Saturday, August 8, 2020

Educational Links 8/9/2020

How To Teach While Wearing A Mask

Combining distance learning with interactive, hands-on STEM

The Best Writing Apps for at Home and in the Classroom

Kids' mental health can struggle during online school. Here's how teachers are planning ahead.

25 Incredible Reading Apps for Kids

How should schools prepare for increased SEL needs amid reopenings?

Los Angeles Unified reaches deal with teachers over distance learning while other districts struggle to finalize plans

School days in Los Angeles will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a mix of live instruction and independent learning.

Special Education: Ms. T's Classroom-Info for Logging On and Schedule

Info for Parents to Log On for Your Student

Google Classroom
Log into your student’s gmail school account.
  In the upper right hand corner of the screen,
tap on the nine dots that look like a waffle.
Google Classroom will be there, tap on it and tap on 
Ms. T’s SH Class.
To get to Meet, go to the upper right hand corner
of the screen and again tap on the nine dots that
look like a waffle. Tap on Calendar-there will be a
meeting for 8 am Ms. T’s Class-join at 8am M-F.

To log into Acellus, go to
Look up your student’s Acellus ID and password.
There is a list down below. I have also sent an email
to your student’s email with this info. You will find
work for your student to begin right away. They will
work on Acellus during Independent Study (9:30-11:00 am)
and you can have them work any other time they are not
at our special Meet Times which will be 8:00-8:30 am
and then 11:00-12. After PE, which is at your student’s
PE teacher’s Google Classroom from 8:42 -9:30, there
will be independent study from  9:30-10:45 am where
your student works on Acellus. 

Google Meets

We will have two Google Meets every day. This first is
from 8 am-8:30 am. The students then go to their PE
Google Meet from 8:42-9:30, the Independent Study
on Acellus from 9:30-10:45 am. Our second Google
Meet at 11 am-noon. The links will be found on
Google Calendar.

Friday, August 7, 2020

Educational Links 8/8/2020


Student Privacy & Special Education: An Educator’s Guide

Why special education funding will be more equitable under new state law

7 Guidelines for Setting Up Clear Online Lessons

Remote Teaching in K-12 Schools: A Learning Experience Rather than a “Failure”

Quick Digital Citizenship Activities for K–5 Distance Learning

Sal Khan says distance learning can't fully replace in-person instruction

Online learning pioneer says younger students, especially, need blend of online and high-quality in-person learning.

Special Education: Ms. T's Class Our Week in Review First Week

Our Week in Review
8/3-7,  2020
We had an exciting first week online in school.
We greeted old friends, met new friends and
introduced ourselves to Ms. D and Ms. S, our
Instructional Assistants.

Our schedule this week:
8am Join Google Meet for Ms. T’s Class
Practice courtesy, using chat, and the mute button.
We also learned to take turns speaking and raising
our hands to ask or answer a question. Good Job Class!
8:42am Join Google Meet for PE
10:00am Return to Ms. T’s Google Meet
We had a nutrition break and talked about
healthy food.
This week while setting up, in this block we learned
about Google Meet Presentations, had two book
reads, and began to learn about our online program
We watched videos on cursive writing, a story from
ReadWorks, the science of water, and discussed the
uses of numbers.
Friday we had Fun Friday, much like last school year.
We chose music from YouTube for our class playlist,
and drew pictures and colored pages to share with
each other. We had show and tell and saw a student
crafted bracelet and home grown squash. HOW COOL!
Next week we will transition into Acellus Independent
Online Work during our 9:30-11:00 block.

Thank you, parents!
You are HEROES!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Teaching Is Seeing The Happy 'I Got It' Face

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Teaching Is Understanding Child Development

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Teaching Is Having With-It-Ness

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Educational Links 8/7/2020

Teaching and Learning in the Pandemic

Searching for ADHD Facts Beneath a Piles Of Myths

Institutionalizing equity through video instruction


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

How to Use Games to Build Community in Distance Learning

Games not only provide fun distractions from the stressors of the pandemic but also can be useful tools for online learning.

Next Semester: ...we'll have plants in the classroom

Next Semester: ...we'll have plants in the classroom: Just a little bit more planning and maintenance and your class has fresh oxygen, color, STEM  motivation, and a little bit of elegance. Plan...

Next Semester...STEM to STEAM

Next Semester...STEM to STEAM: Could The Arts Put The Steam Into STEM?   STEM to ST...

Next Semester...we'll celebrate diversity

Next Semester...we'll celebrate diversity: Music! Dancing! And don't forget the great Mexican food! If you teach in a school that is ethnically isolated, by geography or by c...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Educational Links 8/6/2020


Tiny Teaching Stories: 'How Will We Navigate This New Normal?'

How to Stay Physically, but Not Emotionally, Distant with Kindergarten and Pre-K Students

5 ways to take STEM outside

Understanding Learning and Attention Issues

Best EdTech Tools for a First-Year Teacher

15 Ways To Virtually Welcome Kids Back to School

Phonics: 13 things every teacher should know

Research is clear that using phonics to teach reading works, argues Clare Sealy, but why don’t more teachers know about the science behind it?

Fret Not Yourself

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Websites for Special Education

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Educational Links 8/5/2020

Round-the-Clock Communication Is Exhausting Teachers

15 Ways To Virtually Welcome Kids Back to School

Sal Khan says distance learning can't fully replace in-person instruction

Los Angeles Unified reaches deal with teachers over distance , STEMlearning while other districts struggle to finalize plans

Some California teachers asked to return to empty classrooms during distance learning

There Are Other Options Besides Reopening Schools

Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

By asking students to explore the history of scientific discoveries, we get them to view their world with more wonder—and more skepticism—and condition their minds to think about causes and effects.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Educational Links 8/4/2020

Why Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation Are Key to Coping with COVID-19

Tracking how the coronavirus is impacting school districts

Dear Families and Educators: Why Parent-Teacher Communication Is More Important Than Ever

Betsy DeVos Pushes Schools to Clear COVID Hurdles Without Special Favors

32 Ways To Live Your Best Life: ADHD Tips

Special Education: Daily Schedule Online Learning

Ms. Taylor’s Special Education Class 
Online Learning
Daily Schedule Online Learning 

8:00 am Sign Into Ms. Taylor’s Google Classroom Google Meet
It is found on Google Calendar
Morning Class Meeting
Review Agenda
8:30 amBreak
8:42 am Sign in for PE
10:00 am Return to Ms. Taylor’s Google Meet, the same link from 8 am
Nutrition Break-15 minutes-Socialization
Block for Reading/ELA/Social Science
10:45am Break
11:00am Return to Ms. Taylor’s Google Meet, the same link from 8 am
Block for Math/Science
11:45 am Summary Meeting, review the day, talk about homework
12:00 pm Lunch Break-Socialization
12:30 pm End of day.

This is the first version--today was the first day of school for our class for the Moderately/Severely Handicapped.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Educational Links 8/3/2020

The Role Social-Emotional Learning Plays in Teaching White Children About Race

To overcome the stress of this pandemic, educators must lead with relationships, routines and resilience

Cooperative Learning and How to Use It in the Classroom

A Back-to-School Support Plan for ADHD Families

Is it Time to Rethink The School Calendar?

Could the 'Pandemic Pod' Be a Lifeline for Parents or a Threat to Equity?

How Green Screens Bring Learning to Life

A simple video production technique can animate a wide range of student projects—and instill new energy in distance learning.