Saturday, July 5, 2014
MzTeachuh: Need To Know More About Learning Disabilities?: http://www.ncld.org/ The National Center for Learning Disabilities websites contains helpful information about learning disabiliti...
The National Center for Learning Disabilities websites contains helpful information about learning disabilities for teachers and parents. Current update about LDs assist educators and families in the day-to-day instructional day and also keeping long term goals expressed in the Individual Educational Plans (IEPs.) Is this complicated stuff? Yes. So having resources such as the NCLD websites is a wonderful assist for general ed, special ed, and families.
Here are the highlights of NCLD's mission:
- We connect parents and others with resources, guidance, and support so they can advocate effectively for their children.
- We provide evidence-based tools, resources, and professional development to educators to improve student outcomes.
We develop policies and engage advocates to strengthen rights and opportunities for all individuals who struggle to learn.
NCLD has current information on many learning disabilities.GENERAL LD INFO A learning disability is more than a difference or difficulty with learning—it’s a neurological disorder. More >
DYSCALCULIA Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. More >
DYSPRAXIA Dyspraxia, a disorder that affects motor skill development, often coexists with learning disabilities.More >
ADHD & OTHER ISSUES Although not learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other disorders are not uncommon among people with LD. More >DYSLEXIA This language processing disorder can hinder reading, writing, spelling and sometimes even speaking. More >
DYSGRAPHIA This LD affects writing and can lead to problems with spelling, poor handwriting and putting thoughts on paper. More >
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING Many people with LD struggle with executive function, which governs your ability to plan, organize and manage details. More >
As a trained Special Education teacher, I would say the information on IEPs is the most precious element at the NCLD website. It is clear, concise, and accurate for parents and school. Really empowering. There are podcasts, videos, and printable resources.
CHECKLISTS & WORKSHEETS These easy-to-use, printable forms are designed to make it easier to manage learning disabilities. More >
ASK THE EXPERTS Get in-depth information on learning disabilities and related issues from certified NCLD experts. More >
PODCASTS Our audio interviews cover a wide range of topics of interest to parents, educators, and students and adults with LD. More >
SUCCESS STORIES You’re not alone on your LD journey. Countless people have faced learning disabilities...and succeeded! More >
LD Talks LD Talks are live, online discussions featuring recognized researchers and parent leaders. Join in! More >
FAQS Have a specific question about learning disabilities? There's a good chance others have wondered the same thing. More >
VIDEOS Get plugged into the world of LD through our informative videos, featuring experts and individuals with LD alike. More >
E-BOOKS Our free, downloadable publications and guides will provide you with in-depth information on key topics that impact your child’s education. More >
RESOURCE LOCATOR Find local testing facilities, chapters of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, private LD schools and more. More >
Our free newsletters will keep you up-to-date with timely information, resources, and legislative news that affect those with learning disabilities.
How excellent to have valuable resources for the home and classroom. General education teachers, in particular, can get questions answered about mainstreaming students--or at least know which question to ask of the Special Education professional.
MzTeachuh: Thinking It Through Tweets of the Day 7/5/14: 21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivation http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/21-simple-ideas-to-improve-student-motivatio/ For r...
21 Simple Ideas To Improve Student Motivationhttp://www.teachthought.com/teaching/21-simple-ideas-to-improve-student-motivatio/
For rural school districts, where is new tech training available? Online, of course
The Elephant in the Language Classroom
A Teacher's Summer Schedule
Creating a Respectful Classroom
Creating a Respectful Classroom Environment
The Top 10 (And Counting) Education Systems In The World
What Students Do Better Than Teachers
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's List of 25 Movies to Watch With Your T...: Here are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old. Consider sh...
Here are twenty-five of my favorite films. Although most of these are very famous, they might not be to a fourteen year old. Consider sharing films that meant something to you, sharing personal insights to your life experience. Some are fine for pre-teens, use your own discretion and consider ratings. Make watching your favorite movies a family occasion, to share your feelings and experiences at the time. Kids are amazed to imagine their grownups as kids. This can be a closeness-builder. Don't forget good snacks.
Hurrah for Hulu and Netflix! But I say, even if you use ole skool tek like VHS (as long as it works, why not?) or DVDs, just have a blast from the past.Not in order of importance or preference. Just as I thought of them. I have more, of course, like 'Braveheart,' or 'Spartacus' but I must limit myself.
Forrest Gump (1994) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109830/
Lincoln (2012) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/
Men in Black (1997)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
All in the Indiana Jone series, but especially
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
All in the series, but especially The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
All Mel Brooks' films, but especially The Producers (1967) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063462/
A Patch of Blue (1965)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Schindler's List (1993) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/
All Episodes--but definitely Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
The Sound of Music (1965) - IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059742/
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
My Left Foot (1989)
Gone with the Wind (1939) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031381/
All Sequels: Back to the Future (1985)
The Miracle Worker (1962)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Music for feeling flippant.
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Synonyms:||brassy, breezy, cheeky*, cocky, disrespectful, flighty, flip*, fresh, frivolous, glib, impertinent, impudent, insolent, lippy, nervy, offhand, pert, playful, rude, sassy*, smart*, smart-alecky, superficial|
|Antonyms:||courteous, respectful, reverent, serious|
|Yeah, cheeky, too.|
Chill Out Music Instrumental Brazilian, African, bouncy, upbeat, l
Oh, where shall we begin?
