327 Common Core Aligned Playlists from MentorMob & LearnZillion MentorMob and LearnZillion have teamed up to create a comprehensive collection of Common Core aligned learning playlists perfect for providing students with easy access to guided learning experiences. Currently there are 327 Common Core aligned playlists ready and available for free on the MentorMob site.MentorMob playlists are displayed in a step-by-step format that allow users to interact with live web content right on the page, keeping students on track without getting lost in a stream of open tabs and new pages. As students progress through a playlist at their own pace, MentorMob keeps track of completed steps. Flexibility to move within a playlist is provided by a preview that's always accessible on the side of the screen, allowing users to jump to different steps as needed for reteaching and challenge.
Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12 The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. Early Literacy and Students with Multiple Disabilities Students with multiple disabilities, including deafblindness, face many learning challenges. They do not learn literacy in typical ways. Often they do not have exposure to books and literacy-based materials.
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Tips for Handwriting This page will focus on tips to improve handwriting. Area of Concern: Writes too large provide boxes for each word or individual letter as necessary use dotted lined paper with a middle line highlight the boundaries for writing, for example, the area between the dotted middle line and the bottom writing line Area of Concern: Writes too small work on a vertical surface to encourage larger arm movements, for example, chalkboard, easel, paper taped to wall make posters encouraging the child to write big use boxes that eventually get larger in size Area of Concern: Writes too light Teaching Objects - A Lesson Planner That Integrates Google Drive Teaching Objects is an online lesson planner that I stumbled upon today and that I think has great potential. The first thing that you'll notice when you try Teaching Objects is that you have to create your account using a Google account (either a personal account or a Google Apps for Edu account). Then you can optionally authorize Teaching Objects to access your Google Drive and YouTube accounts. Giving authorization will enable you to pull materials from your Google Drive and YouTube accounts into your Teaching Objects lesson plans.
Tips for Engaging Parents this School Year It’s that time again for many of us worldwide to start the new school year! This time of year is very exciting, but also comes with new challenges. One of the most important challenges of the school year is how to engage parents. Larry Ferlazzo, author of Building Parent Engagement in Schools, points out that while many schools involve parents they rarely engage parents. According to Larry Ferlazzo, engaged parents are those that enter into partnerships with teachers and school staff to provide the best learning environment for children.
Math Learning Games For Kids Math Games Cool online games are a fun and interesting way for kids to learn about mathematics. Mastering math facts is essential for students as they learn more arithmetic and build upon existing knowledge. Basic math is essential for long multiplication and division as well as for triple-digit addition and subtraction. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan *Updated* 28th October 2014 The 5 Minute Lesson Plan is now available in digital format! This means you can now create quick lesson plans online. Read my blog announcement here or go straight to test the software out here now! The 5 Minute Lesson Plan:
Assistive Technology Tools for Learning Differences, ADHD, and Executive Function Challenges My Assistive Technology Toolbox (Last updated 10/04/20) I use a wide variety of technologies in my practice, both high-tech and low-tech – too numerous to mention here – but I'd like to list the most significant ones that I rely on and include in my trainings. These are tools that I currently use or have used with clients, and tools that I know are effective based on inputs from colleagues who also employ and teach assistive technology. Because many technology products and utilities perform multiple functions, it's difficult to list them by categories such as "Technologies for Reading" and "Technologies for Writing" – certain tools would show up in several places – so I've chosen to list them in a more eclectic manner that's still somewhat logical. Use this information to guide your exploration of potentially helpful technology, and please keep in mind that there are far, far more tools out there than are listed below – this is merely the tip of the tip of the assistive technology iceberg.
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