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Young Readers Learn From DVDs & Touch-Phones

With young readers now having the latest screen-based reading options like e-books, touch-phones, DVDs and more, we are firmly in the digital age. In the US, a new DVD to teach children sign language is now on release. It is … Continue reading

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Connect School Project Enables Inclusive Teaching

Universities in Ireland have used the Moodle interactive teaching system for years, while schools are just “getting it”. In this piece, we show how the universal design of the Moodle-based Connect School system enables seamless inclusion in class for all … Continue reading

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iPhone Subtitle App Puts Captions In Users’ Hands

The first-ever iPhone subtitle application promises to give movie buffs the chance to receive subtitles directly to their phone for the movie/DVD of their choice. It’s a great solution until more cinemas provide subtitled movies and as the app develops, … Continue reading

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Bilingualism In The Home & School Environments

Many deaf children grow up to be bilingual – communicating in both Irish Sign Language and in English. This can be a challenge for parents. How do they juggle using both, and which option should be used when? Early use … Continue reading

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Literacy Skills In Children Aged Three to Five Years

This piece follows on from IDK’s earlier post, Infant Literacy Skills: Newborn To Three Years, and complements other IDK posts on early-years literacy. The bottom line is that children learn about literacy from birth, regardless of their hearing ability. While early … Continue reading

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IBM’s KidSmart Application Deadline: July 8, 2010

With IBM’s 2010 KidSmart PCs application deadline approaching on July 8th, 2010 for primary schools in Dublin city & county, IDK asked one school in Cork, how their pupils like the PC unit. Pupils at St Columba’s GNS with facility for … Continue reading

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IBM’s KidSmart Application Deadline: July 8, 2010

With IBM’s 2010 KidSmart PCs application deadline approaching on July 8th, 2010 for primary schools in Dublin city & county, IDK asked one school in Cork, how their pupils like the PC unit. Pupils at St Columba’s GNS with facility for … Continue reading

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