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Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs

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. 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". Text to Speech extensions 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. Related:  Funktionsvariationer

specialpedagogen | Det inkluderande klassrummet Control Alt Achieve: Resources Over time I have created quite a few help guides, presentations, and other training resources for Google-related topics and other educational technology topics. Although these resources can be found elsewhere on this site and other locations, I have pulled them all together in one place to make it easy for people to find a needed resource, as well as to be sure you are accessing the most recent version (rather than an older copy made by someone else). All of these resources are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For more information about this license see In short, you can copy, distribute, and adapt these resources as long as you give proper attribution and do not charge for them. Google Resources Subject Resources

Alcoholic Parent: Its Effects on Kids “The nights that year were so difficult for Sareena. Her father was struggling with instability at work. As a result of the stress, he had started drinking every night. For a 15 years old, who had been so close to her parents, these daily fights at home between her parents and hearing the bottles crashing on the floor was nothing less than a nightmare.” Alcohol is just another drink consumed by people all over the world. A few of the many ways in which alcoholic parents affect kids are: Emotional health Environment at home contributes a lot to the mental and emotional health of a child. Sense of responsibility Children have to act far beyond their age. Embarrassment It becomes difficult for kids to take their parents to gatherings. Nor a child can prevent his parents from falling prey to alcoholism, neither can he solely make them sober.

Graphic Organizers Prepared by Tracey Hall & Nicole Strangman Please visit the AIM Center home page. Introduction One way to help make a curriculum more supportive of students and teachers is to incorporate graphic organizers. Graphic organizers come in many varieties and have been widely researched for their effectiveness in improving learning outcomes for various students. The following five sections present a definition of graphic organizers, a sampling of different types and their applications, a discussion of the research evidence for their effectiveness, useful Web resources, and a list of referenced research articles. Top Definition A graphic organizer is a visual and graphic display that depicts the relationships between facts, terms, and or ideas within a learning task. Types of Graphic Organizers Graphic organizers come in many different forms, each one best suited to organizing a particular type of information. A Problem-Solution Outline helps students to compare different solutions to a problem.

Kollegial handledning kring elever med autism och adhd | Ett stöd för lärare och länk mellan elevhälsa och klassrum Chrome App and Extension Database | Shake Up Learning There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database. I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers (also at the bottom of this post) that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love the Google Chrome web browser! The magic of that customization comes from the Chrome Apps and Chrome Extensions available in the Chrome Web Store. What are Chrome Apps? Apps are often enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. What are Chrome Extensions? Extensions are installed in the browser and give you added features and abilities to customize your browser. Warning! The Chrome Apps & Extensions Database For a while, I have kept a list of my favorite apps and favorite extensions on this site, but my list just keeps growing! The database includes 150+ Apps and Extensions and is searchable and filterable. Summary Article Name

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Techniques for Retraining Your Brain Why is it so hard to lose weight, stop smoking, or establish healthy habits? Why do couples argue about the same issues over and over? Why do so many people lie awake at night, stricken with worry and anxiety? Why is it so difficult to come to terms with a loved one’s death, even if it’s after a long illness? Show Full Description Hide Full Description The answers to these questions—and the path to lasting change in your life—lie in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a well-tested collection of practical techniques for managing moods and modifying undesirable behaviors through self-awareness, critical analysis, and taking steps toward gradual, goal-oriented change. CBT illuminates the links between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and physical health and uses those connections to develop concrete plans for self-improvement. As a special feature of this course, you’ll observe CBT session scenarios between Professor Satterfield and three “patients”: The Science of Lasting Change

Frayer Model The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. In contrast with a straight definition, the model helps to develop a better understanding of complex concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not. The center of the diagram shows the concept being defined, while the quadrants around the concept are used for providing the details. Words that work well with the Frayer Model include quadrilaterals, insects and democracies. Varför är det så svårt att skriva i skolan? Del 3 – Tydlighet | ETT ANNAT SÄTT ATT TÄNKA Många elever med autism har svårt att skriva i skolan. Vad det kan bero på har jag skrivit om i ett tidigare blogginlägg. För många är ett av problemen att uppgiften inte är tillräckligt tydlig. En del saker som kan verka uppenbara för de flesta är inte alltid det för någon med autism. Därför behöver man informera även om detaljer. Min son Platon hade inte förstått att man fick hoppa över uppgifter i en läxa och gå tillbaka till dem senare. Tänk också på att det kan vara svårt att komma ihåg all information om den bara förmedlas muntligt. Här nedan följer några listor med exempel på vad man kan behöva informera om inför en skrivuppgift. Självklart måste man vara lika tydlig även när det gäller andra typer av uppgifter. Utformningen Hur många sidor/ord? Hur ska man göra? Samla ihop information på kort först? På Lärarnas riksförbund har Annika Sjödahl skrivit ett blogginlägg med fina bilder på hur själva skrivprocessen går till. Hur utför man den här typen av uppgift? Lyrik/poesi/dikter

Essential Chromebook tools and apps for the classroom – ICTEvangelist A while ago I created an infographic featuring 30 apps for the paperless iPad classroom. Today I’ve created a similar type of infographic but with essential Chromebook tools and apps for the classroom. It features 18 different tools that I have used with children in my classrooms over the years that have had an impact on different areas related to learning: creativityengagementlearningprogress Within the 18 different tools and apps there are lots of different types of activities you can complete using them. From managing your classroom to assessment for learning, to surveying children to creating presentations to positive engagement involving the children in your classroom and their parents and much more. If you’d like to know learn more about the tools and apps below or are interested in how you can work with me, or want to learn more about how you can utilise Google Apps for Education, Android tablets or Chromebooks in your school to assist with learning, please get in touch. In "ICT"

The Happiness Project: Tips: Ten tips for being happier. Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: 10 tips for being happier. I blog regularly for Real Simple, on Simply Stated, and I was very HAPPY when they asked me to write something for the print magazine. A lot of people saw this article in the magazine, and when it was picked up on the Yahoo! These aren’t necessarily the most essential tips for being happy — I tried to include strategies that might not otherwise occur to people. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. * I was intrigued by this blog’s title, How to Succeed Socially. *Did you enjoy this article? For regular updates, you can subscribe to The Happiness Project RSS feed, or my monthly newsletter, or sign up for daily emails in the box in the upper-right-hand corner of my blog.

Podcast Reflection #12: Applying Differentiation Strategies In this podcast, provided by Teacher Created Materials, Dede Dodds discusses the importance of differentiating curriculum and gives practical ideas and examples to help you apply differentiation strategies in your classroom. The needs for differentiating curriculum are well understood by many educators, I believe. To briefly summarize, today's classrooms are no longer represented by heterogeneous students. Students show various ability levels, learning styles or preferences, interests, and backgrounds. Some students are learning English as a second language and others lack motivation. It seems impossible for teachers to meet the needs of all students with a single lesson plan. Dodds' discussion focuses on student ability levels. Tiered instruction is one of Dodds' favorite strategies for differentiation. The first step of tiered instruction is to get to know your students. The philosophy behind differentiation is fairness.

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