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Free Teaching Resources

As part of the effort to support the teachers in my school I made a site to share free resources, ones free in this time of CoVid and ones that are always free. There are many other EdTech tools available, these have been vetted to support my colleagues who are looking to differentiate and accommodate… Continue reading Free Teaching Resources

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One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.

One of my favorite tools for a long time is Classkick. This is a tool that will work with any device! It works in a web browser or has an app. And it is one of the wonderful Ed-tech tools that is providing their premium features for free right now in this time of school… Continue reading One of my favorite tools, perfect for distance learning.

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Executive Functioning and Note-taking tools Webinar

Thank you to InnovateCT for allowing me to do this webinar on various tools related to Executive Functioning and Note-Taking. This is a quick discussion on options that exist, by no means all options that exist. Viewers will are given thoughts on considerations for tools. https://youtu.be/lJop1lL5Ijg

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The Southport School Collaborative PD Summer Series

Led by Southport School teachers and collaborators, this workshop series will share strategies for working with students with learning differences at home and in the classroom.  Parents, teachers, and administrators are invited to learn more about how we can work as a community to impact the nearly 1 in 5 students with learning and attention… Continue reading The Southport School Collaborative PD Summer Series

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Slipping through the cracks

The idea of students with learning differences slipping through the cracks is not a new topic to consider. Yet what amazes me here in 2018 is that the one learning disability (LD) that continues to greatly slip through is dyslexia. The following definition of dyslexia can be found at the International Dyslexia Association website (IDA):… Continue reading Slipping through the cracks

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Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.

I was laughing with a colleague this morning that, yet again, each of us made a resolution to engage in more mindfulness and not let the stresses of life take over. Last fall was busy for each of us and this upcoming winter is not slated to be any calmer. So I am looking to… Continue reading Meeting the challenges for returning from an extended school break.

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Ginger vs Grammarly in Chrome

I had earlier explored the comparison of Ginger and Grammarly on my iPad.  Both tools have pros and cons but are useful tools to help with grammar and spelling checking.  As I am typing Grammarly (paid version) is underlining words I am misspelled or have using incorrectly.  It does not auto correct the spellings, rather underlines them in… Continue reading Ginger vs Grammarly in Chrome

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Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech

One of the paths my colleague Theresa Collins, an Orton-Gillingham Fellow, and I have been following is how to incorporate educational technology into small group structured literacy lessons to ease the organization for the teacher and increase student engagement. With the creation of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators (AOGPE) Classroom Educator level of… Continue reading Structured Literacy Instruction Meets EdTech