Saturday, August 1, 2020

Educational Links 8/2/20

Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

9 ways America is having the wrong conversation about 'reopening' schools

Funds tied to reopening 'frustrating' educators, likely to be challenged

Response to “Let’s rebuild special education when schools reopen”

Schools Navigate How to Provide Experiential Learning in a Socially Distanced World

Zoom Teaching: How To Improve Learning, Attentiveness, And Self-Discipline

Bringing Student Voice Into IEP Conversations

Asking students questions like these can help educators and parents craft effective individualized education programs.

MzT's Special Education Classroom: Back to School! See You In Google Classroom 8/3/20...

MzT's Special Education Classroom: Back to School! See You In Google Classroom 8/3/20...: Melanie Taylor, teacher xxxxx instructional assistant, Silverado High School Office Administor xxxxx Back to School! I hope y...

Friday, July 31, 2020

Educational Links 8/1/2020

Schools Need Extra Supplies Since Kids Can't Share. Per Usual, Teachers Are Paying

How our students avoided the ‘COVID slide’


For Teachers: What to Expect in an IEP Meeting

A Back-to-School Support Plan for ADHD Families

Why We Need to Teach All Our Students About Artificial Intelligence—Starting Now

A Back-to-School Support Plan for ADHD Families

‘Back to school’ in 2020 will mean ‘back to the kitchen table’ for many students, including children with ADHD and learning disabilities who need extra academic, organizational, and social support. Click on the images below for hand-picked resources for caregivers and teachers.

ePLNs for Teachers –Getting Connected

Teachers can find professional networking  online.  Educational sites afford convenience, privacy, and expertise in a variety of educational areas. There are also interactive activities for teachers joining an online community. Here are a few advantages to connecting online:

·         Current educational topics discussed by experts and educators in a timely, thorough manner.  For example, the latest input on educational technology use in the class, special education innovations, and school-wide interventions such as social and emotional interventions are hot topics currently inspiring teachers in their professional pursuits.

·         Convenience and privacy comes with networking online. Professional development is generally limited to scheduled on-campus staff or team meetings, conferences, or District trainings. A teacher may have a question or comment on a topic with no opportunity during these gatherings, or the teacher feels the question or comment is too basic or too sophisticated for the discussion. Educational sites can provide a responsive venue through articles, group discussions, webcasts, videos or a search by a teacher using key words at the teacher’s convenience.

·         Opportunities to investigate new teaching areas and/or extend teaching expertise abound through sites that are specific to educational technology, special education, or improved teaching methods. A teacher may want more information about learning disabilities, for personal or professional reasons, and find helpful information and professionals online.  Maybe a video demonstrating a specific lesson would be very helpful. There is an abundance of sites to enhance a teacher’s knowledge and methods.

Here are well-established educational sites excellent for teacher connections.

 Edutopia This is an attractive, vast website that is has numerous educational topics: experts and educators writing articles, groups to join, videos, classroom guides.  Edutopia is a great support for teachers.
The Teaching Channel  provides specific video demonstrations in K-12 classrooms and lesson plan points on basic curriculum areas, as well as information on implementing the Common Core.  There are also articles and blogs. The Teaching Channel provides a ‘Teaching Team’ feature for professional development.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) This site offers connections for parents and teachers in the complex, challenging area of Special Education. There is a diversity of articles that are thorough, clear, and understandable for those not trained in Special Education.  The site offers ebooks, podcasts, videos and current news about the IEP process, IDEA, funding, and interventions. NCLD is a tremendous asset for teachers and parents.

This site is clear, concise, and simplifies complex dynamics of learning and attention issues.  It is invaluable as a tool to clarify how best to serve a student and explains procedures for Special Education interventions. is a tremendous benefit for teacher and parent. It is just a beautiful, thoughtful website.

Please get the RSS feed or email for MzTeachuh's daily Educational Links--these sites are just some of the resources I use for your update on what's happening this day in education.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Educational Links 7/31/2020

Online Cheating Isn’t Going Away. Use It as a Teachable Moment for Students and Educators

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

5 Ways to Host Your Instructional Videos Without Using YouTube

Can Online Learning Be Better This Fall? These Educators Think So

How to Assess Learning in a Pandemic

How to Use Kahoot With Google Classroom

A Model for Creating an Inclusive American Lit Curriculum

A high school teacher connected the standard curriculum to the work of a living, local poet to better engage all of her students.

Creating a Classroom for Questions

MzTeachuh: Creating a Classroom for Questions: Establishing a Culture of Questioning The Right Question In...

Kids Need the Arts

MzTeachuh: Kids Need the Arts: Arts integration  is an approach to teaching and learning through which content standards are taught and assessed equitably in and through...

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Educational Links 7/30/2020

Is it Time to Drop ‘Finding the Main Idea’ and Teach Reading in a New Way?

9 Ways Online Teaching Should be Different from Face-to-Face

How to Selectively Duplicate Google Slides Presentations

Art to Make You Dizzy

Take a left turn on the second floor, then, no, wait, go up a flight...maybe a right turn....go down, uh up...
  This picture is called relativity. Maurits Cornelis Escher--very interesting artist. Sort of like string theory explained to a liberal arts major.
Drawing hands.
This youtube production is weird and interesting. The music, too.

ESCHER - Optical Illusion 


STEAM, anyone? 

The Mathematical Art Of M.C. Escher 


This is an interesting, hour long documentary about Escher.

  M.C. Escher Documentary 

Concave Convex.

Escher  enjoyed J. S. Bach from an early age.

 Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, organ 

with smalin's animation 

Escher studied in Italy, and also Arabic art in Spain.



Tessalations, just plane fun.

And a feline Escher enthusiast.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Educational Links 7/29/2020

The impact of the coronavirus on e-learning

3 Critical Classroom Management Strategies For The First Hour Of The First Day Of School

NCLD Releases "Planning for Equity and Inclusion: A Guide to Reopening Schools"

10 Rhetorical Questions To Create New Ideas For Learning

Overcoming the Isolation of Rural Teachers

Finding a sense of community is sometimes a challenge for rural teachers, but these six strategies can help.

Teaching Is Teachers Talking To Each Other

 Teaching Is Teachers Talking To Each Other: How to make friends and influence people - a teacher's guide

Monday, July 27, 2020

Educational Links 7/28/2020

Reflections—and Lessons Learned—From Remote Learning

How People With Special Needs Are Coping With The Pandemic

California districts can seek waiver for elementary schools from ban on in-school instruction

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 215 School Leadership Lessons On The Road To Awesome

5 ways technology can help schools meet CDC guidelines this fall

GAO report: Two-thirds of nation's schools lag on accessibility

Schools want to hire more counselors amid budget woes

Districts anticipate huge demand for mental health services, but funding will be tight for new staff.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Creating a Class for Digital Citizenship

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Teaching Is Making Sure You Have Their Attention

Teaching Is Making Sure You Have Their Attention: 1. Keeping Kids Focused A Few Tips From the Pros on Maximizing Class Attention

Educational Links 7/26/2020

Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

ADHD Clinicians Must Consider Racial Bias in Evaluation and Treatment of Black Children

Flexibility needed to maintain teacher training during coronavirus

Designing Your LMS to Make Distance Learning Better

Intentionally setting up a learning management system where everything students need is easy to access can help them all be successful.