Monday, November 20, 2017

Motivation Monday

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Webinar Wednesday: Understood Featured Expert Chats

Assistive Technology for Students With Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
Understood Expert: Jamie Martin
Assistive technology can be a powerful way to help children with dyslexia and dysgraphia succeed. Join Jamie Martin, assistive technology consultant, to learn more about these tools and how they can help your child in this expert chat.
Webinar: Writing Instruction for Kids With Dysgraphia
Understood Expert: Gary A. Troia
Kids with dysgraphia can experience difficulty in two areas—the mechanics of handwriting and expressing ideas in writing. In this expert chat, Gary Troia, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, will be talking about effective strategies to help your child with dysgraphia become a better writer.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Learning Ally's 33 & Me!

33 and Me! Reading Revolution. You Decide. You Win.
Ignite enthusiasm in your students
to build their reading habit!
Get your personalized launch plan and be entered to WIN.
33 and Me! is a new customizable reading program that provides teachers with a unique plan to encourage struggling readers to become engaged and active learners. Based on your reading requirements, objectives and schedule, 33 and Me! makes it easy to build reading habits in any classroom reading instruction model, while enabling teachers to personalize reading goals for every student. Educators, complete a questionnaire to receive:
  • Personalized launch plan with sequential actions steps by week
  • New dashboard with reading activity metrics
  • Entry for teacher prize pack, including gift cards
  • Worksheets to help students set personal reading goals
  • Lesson plans, videos, posters, strategies and more! 
Teachers will love the new reading metrics.
When you complete the questionnaire as the first step to join 33 and Me!, you will be presented with a superior dashboard to what is normally provided in your educator account on Teacher Ally. Your students will automatically be included in the program and you'll begin to see their reading activity including days, minutes and books read.
Student goals are flexible and personal to them!
Help students choose a goal that works best for them. Decide between a goal of either 33 days spent reading, 33 books completed or 33 minutes read over 9 weekends. As students achieve their goal, we will enter them into a drawing for a prize pack. Plus, your school will receive an entry for school prizes; the more students achieving their goal, the more chances your school will have to win! Reading activity from September 15 - December 31, 2017 will be counted.
How is the launch plan personalized?
The program takes the specific needs of the school, including grade levels, educator roles, varying instructional models, and goals of each student, and delivers a personalized launch plan to support educators, administrators and specialists as they put the Learning Ally solution into action in classrooms.
Get started now!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Motivational Monday

Thursday, November 2, 2017

3-Minute Tutorial: How to Use Text-to-Speech on a Mobile Device

Did you know that nearly every mobile device offers text-to-speech? In other words, your phone can actually read to you what’s displaying on the screen. For kids with reading issues, this can be extremely helpful in everything from doing research for school to browsing social media.

Watch as assistive technology expert Jamie Martin walks you through how to turn on this feature on your phone (both iPhone and Android). It’s much simpler than you may think! Then read more about assistive technology that’s built into mobile devices.

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