English Splash!

English Splash!.

An online resource for teachers of secondary school students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  It has teaching tools, approaches, unique issues and resources for the teacher.  Can be used by paraprofessionals, too.

This is produced and maintained by Pepnet.

Published in: on October 22, 2010 at 2:40 pm  Comments Off on English Splash!  
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Ready Kids: Hurricane Preparedness

Ready Kidsof the Federal Emergency Management Agency – FEMA.

Teaching about hurricanes?  Here’s an interactive website provided by FEMA for kids!

Published in: on September 8, 2010 at 7:49 am  Comments Off on Ready Kids: Hurricane Preparedness  

YouTube -Described Captioned Media

YouTube – dcmpnad’s Channel.

I will bet you didn’t know that the described captioned media program has some sign language videos available for free on you tube.  I learned a new sign while I was watching the Vocabulary Builders in Sign Language for English. (I knew how to sign ‘character’ but not ‘characteristic’).

The YouTube  movie is not searchable but I imagine the DVD that you can borrow from DCMP would be more effectively utilized.  I think its great that DCMP is moving along side us in this century!

Tell how you liked it.

Published in: on September 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm  Comments Off on YouTube -Described Captioned Media  
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Quad Times

Brad Moseley has been adapting the news for the Quad students on a daily basis. We are presenting here some of his efforts in hopes that you will find them useful for your students, too. Brad, thanks for sharing and for believing in the power of the blog. <a

Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 2:41 pm  Comments Off on Quad Times  
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Word Vine – Puzzle Games at Miniclip.com – Play Free Online Games

Word Vine – Puzzle Games at Miniclip.com – Play Free Online Games.

Have a ton of fun learning about compound words.  Suitable for older students.

Published in: on March 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm  Comments (3)  

Privacy week: plan ahead

Choose Privacy Week ”  May 2-8, 2010 is a new initiative from the American Library Association, Office for Intellectual Freedom.  It is aimed at ecnouraging dialogue about privacy rights in a digital age.  The program encourages libraries to educate citizens and help them make informed,  critical choices about privacy options.

More information at http://www.privacyrevolution.org

Published in: on January 14, 2010 at 9:23 am  Comments Off on Privacy week: plan ahead  

NEA – Read Across America

NEA’s Read Across America Day, NEA’s national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

via NEA – Read Across America.

Published in: on January 6, 2010 at 11:09 am  Comments Off on NEA – Read Across America  

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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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.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 11:13 am  Comments (2)  
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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.

Published in: on December 22, 2009 at 11:00 am  Comments (4)  
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