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iStation Apps and iPods Reinforce the Core, IEP Goals

Posted on March 03, 2012

If you were to walk into my home, drugs you would quickly realize that anything with a circuit board and integrated circuits are my friends. I have a passion for technology. From amateur radio to computers, cost I’m involved. I was once told by a mentor that I should teach with my passion, this to share with my students my interests in order to improve their exposure to new things and improve their quality of life. They didn’t have to tell me twice! Alpine School District has blessed m

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Is Creative Thought Important?

Posted on March 03, 2012

In discrepancy analysis, pharmacy assessing the student with co-normed cognitive and achievement batteries holds many advantages, recipe as opposed to using one brand of cognitive and another of achievement. Co-normed data represents true discrepancies, while different branded data must be statistically estimated. The Predicted Achievement/Achievement Discrepancy Procedure is designed to predict a student's learning potential in a narrow achievement area for the near term. It is not designed

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Technology in the Special Needs Classroom

Posted on March 03, 2012

Technology is such an important tool in today's special education classroom. Our students are being exposed to technology all around them and if we do not keep up with them and teach them more about technology we are not preparing them for their adult lives. We must have classrooms that offer a variety of technology tools to engage them in their learning. We are past the days of giving a student a worksheet and expecting that they will be engaged, pharmacy on-task, help or even interested. D

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Technology Immersion: a District Perspective

Posted on March 03, 2012

Changing the Landscape of Teaching and Learning in Provo School District In May of 2011, rx the UPDC (Utah Personnel Development Center) showcased Provo School District’s technology immersion initiative to improve achievement of all students. This immersion has changed their landscape of teaching and learning for all teachers and students. This article first highlights the big ideas presented by Provo District’s Technology Director, information pills Ted Kelly. Next, it highlights resp

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What’s so Different About Teaching 21st Century Learners?

Posted on March 03, 2012

IES PRACTICE GUIDE WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE Assisting Students Struggling with Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools Introduction Students struggling with mathematics may benefit from early interventions aimed at improving their mathematics ability and ultimately preventing subsequent failure. This guide provides eight specific recommendations intended to help teachers, pill principals, illness and school administrators use Response to Intervention (R

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Technology as a Tool to Support Instruction

Posted on March 03, 2012

Technology can enhance learning -- educators must take a leadership role in determining the ways in which technology is used to support educational goals. We're all familiar with the extravagant promises of technology: It will make our students smarter -- and it will do it faster and cheaper than ever before. Moreover, cheap the promise suggests, more about this miracle will occur almost by osmosis. We need only place a computer in a room, viagra stand back, and watch the magic take place.

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Direct Instruction Revisited

Posted on March 03, 2012

Tooele County School District's New Teacher Induction Program How do we help new teachers get a good start and feel welcome in their new careers?  In Tooele, treat special education and general education professionals work together in operating the School District's Coaching/Mentoring program. This unique planning effort has provided all new teachers with the same training as they progress through the Utah State Office of Education’s required Entry Year Enhancement (EYE) Program. For the fi

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The Five-by-Five Approach to Differentiation Success

Posted on March 03, 2012

The following "Five-by-Five" approach to differentiation contains ideas that we have found effective in our classrooms. It is not a road map: It doesn't offer step-by-step directions. Instead we think of it as a compass: It is a set of strategies that guide our work with students. Our first five points are about "setting the stage" for effective differentiation, about it while the other five highlight actions teachers can employ daily. 5 Ways to Set the Stage 1. Assessing: At the start of th

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Closing America’s Achievement Gap: A Powerful Tool is Being Ignored

Posted on February 02, 2012

Invented nearly 50 years ago, information pills Direct Instruction (DI) is a scripted, ed step-by-step approach to teaching that is among the most thoroughly tested and proven in the history of education. It works equally well for general education, website gifted students, and the disabled, but surprisingly remains lttle used. DI was the clear winner in the federal government’s 10-year Follow Through project—the largest study in history to compare different approaches to instruction. In

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The intersection of Technology and the Classroom

Posted on February 02, 2012

How far have we come?  The world's first digital computer was financed by the US Army and built in 1946 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It took up two floors of an entire building and it was called the “ENIAC”. Today, web engineers have designed microchips that can place 10 million times that computational power on chips smaller than your finger nail. At the same time in 1946, the typical classroom was being reformed and looked similar to most classrooms today. There

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