Webster's Visual Dictionary A dictionary with a new point of view that catches the eye and enriches the mind. 20,000 terms with contextual definitions,developed by terminology experts; 6,000 full-color images of a wide variety of objects from all aspects of life; One essential reference. 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. The 10 Most Asked Questions About Genius Hour and 20% Time Projects – A.J. JULIANI How do I get started? Lucky for you there is many teachers who have already jumped into Genius Hour and 20% Time Projects. Even luckier is that they have shared their experiences online, in books, in interviews, webinars, and in courses. I offer teachers a free four-part mini-course on Genius Hour and 20% Time (you can check it out there).
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. The finished map can be saved, e-mailed, or printed. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Teaching the Compare and Contrast Essay through Modeling
Technology and Interactive Notebooks – Teaching Without a Quill This is 100% inspired by Ditch the Book writer Matt Miller using sketch notes and incorporation of technology. Go check him out if you haven’t already. Now, on to what has worked in my room.. Student’s need to use both the PENCIL and the COMPUTER. Interactive notebooks work SO SO well with full GAFE implementation. What are Sketch Notes? 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.
Discussion Questions and Projects for Use With Any Film that is a Work of Fiction Note: In some of the questions we have used the term "major characters." Before asking the questions, have the class identify the major characters. In addition, these questions can also be limited to one or more characters. Characterization is delineated through: (1) the character's thoughts, words, speech patterns, and actions; (2) the narrator's description; and (3) the thoughts, words, and actions of other characters. When students analyze character, they should be reminded to have these three sources in mind. Adapted from California English-Language Arts Content Standards - Grade 7, Reading 3.3
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 21 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. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. In addition to the list of extension, I have also linked in the video and help guide from a webinar I did a while back on "Google Tools for Special Needs".