My students really enjoy using whiteboards and sandboxes. When they make mistakes, they want something that is quick and easy to erase; none of us want a lasting reminder of our mistakes!

My students really enjoy using whiteboards and sandboxes. When they make mistakes, they want something that is quick and easy to erase; none of us want a lasting reminder of our mistakes!

Fun activity with bubble wrap - pop the letters!

Fun activity with bubble wrap - pop the letters!

Can Twitter help preschoolers learn the alphabet?  This innovative teacher thinks so.  The preschoolers are posting daily updates to Twitter, despite not yet knowing how to read or write.  The children’s teacher came up with the idea as a way to teach them to recognize the alphabet in different formats — cursive, keyboard, screen — and to learn to move from the oral to written word.  Read the full article here:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/preschoolers-twitter-education-120220.html

Can Twitter help preschoolers learn the alphabet?  This innovative teacher thinks so.  The preschoolers are posting daily updates to Twitter, despite not yet knowing how to read or write.  The children’s teacher came up with the idea as a way to teach them to recognize the alphabet in different formats — cursive, keyboard, screen — and to learn to move from the oral to written word.  Read the full article here:

http://news.discovery.com/tech/preschoolers-twitter-education-120220.html

When you have dyslexia, the letters and words sometimes seem to move, as if they are alive, or as if they are caught in a wave and tumbling like seashells.

Swimming letters and words artwork by Sam Winston

Battling dyslexia

Battling dyslexia

To dyslexics, sometimes it seems like the letters are running away, just so you can’t read them.
Photo from http://xoxheroin.tumblr.com/page/1

To dyslexics, sometimes it seems like the letters are running away, just so you can’t read them.

Photo from http://xoxheroin.tumblr.com/page/1