggles. Assistive technology helps to level the playing field for many struggling students.

Support Struggling Readers District Wide with Assistive Tech

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Two assistive technology teachers shared their experiences and recommendations during a recent edWebinar led by Terrie Noland, Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally. A district-wide approach to assistive technology.

Building Teamwork and Perseverance in Early Elementary Students with Breakouts

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Sutherland immediately thought of Breakouts, activities based on the popular escape room experience where groups of people working together under time pressure solve a series of puzzles. The goal of a Breakout is for groups of students to work together to solve a series of puzzles.

How Early Intervention with Dyslexia Benefits Your Students and Your School

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Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group. Finally, administrators can look for ways to pool resources from different budget streams to assist students.

Dyslexia: hidden costs and money-saving techniques for districts

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Academically, an investment at the elementary age can keep students reading on level; emotionally, it gives them confidence and makes them feel included with their peer group. Early intervention: It’s a common mantra for any student with learning difficulties, including dyslexia.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. Wearable technology covers a wide range of items—from assistive technology for students with disabilities to devices to encourage motivation and participation.

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An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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Robert Furman, Principal of South Park Elementary Center, South Park Township, PA. How do you approach purchasing education technology tools? Once the test team gives the go ahead, he then has a group of teacher ambassadors to train their colleagues and advocate for the new tool. Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J. Smith professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

“It’s unfair” special education students lag behind under Common Core in Kentucky

The Hechinger Report

Field Elementary teacher Jessica Rockhold works with Remy Campbell on a smart board in her classroom. Field Elementary, where nearly one out of every five students is classified as having some sort of a disability, has actually managed to do this.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students is ‘hurting their future’

The Hechinger Report

Janae Cantu, who has dyslexia, recalls that as a sixth-grade student in Oklahoma, she started to notice that she was consistently learning in a separate classroom with a small group of students, and her assignments were drastically different from her peers’.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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The software takes advantage of Casio’s Natural Display technology for input and output of mathematical expressions. At no cost, and for the first time, K-12 schools can now apply state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to better protect the school environment.

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Week of January 9, 2011 - Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you are looking for an easy calendar import / RSS feed for these events, you''ll now find a link on your calendar page or the calendar page of specific groups! We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). Steve Hargadon interviews Ira David Socol on education, reform, technology, and more.