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german innovation for daily calendars: timecircles with NIVREL-dial – X47 The X47 Daily Calendar "Time Circles" Round time circles have had and continue to have a strong influence on western culture and society. Just as a watch allows you to quickly recognize the time and remember it as well, using this time circle concept for your daily activities allows you to quickly get the information you need, while best allowing you to hold this information in your memory. Your daily activities are easily and clearly inserted into the time circle, giving you a realistic overview of your appointments, meetings and activities. "Time Circles" is a unique daily calendar format designed by X47.

Specialised help for children with dyslexia pays dividends Published: 6:07AM Saturday August 16, 2014 Source: ONE News Compelling research shows learning outcomes for children with dyslexia can be vastly improved. Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, a pilot study shows. One-on-one, personalised tuition resulted in vast and surprising improvements in achievement skills, Karen Waldie, Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at Auckland University, says. SPELD NZ, in collaboration with school RTLBs (Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour), carried out the study involving 42 seven-year-old students struggling in the classroom as a result of dyslexia. Word Clouds for Kids! ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games. ABCya’s award-winning Preschool computer games and apps are conceived and realized under the direction of a certified technology education teacher, and have been trusted by parents and teachers for ten years.

Text Clouds: A New Form of Tag Cloud? — Joe Lamantia.com During 2006, tag clouds moved beyond their well-known role as navigation mechanisms and indicators of activity within social media experiences, emerging as a standard visualization technique for texts and textual data in general. This use of tag clouds does not commonly involve tags, social networks, emergent architectures, folksonomies, or metadata. "Text cloud" might be a more accurate label for these visualizations than tag cloud. Copy Built on the same cloud as Barracuda's award-winning IT solutions, Copy is rooted in both security and storage technologies, making Copy for Companies a great option for businesses that want to layer control over sharing services employees use. And with enterprise-level security, proprietary data control, secure sharing, and as much storage as you need*, Copy is designed to give you the tools & support you need at a price that beats the competition. Small Teams Start Free. Get all the features of Copy for Companies with up to 5 personal Copy accounts.

Flexible Focus #72: Use an Author’s Mandala Chart to Write & Publish a Book « Active Garage Note by Will Reed A few weeks ago, Roger sent me an email telling me he was adapting my One-Year Planning MandalaChart, described in Flexible Focus #64: The One-Year Plan, into a writing and marketing tool for authors. I immediately asked Roger to share his ideas as an ActiveGarage guest post, and he agreed. His post appears below. I think you’ll agree it’s a great example of “tinkering” with an idea and putting it to work in new ways. Why author’s need an Author MandalaChart

Speld Training Courses 27th& 28th September 2014 The Langham – Central Auckland Be sure to keep this weekend free for our exciting national conference. This year the special focus is working memory – critical to children and adults with learning disabilities. The conference will be a unique opportunity to meet and hear from a range of experts in the field: Keynote speaker Nanci Bell is a renowned American researcher, practitioner, author and co-founder and director of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes - a world leader in literacy research and remediation. Mimma Mason’s focus is the blend of education and cognitive science.

Nik's QuickShout: Create Instant Interactive Text Based Activities Creating computer based materials can be incredibly time consuming and also very frustrating as websites and web based content can change so quickly, that's why it is always so nice to discover tools like Textivate which can enable you to create instant interactivity using almost any text you find from around the web. All you need to do is copy and paste your text into the Textivate window and then click on 'textivate now'. Here you can see some text I have copied from the Goldilocks story which I found on the Project Gutenberg site. Now I get a range of different exercise types to choose from. All I have to do to generate the exercise is to click on one of the square and I instantly have an interactive activity.

7 Fun, Free Tag Cloud Software Programs to Create Word Art Tag clouds are those boxes of words that you sometimes see on blogs and social networking websites. The words are a collection of the words most commonly used in whatever parameters set forth by the tag cloud. For example, you might make a tag cloud of all of the most popular words used in your blog posts in the past month. Some of the words are shown in bigger text or different colors than the others which represents the fact that those words are used more often than the on the other words on the list.

shelly yes =) i use it in two ways : when i left my previous job i used it as support to find what interest me , and to analyse job opportunities . Plus i used it with my favorites poems from goethe ( another way to " read " some poems ! ) . by wouwei Dec 14

Create a graphic of key words or concepts to add images to web content or paste a passage to see what key wrods emerge. It might be a way of seeing key ideas differently. It's fun and engaging for children of all literacy levels. by shellyw39 Dec 12

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