Author Archives: Hilery Williams

Dear parent: why your dyslexic child struggles with reading⤴

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In a letter to parents of children with reading problems, Maryanne Wolf explains how dyslexic children’s brains are organised differently. Although it’s long I’m reproducing it in full as it is so powerful.  No one can ever prepare a parent for two things: the immeasurable love that comes with having a child; and the sorrow […]

@GiraffeClass: Twitter with 5 year olds⤴

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  I have been on Twitter for just over a year now and continue to find it the most amazing resource. It’s like a virtual staffroom where I can access a stream of links, opinions, ideas and resources from an interesting and informed group of fellow educators world-wide. For someone working in additional support needs, […]

The New Literacies: ‘A Living Book’⤴

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John Naughton writes in this week’s Observer about an extraordinarily illuminating app that enabled him to access that intractable poem, ‘The Waste Land’. It’s a digital edition of the poem in the form of a ‘living book’. The publishers, Touch Press, say that such books ‘define the future of publishing’. Naughton thinks they are ‘better […]

TeachMeetLothians11⤴

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Thanks to @nwinton for the photo. Here is my talk on Digital Storytelling and Dyslexia that I gave at TeachMeetLothians11 last night and here’s a wee summary for those of us who can’t bear audio files (me!): I talked about the false dichotomy between the purists who regard anything but print as being beyond the […]