Are you curious about what your child will learn when they start school? How will they learn, and with what? Computers, not books! Today’s toddlers are digital natives. Namely, they will grow up knowing how to use smartphones and tablet PCs, regardless of their social or educational background. More preschoolers know how to use a
The Disability Service at Trinity College, Dublin is hosting an information evening this month for potential students with physical/sensory disabilities. Date: Friday January 27th 2012 Time: 6.30pm Venue: Room 3074, 3rd Floor, Arts Building, TCD The evening will begin with an overview of the Disability Access Route to Education (DARE), and will outline the range
In July 2011, The Ear Foundation (Nottingham, UK) held its first international teen summer camp in Yorkshire, for 19 teens from five European countries, who between them had 7 different types of cochlear implant processors. The camp is running again from July 23 to 27 2012, at the same venue: St John’s School, Boston Spa,
Irish Deaf Kids held a technology and education event in Dublin on October 10th, 2011. The event proved to be invaluable for all attendees, and was put together to give parents, educators and other stakeholders in-depth insights to how deaf and hard-of-hearing (hoh) children can use digital tools to better communicate and learn in a
“Video-games, and the type of learning and thinking they generate, may serve as a cornerstone for education and economies of the future”. For children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, video-games offer great learning potential. Social and interpersonal skills can be taught, as can problem-solving abilities (which the children in question may have already). Read: Is Gaming
Irish Deaf Kids (IDK), a social enterprise with charitable status, received CHY2 status from Revenue in 2009. This meant donations over €250 made to us qualified for tax relief until our bank accounts were closed in July 2015 and our voluntary dissolution concluded in 2016 (see left). During its existence, IDK drew its income from a diversified
Technology tools can be instrumental in teaching literacy skills to children with hearing issues and/or other learning needs, as this article shows. Touchscreen tech helps people with disabilities Some parents and educators are reserved about using iPads in early-years education. Moderation and context are advised in such settings but if an iPad device helps develop a
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