Welcome to Part 7 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post we examine the seven building blocks of literacy instruction and look at apps that can support each area. Our goal was to identify apps that can be used […]
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e-Books on the iPad In Celebration of Family Literacy Day
Its Family Literacy Day today in Canada! Â Check out local events in your community atÂ ABCÂ Life Literacy Canada. This year’s theme is “Play for Literacy.” Â To celebrate at home with your child, why not read some e-books on the iPad? Some suggestions: Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook (incredibly interactive) Mabel and Lulu: The Real […]
ABRACADABRA, a web-based literacy tool now accessible through LDAQ
ABRACADABRA, a free, interactive online literacy tool developed by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance (CSLP) at Concordia University in MontrÃ©al, QuÃ©bec, is now available to parents (lite version) through the Learning Disabilities Association of QuÃ©bec (Association quÃ©becoise des troubles d’apprentissage). This research-based tool is a valuable literacy resource for students with […]
Learning: Is There an App For That? – A New Report on Mobile Learning and Young Children
“Learning: Is There an App for That?, aÂ new report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (sponsored by the Sesame Workshop), and funded by the US Department of Education presents some interesting findings for the future of mobile devices and educational apps for young children.Â The report is in three parts: Part one: new trends in smart […]
LD OnLine :: Adolescent Literacy: What’s Technology Got to Do With It?
LD OnLine :: Adolescent Literacy: What’s Technology Got to Do With It?. This is a valuable article from LD Online, one of our favorite websites for resources and information for students with learning disabilities. The topic is adolescent literacy and how technology can assist students in four specific areas: background knowledge and vocabulary, comprehension strategies, […]
Henry Winkler: I first read a novel when I was in my thirties. Now I’m a writer…
Henry Winkler overcame his dyslexia as a child and went on to become a children’s book author. His series on “Hank Zipzer” is based on his experiences as a child with dyslexia. “I was in the bottom 3 per cent when I was at school,” he said. “I was told I would never achieve…Â I didn’t […]
My iPhone has revolutionised my reading | Education | The Guardian
An interesting story about an individual who started using her iPhone to read books. For dyslexia, books can often be much easier to read on the screen My iPhone has revolutionised my reading | Education | The Guardian.