The idea of students with learning differences slipping through the cracks is not a new topic to consider. Yet what amazes me here in 2018 is that the one learning disability (LD) that continues to greatly slip through is dyslexia. The following definition of dyslexia can be found at the International Dyslexia Association website (IDA):… Continue reading Slipping through the cracks
Recently AT colleague, Thomas O’Shaughnessy from Ireland, reached out on Twitter with this question: Here is what I responded: For some reason, this question from Thomas has stuck with me. I know many educators are hesitant to introduce assistive technology too early for they feel it will hinder skill acquisition or they fear kids will… Continue reading It’s never too early
I was laughing with a colleague this morning that, yet again, each of us made a resolution to engage in more mindfulness and not let the stresses of life take over. Last fall was busy for each of us and this upcoming winter is not slated to be any calmer. So I am looking to… Continue reading Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.
I had earlier explored the comparison of Ginger and Grammarly on my iPad. Both tools have pros and cons but are useful tools to help with grammar and spelling checking. As I am typing Grammarly (paid version) is underlining words I am misspelled or have using incorrectly. It does not auto correct the spellings, rather underlines them in… Continue reading Ginger vs Grammarly in Chrome
Grammarly and Ginger have long been battling for the grammar checking space. You can find many posts comparing the two, pros cons and costs. Both tools have free and paid levels, each offering their own special flair to the grammar world. I have used both as Chrome extensions, and do agree, they both hold a… Continue reading Grammarly vs Ginger in the iOS world
Names are funny things when you think about it. Think of how you associate things with names of people, places, and things. We start life with our parents picking out a name before we are even born, how do they know if it will fit?! Actually, when I was born, my parents were so sure… Continue reading What’s in a name…
One of the paths my colleague Theresa Collins, an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, and I have been following is how to incorporate educational technology into small group structured literacy lessons to ease the organization for the teacher and increase student engagement. With the creation of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators (AOGPE) Classroom Educator level of… Continue reading Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech