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October 2007

November 2006

My Brochure Maker

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Welcome to My Brochure Maker, where you can easily create and print a professional quality brochure using microsoft template word online in minutes. It only takes a few simple steps to create a high-quality color brochure using microsoft template word at your own desk.

WritingFix: Home of Interactive Writing Prompts and 6 Trait Resources for Teachers

WritingFix: Where getting your daily writing "fix" is more important than fixing your writing. Write EVERY day! Hello writers, teachers, and students. Have you been inspired to do any writing today?

Bookshare.org

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Membership site with ebooks compatible with the Daisy format for use with a text /screen reader. Membership includes a basic reader.

6 = 1 Traits of Writing Resources

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Book titles by writing trait: voice, ideas, organization,word choice, sentency fluency, conventions, presentation.

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.

InterActive Six Trait Writing Process

This web site provides an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and improving student writing based on the Six Traits Writing model. The links below provide an overview of the model along with the scoring rubrics for each trait. Exercises provided here will give students and teachers a chance to read sample writings, rate them, and compare their ratings with ratings made by English teachers. This will provide a valuable opportunity for both students and teachers to improve their understanding of the Six Traits and, in the end, improve their own writing.

6 1 Trait® Writing Prompts PDF

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Thirty-three page pdf guide of various writing prompts organized by grade clusters to help students on state writing assesments.

Writing Prompts

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6 1 Trait® Writing (Dimensions fo Writing) The best prompts are the ones that spark a personal connection between the writer and their ideas. Provided here are some generic writing prompts to get you started, but you will also find some tips on how to write your own prompts. These self-written prompts will offer better starting blocks for your students than the generic prompts because they spring from the immediacy of their lives. Includes prompts for narrative, expository, and persuasive.

6 1 Trait Writing Lesson Plan Database

NWREL has compiled this vast array of lesson plans that any teacher for any grade level will find useful. Organized around the 6 +traits of writing (similar to the Dimensions of Writing). Search by trait and and grade level.

..::The Hobby Shop::..

Engaging, Interactive science simulations. Explore projectile motion, chemistry, rocketry, a virtual microscope, and complete experiments based on the Periodic Table. Good for enrichment. Teacher resources available.

What are PodGuides?

PodGuide is a very simple thing. It's the combination of a map (PDF or JPG) of a certain place with numbered dots on it and a series of audio tracks (mp3) which you can download for your iPod. Each numbered dot corresponds with the track number you should play to hear the audio comment about that specific place on the map. If your mp3 player supports the viewing of artwork from the ID-3 tags in mp3 files, then you'll also be able to see a picture of what you should be looking at whilst playing a track. Think of an audio tour in a museum, but not limited to just that.

Sylvia Web BrainStormer

Sylvia Web BrainStormer allows you to set up and run on-line brainstorming sessions with your colleagues, customers, friends or anyone anywhere who has an internet connection. Web Brainstorming is easy. Just set up your creative challenge, set your evaluation criteria, invite people and start brainstorming. When you are finished, you can vote on the best ideas. Requires registration to participate. All brainstorms are public.

1-Click Answers

Alt-Click in Windows or (Mac OSx Command+Option+G) on any word in any program on your screen for an instant, pop-up AnswerTip that won't interrupt your work. For vocabulary words, instant definitions and real voice buttons to hear the word aloud.

VoyCabulary.com - Online web dictionary & thesaurus word linking lookup reference tool.

VoyCabulary makes the words on any webpage into links so you can look them up in a dictionary or other word-reference-site of your choice, by simply clicking on the words.

ATTO: Assistive Technology Tutorials

Download PDF or PwerPoint tutorials for Intellikeys and Overlaymaker

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.

Creating Talking Books in PowerPoint

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Richard Walters' in-depth guide to making your own talking books is written especially for those with no experience of multimedia creation. This guide covers the construction of books in Microsoft's PowerPoint presentation software. It also available for TAG Software's HyperStudio and Crick Software's Clicker. The guide includes step-by-step instructions on how to scan pictures, add symbols, record speech and put together a talking book. Fully illustrated with screen shots, these guides are useful for teachers, parents and professionals who want to give young people access to any story.

OATS Opens Source Assistive Technology Software

OATSoft is dedicated to improving Assistive Technology and computer accessibility through the power of Open Source development techniques. OATSoft makes the best Open Source Assistive Technology Software (OATS) easy to find. Users and developers meet at OATSoft to create better software. Users can find useful software and discuss and work with developers to get the features that you want.

PowerTalk - automatic speech for PowerPoint presentations

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PowerTalk is a free program that automatically speaks any presentation or slide show running in Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows. You just download and install PowerTalk and while you open and run the presentation as usual it speaks the text on your slides. The advantage over other generic 'Text To Speech' programs is that PowerTalk is able to speak text as it appears and can also speak hidden text attached to images. Speech is provided by the standard synthesised computer voices that are provided with Windows.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN WIKI ADVENTURE 1

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.

WordTalk — From OATS.org

WordTalk is a free plug-in developed for use with all versions of Microsoft Word (from Word 97 upwards), which can help people with reading difficulties use Microsoft Word more effectively. It will speak the text of the document and will highlight it as it goes. It contains a talking dictionary to help decide which word spelling is most appropriate. It sits neatly in your toolbar and is highly configurable, allowing you to adjust the highlight colours, the voice and the speed of the speech.