How Is Deep Learning Used In Practice? 10 Examples Everyone Must Read

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You may have heard about deep learning and felt like it was an area of data science that is incredibly intimidating. How could you possibly get machines to learn like humans? And, an even scarier notion for some, why would we want machines to exhibit human-like behavior? Here, we look at 10 examples of how deep learning is used in […]

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Learn To Read Faster And Accurately With This Innovative $30 Software

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With all the information we have available at our fingertips, it can be hard to keep up. You want to read and learn as much as possible, but eventually, your eyes gloss over and you call it quits. There’s just too much excellent reading material across the web and not enough time in the day. Fortunately, apps are dedicated to […]

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Are Classroom Reading Groups The Best Way To Teach Reading? Maybe Not.

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Educators and researchers are looking to update one of the oldest, most popular—and at times one of the most controversial—methods of targeting instruction: the elementary reading circle. Grouping students of similar reading skills—think “bluebirds” or “redbirds,” for example—has become ubiquitous in American classrooms as a way to target instruction to students’ learning needs, spreading from 68 percent of classrooms in […]

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Center Helps Children Overcome Reading Challenges

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Are you familiar with the Patrick Beaver Learning Resource Center in Hickory? Angela Lawrence is its executive director. PBLRC is an amazing organization that’s doing everything it can to help Catawba County children overcome reading challenges. Angela described it as “life-changing” for the young people who benefit from PBLRC’s free tutoring, known as the Augustine Literacy Project. Angela shared some […]

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How To Help Struggling Young Readers

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Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report BRONX, N.Y. — The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often […]

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Barbershop Books Is Using Barbershops To Inspire Young Black Boys To Read

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Sometimes a book is just a hobby, a fun way to consume a new story. But sometimes a book is a  powerful tool to advance social change. The National Book Foundation announced the winner of the 2017 Innovations In Reading Prize on Monday. The prize is an annual award that honors individuals and organizations that are using literature to make […]

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The most important ways parents can prepare children for school

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The most important ways parents can prepare children for school Reading to children and talking to them about the story helps them love stories and become better readers. Slavic/www.shutterstock.com Allyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts Lowell With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that reading books with young children is important, […]

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Learning disabilities do not define us

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Learning disabilities do not define us Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do. Tim Kwee, CC BY-NC James Gentry, Tarleton State University I am an educator of educators. I teach others how to be the best teachers. But, I’m also different. I have learning challenges. As […]

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Explainer: how the brain changes when we learn to read

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Explainer: how the brain changes when we learn to read Learning to read is not actually that easy. from shutterstock.com Nicola Bell, The University of Queensland Right now, you are reading these words without much thought or conscious effort. In lightning-fast bursts, your eyes are darting from left to right across your screen, somehow making meaning from what would otherwise […]

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