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The Top 15 Online Reading Programs To Benefit Your Child

The Top 15 Online Reading Programs To Benefit Your Child

How do you stay on top of your child's reading skills? From from following their schools expectations, homework, and then independent reading time at home can be a lot. Luckily, there are online reading tools for parents, schools, and educators who can help. These...

Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

Reading Strategies to help your child to read.Make reading realistic so they can see how to use it in their lives. Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers You might be wondering why your 8-year-old struggles with reading or even why your fifteen-year-old struggles...

Opportunity Gaps: Supporting Students From All Backgrounds

Opportunity Gaps: Supporting Students From All Backgrounds

For the past 50 years, the conversation around equity in education has surrounded a central topic: the academic achievement gap. But what is the academic achievement gap?  Born of the movement for standardized testing, the academic achievement gap is,...

The Argument for Representing BIPOC in Children’s Literature

The Argument for Representing BIPOC in Children’s Literature

Growing up, what was your favorite book? Did you have one? Was it a common classic, like “Goodnight, Moon” or “The Giving Tree”? Or something unique to your upbringing?  Who was the main character in your favorite book? Did they remind you of yourself? Did they...

Understanding Assessing and Teaching Reading

Understanding Assessing and Teaching Reading

Developing Diagnostic Assessments to Improve Data-Driven Instruction.Linguistic, Prior Knowledge, Cognition, and Observations involved in assessment creation. Hearing the words: assessment, evaluation, and data can give you a variety of emotions, ideas, and memories....

What is Literacy? | An In-Depth Look

What is Literacy? | An In-Depth Look

Literacy is the ability to demonstrate your language through reading, writing, speaking, viewing and listening.A literate learner, an individual needs the knowledge, resources, and tools to effectively utilize the language that they are attempting to learn. What is...

Orton-Gillingham Approach

Orton-Gillingham Approach

Reading programs for struggling readersOrton Gillingham Reading ProgramDyslexia Teaching Resources For readers who are struggling to read, cannot read, have dyslexia, or have a unique learning style that does not fit the traditional education model, the Orton...

AI & Biases | Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

AI & Biases | Weapons of Math Destruction by Cathy O’Neil

Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels Book Review-Weapons of Math DestructionHow AI affects communities of color.What is AI modeling? It is true, artificial intelligence is used in thousands of software systems today to automate processes, and to produce...

What is Artificial Intelligence?

What is Artificial Intelligence?

Cover Image Photo by Kindel Media from Pexels Artificial Intelligence completes tasks that can be done by humans. Machine Learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. AI powers education technology in different fields. What is Artificial Intelligence? Artificial...

What are Lexile-Reading Levels

What are Lexile-Reading Levels

Lexile is a measurement tool with a leveling system that matches test scores to books. Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell level books but are different systems. Lexile analyzes text, has a range for books, includes vocabulary lists, and has extensive research. Lexile is...

Speech Recognition For Kids – A Closer Look

Speech Recognition For Kids – A Closer Look

Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels In this article, TechCrunch shares how it has taken 20+ years to create voice-enabled reading tools that can work with children. "Speech recognition technology also has the potential to increase equity in the classroom. Human...

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence with POC

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence with POC

We’ve all been there: we’re in the car or doing chores at home when we think of a song we want to listen to on our smartphone. So, we say “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google”, to put in the request and keep doing what we’re doing. But Siri and Google don’t pick up on what we...

How to Improve Oral Reading Fluency

How to Improve Oral Reading Fluency

Reading can be a joy for some and a chore for others, and that largely depends on a reader’s skill and ability. If you aren’t a strong reader, you might not enjoy reading as much as someone who has strong reading comprehension skills or who read a lot when they were...