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Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute

Helping Kids Who Struggle With Executive Functions | Child Mind Institute | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Learning specialists share a mix of specific strategies and alternative learning styles that help kids who struggle with executive functioning get organized.


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UDL Tech Toolkit

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If you have not heard of Universal Design for Learning, also known as UDL, you might want to check out my post here that gives an introduction.  You can also choose Universal Design for Learning fr...
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Gauteng Accelerates Spending to Meet Service Delivery Obligations - AllAfrica.com

Gauteng Accelerates Spending to Meet Service Delivery Obligations - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Gauteng Accelerates Spending to Meet Service Delivery ObligationsAllAfrica.comSouth Africa: Gauteng Accelerates Spending to Meet Service Delivery Obligations. 27 August 2012. Comment ...
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Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are, Teaching Today

No two students enter a classroom with identical abilities, experiences, and needs. Learning style, language proficiency, background knowledge, readiness to learn, and other factors can vary widely within a single class group.

 

Regardless of their individual differences, however, students are expected to master the same concepts, principles, and skills. Helping all students succeed in their learning is an enormous challenge that requires innovative thinking.

 

Teaching Today provides busy secondary teachers with teaching tips, free downloadable teaching materials, in-depth articles and a host of other features.
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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:27 PM

Good basic strategies that teachers can use to provide access to general. ed. curriculum for students with special needs.

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How does the iPad impact on student learning? The Hills School iPad Project | The Spectronics Blog

How does the iPad impact on student learning? The Hills School iPad Project | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This blog has been written by and posted on behalf of The Hill School, Northmead, NSW, Australia. Read on to find out what one school is doing to investigate...
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Many Florida Schools Use Seclusion Rooms For Students With Disabilities

Many Florida Schools Use Seclusion Rooms For Students With Disabilities | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Editor's note: We've followed up this post answering some questions about the data raised by readers. Florida keeps two sets of seclusion data.
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State Senator Puts Special Education at the Top of Her Next Agenda - Patch.com

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State Senator Puts Special Education at the Top of Her Next AgendaPatch.com“She asked for easy fixes to problems that are out there that will make a big difference on people's lives,” said Brenda Considine, a longtime advocate and coordinator for a...
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Teachers Can't Go It Alone

Teachers Can't Go It Alone | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
When we blame teachers, we fail to address the roles played by budget cuts and by family and child poverty, and we fail to recognize those who are dedicated to student success in the face of great challenges.
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Pre-Assessment Documents

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In a previous post, we discussed traits of quality pre-assessment. Here are three documents to help you make pre-assessment easier: a parent letter, a daily work log, and a rubric for grading project presentations.
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Enhancing Inclusive Environments: Support for Implementation

Enhancing Inclusive Environments: Support for Implementation | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
This online community of practice is a place to share and celebrate innovative strategies that support inclusive practices across Alberta (Thanks for access to the #abed Inclusive Education ning @volekshy!
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5 Things Every Teacher Should Know

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In order to be a successful teacher using technology for your 21st century learning encounters, you need to be able to model 21st century learning and innovation skills in your encounters with technology.

 

 

===> These skills are also known as the 4 C’s: <===

 

- Critical thinking and problem solving


- Communication


- Collaboration


- Creativity and innovation


Key basic functions to know: creation capabilities (document, spreadsheet, presentation, WYSIWYG website), collaborative capabilities (document sharing, interactive form building, wiki—collaborative website building). One free (so far) suite to explore for these functions, all under one banner, is GOOGLE. Not just the mainstream search engine, but Google Scholar, Google Alerts, and the entire suite of Google products helps you become more effective and efficient in your search missions, and more. They are constantly adding functions to their suite of tools, so keep up to date by exploring the “More Google Products” page on their site: www.google.com/intl/en/options/. They organize their expanded tool set under the following categories:

 

- Search
- Explore and Innovate
- Communicate, Show and Share
- Go Mobile


Make your computer work better (beta versions of pack software to enhance performance)


Web 2.0 tools have something for everyone and are constantly changing. If you can imagine it, it is most likely out there in one form or another. The trick with web 2.0 tools is, though, that they rarely do everything you are looking for, so sometimes DIY mash-ups are necessary. Understanding the functionality of what you’re looking for helps you to choose the right tools to help you attain it, rather than relying too heavily on a specific set of tools. Focus instead on a class of tools based on functionality.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://teachteachtech.coe.uga.edu/index.php/2011/05/02/5-things-every-teacher-should-know/

 


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dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Adhd

dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & Adhd - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD. Information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and dysgraphia, through online videos, resources, and forum.
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Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time | Education News

Using Technology to Personalize Learning and Assess Students in Real-Time | Education News | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

