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There’s a special app for that – Part 7: Apps that support literacy instruction

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!  Check out local events in your community at ABC Life Literacy Canada. This year’s theme is “Play for Literacy.”  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 […]

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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 Montréal, Québec, is now available to parents (lite version) through the Learning Disabilities Association of Québec (Association québecoise des troubles d’apprentissage). This research-based tool is a valuable literacy resource for students with […]

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Learning: Is There an App For That? – A New Report on Mobile Learning and Young Children

“Learning: Is There an App for That?, a 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. The report is in three parts: Part one: new trends in smart […]

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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, […]

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