Ict for children with literacy difficulties

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<ul><li>1.What can ICT offer students struggling with literacy? ICT can help students with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to develop and use sustainable strategies around: Organisation Notetaking Reading Writing Mathematics Kerensa Robertson, RTLB, Cluster 11 </li></ul> <p>2. Discussion what is one of the most powerful pedagogical tools to support students with literacy? Engagement 3. the big picture 4. Where to Begin? Notice Are there students who show some signs of dyslexia in my class? What is the area of greatest need? Reflect What have I tried already? How successful was it? Adjust How can I adjust one activity or routine to meet their needs? 5. Explaining Dyslexia Are there students in your class who are struggling with areas related to literacy? What is Dyslexia? 6. Organisation Many students with learning difficulties struggle with organising their work and keeping track of homework. Organising Work Encourages good habits for life-long success Access to all work in one place Remembering Work Allows teachers, parents and students to access homework. Keeps all notes in one place Apps for Audio reminders 7. Note Taking Students with reading difficulties often struggle to copy and complete tasks off the whiteboard. The simplest solution is to let them take a photo of the notes on a tablet or phone and have it sitting beside them so they can work on the task. - They can also take photos of completed tasks 8. Using Visual Strategies for note taking Mind mapping is useful as many students with literacy difficulties find organising their notes visually is useful. Useful programmes incorporate images as well as colour coding 9. Reading Students with reading difficulties find many literacy and research activities difficult. Useful supports include: Simplifying the appearance of web pages Text-talk programmes Choosing easy to read fonts 10. Choosing a font Good fonts are sans serif, monospaced and roman based. has not performed well in research. Italics are particularly difficult. Not all students with reading difficulties find the same fonts easy to read. Try: arial comic sans courier helvetica verdana 11. Writing The purpose of using technology is for students to be able to effectively communicate. Read &amp; Write, Word Q and Ginger work as a toolbar. They include dictionaries, text prediction,and read back students work. 12. Mathematics Often students with literacy difficulties also have difficulty recognising and recording numbers. Use talking calculators Online workbooks Maths Games to reinforce learning. Reinforcing and reviewing learning 13. Other Useful Stuff for iPads... Word processing for iPad Private Journal How to Mindmap Inkflow Kokako 123 Mr Thornes Phonics (Myths and Legends) Kids Discover... 14. Available here 15. To give feedback To help refine and improve my practice, I am seeking feedback through a short survey. It is available on paper now or online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L6PMZR5 It is anonymous and may collectively be collectively used as part of 2014 post-graduate studies. Thanks for your time 16. ReferencesAltformat (n.d.). Top tips for creating Dyslexia friendly print materials. Retrieved June 20, 2014, from http://www.altformat.org/index.asp?pid=344 British Dyslexia Association (2014, May). I.C.T. for Literacy. | BDA Technology. Retrieved from http://bdatech.org/learning/i-c-t-for- literacy/ Bryne, R. (n.d.). Free Technology for Teachers. Retrieved June 2014, from http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ CALL Scotland (2014). iPad Apps for Learners with Dyslexia. Retrieved June 20, 2014, from http://www.callscotland.org.uk/Resources/Posters-and-Leaflets/iPad-Apps-for-Learners-with-Dyslexia/ Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (n.d.). THE 4D EDGE ? NEIL MACKAY AND THE NEW TEACHING PARADIGM. Retrieved June 20, 2014, from http://www.4d.org.nz/edge/#intro Eppsk (n.d.). ICT Resources for dyslexic learners. Retrieved June 2-14, from http://www.netvibes.com/dyslexia#Home MacClaskey, K. (n.d.). Leveling the playing field with apps. Retrieved from http://www.scoop.it/t/leveling-the-playing-field-with-apps MacKay, N. (2006). Removing dyslexia as a barrier to achievement: The Dyslexia Friendly Schools toolkit. Outwood [England: SEN Marketing. Ministry of Education (n.d.). Centre for Assistive Technology. Retrieved June 20, 2014, from http://www.minedu.govt.nz/NZEducation/EducationPolicies/SpecialEducation/ServicesAndSupport/AssistiveTechnology/CentreFor AssistiveTechnologyAndNewsletters.aspx Rello, L., &amp; Baeza-Yates, R. (n.d.). Good Fonts for Dyslexia. Retrieved from http://www.luzrello.com/Publications_files/assets2013.pdf Rose, J. (2009). Identifying and Treating Children and Young People with Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties. Retrieved from http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/00659- 2009DOM-EN.pdf Singleton, C. (2009). ). Interventions for Dyslexia. Retrieved from http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/files/Singleton%20Report.pdf Te@chThought (2012, September 17). 50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers &amp; Writers. Retrieved June 2014, from 17. Useful links To read web pages in OpenDyslexic To change settings on iPad for text-talk Making the most out of your operating system </p>

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