Category Archives: Dyslexic Friendly

Jan 26-29 2012 Macworld iWorld iPads Could be the missing link for dyslexics

Macworld Conference & Expo San Francisco CA Moscone Center

iPads could be the missing link for a lot of dyslexics, or I like to say “Multi Dimensional FreeThinkers”. Designing material for an iPad makes you think about the multi media capabilities and how you can maximize the capabilities.   

A lot of people including myself didn’t like the idea ‘Apple’ wasn’t there last year. Really its better, you can go to a apple store 360 days a year. MacWorld and iWorld has everything that goes in and on a Mac, iPad, and iPhone and you can ask questions. Which you can’t get any day of the year any where else with so many apple products. The best part about Macworld, is the interaction with actual developers of products and demo’s of products. Face to face meetings, Q and A’s, and making connections. Usually you see a cool item on line, but your not sure if you should get it.  It’s my favorite event of the year! 

As far as I’m concerned toss out your kids video games out the window– that blow up and kill people. Get products like these that inspire creativity and imagination. I will be making a B-line to see the “ArtRage StudioPro” and Star Walk! To name a few.  (There is Pro & one for iPad)


“ArtRage Studio Pro 3.5″ Screen Shot

http://www.thomas-pr.com/136/photos/ambientdesignstudioproknife.html

Another extremely cool app I will be checking out: “Star Walk” I can’t say enough about how I think this is so cool. My only warning is your kids might end up smarter than you

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/star-walk-5-stars-astronomy/id295430577?mt=8

http://www.macworldexpo.com/ 

See you there! 

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/ 

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Macworld Conference & Expo January 27 to 29, 2011


Macworld Conference & Expo January 27-29  2011
San Francisco CA Moscone Center

http://www.macworldexpo.com/

If it wasn’t for Macintosh, I wouldn’t be on a computer. If you’re on the fence about Mac get off it and come over to the bright side of computing experience.

Macintosh is naturally ‘dyslexic friendly’. Maybe that’s because
Steve Jobs the developer is dyslexic himself. I always rave about
Apple with good reason. It’s simple, logical, and easy to use, and it
gets better every year!

Last year we found many products that enhance
the dyslexic user. Go to MacWorld Expo and see all the vendors. IDG
puts on a great show. The Expo starts in January this year.

Exhibitors 2011
http://www.macworldexpo.com/Expo

I never pass up the opportunity to talk to the actual people who develop the programs I use, or might use. See you there. Is it January yet?

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

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7 Ways to help dyslexic children succeed

Rob Langston, author of The Power of Dyslexic Thinking gives some excellent helpful tips to helping a dyslexic child read, bravo Ron!

1. Full discloser is the order of the day
2. Reinforce strengths
3. Reading is hard work– at least make it interesting
4. Provide current role models
5. Assistive technology
6. Multi-sensory approach to learning at school or home
7. Provide accommodations

Read the full article on She knows the book sound like it would be a good positive approach to my dyslexic colleagues.

By Stacy Poulos
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Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Free John Lennon Educational Tour Bus For Teachers Episode DTV2


The FREE John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit mobile
audio and HD video recording and production facility. Must See for
Teachers! Macworld 2010 February 9-13, 2010 San Francisco CA Moscone Center

John Lennon is a fellow Multi-dimensional FreeThinker (aka dyslexic).
His brilliant ideas about peace were popular amongst many, but frown
up by the government in the 1970′s. His legacy from playing in the
world famous “Beatles” to a solo artist, gained him world wide
respect. You can read more about John Lennon here.

I like to cover creative out lets for my Multi-dimensional
FreeThinking colleagues. Creative outlets for me are like therapy for
the soul and excite interest in learning.

As for the bus, if you are a student bring this to your teachers
attention, if you are a teacher it is a FREE –at you’re school–
service! Give the kids a break and go on a field trip in your parking
lot through the most important asset of the future and turn them on
to technology, dyslexic or not.

The Bus provides free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools,
colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts,
conventions and community organizations. Working together with some
of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to
play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce
video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound
equipment.

The interior is divided into three separate studio environments that
can be opened to create one large studio. The front studio is a
cutting-edge audio and video production room. The rear studio offers
pro-level recording and mixing at the highest possible resolution, as
well as an iso booth for acoustic recordings, and a chromate (green
screen) booth. Powered by Apple computers, the studios feature
traditional musical instruments and the latest Sony HD products and
solutions. Also on-board is a Mackie P.A. system enabling
performances on the side of the Bus.

Request the Bus – Send them your contact information.

Suggestions: Teachers before you get the bus to come to your maybe
you can think of a academic subject students can make a music video
about? Like biology, or History, math. What ever your teaching, have
them teach other students through music. If you come up with
something cool, you can write me and I will post the videos. Of
course you will have to get permission from the parents. I will only
post videos that are ‘educational’ or ‘inspirational’. Especially
when it comes to dyslexia.

Learn More about the bus. [click here]

By Stacy Poulos
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Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Attitude Makes All The Difference. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar teaches people all over the world the fundamentals of sales and success. He is someone I grew up listening and attribute my positive attitude to. Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life. …
-Stacy Poulos

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Text to Speech, On line

    

There are a lot of options in programs to have your computer read to
you and we have a few links on our resource page. Microsoft and Mac
Speech has programs that are amazing, you speak into a microphone and
it will type for you, even read back to you.

But on the go, here’s a hot tip, go to ATT’s website [link
www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php] has an on line
program you can type into, you can even pick different NATURAL voices
and languages to read back to you.

You can copy and paste a 300 character limit paragraph and have it
read back to you. I’m always amazed how many errors I catch by having
my work read back to me. Check this out!….

On line Text to Speech
http://www.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

Monday, October 20, 2009

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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