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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing
Despite the growing use of multimedia in classrooms, schools remain primarily text oriented. This is a major problem for significant numbers of learners who struggle with text. No matter how capable they may be in other respects, these students are not “academically” oriented in the ways that tend to matter most in the classroom. For many, it’s a processing issue. So, as I’ve explored possibilities with the iPhone and iPad, my most urgent priority has been to discover free and low-cost tools that can be effective in supporting individuals who struggle with text. In this post, I’m sharing 10 free and low-cost apps that may be especially helpful for individuals who find reading and/or writing challenging. TextGrabber for turning paper hard copy into readable PDF Dragon Dictation for easy to use and accurate voice recognition Type on PDF for completing worksheets or tests GoodReader for text to speech on text files vBookz PDF Voice Reader for text to speech in PDF files Related:  Teaching ToolsAT workshop

50 Must-Have Educational Apps It’s time for holiday road trips and you know what that means: driving, flying, cranky kids, and… teaching opportunities! What’s that, you say? Well, there is so much downtime during the holidays where kids and adults spend hours just passing the time… why not try out some new apps on your phone? Many of these apps were found by The Teaching Palette, be sure to check out their fantastic site for more helpful resources! From learning the ABCs to doodling, there’s plenty of terrific apps out there that will pass the time but also educate. *Most of the links below are to the iTunes store which will open another window and/or iTunes. Great Apps For Kids (And Adults) Alphabet Animals Perfect for your talented toddler, this game is packed with colorful animations, animal sounds, and tons of tips for learning their letters. WordSearch Kids Kids search and highlight vocabulary words by tapping the first and last letters. Mad Libs Just as goofy and fun as your remember. SmackTalk Annoying?

iPad Apps that work with Smartboards The iPad looks amazing when projected onto a large screen. The students in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom gets to see the apps at work. Have a look at the list below to see if any of these might be useful in your classroom. If you have others that should be added to this list please leave a comment with the name of the app and we will add it to the list. Doceri: FREE Turn your iPad and classroom computer into an Interactive Whiteboard with Doceri. SplashTop: $5.49 AU This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, IE, Firefox, Safari, World of Warcraft, and other PC / MAC applications. Edistorm: FREE Edistorm is an online brainstorming tool that uses the metaphor of sticky notes to allow you to brainstorm.

4 Strategies To Create A Culture of Success In Middle School If you’ve ever taught middle school, you know it can be challenging. But you also know what a special place being in the middle can be. Middle schoolers enjoy laughter. Teaching Channel, in partnership with Educate Texas, is excited to launch a new video series: Creating Success in Middle School. 1. Middle school students thrive on relationships with each other, and — believe it or not — even with teachers. When pairing and grouping students, Jeremy uses formative and summative assessments to make decisions, but he also intentionally groups students with their friends. 2. Teaching Channel recently launched two new videos that show teachers using growth mindset practices with their elementary students. 3. Classroom routines can help the sometimes-frantic middle schooler feel safe and comfortable. Down the hall at KIPP Truth Academy, Brittany Williams uses lab stations to engage her students in an exploration of energy transformations. 4.

Browser Books-Index This website was created to allow beginning readers to read books on their web browser. Readers can click on the triangle in the lower right-hand corner of each page to turn the pages. If they are unsure of a word, they can click on it to hear a child's voice read the word to them. The books have been sorted by level and by subject according to the curriculum. Where possible, the specific objective in the Saskatchewan Evergreen Curriculum has been indicated. These books were made as a Grassroots project. Some of the pictures have been taken from

Pre Algebra 101 1.4 CEUs :: 14 Contact Hours :: Self-Paced :: Instructor-Led :: 6 Month Subscription An understanding of algebra is a foundational skill to virtually all topics in higher-level mathematics, and it is useful in science, statistics, accounting, and numerous other professional and academic areas. This course builds a bridge between simple whole-number arithmetic operations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and algebra. This course begins by reviewing the basic arithmetic operations and their mutual relationships, and it then goes on to develop an understanding of fractions and how to perform operations on them. This course shows how exponents and roots are related, as well as how these are related to multiplication and division. This course also describes how to graph algebraic relations and how to solve simple linear equations.

Apps in Education 10 Search Engines to Explore the Invisible Web Not everything on the web will show up in a list of search results on Google or Bing; there are lots of places that their web crawlers cannot access. To explore the invisible web, you need to use specialist search engines. Here are our top 12 services to perform a deep internet search. Simply, it’s a catch-all term for online content that will not appear in search results or web directories. There are no official data available, but most experts agree that the invisible web is several times larger than the visible web. The content on the invisible web can be roughly divided into the deep web and the dark web. The Deep Web The deep web made up of content that typically needs some form of accreditation to access. If you have the correct details, you can access the content through a regular web browser. The Dark Web The dark web is a sub-section of the deep web. The Best Dark Web Browser for Your Device The Best Dark Web Browser for Your Device Want to access the dark web? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Why Facebook is Blue: The Science of Colors in Marketing via Buffer Why is Facebook blue? According to The New Yorker, the reason is simple. It’s because Mark Zuckerberg is red-green colorblind. This means that blue is the color Mark can see the best. “Blue is the richest color for me I can see all of blue.” Not highly scientific right? After all, the visual sense is the strongest developed one in most human beings. So how do colors really affect us and what is the science of colors in marketing really? First: Can you recognize the online brands just based on color? Before we dive into the research, here are some awesome experiments that show you how powerful color alone really is. Example 1 (easy): Example 2 (easy): Example 3 (medium): Example 4 (hard): These awesome examples from Youtube designer Marc Hemeon, I think show the real power of colors more than any study could. How many were you able to guess? Which colors trigger which feeling for us? Being completely conscious about what color triggers us to think in which way isn’t always obvious.

How to Import PDF to iBooks (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch) We subscribe to a digital magazine. Guess what? It’s not Playboy. We subscribe to Game Developer Magazine. We have no intention of being developers, but the information about game design and development in very interesting to us. 1) First, you will need a PDF. 2) Launch iTunes. 3) Go to File > Add to Library, or simply hit Command+O 4) Select your PDF. 5) It will import to your “Books” section in iTunes. 6) Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. 7) Make sure that your device is set to sync books as well (as ours is). 8) Sync your device to import your PDFs to the iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. 9) The PDF will show up on your bookshelf under a section designated for PDFs. 10) If you want to further organize them, you can do what we do and create categories under “Collections”. 11) After that, you can hit “Edit” in the top-right corner select your book, and “Move” from the top-left corner. 12) Now you can select a collection and read you PDF on the iPad.

- Teachers, leaders, and learners can podcast right from their phones! 0 Comments March 15, 2012 By: Lisa Nielsen Mar 15 Written by: 3/15/2012 3:20 AM ShareThis In the busy school day many teachers and leaders don’t feel their schedules allow for the complexities of the equipment and set up necessary for podcasting. Phone casting provides the ability to easily create and capture an audio broadcast from your phone that can be published and shared. So how might administrators, teachers, and students use iPadio to enrich leading, teaching, and learning? Students At the start of the year, teachers can reach out to their class and ask them to make an “All About Me” phone cast. For more ideas about effective ways to use cell phones for learning, including research-based strategies, lessons, and more order Teaching Generation Text. Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.

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