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Minecraft Reading and More

From a Wired Magazine article, How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Helps Kids to Read:

“Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It’s considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it’s a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from […]

From There to Here with Richard Branson

 

Many people know that Richard Branson has talked about dyslexia being an advantage. He struggled in school, almost failing out at age 13. He was very near-sighted and someone only thought to suggest he get his eyes tested after a few terms not seeing the board. He was beaten once or twice a week […]

Precis Writing … or when less is more

“It will be particularly helpful if they give themselves practice in precis writing, paraphrasing, and note-taking. If one has to write a precis one is forced not only to think out carefully what are the key ideas in a particular passage but also to express them concisely, accurately, and clearly. Paraphrasing makes similar demands […]

THE LD THAT WON’T BE NAMED

National Public Radio has an important article challenging the unofficial ‘Don’t Say’ policy about Dyslexia in the public school system.
From the article:

“Lordos says two parents had come in to talk with teachers and administrators about their son – Lordos’ student, an eighth-grader – who was struggling to read. Partway through the meeting, Lordos says […]

FREE SILICON VALLEY CODER SCHOOL 42

A gifted dyslexic high school student from the East Coast told me about a school that he was heading out to join in the Silicon Valley instead of college. He was incredibly bright and resourceful, and had been bringing in pretty good income from setting up his own server for games. Like many bright […]

The Dyslexic Pioneer Behind Wildlife Conservation – Sir Peter Scott

Peter Scott was just 2 years old when his father, the Naval officer and Antartic explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. In his father’s last letter to his mother, a talented sculptor (she had been a student of Rodin), he said: “make the boy interested in natural history if […]

The Three Dyslexic Guys Behind Dreamworks

Dreamworks is one of the most successful film studios in Hollywood history. It was started in 1994 by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen (together SKG) to make a live action film and animation studio. Now we know it could also be called DyslexiaWorks.

It’s hard to even discuss the impact that […]