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Slipping through the cracks

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

education · learning disabilities

Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.

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.

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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

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.@TextHelp innovating the world of accessiblilty in edtech: Part 2: Snapverter

For my LD students, getting paper into an accessible format is a daily task.  Despite being in a school for students with learning disabilities, some teachers still provide paper reading and/or to some students who do better with ear reading and dictation.  Given that most of our students have iPads, we have found easy tools… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessiblilty in edtech: Part 2: Snapverter

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.@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google

I have to admit, the tools from TextHelp have me considering Chromebooks.  I am a big fan of the iPad for my LD students.  The built in accessibility and range of apps available are crucial for addressing a broad range of needs and building independence. Yet, TextHelp keeps finding its way into my Chrome browser and… Continue reading .@TextHelp innovating the world of accessibility in edtech: Part 1: Read&Write for Google