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Control What Students Can Do with iPad Using Guided Access Functionality

April 7, 2014<br>If not properly used, iPad can also be a source of a major distraction for students. In fact, one of the common thing that happens in …

The (5) most useful accessibility features on the iPad

One of the lesser know features of iOS that adds an incredible amount of functionality to the iPad is Accessibility. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the many benefits gained with Accessibility–and even fewer are aware of how to access them on their iPad even if they wanted to. For the …

Accessibility

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

You just experienced dyslexia for one minute. During that minute, the passage slowed you down and forced you to pronounce words that didn't seem to …

People with autism have a specific, long-overlooked type of creativity

Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression.<p>But new research suggests we might need to rethink …

Autism

Special education schools' curriculum to focus on arts, sports

SINGAPORE: More focus will be placed on arts and sports education in special education (SPED) schools to provide a holistic education for students, …

Education

Sphero and my Special Education kids

This term I am part of the Special Education teaching team at Sydney Secondary College, Leichhardt Campus for one day a week.<p>This post is the first …

Special Education Teacher Compliments Every Single Student to Give Them Daily Confidence Boosts

Special education teacher Chris Ulmer starts off each school day by giving his students a confidence boost. For 10 minutes, the educator individually compliments each of his pupils and then gives them an enthusiastic high five. "Simple reminders of their positive attributes shifts [the students'] …

Special Education
Teaching

Report: Michigan's charter schools trail traditional districts in special ed enrollment

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Michigan charter schools on average serve fewer special education students than traditional public schools, according to a new …

‘Walmart’s Worst Nightmare’ Is Expanding Massively

WinCo Foods is pushing into one of the country’s hottest grocery store markets, Texas—and the competition is quaking in their boots.<p>This week, WinCo …

6 Irritating Things Insecure People Do

1. One-Up<p>“Oh! You speak Spanish? That’s cute. I also speak Spanish, Italian and French. (Insert smirk). You taught Spanish in high school? I actually …

Doutzen Kroes: I Feel Guilty Doing A Job 'That Makes Certain Girls Insecure'

When we see perfectly smooth, impossibly slim models staring back at us from magazine pages, it's hard not to get a little insecure about our own looks. But it might help to know that the models themselves realize their impact. Doutzen Kroes reportedly told the New York Post:<p>"Sometimes it makes me …

World's first 3D printed metal gun blows through 50 rounds

A 3D printing services company has built a fully functioning, semi-automatic pistol and shown that it works just as a traditionally manufactured gun.<p>Built by Solid Concepts, the pistol is a replica of the storied .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic that served as the U.S. military’s standard-issue …

#TheLIST: Shop Fall's Hottest Coat Trends For Less

The budget-friendly jacket trends to try this season—all for under $500.<p>From candy colored faux fur to vinyl trenches and menswear-inspired checks, shop the coat trends that ruled the fall runways and street style scene without breaking the bank.

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Getty Critics: Poking Fun at Flawed Stock Photography

Art directors Andrew MacPhee and Bart Batchelor are intimately familiar with Getty Images’ massive stock photo library. Over the course of their …

The Endless Perspectives of Architectural Photographers: 12 Great Shots

Modern architecture is generally characterized by simplification of form and an absence of applied decoration. Because of it, in architectural …

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Bold Photographer Attempts to Take Headshots of Other Photographers

I often wonder if there’s some force that pulls photographers behind the lens—or if we just run there for fear of having our own pictures taken. And …

The Windows Phone 8 challenge

Can Windows Phone 8 tear an Android devotee from the grips of Google?<p><b>Can Windows Phone 8 tear an Android devotee from the grips of Google?</b><p>Windows …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …