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
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.
Yesterday I recorded podcast about using some thing like Zoom or any other video conferencing to help connect with students at this challenging time. For the learners I work with, who have learning differences, I know the ability for them to complete work at home is a challenge because they don’t have the same support… Continue reading Connecting through video..for learning and for socialization.
As many of us have already gone into school closures for an undefined amount of time, there are so many things to consider when it comes to supporting learners. My school is a school just for students with language based learning disabilities, and we know two things, we need to keep these kids engaged and… Continue reading Supporting LD students with long term school closures
What is it about the start of a new year that provides such hope? 2019 is not a year to reflect on but one to move on from, and with the beginning of 2020, I am looking forward to getting back to things I value. One of the things I value is sharing ideas and… Continue reading Time to refresh and refocus…and the reading wars
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
Commentary: “Though not a replacement for paper, edtech can enhance learning for struggling students …” edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock. — Read on edscoop.com/5-ways-edtech-tools-can-support-small-group-reading-instruction/
TDFC Harvard Fall 2018 – Sharon Plante, M.ED. – Intervention: Integrating Technology, Oral Language and Reading | The Dyslexia Foundation — Read on dyslexiafoundation.org/tdfc-harvard-fall-2018-sharon-plante-m-ed-intervention-integrating-technology-oral-language-and-reading/
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
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