Spring has sprung and many opportunities to learn using manipulatives abound. Teachers share flowers, bugs, leaves, and more. Technology, such as a document camera can help teachers provide learning activities for students in class and virtually. Document cameras provide a large screen view of the materials and manipulatives presented by the teacher. This can increase… Read More Spring into using a Document Camera
Hybrid Tools for Learning
It’s not often that one tool can be used for most academic subjects and also work in both the virtual and face to face classroom. But these two tools can do just that. Online collaboration tools Online collaboration tools are often used in the business industry to help teams share information on projects. Educators can… Read More Hybrid Tools for Learning
Looking for a Blended Learning Model Using Virtual Learning Activities?
Are you looking for a teaching approach that can increase learning opportunities at home? One that is easy for students and their families to access, provides instruction using virtual learning activities while it increases opportunities for engagement in the classroom. How about an approach that may work well with a reduced student capacity scenario? As… Read More Looking for a Blended Learning Model Using Virtual Learning Activities?
Sending Schoolwork Remotely
Now more than ever it is the teacher’s responsibility to get schoolwork to students remotely. How are teachers making this happen? Are assignments being emailed to students and/or parents? Are teachers using a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Google Classroom site to share work? If getting schoolwork to students remotely is a problem, consider… Read More Sending Schoolwork Remotely
Read Aloud Google Tools for Reading
Using Text-to-Speech (TTS) narration has been found to be helpful for struggling readers in the areas of increased reading rate and improved reading comprehension. Although it has been around since the 1960s, it has become cheaper and more accessible to the general public in the past decade. Now, there are user-friendly technology tools to support reading… Read More Read Aloud Google Tools for Reading
Focus on Assistive Technology: HLP19
Assistive Technology (AT) can help students participate in educational activities that they might not be able to otherwise. This could be due to physical limitations or learning differences. All educational staff can help students learn by supporting their use of AT when needed. IEP teams are tasked with considering the AT needs of their students… Read More Focus on Assistive Technology: HLP19
Resources for Assistive Technology Teams
The Virginia Board of Education Comprehensive Plan: 2018 to 2023 includes Assistive Technology (AT) as a means to help students use technology to engage in their learning. AT teams and specialists in school districts, help teachers and IEP Teams to determine and use AT in the classroom. The start of the new school year may… Read More Resources for Assistive Technology Teams