Subject Area Specific (Special Needs) Source 1. Subject Area Specific (Special Needs) Source 2. Behavior Support | News Online Tool Lets Teachers Develop and Track Behavior Plans.
Subject Area Specific (Special Needs) Source 3. Special Needs | Feature Flipping the Classroom for Special Needs Students Technology is playing a key role in keeping students with physical and learning disabilities stay engaged in class and at home.
By Bridget McCrea06/30/14 In Cornwall-Lebanon School District (PA), there was a time when students who suffered from severe disabilities and were unable to speak had to use a DynaVox speech communication solution to talk to teachers and collaborate with classmates. The bulky, clunky equipment wasn’t portable, said Jason Murray, the district’s technology coordinator, which meant that it certainly couldn’t play a part in a flipped classroom. Subject Area Specific (Special Needs) Source 4. Grants & Funding EETT Focus: A Special Ed Technology Infusion An Idaho middle school is using EETT funds to help bring its special education department into the 21st century.
Using the grant money for a technology infusion, planners are looking to make their classrooms more accessible and more interactive to help better engage students and improve overall learning. Useful Resource for college 1. Cengage's New Developmental Math Tool Breaks Lessons into 'Learning Bursts' Cengage Learning has launched MindTap Math Foundations, what the company said is the first in a suite of new products designed to address the lack of college readiness among students in the United States.
The tool is a developmental math curriculum and platform that breaks lessons into 15-minute "learning bursts," using interactive video lessons, exercises and games. Students can access it by phone, tablet or computer at any time. Cengage representatives said they gathered input from nearly 1,000 students while creating the new program, many of whom said lack of time and the need to juggle family and job responsibilities were responsible for their lack of preparation.
Thus MindTap Math Foundations, which gives students the ability to work in brief "bursts" of problem-solving and critical thinking skill exercises. About the Author. Interesting Resource 2. Funding & Policy | News Special Ed Target of $4 Million in Federal Grants A total of $4 million in federal funds is being awarded to institutions training the next generation of special education professionals.
The United States Department of Education has awarded 17 grants to 14 individual institutions grants ranging from $142,000 to $250,000 to "prepare graduate students for leadership positions in special education, early intervention and related services. " The grants are designed to ameliorate the impending shortfall of special ed faculty and administrators as a large number of them head toward retirement age. Useful Resource 3. Teacher Observation School Improvement Network Unveils New Teacher Observation Tool School Improvement Network has launched Edivate Observe, a classroom observation tool designed to help support teacher growth through highly personalized professional development plans.
Launching this month, Edivate Observe will replace School Improvement Network's current observation product, Observation 360. Useful Resource 4. Innovator 'Leveling Up' Technology for Teaching Tami Lenker, M.Ed., Technology and Learning Coach, Blythewood High School, Blythewood, SC By Dan Gordon02/11/16 Tami Lenker Now in her third year in the position after starting her career as a classroom teacher, Lenker has helped to spearhead a host of changes, including an overhaul of the school's professional development program that has led to increased interest and participation in creative uses of technology.
THE Journal: You started as an English teacher. Technology Journal 1. Teaching with Tech Report: Innovating World Language Education Through Technology Mobile apps, online platforms and other technologies are transforming world language education programs by "creating more dynamic, interactive experiences that expose students to the nuances of languages and cultures," according to a new report from the New Media Consortium (NMC).
The role of technology in innovating language education is being driven by pedagogical trends and challenges. The report, "Innovating Language Education: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief," was commissioned by the Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center (LFTIC) at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. Technology Journal 2. Research Technology Aids Understanding Science of Learning By Dian Schaffhauser02/18/16 A group of scientists who research learning recently came together from around the nation for a National Science Foundation conference to share their "latest findings, lessons learned [and] new directions.
" All participate in "Science of Learning Centers," funded for the past decade by the NSF for the express purpose of deepening the understanding of learning. Among the takeaways from the gathering: Technology now plays a major role in understanding the learning process. Most of the six centers bring together research people from multiple institutions in proximate regions of the country. Technology Journal 3. Classroom Management Promethean Updates Free Options With ClassFlow Promethean's latest enhancements to ClassFlow now will give teachers ready-to-teach lessons, new collaboration tools and a way to reward students with digital badges.
ClassFlow is free software that enables screen-sharing capabilities across multiple platforms. Teachers can use it to take an entire classroom of students through a lesson together with a projector or display. Likewise, switching to individual instruction, teachers can "push" a Web site, video, poll or other digital content to students' devices. Technology Journal 4. Digital Books Reading Rainbow Launches Digital Library for Elementary Schools RRKidz has launched Reading Rainbow Skybrary School, an educational digital library designed for students in early elementary school.
"Skybrary School offers a rich multimedia resource filled with close to 1,000 fiction and non-fiction books, newly produced video field trips hosted by LeVar Burton and standards-aligned themed lesson plans developed by educational specialists specifically for Skybrary School," according to a news release. "This Netflix-like learning service is based on Reading Rainbow's award-winning Skybrary Family digital library, yet features a powerful new teacher dashboard, Common Core-ligned content and easy to use management tools.
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