If your situation is similar to many I have encountered in multiple school districts around the country, BIP tracking looks different in each school you visit, heck sometimes in every classroom you visit. There are charts, tally sheets, narratives, and every type of tracking mechanism under the sun, but if not every teacher is using the same method it is very hard to turn any of the data that... More →
Google Apps for Education is Google’s suite of web-based tools that help the busy teacher work more efficiently and effectively for working with students, collaborating with colleagues, and communicating with parents.
Here are some of the most popular Google Apps for Education:
Google Drive: Teachers are using Google Drive to store all of their important documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. Google Docs is now part of Google Drive.... More →
While Dragon Dication by Nuance is not the only dictation application on the market, in this educators opinion, it is the most polished and one of the most widely used. If you are not familiar with this type of program it is simple to explain: you say it and the program types it. For fellow special educators and general education teachers alike, this probably elicits a Scooby Doo-like... More →
Well the SONY Xperia created quite a stir in this teacher’s classroom. “Did you get, did you get it?” and “Can we see it?” were repeated by many anxious voices as I unveiled the new classroom learning tool. The live wallpaper of swimming koi, complete with water ripples when you touch the screen, helped up the coolness factor.
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TeachersParadise.com Studios offer a number of Android apps. One set of their Pre-K through Second Grade handwriting offerings not only help young learners refine their small motor skills, but one set in particular helps them practice their sight word recognition.
The Kids Handwriting HWT series uses the “Handwriting Without Tears” methods and has four apps that allow children to progress naturally. What is unique is that instead... More →