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June 20, 2017

What if all the students…?

What if all the students in the world are given equal and inclusive education to achieve their full potential?

Check out the smarter way to learn by using iSmart – it’s an app that combines educational materials with visually compelling mindmaps. Students can logically link concepts to help them develop a clear and in-depth understanding of the subjects.

With the aid of text-to-speech and speech-to-text features, everyone can read and write faster than they used to. iSmart is specifically designed for users with learning difficulties like dyslexia and dyscalculia, and users are given an opportunity to benefit from these new approaches.

Teachers and parents can allocate homework and materials to students, whilst viewing their progress. Schools can upload eBooks, notes and communicate with both students and their families.

Don’t miss out on this new way of learning. Try iSmart now for free!

December 13, 2016

Teaching Dyslexic Children

Teaching is a profession but even more a vocation. All over the world teachers try to motivate children to learn every single day, but it’s not an easy job! Given the high prevalence of learning difficulties, they are facing big odds when it comes to ensuring that the knowledge gained is entrenched deeply, and not just quickly until the day after their exam.

Dyslexic students offer even more of a challenge since they learn in a completely different way, and are more confused if given huge amounts of texts. The following are some tips that can help teachers of dyslexic students:

  • Create more visual materials – A picture says a thousand words and dyslexic students are normally very aesthetic and artistic children who enjoy colours, images and other visual learning aids.
  • Include music and sound – Hearing a particular sound might trigger a memory for a child, and therefore using sound cues is an innovative way how to help students remember.
  • Build mindmaps – At the end of each topic draw a mind map with the most important concepts as a summary and give this out to students to help them memorise facts and figures.
  • Gamification can help – Making learning more entertaining could be a way to remove the stress for students with dyslexia that are already fearful and could be coming to school reluctantly
  • Allow tablets in the classroom – Technology is less intimidating to dyslexic students than books and with its help one can teach a variety of subjects from languages to sciences with ready made online materials. We suggest looking at large online repositories like www.oercommons.org or www.openeducationeuropa.eu
  • Use iSmart app – This app includes all of the above suggestions and even allows for great interaction with parents, teaching assistants and the psychologist in charge of the student. See all our features on getismart.com/the-features