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Parenting Guide Gifted Children Ireland About Us One web page for every book ever published. It's a lofty but achievable goal. To build Open Library, we need hundreds of millions of book records, a wiki interface, and lots of people who are willing to contribute their time and effort to building the site. To date, we have gathered over 20 million records from a variety of large catalogs as well as single contributions, with more on the way. Open Library is an open project: the software is open, the data are open, the documentation is open, and we welcome your contribution. Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation.

The Code and The Challenge of Learning to Read It - Video Tour INDEX Dr. David Abram: Like A Talking Stone: David Abram, author of "The Spell of the Sensuous" discusses the parallels and differences between how non-literate indigenous people 'read' nature and how literate people read the alphabet. Dr. David Abram: How Reading Affects US: David Abram, author of "The Spell of the Sensuous" discusses the shadow side of alphabetic literacy: our estrangement from the surrounding world of nature. Dr Richard Allington: What is Reading?

Rethinking Concrete Manipulatives Douglas H. Clements Sue McMillen Close your eyes and picture students doing mathematics. Like many educators, the mental pictures may include manipulative objects, such as cubes, geoboards, or colored rods. Does the use of such concrete objects really help students learn mathematics? Are Manipulatives Helpful? Helpful, yes... ...But no guarantee. In contrast, students sometimes learn to use manipulatives only in a rote manner. Similarly, students often fail to link their actions on base-ten blocks with the notation system used to describe the actions (Thompson and Thompson, 1990). Although research suggests that instruction begin concretely, it also warns that concrete manipulatives are not sufficient to guarantee meaningful learning. What Is Concrete? Manipulatives are supposed to be good for students because they are concrete. Second, physical actions with certain manipulatives may suggest mental actions different from those that teachers wish students to learn.

Welcome to the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition Web Site Exquisite Minds: Gifted and Creative Children | Exquisite Minds: Gifted and Creative Children « Support for Educators and Parents of Gifted and Creative Children "The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that cr The Physics Classroom Progress Monitoring Web Resources The National Center on Student Progress Monitoring (NCSPM) has exciting downloadable articles, PowerPoint presentations, FAQs, and additional resources about student progress monitoring, Curriculum-Based Measurement, applying decision making to IEPs and other researched based topics. All of our publications are designed to inform and assist audiences in implementing student progress monitoring at the classroom, building, local or state level. The materials on this website were developed under the NCSPM, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs from 2003-2008, and content has not been updated since that time. Although materials were vetted under the NCSPM, professionals differ in how they report and explain certain content and procedures. Topics NCSPM strongly encourages the reproduction and distribution of our materials. Accountability and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Adobe Acrobat (165 KB) PowerPoint (4,890 KB) Presented by Dr. Math Other

Fractions Fraction - a rational number of the form a/b where a is called the numerator and b is called the denominator. WOW! I'm having a heck of a time getting this page built, go to my blog and search "fractions" meantime...this page isn't going to look anything like this when I'm done...this week jan 15 2011 this page will transform...hmmm never now it's Dec 2011..this is now top of the list... I have made quite a few blog posts on the topic. You can start with very young students because fractions are math and math is just counting. You can start the journey here: Soon there will be lots of pictures vids and all the things you find elsewhere here at the house of math. Go here for a simple fraction worksheet. Math Terms/Definitions: Fractions These all need drawings/pictures or examples or video.

Activities for Special Needs Kids & Autistic Children Our children love KidZui. We have a large family of twelve, with five high-needs adopted children. Even the two-year-old goes onto KidZui and it definitely helps. I do not worry when the children use KidZui to search on the internet and they love it. Theresa KidZui is a Web browser and search engine designed for kids ages 3-12 with over 2 million websites, games, videos and pictures. Though KidZui wasn‘t specifically designed for special needs children, many parents have reported that it is a helpful teaching tool for students with learning disabilities, children with ADHD, autistic children and other special needs kids. We invite you to download KidZui free of charge to see if it works for your special needs child. Resources for Special Needs Kids My 3-year-old grandson, who has a hearing impairment, LOVES being on the computer. KidZui has a number of features that can benefit families with special needs kids. Smart for Parents: Fun for Kids: Familiar, Consistent Online Environment

NRC/GT—Spring '98 Newsletter-Underachieving Gifted Students: A Mother's Perspective Pamela Hunter-Braden Boise State University Boise, ID I teach preschool. I have done so for long enough to watch a number of my students reach high school. I also parent. All studies comparing the characteristics of the achiever with those of the underachiever indicate that negative self-concepts are the central trait distinguishing underachievers from those who are achieving commensurate with their ability. Coil (1992) believes that "while signs of underachievement often begin by third or fourth grade, middle school or junior high usually marks the highest point of consistent underachievement" (p. 2). . . . come to realize that underachievers want school to be different. The first problem to overcome is the cycle of blame which begins when a child fails. References Clark, B. (1997). Coil, C. (1992). Heacox, D. (1991). Karnes, M. McCall, R. Raph, J., Goldberg, M., & Passow, A. Whitmore, J. (1980).

Science Matters Yah, I know some of us are winding down from schooling for the summer months, but I can’t help but stay on the lookout for resources I know I’m going to be needing again all too soon. I’ve come across some interesting science things of late that I want to check out – perhaps you, too, can find something useful. For your perusal: Free Online Textbooks and Curriculum Chemistry Packets: 13 units of chemistry; also has links to YouTube chemistry videos Classic Science Life: free life science e-textbook to download; either download by chapter (there are 36) or by unit (9 units); online courses also offered MS Nucleus: free science curriculum, K – 6 and some secondary Science Interactives and Videos Annenberg Learner : animations on a number of topics, including volcanos, DNA, the rock cycle and others; also has interactive on subjects other then science wickED: animations about the earth, including plate tectonics, the rock cycle Bytesize Science: chemistry videos ilabcentral: virtual lab

Webinars and Online Trainings We encourage you to download and share the following webinars and online trainings. All we ask is that you credit the National Center on Student Progress Monitoring. Please note that if you wish to print any of the following presentations, it is easiest to do so once you have saved the presentation to your computer. Also, please let us know what you think. Send us an e-mail at telling us what you think about the resources, how you are using them, what additional resources would be useful to you in the future, or if you have any questions about using our materials. Webinars Online Trainings Other Online Chat: Determining the Response in RTI Online Training: Using CBM for Progress Monitoring in Math This online training module describes a 7-step process for monitoring student progress in math using curriculum-based measurement, or CBM. View the online training now! Presentation Slides *Flash 6,0,79 player or later is required. Online Chat: Determining the Response in RTI