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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. Others have difficulty with the physical mechanics of writing. 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

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Point of View Activities Identifying the narrator’s view point in a variety of texts is an essential reading skill. Students are often assessed on their understanding of narrative perspective on standardized tests. These point of view activities may help reinforce your students’ understanding of point of view. Point of View Comic Strip Project – Students create four comic strips, each demonstrating a different mode of narration. This project sheet contains an examples as well as a scoring rubric to help guide your evaluation.

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10 Must Have iPad Apps for Students and Teachers Everyone knows that to succeed in education you need all the help you can get, and what better way to find that help than through the electronic device of the decade, Apple's iPad. For those of you living in a cave, the iPad is a small tablet computer, 9.56 inches x 7.47 inches x 0.5 inches, which is poised to be the device that changes it all. And, while the reviews of the iPad have been mixed so far, there is no doubt that it has the potential to become one of the greatest assets to education that there has been since Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. With fame such as this, it is no surprise that everyday brings more and more apps that are being created to help students successfully achieve their educational goals, further setting the iPad on a path to take over a number of functions in the world of education, including the book, the video player, and who knows even the teachers. GoodReader for iPad Speak it!

Synonyms for words commonly used in students writing Amazing- incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary Anger- enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry- mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer- reply, respond, retort, acknowledge

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