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A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

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Saturday, May 13 • 10:15 - 11:15
Using Technology to Create Breakthroughs for Struggling Readers

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Teachers learn how to teach reading and writing, but no one tells them what to do when their students aren’t learning as expected. Technology is just beginning to find ways to individualize reading and writing support, but how do you identify which apps best suit a particular student’s needs? You will leave this workshop with a framework for identifying the strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing for any student and apps to help boost their weaker areas.

Resources

I used slideshare to host the slides. Here's the link: 

https://www.slideshare.net/BethPowell2/using-technology-to-create-breakthroughs-for-struggling-readers-and-writers-75933590

What's Changed
App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/accessible-publishing-systems-pty-limited/id919855899

Nessy 
video: https://youtu.be/2hTJNX1eswc
website: https://www.nessy.com/

Readable English
video: https://youtu.be/twu-O0mquJQ
website: https://www.readablenglish.com/

Google Fluency
video: https://youtu.be/P-o7IAJi32I
website: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fluency-tutor%C2%AE-for-google/ejajakfhhhhkifioabcekjjlhpoiijfa

Sentence Builder (and more!)
website: http://mobile-educationstore.com/

Hamaguchi Apps
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyyzZxOt9BA
website: http://www.hamaguchiapps.com/

Wordless Books
video: https://youtu.be/rxmSpQqKUU0

Inspiration and Kidspiration
video: https://youtu.be/L0St1eRzjYY
website: http://www.inspiration.com/

Grammarly (have kids track their errors and decide what they want to focus on improving; teach how to decide when to change word choice)
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15NXrnyT2HM
website: https://www.grammarly.com/

Ginger
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7QAttWf9oY
website: http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammarcheck#.WRblOOUrLD4


Speakers
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Elizabeth Powell

Math Teacher/Learning Specialist, My City School/Remediation A to Z


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

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