Κυριακή, 20 Μαρτίου 2011

Cartoons for dyslexia

Επιλέξτε τα δικά σας cartoons, ζωγραφίστε τα και φτιάξτε τις λεζάντες στα ελληνικά.
Θα τα βρείτε στο αρχείο cartoon.ppt (click here)!!!

Choice your own cartoon, paint it and write the message in your own language!

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37 Common Characteristics of Dyslexia


Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency.
a. Read the text of http://www.dyslexia.com/library/symptoms.htm and write some characteristics in your own language. Work in groups.
b. Testing for dyslexia with DAVIS METHOD: Free online assessment. If you wish, try it at Home and finally visit and Get advice from experts! (Athens/Greece: Κ.Ε.Δ.Δ.Υ. Καντάνου 18, Αμπελόκηποι, τηλ.: 210-6929611)


Famous dyslexic people

Famous people with reading difficulties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSmQs-UT1uM

People with Dyslexia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCYnvqXB5aw

Famous Dyslexics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4XR_cvyBPo

Famous Dyscalculics!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWzCsI180cc

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuSe5wsrVAQ





What is it like to have dyslexia?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwZLFTW4OGY

Σάββατο, 19 Μαρτίου 2011

Taare Zameen Par = Like stars on earth (film)

Taare Zameen Par is a 2007 Bollywood drama film directed and procuced by Aamir Khan.
The film explores the life and imagination of 8-year-old Ishaan (Darsheel Safary). Although he excels in the arts, his poor academic performance leads his parents to send him to a boarding school. Ishaan's new art teacher (Aamir Khan) suspects that he is dyslexic, and helps him to overcome his disability.

The film made its theatrical debut in India on 21 December 2007. Less than two years later Walt Disney Home Entertainment released an international edition DVD titled Like Stars on Earth, marking the first purchase of distribution rights for an Indian film by a global company.

Taare Zameen Par has received several awards, including the Filmfare Best Film Award for 2008 and the 2008 National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare. It was India's official entry for the 2009 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film, and the film's failure to progress to the nominations short list sparked a debate about why no Indian film has ever won an Oscar. Media outlets made comparisons between Taare Zameen Par and the British drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won several Oscars that same year.

On Friday March 18th, the pupils of 3rd Upper Secondary school "Miltos  Kountouras" participating in the eTwinning project "Dyslexia and Social Exclusion" attended the film in IT LAB. More details about the film HERE.

Ms St. Soubassi, english teacher in our school, prepared the students to watch the film. She coordinated the discussion on the subject "social exclusion & dyslexic pupils" and evaluated the worksheets of the children.

Here it is the worksheet:

Worksheet: side 1
worksheet: side 2







 On Monday March 21th, in the IT LAB the pupils will watch some other videos about dyslexia, will search for famous dyslexic people and will draw paintings,  cartoons and designs about dyslexic people, their attitudes and their relationships with the other. 

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Worksheets



DYSLEXIA and SOCIAL EXCLUSION
We watched the dyslexia film and noticed the following:
Children with learning difficulties are threatened by social exclusion because:
  • They are left behind 
  • They can’t participate in class activities 
  • They have no friends
Also, the hero is a dyslexic boy who is:
skillful, not very dexterous, adventurous, brave, emotionally intelligent, artistic, sensitive, creative, lonely, detached, aggressive, defiant, a liar, sometimes truant, nervous and a pet lover.
His talents are that he can make puzzles, paint, make fireworks and orientate himself. He can also understand poetry, although he can't read, write and calculate. On the other hand, he can’t memorise and answer when pressed or understand istructions.  He can't focus and play ball games.

He feels happy when he can freely explore and create. He feels frustrated when he fails, angry, stressed, lonely and also abandoned, sad and depressed. His family feel confused, apprehensive, condemned, disappointed, angry and guilty.

How can we help him? We can try and understand him, accept him as he is, seek expert support for him and us and, more importantly, not insult him but support him. We should explain things in his way and provide special education and last protect him from being bullied.

Τρίτη, 8 Μαρτίου 2011

I am Sam (film)


A mentally retarded man (MRP) fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

Director:Jessie Nelson Stars:Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dakota Fanning

Ο Σον Πεν, σε μια καταπληκτική ερμηνεία, υποδύεται έναν διανοητικά καθυστερημένο πατέρα (MRP), που προσπαθεί να κερδίσει τη δίκη ώστε να πάρει εκείνος την ανατροφή του παιδιού του, ως μοναδικός γονιός, παρά το πρόβλημά του.  

Συζήτηση: Υπάρχουν στερεότυπα που αφορούν τους MRP. Είναι ενσωματωμένοι στη κοινωνία ή αντιμετωπίζουν πρόβλημα αποκλεισμού. Ποιά η γνώμη των μαθητών πριν και μετά τη προβολή της ταινίας.

Την Παρασκευή 4/3/2011 οι μαθητές του προγράμματος παρακολούθησαν την προβολή της ταινίας και διατύπωσαν τις απόψεις τους προφορικά και γραπτά, συμπληρώνοντας παράλληλα φύλλο έργου. Το συντονισμό είχε η κ. Στ. Σούμπαση, καθηγήτρια Αγγλικών.






                                      I AM SAM

 Before watching the film we did some brainstorming on what Mentally Retarted People are like. We got these answers: stupid, problematic, naive, victims, poor at communication, lonely, disadvantaged, outsiders, social excluded, mentally ill, pathetic, vulnerable, easy going and disturbed. On the other hand we also answered that MRP are sensitive, cheerful, sociable, obsessed with perfection, tolerant, good hearted, friendly and generous.

Then, we watced the film and agreed that Sam fits in most of the above but turns out to be a creative, highly affectionate, loving - commited - engaged father, very good at communication, patient, warm, but immature at first like all parents!