Category: Videos

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

10/30/2013 More
Embracing Dyslexia, Dyslexia, parents, children, teacher, school, help, education

Embracing dyslexia

Embracing Dyslexia is a thoughtful and moving exploration of dyslexia from an insider’s perspective, weaving together interviews with parents, adult dyslexics, researchers, educators and experts to provide an accurate portrayal of a learning difference that affects between 15-20% of the population. Parents share emotional stories of their frustration over failing to understand why their children […]

09/23/2013 More
Autism, Best Kept Secret, Film

Best Kept Secret

“Best Kept Secret” is a new documentary worth watching about a teacher in New Jersey who works with autistic students to help them prepare to live in the world once they graduate from school. The students attend JFK High School in Newark, a public school for students with a wide range of special needs. Administrators […]

06/21/2013 More
To this day

To this day

As a child Shane Koyczan was often bullied in school. His experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout his life but standing to face the problem has helped him in immeasurable ways. He wrote “To This Day”, a spoken word poem, to further explore the profound and lasting impact that bullying can have on […]

03/14/2013 More
Creativity matters in education

Creativity matters in education

As an educator, you have an opportunity and an obligation to foster creativity in your students, while also helping them develop digital skills. When students become creators of digital content, they can amplify their ideas and increase their impact. Article by Adobe

03/08/2013 More
I am dyslexic

I am dyslexic

In our schools there are still far too many children whose dyslexia or dyscalculia is not recognized. The children are seen as stupid, lazy, unwilling to learn, difficult, etc. Watch this wonderful video in which a young woman talks about her dyslexia. She used to think she was just too stupid until she discovered, at […]

02/21/2013 More
Film project: "Embracing Dyslexia"

Film project: “Embracing Dyslexia”

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds needed to finish the film is now up and running: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/755097346/embracing-dyslexia-documentary In March 2011, at the age of 8, my son, Alejandro, was officially diagnosed as being dyslexic. This was a life changing moment for our family because we now knew why he was struggling so badly […]

02/17/2013 More
Wordtoons

Wordtoons

Anyone who can write, can draw. That is Wayne Logue‘s motto. He has developed Wordtoons. You start with a word and turn it into a cartoon. Wordtoons are funny, inspiring, and promote creativity. See for yourself and then go get those sharpies and start writing/drawing:  

02/02/2013 More
Progression - A Video by Nick Damato

Progression – A Video by Nick Damato

My name is Nick Damato and would like to share my digital short story about my struggles growing up with dyslexia. I hope to help shine some light on our society and evaluative school system as well give hope to other learning disabled students. I hope to speak to parents and students in the future […]

12/11/2012 More
Caterpillar Stickers: Ten Year-Old with Dyslexia Co-Authors New Children’s Book.

Caterpillar Stickers: Ten Year-Old with Dyslexia Co-Authors New Children’s Book.

When See Ray found reading such a struggle that she developed a fear of school, her parents worked diligently to help her discover of the joys of reading. With new-found confidence and skills far beyond her years, See Ray has co-authored a new children’s book that proves anything is possible. Following a heart-warming story of […]

11/14/2012 More