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Resources Tagged With: learning tools

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National PTA’s Special Education Toolkit [web resource]

Special ed 569The Special Education Toolkit from National Parent-Teacher Association (National PTA) helps make sense of an often confusing system and educates families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services, and resources available to them. Read more ›

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A Strategy for Reducing Math Test Anxiety

test anxiety 538A lot of students have test anxiety. How do we change test-taking so that we’re creating a comfortable environment for our students to show what they really know? A strategy called Test Talk, which the author of this article co-created, has helped her students relax during exams. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Improving Reading and Writing with Free Microsoft Learning Tools [presentation]

Did you know Microsoft has created free, accessible AT to support students who struggle with reading and writing?  Presenter Keri Chismar showcases how these learning tools can be used to support classroom engagement of reading and writing for users with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, emerging readers, or a combination of any of the broad range of unique student abilities. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Taming Digital Distractions—Tools & Strategies to Keep Students on Task While on Tech [presentation]

For students with attention and executive functioning challenges, technology can be both a blessing and a curse. The laptops, mobile devices, and online access that help with schoolwork are often a source of endless distraction, leading to off-task behavior and poor performance. Shelley Haven presents selected utilities, applications, and online services that reduce visual clutter and aid focus, restrict access to distracting apps and websites at selected times, and monitor device usage and increase awareness of distraction triggers. Read more ›

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Many Students Don’t Know How to Study. Here’s How Parents Can Help.

studyskills471Researchers and experienced educators have found that often students don’t have good study habits and skills, or that they rely on strategies that don’t work, frequently at the urging of teachers and parents. Read more ›

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Can Audiobooks Be the Great Equalizer for Students with Learning Differences?

An estimated 26 million students have learning differences, including tens of thousands of students with dyslexia, a neurological condition that affects reading and related language-based processing skills.

Unless educators can find new approaches to deliver reading instruction and personalize learning environments for these frustrated learners, many will fail. Read more ›

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How Virtual Reality Can Help Those With Autism

One tool that is being embraced by therapists, counselors, teachers, parents and their children to help those with autism to better communicate and connect with others and the world around them is virtual reality. Read more ›

Technology to Support Executive Functioning [downloadable]

app272Executive functioning skills, which involve working memory, flexible thinking and self-monitoring, are key to learning. A child with executive functioning issues may have difficulty with prioritization, planning, and time management, understanding and following directions, or staying focused on tasks through completion.

There are strategies and supports that can help children and young adults with executive functioning challenges, including technology. Read more ›

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Empowering Students with Dyslexia [presentation] [video]

This workshop provides educators and parents with an introduction to Microsoft Learning Tools and accessibility features of Windows 10 and Office 365.

The goals are to empower teachers to create inclusive classrooms that support students of all abilities and to help parents support learners outside of the classroom. Read more ›

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Top Picks: Apps and Websites for Elementary School Reading and Literacy [web resource]

 

readingtoppicks212Top Picks are editorially curated lists of the best edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education. The technologies on this list  get kids enthusiastic about reading by helping them explore their passions as they build literacy.

These top reading apps and websites offer content perfectly tuned to what elementary school-age students need so that they can develop into expert readers with a love of the written word. Read more ›

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