Larry Ferlazzo: “Freckle” Provides Hundreds Of Articles In “5 Or More Different Reading Levels”

Larry Ferlazzo: “Freckle” Provides Hundreds Of Articles In “5 Or More Different Reading Levels”. “It’s an ‘adaptive’ platform where teachers can set up free virtual classrooms (it looks like it’s free to individual teachers, but schools and districts can pay for more features) and is supposed to differentiate in English, Math and Social Studies content. It was particularly struck by it having “hundreds” of the same articles written at different lexile levels.”

Book Riot: Available Reads Extension Is A Game Changer

Book Riot: Available Reads Extension Is A Game Changer. “Ever wished you could connect your Goodreads account to your local library’s catalog and know when a book on your TBR is available? Good news: now you can, thanks to the Available Reads extension. The Available Reads extension allows you to see a listing of copies available on OverDrive—one of the most common ebook and audiobook platforms being used in libraries—on every Goodreads review page, as well as your Goodreads bookshelf. You’re able to quickly and easily see whether a book you’re interested in is available locally.”

Neowin: Google Assistant now lets parents read bedtime stories to their kids when they’re away

Neowin: Google Assistant now lets parents read bedtime stories to their kids when they’re away. “Google Nest has teamed up with Instrument to create an Assistant action called My Storytime that lets users play pre-recorded stories on Google Assistant-enabled devices. The new action is inspired by military families in which parents deploy overseas, with their children missing out on bedtime stories.”

How-To Geek: Fonts and Browser Extensions That Help Those with Dyslexia Read the Web

How-To Geek: Fonts and Browser Extensions That Help Those with Dyslexia Read the Web. “Dyslexia is a learning condition characterized by difficulties with reading and, to a lesser extent, writing. As the web is full of written content, the right fonts and extensions can make consuming digital content much easier for those with dyslexia.”

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Free resource helps determine reading difficulty, provides interventions to help overcome

University of Alabama at Birmingham: Free resource helps determine reading difficulty, provides interventions to help overcome. “UAB launched an online resource, Electronic Portal for Assistance Learning, to remediate student difficulties in literacy to help with reading comprehension, confidence, fluency, phonemic awareness and phonics. The unique resource connects reading difficulties with resources to improve literacy.”

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge . “For the past 6 months, I’ve been working on a new presentation for a keynote appearance in Ohio and it’s making me more thoughtful about the potential of Instagram. More clever ways to interact with Libraries, literacy, books, reading, kids, and our community.”