In 1915, famed educator John Dewey wrote a book entitled Schools of Tomorrow in which he complained that the conventional public school “is arranged to make things easy for the teacher who wishes quick and tangible results.”[i] Rather than fostering personal growth, he argued that “the ordinary school impressed the little one into a narrow area, into a melancholy silence, into a forced attitude of mind and body.”[ii]


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Apps for Literacy – For young adults with Intellectual Impairments | The Spectronics Blog

Apps for Literacy – For young adults with Intellectual Impairments | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
I just got back from a great training session with the teachers who run the...
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Digital Tools Expand Options for Personalized Learning

Digital Tools Expand Options for Personalized Learning | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Targeting students' individual needs could help build a kind of individualized education plan for every student.
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Remembering Neville Alexander - AllAfrica.com

Remembering Neville Alexander - AllAfrica.com | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The WitnessRemembering Neville AlexanderAllAfrica.comAnd though Alexander may well be remembered by history for his views on multilingualism and his contribution to language planning in South Africa, his views on language, as well as the urgent need...
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Proloquo2Go: How to add NEWS to a button | The Spectronics Blog

Proloquo2Go: How to add NEWS to a button | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
Proloquo2Go is a great App for helping children to generate independent or supported writing.  Children may be working on writing and sharing recounts or stories at home or at...
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Special needs kids staying in traditional schools - The Associated Press

Special needs kids staying in traditional schoolsThe Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students increasingly opt for...
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School Trends - New school year brings longer school day for CPS

School Trends - New school year brings longer school day for CPS | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Chicago Public Schools chief Jean-Claude Brizard - In a packed auditorium before the ceremonial ringing of the first bell to start a new school year, Brizard told students that a longer school day will bring more academic rigor..

 

"That means more AP (biology), more support for students who need it," Brizard told the crowd. "For elementary schools, it'll mean more recess, more math, more social studies."

 

Lindblom, a selective enrollment school for 7th through 12th graders, saw its school day increase by 41 minutes four days a week. That added time will push the end of the school day to 3:44 on most days and give students more time for classroom instruction scheduled around their needs, said Principal Alan Mather.


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Top 8 Digital Storytelling Apps to Help Understand Student Strengths

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Here are the "Top 8 Apps" for digital storytelling apps picked by Inov8. They point out that these apps encourage creativity, provide support and remediation for students with special needs, and can be used in many different classroom settings. "They are motivating, engaging and will encourage learners to demonstrate their strengths."

 

"For students with special needs, the creativity of digital storytelling apps has allowed us, as educators, the opportunity to observe and understand the strengths of our students. New apps are primarily hands-on and highly visual, and provide an opportunity for those learners who struggle with traditional instructional methods to take advantage of their abilities and strengths. Professionals in special education want to use apps in many different contexts, integrated into global curricula, across disciplines, as well as be able to insert their own content. Ultimately we want to customize, individualize and personalize the use of these digital storytelling apps for our students."

 


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For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution

For Dyslexic and Visually Impaired Students, a Free High-Tech Solution | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"Elizabeth is a college freshman who has severe dyslexia that makes it impossible for her to decipher printed materials. Nearly every night for 12 years of school, Elizabeth’s mother would sit down and read her daughter’s school work to her because that’s the only choice they had. But a few months before starting college, Elizabeth discovered an online library called Bookshare.org, run by a small non-profit called Benetech."


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How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad

How To Capture Ideas Visually With The iPad | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

"Visual recording is what it sounds like it’d be. As opposed to recording audio, visual recording captures visuals, though not necessarily in photographic form. The process of visually capturing ideas with the iPad isn’t terribly complex in concept. If you can think of concept-mapping, you’ve halfway there."


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Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers

Group Tells Parents To Pull Kids From Classrooms WIth Gay, LGBT-Inclusive Teachers | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it
The Illinois Family Institute, an anti-gay Christian group, is calling on parents to pull their children out of classrooms led by any teacher who supports a gay-straight alliance, uses LGBT-inclusive texts or learning materials or supports LGBT...
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Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Database Tutorials for screenreaders

Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Database Tutorials for screenreaders | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

A great way to get started on Microsoft Office using JAWS screenreader - all free tutorials.


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The Special Education Problems We Aren't Solving - New York Times

The Special Education Problems We Aren't Solving - New York Times | Inclusive Education | Scoop.it

Like most schools in New York City, we have been moving rapidly toward inclusion — moving children from more restrictive settings (smaller classes, less movement) to less restrictive ones.

 

There’s a lot to criticize about the way special education works in this enormous system. It is cloudy and incongruous, difficult to define, and difficult to find any universal truths when you talk about it. I see its deficiencies with much clarity, because I see the way that it fails my students, year after year.cent of the students are classified as special education.
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