Classrooms come with their own unique characters, props, and soundtracks. To the average student, these things meld into the background, setting the scene for learning.
However, for children affected by autism, simple disruptions—from the opening of a book to the ringing of a bell—can cause major setbacks in the learning experience.
How can teachers and parents ensure that the needs of students with autism are being addressed?
Learning to learn: It is essential for any student to develop good learning habits in order for true learning to take place, and the same is true for children on the autism spectrum. Learning how to sit appropriately, turn on “listening ears,” and raise a hand to respond are foundational skills that need to be taught and reinforced right off the bat. Autism is a spectrum disorder, in which symptoms may vary from mild to severe based on the child. For that reason, it is critical not to generalize a diagnosis.
Casper Focus allows teachers to ensure that all students are engaged, on the same activity, and using their devices in the ways the technology was intended.
Teachers can perform classroom management tasks while preserving the magic of iPad. They can do this using Casper Focus… all from their own iPad, all by themselves.
• Focus students on a single app • Guide classes through multiple apps and help them focus on the classroom instruction • Change focus between apps • Ensure access to a student’s iPad if the student forgets their passcode or locks the teacher out • Monitor whether every student’s iPad is powered up
Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).
The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency...
Below is a cool cheat sheet containing some practically useful shortcuts to use on Gmail. I am not sure how many of you use Gmail but for those of you who do the graphic below can really help you minimize the time you spend carrying out tasks on Gmail.
The Teacher Gaming Network (TGN) is the largest online gaming network for K-12 educators where YOU control all of the game content. TGN is an online source where teachers can create their own games, with their own content, while utilizing various question formats and game styles. TGN has five different question formats, including: True/False, Matching, Multiple Choice, List, and Short Answer/Fill In. Each question format has at least one corresponding game style.
There are two different subscription options available; Basic and Plus. The Basic account is available FREE to all educators, and includes two question/game formats and unlimited use of the Community Feature – where educators are able to search through more than 7,000 questions and games created and shared by other educators within TGN. The Plus account includes access to all five question/game styles, the Community Feature, and an advanced Student Data Tracking system. All games are designed around proven techniques to help motivate and stimulate student learning.
Helena Capela's insight:
Criar os seus próprios jogos adaptados ao currículo que leciona. Só para alguns países!
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
I was invited to speak on OER and open textbooks to the Science faculty at Douglas College. This is the first time I have presented in my new role at BCcampus, and the first time I have spoken directly with a group of faculty at any institution about the open textbook project so I was very curious as to the types of questions I would get.
The two above images are good examples of purposeful thinking about iPad usage in schools.
One, a screenshot of an oft-used tool known as iPad As.. by edtechteacher.org, focuses on what the iPad can be used for and provides links to various apps that can be utilised for those functions. It goes without saying that it is a very useful website for schools thinking about iPads. It provides nutshell explanations of a number of apps that relate to each iPad as… category as well as pricing. It’s a good introduction into the functionality of the iPad that counteracts the misconception of iPad as consumption NOt creation tool.
Helena Capela's insight:
Utilizar as ferramentas a pensar nos objetivos que queremos alcançar.
Covering the latest research on advanced learning, this book presents an insight into the advanced learning centre | InTechOpen.
The education industry has obviously been influenced by the Internet revolution. Teaching and learning methods have changed significantly since the coming of the Web and it is very likely they will keep evolving many years to come thanks to it. A good example of this changing reality is the spectacular development of e-Learning. In a more particular way, the Web 2.0 has offered to the teaching industry a set of tools and practices that are modifying the learning systems and knowledge transmission methods. Teachers and students can use these tools in a variety of ways aimed to the general purpose of promoting collaborative work. The editor would like to thank the authors, who have committed so much effort to the publication of this work. She is sure that this volume will certainly be of great help for students, teachers and researchers. This was, at least, the main aim of the authors."
Excerpted from article by Pawan Deshpande, CEO at Curata: "By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online."
The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.
Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.