11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

In the past, dyslexia was rarely recognized, and when it was, very little was put in place for the student. It was assumed that students were being lazy, not paying attention, or being disruptive because they were badly behaved, not because they were infuriated.

Nowadays, however, so much has changed, and students with dyslexia are able to thrive in the classroom. The following teaching tools and apps can make learning a lot more enjoyable for dyslexic students.

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Six tips for classroom technology success

An industry advisory panel of educators shares strategies to help teachers – regardless of their tenure – implement education technology in the classroom

lego-technologyThe LEGO Education Advisory Panel (LEAP) advises LEGO Education, the education division within the LEGO group, on how to meet the needs of educators and students. The panel consists of 50 educators, across all levels of education, who are experienced with the trials and triumphs of using unconventional teaching tools in the classroom.

Drawing from our experience using a wide gamut of education technology, we compiled the following list of tips and tricks to help teachers —regardless of their tenure —implement education technology in their own classroom.

1.  Be sure to teach the concept that failure is an important and expected part of the process. What we learn from each failure or mistake is the important part and will lead to the next version, or improved iteration in the problem solving process.
– Beth Brubaker, grades 1-8 Project Specialist, North Idaho STEM Charter Academy…Read More

FETC Gadget Roundup

To satisfy attendees’ desire to know about the latest and greatest technology out there, Leslie Fisher of Fisher Technologies provided a “gadget roundup” of teaching tools and other fun items during her keynote speech.

From iPad apps to websites that make life easier, here are our favorites from her presentation…

Eventbrite.com allows you to set up an event with online registration–perfect for those seeking to fill a class or workshop. It can process credit card payments and put number caps on events, adding and managing a waitlist for any cancellations. From the site, you can print name badges and certificates for the event itself. Eventbrite is free for free events, while those selling tickets will pay 2.5 percent plus $0.99 for each pay ticket sold.…Read More