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Friday, April 1, 2011
Looking for a textbook on American Sign Language? Signs of the times, 2nd edition offers 44 lessons with more than 1,300 signs representing 3,500 English glosses (English words that convey the same meaning as a sign). This book uses a spiral approach to learning signs, repeating them and building upon them from lesson to lesson. This second edition also includes new class activities for teachers and new student activities that can be done in class, as homework, or as quizzes.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I know someone with Down syndrome is a book for kids who are interested in learning more about the condition. Using large print text and great pictures, the book highlights ways people with Down syndrome are different from those without it and also the ways in which we are all the same. Facts and fiction and a list of resources are also included at the end of the book.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Ready to get started with RTI? Jumpstart RTI: Using RTI in your elementary school right now can help. It provides evidence-based strategies and tips for getting RTI underway quickly in your school which can help readers at all levels, from those who are gifted to those who struggle. Forms are available online to download.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Not sure if your math students are really "getting" the concepts presented? Want to make math easier to visualize? Visible thinking in the K-8 mathematics classroom can help. This book offers an overview of what visible thinking is, why it is important, and how to implement it in the classroom. Grade-specific examples are also included. Visible thinking offers many benefits:
- Interactive student-to-student learning
- Increased class participation
- Development of metacognitive thinking and problem-solving skills
Monday, March 28, 2011
Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? Lyrics to a song? Maybe, but they're also the "Wh" questions that some children, especially some children with autism, have trouble answering. The app "Whquestions" from Smarty Ears can help parents and professionals work with children who have trouble with these questions. The app, designed by a speech and language therapist, features 300 questions and has audio recordings of each of them. Interactivity and tracking features are also included.
Check out this app at:http://smartyearsapps.com/2010/10/26/whquestions/