Archive for the ‘Assistive Technology’ Category

What is a storyboard? & How would I use it in my classroom?

There are many reasons why someone might want to create a screencast to give/show directions. It is not an easy task if you don’t know what to say or how to navigate through your computer to show the user where to go during your screencast. A great way to help your screencast become professional and well…

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Why are screencasts so helpful?

Have you ever wanted to know how to do something that you have never done before or didn’t remember? Did you try googling it? You can find a video on how to do about everything. The video can be anything from a person talking, a catoon or animation or a screencast. A screencast is a…

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Using Kahoot in the Classroom

Do you want a need way to assess you students in the classroom? Have you heard of Kahoot? “Kahoot! Is One Of The World’s Fastest Growing Learning Brands. Loved In Over 180 Countries, Our Free Game-Based Platform Enables More Meaningful, Playful And Powerful Experiences, In Classrooms And Beyond. Here’s how: Stimulates collaboration and social learning….

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Google Classroom vs. Edmodo

Google Classroom or Edmodo… which one do you prefer? I have been switching back and forth between Edmodo and Google Classroom for this past year. There are reasons why I like both and then reasons why I don’t like each. I started using Edmodo first, I liked the idea of have a social network for…

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Instructional Design

  A Wikipedia Article defines Instructional Design as “…the practice of maximizing the effectiveness, efficiency and appeal of instruction and other learning experiences.” In my grad class we spoke about all the careers that have Instructional designers and what their job entails. As an educator, the way I see instructional design being used in the classroom…

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Test Motivation PowToon Video

Thank you to a fellow educator, Kate Best at my school for making this quick video to help motivate our students before testing! Feel free to use and share! Thanks! http://www.powtoon.com/show/bZSGT0JBw1v/?playOnLoad=1

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Kahoot!

What is it? A GAME-BASED CLASSROOM RESPONSE SYSTEM FOR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, & BUSINESSES  ASK THOUGHT PROVOKING QUESTIONS Which motivate participation through game-based learning and rewards in a social setting.  STUDENTS, TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR OWN LEARNING Through research and creation you inquire with meaningful questions, turning you in to a leader. EASY-TO-USE, INCLUSIVE & HIGHLY…

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Techniques for Success 2012

I went to a great conference on techniques to success for students with Down syndrome. We heard from some great speakers!! My favorite was Dr. Sean Smith, who was an expect on Technology in Special Education! He helped teach us how to create fun and easy social stories! www.toontastic.com Also available in an iPad app!!…

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Low Tech ideas!

Notecards: Sticky Notes: Ruler: Color dots (Mini Twister!): Highlighters: Clips (Alligator Clips): File Folders: Dividers:

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Using YouTube in your classroom!

Create your own classroom account and learn how to embed the video into an ActiveInspire Flipchart or a PowerPoint. Embedding into PowerPoint: Share > Click on Use Old Embed Code > Copy Code Open PowerPoint Insert > Video > Video from Website Paste the Code and click Insert Adjust the video size. You need to…

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