Jodi is an associate professor in UMHB’s College of Education. She teaches literacy courses for pre-service teachers and is an advocate for lifelong learning.

Author Archives: Jodi Pilgrim, Ph.D.

Dyslexia 101: Basic Facts About Dyslexia

“Highly successful dyslexics nearly always say that their accomplishments and special ways of seeing come from their dyslexia – not in spite of their dyslexia as is often believed.” (West, 2008). I frequently receive calls from parents or family members regarding a concern for someone dear struggling with dyslexia.  Reading does not come easy for all young...
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Search Tips for Students & Educators

Google processes an average of 40,000 search queries every second. This equates to 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Do we utilize Google and other search engines correctly? Have you thought about ways to improve your Internet searches? In general, web literacy refers to the knowledge and use of specific skills needed to locate, evaluate,...
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Top 10 Apps for College Students

Most people use their phones and tablets for everyday tasks like scheduling and communicating.  Have you thought about using your device to enhance study skills or to improve classroom productivity? Read about mobile applications that support college students in daily academic tasks. These apps will make you extremely “appy!” Wolfram Alpha ($2.99) Wolfram Alpha includes...
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