How can technology assist dyslexic learners?

10% of the population are estimated to be dyslexic. That means that for every ten of your colleagues, or ten of your students, or ten of your relatives or friends, on average, 1 has dyslexia. In the work place, the law stipulates that you must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate the needs of dyslexics. That might mean managing overloading environments such as open plan offices, adjusting intranets or screens so that they are less stimulating, allowing for longer time periods for organisation or kicking off a dyslexia mentoring scheme within your place of work. But what is being done before work, in schools, colleges, and Universities to move the national dialogue to one which celebrates neuro-diversity at the earliest moment?
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Mind the digital skills gap

A recent Ipsos Mori study commissioned by BT spells good news for primary computing in the UK. After in-depth research with 400 schools, we’ve seen that a large majority of primary teachers (81% per cent) now feel confident teaching the computing curriculum. Dig a little deeper into the research however, and it’s clear there’s still work to be done for today’s primary pupils to grow up being truly tech literate.
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Jargon-busting in EdTech

We’re surrounded by incredible innovations in technology for education, but the terminology surrounding this and the types of learning made possible can often be confusing. We throw around terms like “flipped learning” and “gamification”, but what do these actually mean in practice?
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What does creative computing look like? 5 key themes…and yes, you need time!

In conversation with Sam Patterson, Puppet Master & Makerspace Coordinator, Echo Horizon School, San Francisco (@SamPatue), Michael Luetjen, Computer Sci. & EdTech Lead Learner, Pine Crest School, Florida (@Criticalclick), and Cory Roush, Literacy Specialist at Muskingum County Library System, Ohio (@coryroush) certain traits can be identified which are exciting educators ‘beyond the hour of code.’ These are...
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