Acting Balanced: AAM Guest Post: #Autism through Eyes of a Special Education Teacher I am very pleased to have Liam's Preschool Intervention Teacher as a guest poster for my Autism Awareness Month - she has some great insights and resources to share for parents of preschoolers whether they have Autism or not: Autism through Eyes of a Special Education Teacher By: Allison Stoll When Heather asked me to write a few paragraphs on Autism spectrum disorders for her blog, I jumped at the chance. Before I get into the helpful resources I use in my classroom I would like to mention one thing first; when the district tells me that I will be getting a new student with Autism, I never quite know what to expect. As many of you know, children with Autism are naturally very visual. Speaking of SLP’s, there is a wonderful website called “Speaking of Speech.” As I said before, many children with Autism are very visual. Finally, I have found that other parents of children with Autism are the best resources for people like me.
How To Engage With Active Learners In The Classroom Students are currently enjoying the last gasps of summertime in most countries right now. They’re outside, engaging in social activities, and constantly on the move. So what would happen if these students were thrown into a slow-moving and old-fashioned classroom? Luckily, most classrooms are aggressively pursuing a relatively new type of approach to keep students engaged. To get you a bit more excited about engaging active learners, Blackboard and JESS3 created a new video that I thought would be helpful to share. Whether it’s through the use of technology (iPads, IWBs) or trends (flipped classrooms, 1:1), the key is to just focus on what’s resonating with students. So be sure to check out this video (which is basically a video infographic and chock-full of interesting tips and factoids) and get inspired to engage your students in a whole new way. Whatever you do, use the below video as inspiration on how to engage with active learners, digital natives, whatever you wanna call them.
How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps - StumbleUpon Anyone can learn how to make friendship bracelets with beautiful intricate patterns. Let me show you how, with easy step by step instructions. Which design would you like to make? Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can make a pretty bracelet like one of these: It’ll probably take you an hour or so to make your first bracelet. The technique is so easy that you can watch TV at the same time (seriously!). There are some great books on making friendship bracelets, like the enormously popular Klutz Friendship Bracelet Book , but to make the bracelets on this page you won’t need to buy any books or special equipment. On this page, I’ll show you how to make friendship bracelets in 8 different designs. Friendship Bracelet Designs Here are all 8 friendship bracelet patterns: Hearts - great for Valentine’s Day Flowers Diamonds Rainbows Stripes - great for sports team colors Stripes and Dots Chevrons Checkered The trick is something called a braiding disc, or braiding loom. Got your embroidery floss?
List of cooperative video games The following is a list of computer and video games that feature cooperative gameplay. Note 1. To sort by multiple columns, start from the least-significant column first. E.g., to easily find specific genre results on a specific platform, first sort by genre, then sort by platform.Note 2. Simplified for efficient sorting. Chuckwagon Apple Fritters | Scarletta Bakes I’ve been thinking about the Good Humor truck a lot lately. Like, a lot. This happens to me almost every summer. I get super hot. Every summer when I was a kid, we would spend our days at the local pool. I was a champion eater. Around 11:19 a.m., I’d start to get excited. Waiting. And then, in the far-off distance, I heard it… Diddly ding da ding da ding ding-a-ling a ding dongggggggggggggg (Whatever. I have to be first in line. Wait – who is that chubby girl standing on curb, sobbing and clutching two melted Push Pops? Sigh. Why am I talking about the Good Humor truck? Seriously, these fritters are simple and simply amazing. I came into the kitchen and found A. sitting next to an empty fritter bowl. M.: “Hey, what’s that chile sugar all over your face?” A.: “It’s not chile sugar. For reals. Chuckwagon Apple Fritters Prepare the apples by peeling all 5, shredding 2 of the apples, and roughly chopping 3 of the apples. Meanwhile, heat your peanut oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan. 1.
Adding Voice Comments to Google Docs Got Better Now February, 2014 Kaizena is one of my favourite web tools for adding comments to Google Docs. When granting Kaizena access to your Google Drive you will be able to add both text and voice comments to your documents and anyone who has access to these documents can also see these comments. This could be a great way for sharing audio as well as written feedback with students . A few days ago, Kaizena rolled out some interesting new features to its service. With this new update, users now can import not only documents they have stored on their Drive but they can also import entire folders : We’ve made it a lot easier for you to import a large volume of documents. Watch this video to learn more about Kaizena
100 Amazing How-To Sites to Teach Yourself Anything | Rated Colleges Posted by Site Administrator in Online Learning May 7th, 2009 Learning new skills and expanding your knowledge doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are loads of free resources on the Web that can help you find instructional videos, tutorials and classes to learn a wide variety of skills from fixing basic car problems to speaking another language. With 100 sites to choose from, you’re bound to find something here that will help you learn just about anything you could want. General Tutorials These sites offer a wide range of tutorials and videos. Around the House Want to know how to fix that broken cabinet or hang up some great wallpaper? Business and Management If you feel like you’re seriously lacking on business and management skills at work, no need to worry. KnowThis? Language and Writing Those who want to learn a new language, improve their writing skills or just learn more about literature will be well-served by these instructional sites. Technology Math S.O.S. Science Creativity
The 6 Skills for Researching Online Information Students should Know about February 18, 2014 With Internet becoming the number one source of information students flock to when looking for resources and references for their researches, it becomes imperative that we make sure that our students are equipped with the appropriate gear to keep them afloat in a sea of information and junk knowledge. I am not talking here about the tools students need to use such as the different search engines available out there but more importantly they 'whys' and 'hows' of using these tools. We want to raise a generation of discerning researchers and critical thinkers and to do this we definitely need to shift the focus from the product and tilt it more towards the process. 1- This visual is based on this post 2-The Kentucky Virtual Library " How to Do Research "
printer.php from menshealth.com Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good. Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off? We're not talking bench presses and interval training (though those do help). You can teach your body to cure itself from everyday health ailments—side stitches, first-date jitters, even hands that have fallen asleep. Just study this list, and the next time your friends challenge you to an ice cream eating contest, chow down: You know how to thaw a brain freeze—and 17 other tricks that'll make everyone think you're the next David Blaine. Do Them Right: To mazimize your workout, good form is a must. Cure a Tickling Throat When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Experience Supersonic Hearing If you're stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. Overcome Your Most Primal Urge Need to pee? Feel No Pain
Studios | Games I love game design. I have produced about 90 titles to this point, doing all my own game design, programming, artwork, and sound engineering (I do get help on some of these things on certain projects). These game have totaled hundreds of millions of plays and are (mostly) free to play and easily accessible. I am intrigued by simple ideas. • Best in Genre (several categories), 2008-2011 – Casual Gameplay (JayIsGames.com) My game development upbringing is an interesting one. By the end of high school I started publishing my work online to share. Currently I am a game developer at Kongregate. From a few hours to several months in production, each of these games is made a whole lot of love and effort. Give Up This game is too hard. Run Right Asteroids are coming! Epic Combo Redux A redo of the class Epic Combo game! This is the Only Level 3 The third and latest installment in the This is the Only Level series! Chuck the Sheep Upgrade, craft, and rebuild your ship and try to reach the meadows Timemu