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Important Notice: Go to CAST's UDL Exchange (http://udlexchange.cast.org) to use our newest support lesson building tool. UDL Exchange lets you use the power of networking to create, remix, and share UDL-informed lessons and activities. The CAST Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Builder provides educators with models and tools to create and adapt lessons that increase access and participation in the general education curriculum for all students.

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Children and youth with attention deficit disorder (ADD) often have serious problems in school. Inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, disorganization, and other difficulties can lead to unfinished assignments, careless errors, and behavior which is disruptive to one's self and others. Through the implementation of relatively simple and straightforward accommodations to the classroom environment or teaching style, teachers can adapt to the strengths and weaknesses of students with ADD. Small changes in how a teacher approaches the student with ADD or in what the teacher expects can turn a losing year into a winning one for the child. Examples of accommodations which teachers can make to adapt to the needs of students with ADD are grouped below according to areas of difficulty. praise appropriate behavior monitor social interactions set up social behavior goals with student and implement a reward program. Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles

Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Create Shop Learn Gallery The following are a few examples to show the versatility of Tagxedo, especially how tightly the words hug the shapes.

Teaching Students with ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder): Special Education Articles, Tips & Advice for ADD or ADHD Students

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity and a limited attention span. It was previously known as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Treatment can include a combination of medication and behavior modification. Whether a parent or teacher, read on to find intelligent and sensitive discussions, informative articles and helpful tips to teaching students with ADHD. Teaching Students with ADHD (Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder): Special Education Articles, Tips & Advice for ADD or ADHD Students
What are learning disabilities? Learning disabilities, or learning disorders, are an umbrella term for a wide variety of learning problems. A learning disability is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Learning Disabilities in Children: Symptoms, Types, and Testing

Learning Disabilities in Children: Symptoms, Types, and Testing

The Florida Center for Reading Research

Congratulations to FCRR research partner Michael Kaschak, an associate professor in Florida State University’s Department of Psychology, for becoming a fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), the largest international organization for researchers in the field of psychological research. Dr. Kaschak’s research focuses in the area of language, particularly how people comprehend and produce language. His work with FCRR has been directed at developing new techniques to boost reading comprehension in children. Listen to the complete story here: http://bit.ly/kaschak The Florida Center for Reading Research
AFP/ Those in a study of the font say it improves reading accuracy. A graphic designer from the Netherlands, Christian Boer, has developed a new font to aid his dyslexia. The font, called Dyslexie, isn’t the first of its kind, but according to Scientific American in an article published Wednesday, “it has received much fanfare from sufferers.” Boer first designing his font in 2008 while studying at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and in 2010 a fellow student conducted an independent study on the font as part of a master s thesis project. New ‘Dyslexie’ font helps dyslexics read better 

New ‘Dyslexie’ font helps dyslexics read better 

Teachers Network for Educators - Lesson Plans, Resources, Videos About Teaching
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100 iPad Apps Perfect for Middle School | iPads for Learning
Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. Beautiful Word Clouds

Beautiful Word Clouds

All About Adolescent Literacy Paragraph Shrinking Need more help with writing instruction? Try the Paragraph Shrinking strategy! Paragraph Shrinking allows each student to take turns reading, pausing, and summarizing the main points of each paragraph.

All About Adolescent Literacy

National Middle School Association - Helping You Achieve Success

Hello Association for Middle Level Education Nurturing Effective Middle Level Schools Support, passion, and positive relationships are ingredients of an effective middle level school.
Welcome to my tweenteacher website. Here I will be discussing the latest news in education, curriculum design, a smattering of educational policy, and most importantly, how to more deeply enjoy this crazy and difficult calling of ours. For if you don’t figure out how to love teaching, with all of its obstacles and insults, then your students will not love learning. This blog is meant to help new educators to the profession, veterans, and second career teachers navigate through this difficult yet rewarding career.It is also meant to challenge the past practices that do not work, while highlighting those that do.

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