Tigger takes a Sunday selfie. “Well it’s not upside down to me!”
" Word Mover is a free iPad app produced by Read Write Think. The app is designed to help students develop poems and short stories. When students open the Word Mover app they are shown a selection of words that they can drag onto a canvas to construct a poem or story."
got a racist response while applying to colleges in the uk, and the social justice in me just couldn’t not respond.
REBLOG A MILLION TIMES
And an ululating fuck youuuuu to UK universities for assuming that their illiterate homegrown idiots know better English than people like me and the OP. Yeah, sure, when a terrifying percentage of LITERATURE UNDERGRADS in the UK don’t know the difference between your and you’re and their, they’re and there. Oh sure, their English is better than mine. Bitch, I learned to read before the age of three and have spent most of my life doing nothing else. The range of my vocabulary and my capacity to manipulate the English language are both far superior to anything 99.9% of the British population could ever come up with. You want “native fluency”? I learned to speak English the same time I learned Bangla, my “native” tongue, and Hindi - in other words, WHEN I FUCKING LEARNED TO SPEAK. I started reading and writing English way before any other language and it remains my preferred medium for conveying complex thought. And oh, I am dyslexic but unlike those natives of Britain who cite dyslexia as the reason behind their indecipherable typing, I maintain impeccability of grammar and spelling in the written medium without the benefit of having received any remedial aid whatsoever. Please tell me again how my lack of “native fluency” makes me incapable of dealing with a subject that I studied for SEVEN FUCKING YEARS in high school and as an undergrad before completing grad school with it in one of the toughest Englit departments in the UK.
Ragini—check out Finland! Seriously amazing educational opportunities there.
Browser based presentation platforms are quickly gaining ground as HTML5 has made it possible to create robust presentations online without the need for applications like PowerPoint or Keynote.
Really glad it’s free
Zaption, a San Francisco based tech startup, is revolutionizing online video for education. Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity.
"Reading comprehension is a matter of decoding, reading speed, and critical thinking about the text, all of which can improve with tiered practice.
So below, in an order of general complexity, are 15 apps for improved reading comprehension, ranging from word and sentence fluency, to recall, to critical thinking skills, to reading speed.”