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Use voice commands to write and format text with Google Docs

Google Docs added voice typing last year, and I hope you've never heard someone writing in this manner at Starbucks or a nearby cubicle at work. Should you have a workspace to indulge in voice typing, however, then you should know that Google has expanded the capabilities of voice typing. In …

The three-ingredient white chocolate cake that the internet is going crazy for

• 550g white chocolate, chopped<br>• 750g cream cheese, chopped, softened<br>• 6 eggs, separated<p><b>Method</b><p>Preheat your oven to 130°C.<br>• Place 250g of the white chocolate …

Banana Muffins Recipe

<i>A banana muffins recipe so easy and healthy—yes, despite the chocolate chips—that it’s reason enough to get out of bed.</i>Adapted from Kim Kushner | The …

Understanding Dyslexia: 5 Ways to End the Homework Struggle

Tired of being the homework police? You might be surprised by how our guest author, Joanne Gouaux, has learned to work with her sons to make homework …

Is homework stupid?

The average American high-school student spends seven hours a week on homework. The average for students across all developed countries is about five hours (pdf).<p>Is it all a colossal waste of time?<p>Mark Barnes, a former teacher and author, says yes. He tells Quartz his experience teaching, and …

The ADHD-Dyslexia Connection

It was almost inevitable that my child would be diagnosed with ADHD. Having it myself, and having a family tree full of people with ADHD, I knew my …

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …

An alphabet soup of remedies for dyslexia

Sidney Fisher, a 13-year-old Grade 8 student in Cochrane, Alta., does the splits on a balance beam in her parents living room. The competitive gymnast struggles with a learning disorder that challengers who ability to read and write but her doctors have found that while doing active sport, her …

The future is bright for dyslexic students at university

With some extra hard work and forward planning, students with learning disabilities can still succeed at uni<p>It was my need to read pages several times before information sank in that encouraged me to get tested for dyslexia. Unfortunately, because I’d already left school, I had to be tested by a …

5 Tips to Get Your Dyslexic Teen Through High School

“Where did the week go?” This is a common question in our household.<p>As the parent of a dyslexic eighth grader, our weeks are busy and pass quickly. …

Assistive Technology: It’s a Great Time to Have Dyslexia!

With all the tech tools out there, there’s never been a better time to have dyslexia. Join Jamie Martin, assistive technology consultant and trainer, …

National Girls Learning Code Day is November 7

Toronto-based Ladies Learning Code, a national not-for-profit offering beginner-friendly tech education, is bringing back National Girls Learning …

How Your Diet In Childhood Can Affect You for Life

If we’re being totally honest with ourselves, most of us tend to pick up healthy eating habits when we’re well into middle age, when we’re already …

6 Google Drive Settings Tips Every Teacher Should Know about

October 26, 2015<br>Google Drive has plenty of amazing features to enhance your work on Docs, Sheets and Slides. However, sometimes you need to dig a …

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

These cupcakes are easy-to-do and make for delicious holiday gifts!

What Should Teachers Know?

Reasonable people agree that teachers should know the content of the subject matter they teach -- history, math, literature -- whatever it is.<p>But should they have a good understanding of how children learn? Most people -- including most teachers -- would say yes. And yet solid information about the …

This Habit Will Change Your Life

What if there was one habit that could achieve all of the following:<p>Improve your learning ability and grow brain cells<br>• Alleviate stress, anger, anxiety, and depression<br>• Increase focus, attention, and alertness<br>• Improve mood<br>• Build self-control, resilience, and motivation<br>• Boost confidence and social …

Immune System

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

Kids Can Make: Healthy Cheesy Crackers

We cracked the boxed-cheese-cracker code with this super simple recipe. The dough comes together quickly in a food processor. For little and big …

Banana Bread Blondies

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>Banana bread and blondies are two of my favorite treats, so I thought combining them would be delicious. As it turns out, it is! Now one of my favorite recipes!<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> WHO: Laura Dembowski is an avid reader with a penchant for baking.<br>WHAT: (Banana bread) blondies have more …

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Google for Dyslexia: Google Docs Add-ons (Part Four)

As many students, parents, and teachers have come to realize, the education tools that have been developed by Google are highly beneficial.<p>In …

Google for Dyslexia: Chrome Apps (Part Three)

Today, students with learning disabilities and differences, such as dyslexia, have many assistive technology (AT) options to help them with the …

Google for Dyslexia: Chrome Extensions (Part Two)

In this day and age, high-quality assistive technology (AT) can be found on almost every computing platform. This widespread availability is making …

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Google for Dyslexia: Using Chrome for Reading and Writing (Part One)

While preparing to become a teacher in the early 1990s, I did not hear the words “Google” and “dyslexia” in any of my education classes.<p>The Internet …

Make Worksheets Dyslexia-Friendly with Assistive Technology

How many times do copy machines need to get jammed before teachers stop relying so much on worksheets?<p>Sure, when I was a full-time teacher, I went …

20 Things Parents Of Children With Dyslexia Would Understand

What if you could discover some tools and methods that could improve your relationships? What if by gaining a little knowledge you could understand …