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The A.I. Endangering Us Today

It’s not sentient terminator or big brother AI. It’s AI used like a superweapon by political and corporate predators.

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The Goal of Instruction is Autonomous Learning

The purpose of reading instruction is to teach learners to be able to progress when they are reading on their own – when they are reading in-between instructional sessions. Learners who don’t read enough between instructional sessions don’t progress. In terms of the “practice” required to advance in reading, the number of words read during […]

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The W3C Accessibility for Children Design Group

I’ve been part of a World Wide Web Consortium design group that is developing the accessibility guidelines for how the internet will evolve to support children. So far we have had 16 meetings. The group put out a survey to its members in an attempt to learn how to best orient its next steps. The […]

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Part 3: Decoding Confusion – The Bottleneck to Progress in Reading

A short but deep journey into the root cause of reading difficulties and a new way of thinking about how to support children and adults who are learning to read and/or reading to learn.

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Embedding Interactive Orthography

Webpages – Articles – Stories – Lessons – Guides – Manuals – Courses – Journals – Blogs – Ezines – Tests – Epubs – Surveys – Assessments – Newsletters – Advertisements – Announcements. QUESTION 1: If people with lower literacy skills or limited English could read your content would they enjoy or benefit from doing so? QUESTION […]

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ATTN: SCHOOL LIBRARIANS

Together we can make your library a place where any student, regardless of their reading skills, background knowledge, or primary language, can receive individualized instruction and support while they are reading anything, on any device, in your library.

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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING – PART 3

THE 3 STEPS OF THE MAGIC LADDER #1 – Click on ANY word that doesn’t quickly pop to mind. Look and listen to ‘cues’. #2 – Try to read the word again. If still can’t, click word again. Look and listen to ‘cues’. #3 – Repeat steps 1 and 2 until word is recognized. Clicking […]

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A NEW WAY TO LEARN TO READ OR IMPROVE READING – PART 2

This video demonstrates the Magic Ladder’s PQ App (A FREE Chrome Browser extension) that works on on millions of common education and reference resource sites (including #ReadWorks, #CommonLit, #Wikipedia, #ProjectGutenberg). The PQ App works on any word and every word of most websites and provides instantaneous word recognition support. It provides personally adaptive scaffolding for […]

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The Number One Cause of Low Literacy in America?

Reading Instruction! (Note: This article was published in the April 2018 print and online versions of Language Magazine) More accurately stated, the number one cause of low literacy in America is the archaic mental models that constrain the ways we conceive of, design, and deliver reading instruction. Over half of all the K-12 students in […]

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NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME!

NO MORE INSTRUCTIONAL CONFUSION, GUESSING, OR MIND-SHAME! Learning to Read is 1-2-3 (and free!): 1) Click on any word. 2) Try to read word in Pop-up. Can’t? Click word in Pop-up. 3) Repeat Step 2 as needed.   Click on any word below and follow the steps: 1,2,3.  to ice eye have know meow wolf pour fury idea heart acres […]

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