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Question of the Day 8/13/2020

What are good tools for Differentiated Reading Instruction? There are some great sites now that allow for the easy leveling of readings, while still maintaining the same overall content objective. It is also worth considering does material need to be differentiated for level or access to benefit each learner. Some students struggle with decoding text… Continue reading Question of the Day 8/13/2020

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Question of the Day 8/10/2020

What are ways to teach students to use assistive technology effectively? This is an interesting question that I have gotten a few times recently, especially thinking about students who are resistant. One of the nice things about using text-to-speech (TTS) and speech-to-text (STT) is that much more common place for all of us in these… Continue reading Question of the Day 8/10/2020

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Voice Dream Home Bundle for Accessible Text Limited Time Pricing

Thanks to Winston, developer of the Voice Dream Tools, for bundling these two great apps for accessibility for one new price for a limited time.Voice Dream Scanner app scans paper to make it accessible for listening right away. The scanner app can be used to scan multiple pages to make one file for future listening… Continue reading Voice Dream Home Bundle for Accessible Text Limited Time Pricing

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One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.

One of my favorite tools for a long time is Classkick. This is a tool that will work with any device! It works in a web browser or has an app. And it is one of the wonderful Ed-tech tools that is providing their premium features for free right now in this time of school… Continue reading One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.

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Executive Functioning and Note-taking tools Webinar

Thank you to InnovateCT for allowing me to do this webinar on various tools related to Executive Functioning and Note-Taking. This is a quick discussion on options that exist, by no means all options that exist. Viewers will are given thoughts on considerations for tools. https://youtu.be/lJop1lL5Ijg

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The Southport School Collaborative PD Summer Series

Led by Southport School teachers and collaborators, this workshop series will share strategies for working with students with learning differences at home and in the classroom.  Parents, teachers, and administrators are invited to learn more about how we can work as a community to impact the nearly 1 in 5 students with learning and attention… Continue reading The Southport School Collaborative PD Summer Series

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Ginger vs Grammarly in Chrome

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

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Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech

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