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
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/
Recently AT colleague, Thomas O’Shaughnessy from Ireland, reached out on Twitter with this question: Here is what I responded: For some reason, this question from Thomas has stuck with me. I know many educators are hesitant to introduce assistive technology too early for they feel it will hinder skill acquisition or they fear kids will… Continue reading It’s never too early
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.
Grammarly and Ginger have long been battling for the grammar checking space. You can find many posts comparing the two, pros cons and costs. Both tools have free and paid levels, each offering their own special flair to the grammar world. I have used both as Chrome extensions, and do agree, they both hold a… Continue reading Grammarly vs Ginger in the iOS world
When I began blogging, it was as I built my role as a technology resource in my building. My teaching career is as a teacher of those with learning disabilities, focusing on those with language based reading disabilities. Working with students in this role has been a focus of mine since high school. I have… Continue reading LD Teacher as Tech Teacher?
What you don’t give grades? In a recent #satchat (Saturday mornings 7:30 ET/PT) I mentioned how I assess my students though informal assessments and observation. This took a few people by surprise. My school is a non-graded independent school for students with learning disabilities. The students do not receive report cards, rather parents receive reports… Continue reading The Power of Observation
For many learners, summer is a great time to explore new and different activities such as sports, camp and going to the beach. Growing up I had the opportunities to swim, sail and play tennis with none of the summer spent doing academic related work. Today it seems every school and grade level has required… Continue reading Can technology help prevent summer regression?
Originally posted on CAIS Commission on Professional Development:
Earlier this year had to complete an assignment for my graduate class that proposed an action plan related to impacting student achievement. I outlined the implementation of technology curriculum directly into the academic classrooms of our skill-based program from students with learning disabilities. This plan laid out…
Originally posted on My Island View:
For years I served on the board of directors of The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education, a group known to most as NYSCATE. One thing that I always had a problem with while working with NYSCATE was the name of that group. The name…