Archive for the ‘Technology Integration’ Category

Interesting article from Delaware Valley Friends School

As I waited at the copier for my twenty copies, I noticed a discarded article titled, “The Possibility and Pragmatics of Identifying, Implementing, and Assessing the Use of Assistive Technology among LD Adolescents: A Classroom View from the Trenches.” Okay, the title grabbed my attention, but I wanted to know more about the author of […]

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

I can not believe the first week of school has come and gone! I came across this article and I think it will be of interest to many of you as well. The title alone should grab your attention. I am not going to say another word, but you will find this article at www.edutopia.org/blog/homework-sleep-and-student-brain-glenn-whitman. So […]

Techno Teaching

Greeting Texas Teachers! Some of you may remember me from last summer’s State Dyslexia Summer Institute in Dallas, Texas. Virginia Gonzalez, the State Dyslexia Consultant, had asked me to speak to you about how digital tools can help all children succeed as learners. Since then my co-author, Nicole Ponsford (an award-winning teacher in the U.K. […]

Building Vocabulary using Technology

I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a small group of teachers preparing for a certification exam. As we worked through the information we came across a word that was not so familiar to some of us. I watched these ladies attack the unknown word with the same skills that our children with dyslexia […]

Huntington Independent School District

I am so excited to share this story from Huntington ISD! But, I am going to let Angela Dean, dyslexia teacher, tell the story. “I wanted to share my story about the dyslexic student in my class with you. We recently received “mobile devices” for our dyslexia program. I wanted to find a way students […]

Technology and Dyslexia

The recent ice storm provided a great opportunity to snuggle up with a good book and read. In the recent edition of Perspectives on Language and Literacy, from the International Dyslexia Association, I read the article, “Reading and Assistive Technology: Why the Reader’s Profile Matters” by Karen Erickson. This article discussed the importance of supporting reading through […]

Online Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia

Conferences provide teachers a venue to meet and collaborate with one another. At the recent Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc. (CESD) conference I met Kelly Kisiah. She is a  secondary dyslexia teacher for Industrial ISD. We discussed the benefits of technology in the general education classroom. Kelly’s students are finding success with […]