Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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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Positive Behavior/Reward Chart

I have a student that needs a little bit more positive reinforcement on his behavior. I made a chart to help him stay on task. Every time I see him doing something good on the carpet, like sit still or not call out, I will give him a smiley face in one of the boxes….

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Please Raise you Hand!

Have a student that is calling out too much? Print and glue on a stick, then simply hold up to a student when they need a reminder about calling out! :-) Please Raise you Hand

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Glow & Grow

I use my Glow and Grow form for two reasons: having the students set and meet goals by looking at their own work and filling in this form for my Parent/Teacher conferences. Setting goals are very important; having this simple form is a great visual for students while they are goal setting. During conferences I use…

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Back to School Bus tags!

Welcome to another year at school, while you are getting ready in your classroom, make life a little bit easier by printing off free resources here! Make easy to print and string necklaces for the students to wear so that they know what bus they ride and/or if they are a car rider, or walker….

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White Board Technology

Touch technology (touch screen board, interactive white board) Visit the Promethean Planet Website here. (This website contains resource created by teachers for teachers. Sharing and supporting community. It is a place to connect, create change the classroom using flipcharts and making the classroom experience interactive.) This also can help teacher with professional development with sharing…

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I see, I think, I wonder

Simply show the students a picture, famous artwork, or book cover and ask them what they see in the picture, what the think is going on, and then what they wonder is going on. Example: See- “I see a road, and steering wheel” Think- “I think the picture was taken in a car” Wonder- “I…

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Seat Signals

Want to be able to communicate with your students without interruption!!!? Here is a simple sign you can place in your classroom to refer to when a student is interrupting your teaching. You can teach them three basic signs to show you when they need to go to the bathroom, get a quick drink, or sharpen…

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Education That’s Multicultural

Bias is a huge problem, not only with the students in your classroom but the staff in your building. I feel as if bias is a personal lens with which you see the world. It’s locked until you adjust it or refocus it. I presented a faculty meeting at my school and it was to open…

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