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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mary Perfitt-Nelson, susan koceski, Mariha Greenland Shields
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What a fabulous resource!  So often, parents struggle to help their children with homework for a variety of reasons- this provides a nice choice of alternatives so the lesson can be reinforced at home!

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Mariha Greenland Shields's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:20 AM

I really like the idea about reading the article and then sending the questions via text or email before class.

Nichol Murray's comment, February 15, 2014 9:10 PM
Fantastic ideas that can be applied to any classroom. They're so simple, yet easy to forget to do these. I like how this in a chart for quick reference.
Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
I am printing this, as we speak! I will share this with students in my Methods classes to use to prepare them for student teaching with quick homework strategies with a 21st century focus.
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This is a PLN that I am following- most articles/videos I find interesting, I link to my scoopit page.

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10 Modern Teaching Skills

10 Modern Teaching Skills | Work & School | Scoop.it
Do you possess Modern Teaching Skills? As with most professions today, there are rapid developments in teaching that are being driven by social and technological changes. Keeping up to date with these developments within education will pay dividends with...

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All very important.....but how many people master these skills during their first 5 years of teaching (prior to burn out)?

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:35 PM

Loved!

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:09 PM
Love this! And I have to agree...it may take many years of just getting through survival in teaching (if the teacher even gets through THAT) to acquire these skills.
Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 10:43 AM

A great teacher makes a difference.

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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days | Work & School | Scoop.it
Students who rely on free and reduced-price meals miss out on a nutritious meal when schools close.
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I find this to be extremely accurate.  With so many schools having breakfast and lunch programs, when kids are at home, they are missing out on those meals.  This year was especially bad with so many snow days!!!

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Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:52 PM
How sad.
Mariha Greenland Shields's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Great article to share with my students.

Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:50 PM
Oh I how I wish no child would ever go hungry...
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Top Five Apps for Parents with Special Needs Kids

Top Five Apps for Parents with Special Needs Kids | Work & School | Scoop.it
For children who have learning differences, their journey of discovering effective learning methods might be longer than others. Children with dyslexia, global coordination disorder, hypotonia, ADHD, autism, and many other conditions require other ways of learning communication, social, organizational, reading, math and even motor skills. Luckily, nowadays, a lot of useful and engaging tools to…

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:34 PM

Quite interesting and should be shared with other special educators ... and regular educators alike.

Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:19 AM

I am glad to know these apps for parents of children with learning disabilities. I also share differentiated instruction skills with parents of at-risk students and work with them. Thus, we together can prevent their children from being labeled as learning disabled.

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Pin by WeAreTeachers on Teaching Inspiration | Pinterest

Pin by WeAreTeachers on Teaching Inspiration | Pinterest | Work & School | Scoop.it
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What this tells me is that we need to do more hands-on teaching and less independent work or busy work.  However, Howard Gardner would probably disagree and say it is based on the individual....

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 13, 2014 9:33 PM

Love this!

Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:04 PM
So very true! Love this.
Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 11:48 AM

A good poster for teachers to share and remember it.

 

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Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone? - YouTube

http://www.ted.com As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefi...

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This video seemed to speak to me- and even though I didn't like what it said, it was true: value your personal relationships, not your digital relationships.

 

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LaTisha Hockensmith's curator insight, March 1, 2014 2:58 PM

Connected But Alone?

What are your thoughts?

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Risks for older dads, but oh the rewards

Risks for older dads, but oh the rewards | Work & School | Scoop.it
Philip Lerman: Older dads face special challenges, but their experience means they have more to offer, too.
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Your position on this "issue" is commendable. I am glad Max has you for a dad and I am happy you feel so confident in your decision. Many couples worry about the risks, but unless you've had a child....you're oblivious to the rewards.

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New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%' - Medical News Today

New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%' - Medical News Today | Work & School | Scoop.it
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New APA autism guidelines 'reduce diagnosis by more than 30%'
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Last year, the American Psychiatric Association issued new guidelines for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
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The new guidelines will likely reduce the amount of people able to receive services because they will not be identified.  However, if someone already has a diagnosis, they will be "Grandfathered" in.

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Just Say Hello Video - Oprah.com

Just Say Hello Video - Oprah.com | Work & School | Scoop.it
Watch as Oprah, Gayle, Jimmy Kimmel, Julia Roberts and others help us combat loneliness and demonstrate how a small gesture can make a big difference.
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Oh boy- you know we're an anti-social species when Oprah has to tell us to talk to each other.  HELLO! HI!

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Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:51 PM
Did you see she just celebrated her 60th birthday?
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For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days

For Lower-Income Students, Snow Days Can Be Hungry Days | Work & School | Scoop.it
Students who rely on free and reduced-price meals miss out on a nutritious meal when schools close.
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The things we take for granted.....

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Mariha Greenland Shields's curator insight, March 1, 2014 12:54 PM

Great article to share with my students.

Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:50 PM
Oh I how I wish no child would ever go hungry...
Susan Griffith's curator insight, March 15, 2014 12:42 PM

I find this to be extremely accurate.  With so many schools having breakfast and lunch programs, when kids are at home, they are missing out on those meals.  This year was especially bad with so many snow days!!!

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See our commercial encouraging us to listen more | Values.com | Values.com

See our commercial encouraging us to listen more | Values.com | Values.com | Work & School | Scoop.it
Watch our commercial featuring the value of Listen that reminds us to slow down and listen to each other
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This is exactly what Sherry Turkle describes happening in her TED talk on technology (Alone Together).  So often we are preoccupied by other things, including technology, that we lose our face-to-face communication with the ones we love.

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Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:53 PM
Sad that this dialogue has to be explored; we should value and cherish our time together - and not have to be told to do it.
Miao Lan's curator insight, May 5, 2014 12:57 PM

Glad to find this video. It explains that we can make a choice.

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Perspectives on Inclusion - from Special Education Teachers

Three special education teachers discuss the considerations and benefits of using inclusion to meet individual student needs in the least restrictive environ...
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Adam Lanza’s Father Speaks – Raising Adam Lanza - FRONTLINE

Adam Lanza’s Father Speaks – Raising Adam Lanza - FRONTLINE | Work & School | Scoop.it
For the first time, Peter Lanza has spoken publicly about his relationship with his troubled son. "You can't mourn for the little boy he once was," he said. "You can't fool yourself."
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This is exactly why mental health services need to be accessible and at a higher reimbursement rate from the state for schools!!!

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Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:08 PM
I agree!
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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Mary Perfitt-Nelson, susan koceski, Mariha Greenland Shields
Susan Griffith's insight:

What a fabulous resource!  So often, parents struggle to help their children with homework for a variety of reasons- this provides a nice choice of alternatives so the lesson can be reinforced at home!

more...
Mariha Greenland Shields's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:20 AM

I really like the idea about reading the article and then sending the questions via text or email before class.

Nichol Murray's comment, February 15, 2014 9:10 PM
Fantastic ideas that can be applied to any classroom. They're so simple, yet easy to forget to do these. I like how this in a chart for quick reference.
Mrs. Monsour's comment, March 1, 2014 12:46 PM
I am printing this, as we speak! I will share this with students in my Methods classes to use to prepare them for student teaching with quick homework strategies with a 21st century focus.
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Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade | Work & School | Scoop.it
The data, reported in a major federal health survey, offered the first clear evidence that America’s children have turned a corner in the obesity epidemic, and came as a surprise to researchers.
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I think there has been a huge awareness for childhood obesity and so many programs (especially since First Lady Obama came in to office) that are addressing these issues.

