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The Use Of Advanced Technology To Support Education

The Use Of Advanced Technology To Support Education contributed by Anne Davis The limits of the modern classroom are, in many ways, the limits of technology. For thousands of years, the easiest method of transferring information from one person to another was via speech. Pack a space with people and the transfer effect becomes exponential. …

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I Am More Than My Disability: 5 Things Your ‘ECE Students’ Want You To Know

I Am More Than My Disability: 5 Things Your ‘ECE Students’ Want You To Know by Dawn J. Mitchell and Nicole Brown I am greater than my disability. Many times as educators and as parents, when we realize our children are having difficulty in school and a learning disability is diagnosed, we become inundated with …

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Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students

Be Human When Providing Accommodations For Your Students  by Dan Henderson, That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching Accommodations are usually tied to identified children with an IEP or 504 plan. Many students need the accommodations or they will not be able to prove mastery of a skill. Yet we see roadblocks for some children …

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Ep. 11: Redefining Intelligence To Unlock The Possibility In Our Students

      Ep 11: Redefining Intelligence to unlock the possibility in our students. by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development This is episode 11 of the TeachThought Podcast! In this episode Drew Perkins (Director of Professional Development at TeachThought) and Scott Barry Kaufman discuss why and how he thinks intelligence should be redefined using his Theory of …

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What Not To Do When Planning For Response For Intervention

What Not To Do When Planning For Response For Intervention by Dan Henderson Ed note: You can read more in Dan’s new book, That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching Special education teachers are often tasked with teaching small groups of four to six students. Response to intervention (RTI) is the terminology used for supporting struggling …

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4 Tips For Smarter Collaboration With Resource Teachers

4 Tips For Smarter Collaboration With Resource Teachers by Dan Henderson, Author of That’s Special: A Survival Guide To Teaching It was an arranged work marriage spurred on by the ceremonial job fair. Two principals were swapping teachers as casually as goats in a dowry. This was the last job fair before the school year, …

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LearnPad vs iPad & The Crowded Education Table

LearnPad vs iPad & The Crowded Education Table by Maggie O’Neill and Justin Boyle Tablet computers have asserted themselves as powerful new media devices over the last several years, bringing with them a suite of robust and user-friendly features for creativity, productivity, entertainment, education and other fields formerly dominated by desktop and laptop computers. Educators …

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Autism Awareness Month: 6 Strategies For Teaching Students With Autism

Autism, unfortunately, is on the rise. The Center for Disease Control states that 1:88 children are diagnosed with some type of disorder on the autism-spectrum. Before, many of these students were placed in special settings. This is no longer the case. Today, these students are in mainstream classes with an Individualized Education Plan. Teachers without …

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers by TeachThought Staff Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through …

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