This is what reading is like if you have dyslexia – CNN.com

Ever wondered what it’s like having dyslexia? This site will help you see. And this gif shows you at a glance what it’s like.

The person’s blog has been setup for letters to “jump around” like what sufferer’s see. If you find it hard to read, imagine what the sufferer’s have to cope with on a daily basis. Sure, you can probably adapt to it after a period – like reading mirror letters or reading another language. Heck, you could probably read Al Bhed fluently, given enough time. But unlike dyslexia, all the other languages are static – they don’t change constantly.

I used to wonder why dyslexic people had an extra 30 minutes in exams when I was at school. Seeing this helps me understand why. Just being told “the letters jump around” didn’t really help me grasp the size of the task sufferer’s had to put up with.

I had dyslexic school mates and they were often shunned because they were considered “slow” readers. Unfortunately, this mindset carried on throughout our school life, and although they were slower at reading they were amazing at absorbing the information they read, doing really well at their exams (with the extra 30 minutes of course). That itself silenced their bullies.

Source: This is what reading is like if you have dyslexia – CNN.com

What the best education systems are doing right

ideas.ted.com

See all articles in the series

In South Korea and Finland, it’s not about finding the “right” school.

Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes. What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? Here’s an overview of what South Korea and Finland are doing right.

The Korean model: Grit and hard, hard, hard work.

For millennia, in some parts of Asia, the only way to climb the socioeconomic ladder and find secure work was to take an examination — in which the proctor was a proxy for the emperor, says Marc Tucker, president and CEO of the National Center on…

View original post 1,392 more words