Speech Recognition edited by Malcolm Litten. SRS has been around for over 20 years now. It has had a mixed reputation, partly due to its availability in the early stages of development and partly due to successful use being dependent on the user’s willingness to learn how it is best used and persist through any initial frustrations. There are several versions of SRS available. BDA Technology Text to Speech (TTS) software speaks the text on the computer screen using a generated voice. TTS is one of the most powerful technologies for help with reading or writing, particularly if you: read slowly or with difficulty;find it difficult to concentrate when reading;want feedback when writing;want help with spotting errors when proof-readinghave visual stress when reading paper or a screen;benefit from the multisensory experience of seeing and hearing. Nearly all computers come with some basic text to speech voices and the TTS programs provide the controls and functions in their own window and/or as toolbars in applications such as Word, PDF, e-mails, text files, e-readers and the web.
free activities to directly develop phonemic awareness skills in children and students for parents and teachers Activities to Directly Develop Phonemic Awareness Skills Free Activities for Teachers and Parents Phonemic Awareness: Phonemic awareness, the ability to hear, distinguish, recognize and manipulate sounds within words, is critical to reading success. The astonishing maps that reveal how our brain organises everything we see UC Berkeley team use fMRI to find out where semantically linked concepts are processed in the brainFindings are a quantum leap from previous research mapping concepts to brain regionsTeam create video and interactive website to present their incredible discoveries By Damien Gayle Published: 13:56 GMT, 20 December 2012 | Updated: 17:48 GMT, 20 December 2012 Scientists have put together the first ever map of how the brain organises the thousands of images that come flooding in through our eyes every day. A team at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see. To illustrate their findings, they have created the first map of how the brain organises these categories across the cortex.
Cursive Writing [Age Rating] [Introduction] [Printable Worksheets] Age Rating All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account. The role of emotion in memory Does emotion help us remember? That's not an easy question to answer, which is unsurprising when you consider the complexities of emotion. First of all, there are two, quite different, elements to this question. The first concerns the emotional content of the information you want to remember. The second concerns the effect of your emotional state on your learning and remembering. The effect of emotional content
Non-Fiction Writing General Non-Fiction Ideas / Resources: Activity Clues - A fun writing task which requires children to think of clues related to particular activities. Write to Santa! - Send a letter to Santa at Christmas, and receive a reply too! 21 Awesome Quotes on Intuition Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for finding most of these quotes. “The only real valuable thing is intuition.” – Albert Einstein“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” – Benjamin Spock“Systems die; instincts remain.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes“It is through science that we prove, but through intuition that we discover.” – Henri Poincare“Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data.” – John Naisbitt“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” – Frank Capra “It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea.
Reading from Scratch - Spelling Rules ENGLISH SPELLING RULES Short and Long Vowels 1. To spell a short vowel sound, only one letter is needed: at red it hot up 2. To spell a long sound you must add a second vowel. The Pen Is Mightier Than The Phone: A Case For Writing Things Out There’s all kinds of advice across the web about when to use which app for each small thing that needs doing. But the advocates for using paper to complete certain tasks are not so loud (you can’t hear them typing, among other things). Yet a Forrester Research survey of business professionals found that 87 percent of them supplement gadgets with paper productivity, and 47 percent thought their personal and company efficiency would improve with better note-taking. The survey might have been biased, since it was sponsored by the makers of the Livescribe smart pen, but you can’t help but think it touches on a need to refamiliarize ourselves with ink and thinly sliced wood pulp.
Readability Test Contents Readability Tests Gunning Fog, Flesch Reading Ease, and Flesch-Kincaid are reading level algorithms that can be helpful in determining how readable your content is. Reading level algorithms only provide a rough guide, as they tend to reward short sentences made up of short words. Whilst they're rough guides, they can give a useful indication as to whether you've pitched your content at the right level for your intended audience. [Back to the contents] 7 Books on Music, Emotion &Brain by Maria Popova What Freud has to do with auditory cheesecake, European opera and world peace. Last year, Horizon’s fascinating documentary on how music works was one of our most-liked pickings of 2010. But perhaps even more fascinating than the subject of how music works is the question of why it makes us feel the way it does. Today, we try to answer it with seven essential books that bridge music, emotion and cognition, peeling away at that tender intersection of where your brain ends and your soul begins. We love the work of neuroscientist and prolific author Oliver Sacks, whose latest book, The Mind’s Eye, was one of our favorite brain books last year.
SMOG Readability Calculator By G. Harry McLaughlin My readability formula SMOG estimates the years of education needed to understand a piece of writing. Londoners Living Near Street Trees Get Prescribed Fewer Antidepressants By now you're probably familiar with at least some of the many psychological benefits of urban greenery. Parks, trees, and other forms of nature evidently possess the power to refresh tired minds and improve moods; they've also been associated with better mental health more broadly. This robust line of evidence suggests that city trees serve as leafy happiness ninjas, defending our brains against the stressors of urban life. All of which is necessary background to make the findings of a new report in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning more palatable: Londoners who live near more street trees get prescribed fewer antidepressants.