Optolexia screening tool

Optolexia hopes to help schools identify students who have dyslexia by using cloud computing and machine learning. As a student reads text on the screen of a computer fitted with an eye tracker, the tool captures the student’s eye movements. The data is sent to the machine learning engine in the cloud, which returns a numerical result that identifies the likelihood that the student has dyslexia.
Good idea, but I would like to see a better screening method for kids BEFORE they are expected to read. The earlier a child receives intervention, the better the results! Read more about this product by following the link below.


“I Am Dyslexic” film

“I Am Dyslexic” is a short film by Falmouth University student Mads Ogaard. Mads wanted to help raise awareness of the isolation that dyslexic students can feel. The animation centers on the struggles of his protagonist as he negotiates the perils of the education system, beautifully visualized as a metaphorical mountain of books. The film also highlights the importance of friendship and support and Mads hopes that his work will help dyslexic students to realize that they are not alone. Read more about the project here: http://falmouth-animation.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/third-year-film-i-am-dyslexic.htmltumblr_o48mex5rPB1r6qjm9o2_1280

Museum Week starts today!

Starting today, more than 3,000 museums, galleries, and cultural institutions from over 69 countries will come together on Twitter for the third edition of #MuseumWeek. The week-long celebration runs through April 3 and will give you backstage access to museums across the globe — regardless of where you live — all of which can be discovered on Twitter, Periscope, and Vine. Learn more here: https://blog.twitter.com/2016/museumweek-2016-kicks-off-around-the-world and check out which museums are participating here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1vI29iePBFgNIGODNyR82uBYHArj30vGK7FxJTQwF0aI/edit#gid=0

iOS 9.3

iOS 9.3 (Apple’s new operating system) now allows classrooms to assign multiple users to devices so students can share iPads. Schools that create Apple IDs for students can now manage them, and a new Classroom app lets teachers manage students’ progress better.
Teachers can also glance at screens with a tap using the Classroom app, so they can get a better idea of how students are finding information. Educators can also launch apps to students’ devices, and lock those devices into an app to keep kids focused.
Read about the other new features of iOS 9.3 here: