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Tracking Students’ Grades Minute-By-Minute: Help or Hindrance?

Tracking Students’ Grades Minute-By-Minute: Help or Hindrance? | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Do student information systems -- online services that track students’ grade -- help kids learn? It all depends on whom you ask. Experts on education and child development, parents, teachers, and students clash on whether or not web-based monitoring systems serve children’s educational interests or actually hinder learning.
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Hero Teenager with Autism Saves Life of Boy Struck by Car

Hero Teenager with Autism Saves Life of Boy Struck by Car | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Fifteen-year-old Joseph Brown is being called a hero in his local community for saving the life of an eight-year-old boy. Back in September, Joseph, who is on the autism spectrum, chased down a
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Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and even autism!

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There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2 | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Make time for differentiated instruction with small learning teams, daily formative assessments, and managed activities that differentiated content, process, and products.
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Differentiation Mythbusting! Don't take the microwave oven approach #ld #differentiation #inclusion

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The brain & autism. Too many firing synapses

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This is interesting. Explains so much.

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The Inclusive Class: Examples of Modified Assignments for Students with Special Needs

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10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great iPad Apps for Creating Concept Maps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Inclusion | Scoop.it
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handy apps for making thinking visual

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On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students | Inclusion | Scoop.it
On-the-spot scaffolding is an essential skill for teachers. Check out these three strategies for assisting students when they struggle.
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It's just good teaching...

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Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog

Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusion | Scoop.it
We are often asked to demonstrate time tools for the iPad. Apps, but also tips and tricks for managing student usage of the iPad.

Someone showed me the...

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How Dysgraphia Affects Kids' Social Skills and Self-Esteem

How Dysgraphia Affects Kids' Social Skills and Self-Esteem | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Children with dysgraphia often face social challenges on top of their writing difficulties. Here are four common ways dysgraphia affects social skills.
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differentiated instruction

differentiated instruction | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Archive : differentiated instruction
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#differentiation #differentiated instruction

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Response: 'Creating a Culture Where Students Want to Succeed'

Response: 'Creating a Culture Where Students Want to Succeed' | Inclusion | Scoop.it
(This is the last post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here.) Katie Keeler asked: How do you create a school culture or even classroom culture in which students strive for success and are expected to strive for success? Part One of this series featured responses from educators Jeffrey Benson, Christopher Lehman, and Barbara Blackburn, and I also shared a few of my own thoughts. Today's post includes comments from Margaret A. Seale, Maurice J. Elias, Heather Wolpert-Gawron and Dr. Howie Knoff. I also share ideas contributed by readers. You might also be interested...
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How to Reach Reluctant Learners

How to Reach Reluctant Learners | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Nancy Barile, a high school language arts teacher, shares some practical tips she learned from a former student about helping seemingly unmotivated students.
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Great tips for inclusive classrooms

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Study: Self-regulation helps kindergartners

Study: Self-regulation helps kindergartners | Inclusion | Scoop.it
A new study from New York University researchers links a kindergarten program that promotes “executive functions” – such as self-control, paying attention and planning – with academic improvements that persist beyond kindergarten.
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a great study that proves we need to explicitly teach executive functioning skills! #toolsofthemind #executivefunctioning

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Lab-Grown Neurons From Autistic Kids Could Lead to New Treatments | WIRED

Lab-Grown Neurons From Autistic Kids Could Lead to New Treatments | WIRED | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Some scientists see promise in a new approach to unraveling the biology of autism: collecting cells from individual autistic children and turning them into neurons they can study in the lab.
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Dyslexie typeface by Christian Boer

Dyslexie typeface by Christian Boer | Inclusion | Scoop.it
A typeface created specifically for dyslexic people by Dutch designer Christian Boer is on show at this year's Istanbul Design Biennial.
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Here's When It's OK To Use The 'R-Word' In 1 Nifty Chart

Here's When It's OK To Use The 'R-Word' In 1 Nifty Chart | Inclusion | Scoop.it
It may seem harmless, perfectly acceptable even, considering that the "R-word" is in the dictionary and even once was used to describe a medical condition.

But, really, is it?

To clear up any remaining confusion, the Military Special ...
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Is it ever okay to use the R word? Check out this nifty chart.

 

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Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues | Inclusion | Scoop.it
According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues.

These two PSAs give parents a glimpse into what it's like inside the minds of their kids with learning and attention problems. The a...
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A must watch for parents and teachers of students with LD/ADHD #learningdisabilities #adhd 

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UWC_United_World_April_2014_10.pdf?1400813502863

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Some real statistics. Inclusion is beneficial to ALL

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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction -

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - | Inclusion | Scoop.it
What Is Differentiated Instruction? by Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted...
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This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy | Inclusion | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their age next school year, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday, spurning the state's efforts to c...
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Testing students at their developmental level rather than age level. Another ex. of Fair Isn't Always Equal #wormelli #inclusion

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ADHD Goes to School

ADHD Goes to School | Inclusion | Scoop.it
If every child with asthma had a 66% chance of having kidney disease, we'd likely screen them for kidney disease. Yet, once ADHD is identified, further educational testing is often put to the side.
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ADHD and Executive Functioning go hand in hand, Important for all educators!

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New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more. Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had studen...

New research by Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer demonstrates that students who write out their notes on paper actually learn more. Across three experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer had studen... | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Study finds writing by hand helps learning. It also boosts creativity.
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Non-verbal teen with autism gets standing ovation for graduation speech - Yahoo News

Non-verbal teen with autism gets standing ovation for graduation speech - Yahoo News | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Non-verbal teen with autism gets standing ovation for graduation speech Yahoo News A teen with autism who has trouble expressing himself verbally addressed his fellow middle school graduates with the help of an iPad and a speech synthesizer on...
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Are Teachers Distracting Students With Bad Interior Design?

Are Teachers Distracting Students With Bad Interior Design? | Inclusion | Scoop.it
Research suggests that sparsely decorated classrooms help students better retain information.
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The reason I am choosing whiteboards for my walls of my classroom. http://www.fastcodesign.com/3031107/asides/are-teachers-distracting-students-with-bad-interior-design?partner=rss #distractedstudents 

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