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  1. May 2021
    1. Identifying a child’s dyslexia doesn’t limit their potential. It empowers them to understand the nature of their difficulties and strengths and their path for success

      This is a powerful statement. My son was diagnosed with Dysgraphia, he has always struggled with writing sentences and no matter how hard he tried, it looked like a scramble of letters on a page. Now he has been diagnosed, He can move on and focus his attention to learning, he now has the ability to use tools to help his dysgraphia (speech to text, laptops in exams) in exams and class project work. He is a smart kid and now on a path for success.

    1. His words run together, the letters are different sizes, and his sentences trail off in the middle. His spelling tests are atrocious, even though he can often spell the words correctly out loud in class

      This is exactly what my son shows in his written work. He is great at spelling and has no problems typing his thoughts down on a keyboard/ laptop. He has since been diagnosed with dysgraphia which now allows him to use a computer for his NCEA exams and tests. With out being tested, he would have struggled, I wonder how may other students might have been missed and as a result of it, have been disadvantage in learning?

  2. Apr 2021
    1. Dr Austen-Baker says that some articles on Wikipedia can be "exotically inaccurate", and that undergraduates must familiarise themselves with the equivalent, and often ignored, written encyclopaedias. He adds that over-reliance on free electronic materials makes it increasingly difficult to publish traditional books at all.

      This is a good point to make. Sometimes it is difficult to get your hands on written encyclopaedias, this maybe due to cost or the current Covid lock-down situation. If the cost of having wrong information out ways the cost of traditionally published reliable information, should we not try to spread reliable information?

  3. www.literacyworldwide.org www.literacyworldwide.org
    1. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.

      This is a great starting point for learners as it keeps it simple to read and follow. Building on this would be to incorporate digital fluences so the student is able to create new digital content. #LiDA101