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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags "teacher resource" & differentiation

15 December 2006 11:00

A Different Place

Are you frustrated trying to meet the academic needs of high-ability and gifted students in the classroom. This may be the place for you. ... a place on the Web to find differentiated activities in all content areas!!

15 December 2006 10:45

14 November 2006 11:45

CLiCk, Speak Features

Reading with a simple interface - CLiCk, Speak is designed to be as easy to use for sighted users as possible. The interface is completely mouse driven; there's no need to remember any key combinations. Reading through a page is as simple as placing the cursor and hitting the GO button; reading a selection is as easy as highlighting the text and hitting the SPEAK button.

09 November 2006 12:00

Teacher Resource Center Web Resources for the Gifted

subject specific web resources for teaching to the gifted student

Teacher Resource Center for Gifted Students

Links to a few websites with lesson plans targeted toward higher level students.

Project Participate, Strategies for active inclusion

This section is a resource for assistive technology specialists and others who use technology to promote learning and the inclusion of students with disabilities in the school setting. Here you will find a collection of technical tips, step by step directions and fact sheets on a wide variety of software programs and adaptive hardware.

09 November 2006 11:00


Online PowerPoint Presentation on using Wikis in the classroom. An excellent guide.

Star Office 4 Kids: Open Source

StarOffice 4 Kids has been uniquely designed for easy customization by individual teachers to support specific learning objectives. It is aligned to the needs of a teacher and his or her specific teaching materials and not vice versa. StarOffice 4 Kids allows the teacher to handle an interactive learning process according to learning steps that he or she considers appropriate. Not only according to the age-specific steps of the class, but also in regard to the individual learning progress of the class or a selected group of students. Adjusted to the learning speed of the students a teacher could, for example, easily focus on the fundamentals of word processing. The teacher could start with work sheets with just the functions for using of texts in different fonts and font sizes. Once the students have learnt how to use those functions, the teacher could add new functions to the function toolbar and teach those in a next step. StarOffice 4 Kids makes it easy for the teacher to produce documents for the exercises in class. A teacher can easily transform usual office documents into task sheets for the class and store them into the subject specific folders. The students will find them in the workspace of their class. They will work on them and save them in their own workspace. This workspace only contains the personal files and that is protected from the access of other students. StarOffice 4 Kids documents and user interfaces are based on an XML data format, augmenting the open source StarOffice/OpenOffice format. That way StarOffice 4 Kids guarantees smooth integration and immediate use of external teaching material as provided by publishers in education. Teachers could directly take on the teaching material they need and use it in class.

06 November 2006 11:15

SportMaps powered by Live Search

What a great collection to inspire students with high interest material. This collection contains biographical info in 5 NFL football players using photos and maps from Windows Live Virtual Earth.....Lots of raw material for writing activties.

31 October 2006 09:30

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology

GPAT has developed resources to assist educational teams in the implementation and integration of assistive technology into instructional activities. These resources address the development of assistive technology intervention plans and technology enhanced lesson plans. Sample lesson plans related to state educational standards are also available. these lesson plans include set-up and follow-up activities for each lesson. Tutorials, technology tips, and supplemental materials are also provided.

31 October 2006 09:15