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Compare & Contrast Map

Compare & Contrast Map
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 - Professionals As 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.

Flip Book The Flip Book is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books up to ten pages long. Students and teachers can use the flip book for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating question and answer booklets. Students can choose from nine different layouts for the pages of their books (shown left). Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose Stapleless Book The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless! Printing Press The interactive Printing Press is designed to assist students in creating newspapers, brochures, and flyers. Grades 3 – 12 | Mobile App | Writing & Publishing Prose RWT Flip Book The Flip Book app is designed to allow users to type and illustrate tabbed flip books. Grades 3 – 8 | Calendar Activity | August 13 The first English printer, William Caxton, was born on this day in 1422.

Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs Technology 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

Persuasion Map Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Demonstrating Understanding of Richard Wright's Rite of Passage Students use the elements of persuasion for a specific audience to demonstrate their understanding of Richard Wright's accessible and engaging coming-of-age novel, Rite of Passage. Grades 6 – 12 | Lesson Plan Persuade Me in Five Slides! After students write persuasive essays, use this lesson to challenge them to summarize their essays concisely by creating five-slide presentations. Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis Students analyze rhetorical strategies in online editorials, building knowledge of strategies and awareness of local and national issues. Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing Compare & Contrast Map The Compare & Contrast Map is an interactive graphic organizer that enables students to organize and outline their ideas for different kinds of comparison essays. Essay Map Persuasion Rubric

Welcome to GLT Maui Street: Annette Sykes, Maori Elite and Neo Liberalism I have an enormous amount of respect for Annette Sykes and I like to think I have more than a few things in common with her. She was born and bred in Kawerau and witnessed “a thriving mill town reduced to a community that is dependant on the diminishing generosity of the welfare state”. This experience shaped her perspective. I was also born in Kawerau (in 1991) and I grew up witnessing the horrifying consequences of Ruth Richardson’s neo liberal fantasies and this experience shaped my perspective. Whenever I came back from boarding school and now university I always take time to reflect on the damage two decades of neo liberal policies have had on the town. But anyway Annette recently delivered the annual Bruce Jesson lecture and spoke about ‘The Politics of the Brown Table’. Much of her address is a harsh critique of the so called ‘iwi elite’ and their neo liberal agenda. Neo liberalism makes our people sick. Annette also discussed iwi authorities. Hat tip Te Whaainga Wahine

Introduction by 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.

Critical Race Theory Resource Guide Critical Race Theory Resource Guide Critical Race Theory has its roots in the more established fields of anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and politics. The notions of social construction and reality of race and discrimination are ever-present in the writings of known contemporary critical race theorists, such as Derrick Bell, Mari Matsuda, Richard Delgado, Kimberlie Crenshaw, and William Tate, as well as pioneers in the field, including W.E.B. DuBois and Max Weber. This guide was designed to assist upper-level undergraduate level students using the resources usually found in a research university library. This field has its roots firmly planted in American soils, mainly due to the racial makeup of our country. Bibliographies & Indexes Encyclopedias & Dictionaries Electronic Databases & Internet Resources Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings & Books Bibliographies & Indexes Bridging the Gap: Examining Polarity in America edited by Nancy L. PAIS International

Story Wars Particle Internet Button - Interactive Intro to IoT Storyboard That: The World's Best FREE Online Storyboard Creator Text to speech apps for iPad: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide Sometimes 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!