Virtual fieldtrips through collaboration…how to

virtualfieldtrips_teachers.pdf application/pdf Object.

“virtual field trips give students the freedom to advance at their own pace. . .”

Learn how to plan and conduct a virtual field trip with on line lessons for teachers.

And take me along. . . . 🙂

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Read.gov: Online books and resources for literacy & reading for everyone

Read.gov: Online books and resources for literacy & reading for everyone.

Library of Congress and several celebrated children’s authors have put together a really fun reading website.  The resources here are for kids, teens, adults and educators/parents.

The Exquisite corpse adventure was my favorite activity.  Teachers and parents who are reading this over the winter break would do well to introduce their own children to this online treasure.    Plus, if you are traveling to DC during this vacation time, be sure to stop in at the Library of Congress which now features an area just for teens and kids.

Did someone say ‘fieldtrip?’

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 2:06 pm  Comments (4)  
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Captionfish – Captioned Trailer Directory

Captionfish – Captioned Trailer Directory.

Want to watch captioned trailers of NEW media?  Peek over at Captionfish.

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Reading challenges

Marc Marschark is the lead author on a research paper presented in the latest issue of American Annals of the Deaf, vol.154, no.4, 2009.  Are deaf students’ reading challenges really about reading? The article posits “…that deaf students face many of the same challenges in comprehending sign language as they do in comprehending text suggest that difficulties frequently observed in their learning from text may involve more than just reading.” (From the abstract, p. 357.)  Researching college students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the authors found that students understand less of a signed lecture than they think they do.

If you’re signed up to have this journal routed to you, it will be coming after vacation.  If you aren’t and would like to see it, contact us in the upper LRC.

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UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum

UsingEnglish.com ESL Forum.

The library has a subscription that all may use: asdlibrary

password is boooks

You can get all sorts of handouts at this website.

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What Makes Some Deaf Children (But Not Others) Good Readers? « DEAF NORTHWEST’S BLOG & VLOG NEWS

What Makes Some Deaf Children (But Not Others) Good Readers? « DEAF NORTHWEST’S BLOG & VLOG NEWS.

Marc Marschark’s views on the subject of deaf children as readers is quoted here.  Copies of his book Raising and Educating a Deaf Child can be borrowed from both LRCs.

Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 10:16 am  Comments (1)  
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Online Math Games – Free and for Kids

Online Math Games – Free and for Kids.

You’ll find really fun games here for various levels of basic operations (+,-,/,*) and the ability to report scores to the teacher.  There is a pacman like mixed operation game.  The player has to eat a question mark that gives the answer to which ‘ghost’ he might destroy.  Hey, if people weren’t watching me, I’d still be playing. 🙂

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Illuminations: Dynamic Paper

Illuminations: Dynamic Paper.

“Use “Dynamic Paper” to create number lines, grids, tessellations, shapes, spinners, nets, and more. This web resource is an invaluable tool for math educators. The objects that are created can be exported as PDF files to be used in worksheets or as Jpeg images for use in other web applications or programs. The site can certainly save a lot of time if you have been trying to create diagrams using word processing applications!”

Cited by TeachersFirst:Week of December 13, 2009

Website is provided by NCTM  This site can be used from elementary to high school by math and science teachers (there’s measurement in the lab, isn’t there?)

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Career highlights of Deaf people

What do Lisa Fishbein, Rosa Lee Gallimore, Jose Silva, Lillian Garcia, Matthew Baker, Sean Kelly,  Kimberly Dodge D.V.M., Dr. Angel Santiago, Dr. Scott Smith, M.D., MPH, Claudia Gordon, Esq., Elizabeth Rios, Jimmy Libman, Lee Kramer, Theresa King, Ben Magee, Dawn Schakett, Van Nguyen, Brian Doane, Marilyn J. Smith, Curtis J. Pride, Cesar A. Torres and Yolanda Rodgrigues-Fraticelli have in common?

You’re right if you said they all are deaf.  But did you know that Pepnet and NEATAC issued 5 DVDs detailing the career stories of these folks in a series they call Achieving Goals ? The DVDs are on the shelves in the upper school LRC.

If you are teaching Deaf culture, and/or career education, be sure to use these in your classrooms.

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Caption Action 2: Two Men Now Control Access to the Internet for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Caption Action 2: Two Men Now Control Access to the Internet for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Your feedback to these Representatives is requested.  Please read the article from NAD and spread the word!

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