SchwabLearning – a Great Resource

SchwabLearning.org provides a huge number of free articles about helping kids with learning difficulties, including several articles on using technology tools and strategies (some written by Lisa Wahl, my friend & former boss in California!). It’s called a parent’s guide, but many of the articles have helpful insights for teachers, …

Believe it or not, I won something…

On a whim, I entered Kensington’s contest on how people use their products.  I won a $100 gift certificate for their online store, with the following entry: “My students with disabilities have more independence and control with a Kensington trackball than with a mouse, and the programmable buttons streamline difficult …

BookBox Downloadable Flash Stories

Have you seen Book Box? http://www.bookbox.com I just came across this web site recently – have no idea if it will be helpful or not, but the downloadable Flash stories are digitally narrated with simple animation and streaming text across the bottom – you see whole phrases, and the letters …

Some Math Web Sites

NCTM Illuminations (http://illuminations.nctm.org/index2.html) has a host of online math activities, all tied to the standards, plus links to more math sites. This is rich… You can also search the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse (http://www.enc.org/) for activities related to math & science. (now a paid subscription site, www.goenc.com)

A One-day AT Seminar?

1. If you were to give a one day workshop to special education teachers (from mild to severe) with computers available for each teacher, what would you think to be the essentials to cover? This would be to help them understand how to use technology to support student learning and …

Free Graph Paper Maker

For all low-tech lovers, Just stumbled across this free, online graph paper maker – makes pdf’s of graph paper according to the parameters you choose – size, color, line weight and layout. You can choose squares, dots, triangles, hexagons, diamonds, horizontal lines with light verticals, and even ‘axiometric perspective’ (I …