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These resources will help you support the development of your child's English skills. Featured article. Welcome to PECSAustralia.com! School Things on Pinterest. Paraprofessional Handbook BLOG. Miss Allison's Class: Paraprofessional Handbook FREEBIE!! I mentioned that my teaching team and I worked on a paraprofessional handbook a couple weeks ago when I posted out Paraprofessional Survival Kit and several readers were interested to see what we came up with.

Miss Allison's Class: Paraprofessional Handbook FREEBIE!!

So this week I am featuring a modified version as my Manic Monday FREEBIE! I tried to make the handbook neutral and its really pretty basic. We tried to address any reoccurring issues we were finding (checking email, confidentiality, cell phone use, how to address behavior problems) as well as provide necessary information (working with kids with language impairments, classroom behavior system) especially for anyone who was new to working in our unit. Please refer to the great resources on the last page where I got some of the ideas. Also, I reused my favorite special needs clip art by Phillip Martin. A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL IEP GOALS: K-12. FREE SOCIAL SKILLS DOWNLOADS. Here are dozens of free autism social skills teaching resources, most with free pdf downloads.

FREE SOCIAL SKILLS DOWNLOADS

The resources vary in difficulty and can be used for children between ~ age 6 and ~ age 18. The resources are organized by color-coded categories below: 1. Communication/Relationships [view video describing these HERE] Positive Behaviour Support. Aspect Positive Behaviour Support encourages children, young people and adults to develop the skills for an improved quality of life.

Positive Behaviour Support

Aspect Positive Behaviour Support encourages children, young people and adults to develop skills that will help them improve their quality of life, develop positive relationships, have choices and participate in their community. Aspect’s Positive Behaviour Support team includes psychologists, speech therapists, educators and case managers. Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support.

The department is committed to ensuring Queensland state schools continually improve whole-school discipline in order to provide positive learning environments for all students.

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support

Schoolwide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is a whole-school framework which helps schools to create positive learning environments. This is achieved by developing proactive systems to define, teach, and support appropriate student behaviours. SWPBS was developed by leading educational experts in the United States where it is used in more than 18,000 schools. Many of the world's leading education systems have adopted SWPBS, including Canada, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, with Finland commencing a SWPBS trial in 2013.

Since being introduced in Queensland in 2005, the SWPBS framework has helped more than 400 state schools develop successful whole school behaviour management systems. 85K of the presentation is also available. Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students. In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same. StoryJumper: Publish and read children's story books. 48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers.

A good majority of northern hemisphere and international schools are winding down the 2011-2012 school year and doors will be closing as the students and teachers take off on their summer adventures.

48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Here is a list of great sites for kids and teachers to keep you happily productive and learning this summer. These are in no way in any order of personal preference or coolness. Happy summer! 1. Magic Tree House If your students like The Magic Tree House Series (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) 2. Can’t afford that summer vacation schlepping around Europe? 3. ReadWriteThink creates a lot of great educational resources. 4. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

Cool homeschooling resources online, that aren't just for homeschoolers: Back to School Tech Guide 2013. Along with books, YouTube channels, and educational apps, there are loads of smart and fun websites that both my kids and I agree are worthwhile supplements to their schoolwork.

Cool homeschooling resources online, that aren't just for homeschoolers: Back to School Tech Guide 2013

And as I get ready to start my eighth (gulp) year homeschooling three kids, I’ve gathered together 8 of our favorite sites for exploring new topics, practicing math facts, or just having fun while learning something new. You don’t even have to be a homeschooler to love them. – Christina FreeRiceI always feel good when I let the kids play educational games at FreeRice, knowing they are feeding the hungry with every correct answer they get.

Freerice.com. Cool homeschooling resources online, that aren't just for homeschoolers: Back to School Tech Guide 2013. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant.

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Upload, Share, and Discover Content on SlideShare. eLearning templates, training photos, training images, e-learning images, characters, and templates. Dust Echoes: Ancient Stories, New Voices. Parent & Afterschool Resources. Web conferencing for VU ELI Offshore - sju-jul-11. Visiting teachers from SJU, July 11 Presentation We used these slides as a way to generate discussion around the kinds of tools and technologies Australian teachers are using in the classroom.

Each one marks a different approach to teaching and learning with technology. Wordle - Beautiful Word Clouds. Schoolwriting. 9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle. The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use. It does require Java though so Chrome users might have some trouble. In any case, this article focuses on non-Wordle options you should know about.

Student Engagement, Visual Learning and Technology: Free Worksheets. Five Ways to Use Online Portfolios in the Classroom. Our digital world is transforming the way we learn, and today's teachers are tasked with the challenging job of sifting through the deluge of educational technologies and creating a meaningful learning experience for students. In my 15 years in education, I've seen firsthand how opportunities and a little guidance can positively impact a person's future and change the life path they're following. In fact, as a result of serving on the San Francisco School Board, where I learned about the obstacles to education, I've seen how creating learning opportunities can impact a long-term digital identity. S Educational Topics and Special Reports. Tech2Learn: Success Stories of Technology Integration in the Classroom.

Facebook Edutopia on Facebook Twitter Edutopia on Twitter. 80 Online Tools, References, and Resources. Assistive Technology: Resource Roundup. Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom. For decades, students have been completing assignments in school. Top 20 Uses for Wordle. Blank Website Templates For Creative Minds. Envisioning-the-future-of-education.png 1,600×2,263 pixels. 11 Free Mind Mapping Applications & Web Services. Mind mapping is a way of taking notes, capturing ideas, exploring concepts and breaking down information into a more readily understood format.

It’s a place where visual representations and written representations of things merge to create something that is more natural to the mind; it works with and represents the way we think, where as paragraph-based text is not representative of the thought process at all. Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Elivu.wikispaces. Educational Resources for Special Needs.

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Visual Support Apps for iPod/iPad. Visual supports are a part of our everyday lives. Fun and educational websites for kids.