10 Best Educational Websites for Kids (that are free!)
|I just can't choose.|
Friday, July 4, 2014
MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 7/4/14: Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/games-can-advance-education-a-c...
Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee
The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"
20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow
5 ways to teach kids about the Declaration of Independence
Test Your Geography Smarts on Smarty Pins
|LeVar Burton--Reading Rainbow is back!|
Do Teachers Really Hate Common Core? From the Floor of ISTE 2014
ISTE 2014: Education Leaders Talk Emerging Tech, Star Trek
|Ready for the parade!|
Special Needs Tips for Avoiding Fourth of July Sensory Overload
Newest Scientific Review of Vaccine Safety Affirms No Link to Autism
ADHD drugs may up risk of heart problems in kidsA New Kind of Networking – Start with Social Skills
My Child Is Struggling With Learning
7 Common Myths of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)
General LD Info
|Bob Dylan performs at August 28, 1963, March on Washington at Lincoln Memorial.|
How Many Times? Seriously.
Peter Paul and Mary, Blowing in the Wind
Blowing In The Wind (Live On TV, March 1963)
"How I Got Over" - Mahalia Jackson
If I Had A Hammer
Trini Lopez If I had a hammer (1963) at UCLA
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Earth Wind & Fire - Where Have All The Flowers Gone
He's Got The Whole World In His Hands
Marian Anderson on Producer's Showcase Vol. 1 (vaimusic.com)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9AsA0cY8qg
All My Trials, Lord, Soon Be Over
We Shall Overcomehttp://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/01/we-shall-overcome.html
Joan Baez - "We Shall Overcome" - ORIGINAL '63 issue
MzTeachuh: Teachable Moment: 50th anniversary of Civil Rights...: President Lyndon Johnson gives Dr. Martin Luther King the pen he used to signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Our democracy has a summe...
|President Lyndon Johnson gives Dr. Martin Luther King the pen he used to signed the Civil Rights Act in 1964.|
Our democracy has a summer of freedom every year. The dynamic struggles of generation after generation to grow and maintain essential definitions of the rights and privileges of all Americans will never end. But 1964 was a nuclear detonation of fervor, focus and courage. The nation participated in the most important declaration of democracy in history, even more so than July 4, 1776. This declaration came from the minds and souls of the people of all demographics for the purpose of showing the world and all of history who America truly is. A declaration of democracy certainly not to avoid taxes, but to solidify the rights of citizenship for Americans in 1964 and the future. The legislation in the year 1964 culminated and also created the efforts previous and imminent for not just African Americans, but for women, the disabled and special needs population and all future citizens who join the American endeavor. Folks from all walks of life laid their lives and fortunes on the line, including President Lyndon Johnson, a long time Civil Rights advocate, who fully realized the southern branch of his party would abandon him. Young northerners of all religions and races came south, some to lose their lives to racism, to participate in the events of democracy. Let's honor these and learn from them as our democratic opportunities for the Summer of 2014 are here. Teach a child, comment on articles on the internet, vote, go to town meetings, volunteer. You are free, you are American. You make a difference.
Civil Rights Act hits 50th anniversary
|John Lewis and President Obama.|
Statement by the President on the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Congress marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act
Many doubt 1964 Civil Rights Act could pass today
|Five living presidents meet to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.|
Civil Rights Act of 1964 marks 50th anniversary
NOLA marks 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act of 1964
The 59th Anniversary Mississippi Freedom Summer
Freedom Summer veterans say rights fight defined themhttp://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/06/27/freedom-summer-50th-civil-rights/11566365/
‘Freedom Summer’ is not just black history. It is an ongoing American story in black and white – for all of us
Retracing a summer of terror -- and freedom
Q&A: Widow of Murdered Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers Moves Beyond Hatredhttp://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140625-myrlie-evers-widow-medgar-evers-civil-rights-history/?utm_source=GooglePlus&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_gp20140625news-civlmedgar&utm_campaign=Content
Remembering ‘Freedom Summer,’ the civil rights effort that changed America 50 years ago
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream 1963 http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm
MzTeachuh: MzTeachuh's Top Posts of the Week 7/4/14: I Want My Internet! Tweets of the Day 7/2/14 http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/07/i-want-my-internet-tweets-of-day-7214.html?spref=...
I Want My Internet! Tweets of the Day 7/2/14
Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 6/28/14
What GenEd and SpecEd Need to Know About Each Other
Wanderer moon smiling a faintly ironical smile
World Cup Activities Tweets of the Day 7/1/14
Books in the Real World Tweets of the Day 6/30/14
When GenEd and SpecEd Collaboration Really Works #1 Putting the Puzzle Together
Cheesy Jokes for the Garden (These May Bug You) http://mzteachuh.blogspot.com/2014/06/cheesy-jokes-for-garden-these-may-bug.html
Thursday, July 3, 2014
MzTeachuh: Ed Tech and STEM Tweets of the Day 7/3/14: Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/can-the-maker-movement-infiltrate-main...
Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?
In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts
Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup
For rural school districts, where is new tech training available? Online, of course
Bridging the Digital Divide in Classrooms
Apple Expands iTunes U Education App for iPads
Why iPads Haven’t Changed Much In Your Classroom
Apps for Students With LD: Social Supports and Behavior
Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – Survive the “Summer Slump”
Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Support and Resources for Parents