Weekly Roundup: iPads and Tablets Affect Children & Helping Adults with Mathematical Learning Difficulties

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How do iPads and Tablets Affect Children’s Development?

A new post from us this week on the subject of screens and the affect they could possibly have on children and future generations. With the smart phone only being 10 years old tracking and pin pointing the affects all of this incredibly recent and fast changing technology is astonishingly difficult and a lot of the studies state that their information is inconclusive and this complex affair needs further research.

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How do iPads and Tablets Affect Children’s Development?

Animation by Avi Ofer

Now this is a heavy question on a lot of parents and educator’s minds, children now more than ever have access to screens, how is this affecting the development of skills of the younger generations? There have been similar fears throughout history of the dangerous impacts of technology on learning, one such panic was that the invention of the printing press (C. 1440), which made books and information widely available was thought to ruin people’s minds! In fact these worries are as old as time itself, with each generation reimagining the risky influence of technology on mind and brain. Socrates famously warned against writing because it would “create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories.”

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Weekly Roundup: Instagram Facts & ICT for Girls

Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Facts in Images

Recently on our Instagram page we have been posting weekly facts about dyslexia and dyscalculia to help spread awareness about both learning difficulties. With using bright and colourful designs and using the easy sharing of Instagram we hope it will create a further and wider understanding of this learning differences in the world. Take a look here.

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Weekly Roundup: All Children Reading & Neuromyths

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All Children Reading: Literacy and EdTech

All Children Reading is a wonderful project promoting literacy in developing countries through technological innovation. The project was launched back in 2011 by USAID, World Vision and the Australian Government and has been making great strides in sourcing technology-based solutions to improve child literacy.

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How Soon Should You Start Reading With Your Child?

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You can’t start early enough

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics you can’t start early enough! Reading with a child in early infancy can boost vocabulary and reading skills four years later, before the start of school.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia-Global Resources & Handwriting

by EJ Hassenfratz

Dyscalculia Resources Around the World

A top post this week with global dyscalculia resources! It is always important to remember that this condition affects people around the world and information on dyscalculia may not be fully available in every language. In this article we list some top sites in various languages covering the subject of dyscalculia and difficulties with math in the hope that we will make it easier for this information to be found!

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Top 5 Myths of Dyscalculia & Dyslexia

http://guillellano.com/All kids who reverse their b’s & d’s or their numbers have dyslexia or dyscalculia.

Failure to read or do maths is often more to do with the nature of teaching rather than the nature of the child. A child will not develop dyslexia or dyscalculia because he has trouble reading.

Multi-sensory exercises can help struggling students to strengthen their brain activity, but this will not cure their dyslexia or dyscalculia.

It is also not a dietary problem. No amount of healthy green juices, or other wholesome foods will reverse the conditions, but that does not mean you can eat unhealthily! In fact a healthy diet can improve your concentration and may help you control the conditions, so keep eating those greens, its and seeds!

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