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A New, Quick Way To Draw On PDF and Images

You can now save time, money, and space!  Did you know that you do not have to print out your classroom or tutoring activities anymore? You can simply open a PDF, or with the newer MacOS operating systems, a simple screenshot of a pdf, Word doc, Google doc, web page, or even a printed workbook page instantly offers drawing and writing tools that can be used to complete the activity.  If you want more drawing, tracing or coloring options, you can share the image to the drawing App, Procreate.  To top it off, as soon as the student completes the activity, they can then save and forward the completed image in a text or email!  This lightens book bags, saves on paper and ink, and it is better for our environment!  Let me show you how to do this.
What is a Screenshot? 
A screenshot captures the image you see on your screen and stores it on your camera roll, and it can be edited, shared, and stored.

How to do this on an iPad:
Find the image, file, webpage, or handout you want to capture.Set u…

What Can You Do When Your Child Hates to Read

For many young learners, reading is a tantalizing adventure into the imagination of an author and a fun way to increase knowledge. However, for other learners, reading can be a tedious chore that can result in avoidance and even tantrums.  So, what can you do when a child hates to read?  It is a two-step process.  First, one must uncover the problem or problems.  Then, one must pick among a number of solutions.
I Uncover the Problem or Problems
There are a number of difficulties that can make the process of reading a dull and laborious grind, and uncovering the core cause(s) can help to untangle the problematic turmoil.
Visual processing deficits: Visual processing is a cognitive skill that allows us to process and interpret meaning from information that we see through our eyes, and it plays an important role in academic subjects such as reading, math, and spelling.  To learn about the different types of visual processing, click here.Labored decoding skills: Decoding is the ability to …