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17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate
Research shows that students with ADHD can concentrate better when they’re allowed to fidget (here's a link to the study). But what if this becomes a distraction for the rest of the class? We received hundreds of Facebook comments from teachers, parents, and students with great ideas for letting students quietly fidget, and here are some of our favorites: 1. Squeeze Balls Squishy balls, stress balls, koosh balls, hand exercisers… there are dozens of objects that can be squeezed quietly. 2. Fidgets are small objects that help keep students’ hands occupied. 3. Silly putty, playdough, or sticky tack can also keep students' hands occupied. 4. Tape a strip of the hard side of velcro under the student’s desk. 5. Chewing gum can help keep some ADHD students focused. 6. Doodling can help many students focus, not just ones with ADHD (here's the research if you're interested). 7. A fan in the back of the room can help some students focus. 8. 9. AKA yoga balls, stability balls, or exercise balls.

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How to Make a Screencast of Your iPad’s Screen One of the best ways to help people learn how to use an app or complete a workflow process on an iPad is to show them. Every year schools have workshops dedicated to showing teachers how to use their iPads. The trouble comes after the workshop is over and teachers have forgotten a key step or two. The solution to this problem is to create screencast videos that teachers can refer to throughout the school year. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad’s screen.

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