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Nichol Murray's comment, April 4, 2014 7:10 PM
I just had a conversation with my nutrition students today, and they are all very aware of Michelle Obama's initiatives and the strides they are making. Democrat, Republican, or otherwise indifferent, one cannot help but notice the positive changes that she is making!
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Reading Comprehension: Paper or Screen? | DMLcentral

Reading Comprehension: Paper or Screen? | DMLcentral | Work & School | Scoop.it
In a recent post, I critiqued the claims in Ferris Jabr's Scientific American article, "Why the Brain Prefers Paper" that addressed the differences in comprehension between reading from paper and reading from screens. 
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I know I definitely prefer reading it on paper than on screen.  I have a difficult time reading an article off the computer.  I typically have to print it if I want to truly understand it!!

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Regional transition fair for students with disabilities to be held in Hampton

Regional transition fair for students with disabilities to be held in Hampton | Work & School | Scoop.it
HAMPTON — The Peninsula Transition Council is hosting its regional fair for students with disabilities, their families and professionals in Hampton March 15.
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Transition programs designed to encourage students to explore reasonable post-school activities and careers is so valuable, yet so underrepresented.  So often, students with mild and severe disabilities do not enroll in programs or seek employment after high school because they have either not been exposed, taught or coached through the process.  Funding for such programs is limited.

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Netvibes – Social Media Monitoring, Analytics and Alerts Dashboard

Netvibes – Social Media Monitoring, Analytics and Alerts Dashboard | Work & School | Scoop.it
Netvibes is the all-in-one dashboard intelligence platform for real-time social media monitoring, social analytics, brand sentiment, reputation management, team management, company intranets and community portals. The #1 dashboard solution for Fortune 500 brands, agencies and enterprises.

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Hey Tish- thanks for sharing!  I just joined netvibes as well to expand my PLN!

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How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism? - Huffington Post

How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism? - Huffington Post | Work & School | Scoop.it
How Do I Tell My Son Everything About His Autism?
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So, we've got this guy in middle school now. And he is all sorts of cool. Savvy. Phrases like let's play have been replaced by let's hang out.
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Wow, what a perspective....imagine having to tell your child they have a disability....

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Girl with Autism thanks Stranger Across the World for Returning Lost Doll

Delilah, a 7-year-old girl with autism from Brooklyn, N.Y., recovered a prized possession she had lost thanks to the kindness of strangers from around the wo...
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Ha- what a great use of technology :)  So sweet!

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The State of Learning Disabilities 2014

The State of Learning Disabilities 2014 | Work & School | Scoop.it
Students with disabilities & education - The State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Indicators provides the authoritative national and state-by-state snapshot of learning disabilities (LD).
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Interesting update on the state of LD....and very nice digital reading capability!

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Nichol Murray's comment, March 1, 2014 1:57 PM
Thank you for sharing this. I would like to familiarize myself with this more, and this is a good site and publication!
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We never talk any more: The problem with text messaging

We never talk any more: The problem with text messaging | Work & School | Scoop.it
You do not want to talk to me on the phone. How do I know? Because I don't want to talk to you on the phone. Nothing personal, I just can't stand the thing.
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Yet another article about how we do not communicate to each other any more.  I am completely guilty and although I recognize this, I probably will do nothing serious about it......it's my way of life these days.  Talking on the phone has become a "once in a while" activity except for the people I keep informed most: husband, mom, mother in law.

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Nichol Murray's comment, February 20, 2014 7:32 AM
It is a way of life and I don't see it changing. I am not a fan of talking on the phone either. I did set a rule with the little one quite a while ago... No phones or ipods when we are at dinner. So, we went to Chili's for a special mommy/son dinner last week and left the iphone and ipod in the car. What did they have at the table? A new electronic device in which you can pay 99 cents to play games while you wait for your food. Lol. I was the mean mom and said no. But it is a testament to how technology has permeated society. I love technology. It is hard to stick to the no technology at dinner rule, but we are doing well with it.
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What it's like to have a Brother with Autism.

Hey guys, here with a short video I made about what it is like for me to have an older brother with autism, I hope you enjoy it and see how blessed I am to h...
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