Category Archives: Computers and Software

How-to articles and tutorials on using computers and various pieces of software and add-on hardware as well as links to providers or computers and software.

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What Summer Camps can Teach Schools

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Apple’s Entrance into Digital Textbooks: revolutionary?

Apple’s Entrance into Digital Textbooks: revolutionary? Apple announced its entrance into digital textbooks, now selling through its iTunes and iBooks online. Though this has been somewhat expected, it’s exciting news. Believe me, this is not even the tip of the … Continue reading

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The End of $200 Textbooks?

wohnai/flickr From Good.is The average community college student in Washington spends about $1,200 per year on textbooks. I know that as a society we’re probably in the infancy of this movement to digitize textbooks and in a variety of ways, … Continue reading

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Does New “Dyslexic Font” Make a Difference?

Image: Courtesy of Christian Boer I’ve heard of this before and can’t quite make up my mind about it. This article in Scientific American describes a typographic font created by a graphic designer from the Netherlands, that supposedly makes reading … Continue reading

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Using FaceTime to Communicate and Teach

I’ve recently begun working with a 10 year old boy who has dyslexia. That’s not unusual for me. It’s an important part of what I do in my educational consulting practice, and I’ve been doing it for years. What’s new … Continue reading

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Internet Disability Resources

New Link for Disability support: High Speed Disability Access Guide for various disabilities.

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Does Googling Ruin Your Brain?

…Or does it act like a forklift, freeing your brain from having to remember bits of information in favor of exercising your critical thinking skills? Published by Betsy Sparrow, Jenny Liu, and Daniel M. Wegner, on the Web site of … Continue reading

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RFBD Comes To iPads, iPods, and iPhones

Recordings For the Blind and Dyslexic, which has the largest collection of digitized textbooks and literature (64,000 titles) in the world, finally will make that available through iTunes. I, along with many others, have been waiting for this for a … Continue reading

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Apple and LD

Apple Experiments with New Way to Differentiate Accommodations for students with learning disabilities AppleInsider reports on Apple experimenting with a fantastic approach to deliver individualized accommodations, with regards to how information looks and feels to students, to their computer screens. … Continue reading

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