Nikki is a veteran educator, librarian, Tutorial Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Network President Elect. During my first incantation as an elementary college librarian it took me several years to come upon the magic of facilities. Facilities assist you to work with small teams of scholars and serve extra as a facilitator of studying fairly than the holder of the key to studying. Facilities additionally empower college students to be masters of their own studying. Facilities are additionally an effective way to teach classes and incorporate points of a MakerSpace in a manageable method that won’t have you ever fully frazzled by the end of the day. Creating facilities requires quite a bit of entrance loading work, however all that up front work pays off quick, resulting in a clean working, nicely oiled machine of a library.
As all of us sat down to Christmas dinner with my daughter’s family in Kansas my three year outdated granddaughter turned to me and mentioned, “Grandma, tell me one good thing”. Inquisitively, I appeared to my daughter not completely understanding the request. It seems that at my granddaughter’s college, proper before lunch is eaten, they go across the desk and share one advantage of their day to this point. After sharing one benefit of your day you are then prompted to “ask a good friend” about their one good thing until everybody has had an opportunity to share.
Voice Dream has turn into a well-known title in the assistive technology neighborhood because of Voice Dream Reader: a textual content-to-speech reader obtainable for i OS gadgets Now the developer has released a new app called Voice Dream Author which goals to help writers with special needs. Voice Dream Writer has features that can profit individuals with a wide range of wants including individuals with dyslexia and people who are blind or visually impaired. Folks with out disabilities may benefit from the app. For example, english language learners could benefit from spoken feedback and other options supplied by Voice Dream Writer.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Will Ramey is director of developer programs at NVIDIA. Since becoming a member of the corporate in 2003 he has served in a number of advertising and administration roles, together with several years as the first product supervisor for CUDA and NVIDIA’s developer tools. At present Will leads teams answerable for selling the NVIDIA SDK, developer applications, and the Deep Studying Institute. Prior to becoming a member of NVIDIA, he managed an unbiased game studio and developed superior technology for the leisure industry as a product manager and software program engineer. He holds a BA in computer science from Willamette College and completed the Japan Research Program at Tokyo International College. Outside of labor Will enjoys the outside, studying Spanish, and open water swimming. Comply with @wramey on Twitter to keep up with Will online.
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