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Ghotit, a software company that makes an integrated spell-checking program with an imbedded dictionary and word prediction capability, was founded by people with dyslexia and made for people with dyslexia or related print struggles. They’ve now made their programs avaiable for the Android operating system.

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Headquartered near Aspen, Colorado, WonderWorx is a creative enterprise for design entrepreneur, Robert Tobias. His previous venture, which was an Aspen landmark and destination for decades, was a gallery called Waterfall Hope that marketed avant-garde, creative works from the world of arts and crafts. WonderWorx® products may be utilized as unique, effective, powerful, therapeutic devices [...]

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An Ingenious Kids’ Seat That Encourages Interaction What I love about this article is the idea of involving kids in design work. Design and production are hard skills that are valuable in and of themselves and also provide interesting and motivating ways to learn about other things such as math concepts and applications.

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Ghotit is a company founded by people with dyslexia and they have improved upon their spell checker and word prediction product for both Mac OS and Windows. By having an expanded set of rules that includes a wider range of spelling errors, Ghotit appears to work better for those with severe spelling errors than say, [...]

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As this article reminds us, the more kids have access to cool tools like iPads, Kindles and the like, and the more they can use embedded features that help them past momentary decoding hurdles, the more level the playing field. When kids use devices that everyone else uses, there’s no stigma. What students with learning [...]

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photo from www.fastcodesign.com From Good.is:  Can Better Designed Classroom Furniture Help Students Who Can’t Sit Still?  A Dutch architectural company has been trying to help fidgety kids concentrate better with their modular furniture design. Simplistic? Perhaps. Worth considering? Definitely. They’ve designed stylish furniture for a school that is specifically for students with LD and concentration [...]

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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 iceberg. I’ve already downloaded samples of the 8 textbooks listed in the iBooks store. While [...]

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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, bring down the costs of textbooks to students. I don’t understand how they deal with [...]

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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 print easier for some people with dyslexia. I suppose if it’s helpful to some then [...]

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