Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age
For good and bad, technology changes our brains. But then again, so does every experience we have. So what are our brains doing and becoming in the digital age?
Engage Students in a Literacy Adventure
LiteracyPlanet brings together curriculum-aligned literacy education and the latest digital technology. Whether for early reading skills or advanced grammar, LiteracyPlanet provides students with a learning adventure to help them develop excellent English literacy skills.
Two Alphabets for the Same Language?
Scientists taught English speakers/readers a new alphabet where the “letters” looked like different types of houses. The speakers/readers were able to learn the new alphabet and started to read at about a first-grade level following the two-week training protocol. The fact that we can learn a second alphabet shouldn’t really be surprising. What may be surprising is why this is practical.
What Do You Mean by “Cognitive Capacity?”
A webinar hosted by EdWeb was provocatively titled, “4 Lies the System Teaches School Leaders about Struggling Readers.” The first “lie,” according to the presenter is that struggling readers have a lower cognitive capacity than typical readers. Is that a lie? Well, whether or not this is a lie depends on what you mean by cognitive capacity.
You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic to Have Trouble Learning to Read English
In this webinar, we will explore the contributions of cognitive skills in learning to read. Then we will address the “special challenges” of the English language and some promising approaches that can be implemented by classroom teachers.
BrainWare Learning Company Partners with Readable English
BrainWare Learning Company and Readable English have entered into a partnership, adding Readable English’s innovative approach to helping students more quickly break the code in learning to read English to BrainWare’s portfolio of cognitive literacy solutions.
BrainWare Learning Company Teams with LiteracyPlanet
BrainWare Learning Company is teaming with LiteracyPlanet for the U.S. launch of the award-winning, online English Language Arts program.
Reading is Not Natural — Part One
Humans as a species did not evolve to read. We did evolve for language – that capacity is hard-wired. But in order to read, we have to trick our brains into co-opting brain processes that do other things.
Reading Success Depends on Cognitive Factors
Digital Promise has created an interactive model of the factors at play in learning to read and mastering other aspects of literacy from ages 4 to 6. The factors are
Am I Smarter than a Fifth Grader?
A reading coach and mentor describes her experience using BrainWare SAFARI with her students, more than doubling their growth in reading levels and dramatically improving their intellective capacity She explains that, in working through BrainWare, her students had not only pushed past their own problem-solving ability through trying, and trying again and not giving up, but they had also pushed past her own ability.