This interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline for one of three types of comparison essays: whole-to-whole, similarities-to-differences, or point-to-point. A link in the introduction to the Comparison and Contrast Guide give students the chance to get definitions and look at examples before they begin working. The tool offers multiple ways to navigate information including a graphic on the right that allows students to move around the map without having to work in a linear fashion. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling The compare and contrast essay is taught through modeling from the brainstorming phase through the first draft. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Unit Examining Plot Conflict through a Comparison/Contrast Essay Students explore picture books to identify the characteristics of four types of conflict. Descriptive Video: Using Media Technology to Enhance Writing Boars and Baseball: Making Connections
ST4 Learning - ProfessionalsAs an Assistive Technology professional, you put yourself in your client's shoes on a daily basis, seeing the world through their eyes and approaching daily tasks as they would. By working with OT-Rs and SLPs to help your clients, you are responsible for providing the best, most up-to-date, tools and aids possible to increase the quality of life for others. WordQ+speakQ works with all popular writing programs such as Microsoft Word and can be integrated with tools including touchscreen, on-screen keyboard and adaptive mouse devices. It reads back what the user has typed, makes helpful word suggestions, and enables users to proofread and edit their own work by reading back misspelled words and punctuation exactly as typed. WordQ+speakQ is especially helpful for those who find writing to be a challenge. WordQ+speakQ is especially helpful for those who find writing to be a challenge.
Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special NeedsTechnology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:Text to SpeechReadabilityReading ComprehensionFocusNavigation Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Text to Speech extensions 1) Read&Write for Google ChromeChrome web extension link The "Swiss Army Knife" of extensions with tools including word prediction, dictionary, picture dictionary, text to speech, screenshot reader, speech maker, screen mask, translator, highlighters, voice note, and more. 2) Read AloudChrome web extension link This text-to-speech extension will read either the entire page or just the text that you have selected. Readability extensions
Welcome to GLTIntroductionby Susan M. Brookhart I believe that most teachers, in fact, do understand this reality. But we often don't carry it through into our assessment practices. Studies analyzing classroom tests, over many decades, have found that most teacher-made tests require only recall of information (Marso & Pigge, 1993). The reason that recall-level test questions are so prevalent is that they are the easiest kind to write. This situation is true for even the best teachers. Upon reflection, it became obvious that many of the questions I have asked were at a lower-order thinking, or simply recall or factual response, level. The same thing happens on classroom tests. Most state standards and district curriculum documents list goals for learning that include both knowledge of facts and concepts and the ability to use them in thinking, reasoning, and problem solving. What Is Knowledge? The nature of human thought and reason is the subject of a field of philosophy called epistemology.
Story WarsParticle Internet Button - Interactive Intro to IoTStoryboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard CreatorText to speech apps for iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuideSometimes you need materials read to you, rather than reading them yourself. This AppGuide will help you pick out the best text-to-speech app available for the iPad. Keep in mind, with newer model iPads, you can choose "Speak Selection" in the settings to hear any highlighted text. Essential Apps Voice Dream Reader by Voice Dream LLC Voice Dream Reader sets a high standard for apps in the text to speech category. NaturalReader Text to Speech HD by NaturalSoft Limited NaturalReader Text to Speech HD is a fantastic alternative to Voice Dream Reader. Notable Apps Aloud! by Chun Kai Lau If you're looking to a Text to speech app that is simple, easy to use, and features a few added bonuses without over-complicating the app, then Aloud! TextAloud is one of the more bare apps in this category, but don't let that fool you. Web Reader HD - Text to Speech Page Reader by Chris Chauvin Web Reader HD is a web browser designed to read the web to you. Decent Apps Speak it! by Future Apps Inc. Speak it!
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