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Life is Good

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Lucy Calkins supports the Common Core!

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Digital Reading!

Here is my favorite link of the week!

Open Education Resources for Math and Science


We should have a Disability Pride parade in Northampton!

Sir Ken Robinson Educating the Heart and Mind



Here is an interesting Self Assessment for 21st Century Skills... this is a list of great assessments for educators to gage their own skills...try IT!

Here is another great video...

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Please take a few minutes to watch this TedTalk The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty. It will change how you think about teaching and learning!

The Myth of Average


Understanding Assistive Technology Simply Said




Why IT-AT Zipper?
Instructional technology leverages of all types of technology to improve teaching and learning. Assistive technology is anything that can be/is used to increase, maintain or improve the functional capabilities of a student with a disability.  

In most current school models, the existing curriculum is modified for students with special needs. According to CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technology, universal design is "the practice of embedding flexible strategies into the curriculum during the planning process so that ALL students can access a variety of learning solutions."

Curriculum that is universally designed from its inception makes everyone's learning experiences more customized. When technology is used in service of a universally designed curriculum, all students benefit. When the curriculum is created within the framework of Universal Design for Learning (cast.org), it is appropriate and serves the needs of all learners and accessibility for high incidence needs are built in. Adaptations are made for fewer students with very specific needs. Differentiation is simpler when most students have access to a universally designed curriculum.

Assistive Technology

Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom
http://www.udlcenter.org
Create Scaffolded Digital Reading Environments-http://udleditions.org/
AIM Explorer - Accessible Instructional Materials

Where and how do instructional technology and assistive technology intersect?
Making a Word Doc accessible:

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Differentiation

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Carol Tomlinson - Low Prep Differentiation

Google Apps for Education