Most secondary school teachers must learn the names of 150-200 students at the beginning of each academic year. This formidable task is made much easier using a photographic seating chart.
SED 514f2012- Our Class
Use a Google form or similar survey tool to construct an online first day of school student questionnaire to get to know your students. Share 3 of your questions with the 514 class (results). Conduct your own "First Day of School Survey" and obtain at least three entries from others. Your survey should include a variety of question types (e.g. multiple choice, checklist, scale, paragraph, etc.)
***LINK: Survey Summary Link***
Given the importance of computers in business and society, it is important that we provide students who have special needs access via specialized software and hardware. .
Slow keys is an amazing feature for those who may have physical disabilities or problems with
typing. This feature allows the typist to determine how long they can/will hold the key down before
it is accepted by the computer. For example, if someone suffers from carpal tunnel, they will be
able to change the typing setting so that they can type normally without the computer repeating
the letter typed (if their finger remains on the letter for more time.)
On a Macintosh computer, sometimes certain apps need attention. This occurs if the user is
downloading something or purchasing a song through iTunes. There is an option to set up a
"beeping" sound so that it will grab your attention, but Screen Flash is a feature that can be
used for the hard of hearing. This feature will flash the entire screen much like the flash of a
camera. This will allow the user to be notified that something on their machine needs attention.
This feature can be used by those who have a visual impairment. The zoom feature offers a
closer look at any page that you are browsing at the time. All that is required is holding down the
control button and zooming in with you mouse pad. This feature can be used to see text closer
or see a smaller picture up close.
Teachers should have a good understanding of their school, students, and the communities they represent. Much statistical data can be gained using online resources.
Map & Satellite Photos
South Pasadena High School is located right under the name Pasadena in the maps shown below
South Pasadena High School's API for 2012 was 894, up from 2011's score of 886.
About 63% of the school is of Asian descent and 53% Caucasian descent.
There are a total of about 60+ language learners in the entire high school and
about 12+ dropouts an academic school year.
SPHS had a growth of 8 point from last years API to this year and has
overcome their growth target for the year as well.
Secondary teachers often have the opportunity to advise students on decisions pertaining to college. In many environments, teachers are the only individuals students know who have been to college.
Carlos is a freshman in high school and comes from a Spanish speaking family.
At 14 years old, Carlos has very little knowledge of Spanish, since his parents
believed that because he was born in the US, he should only learn English.
Carlos' family is in the lower economic class and receives food stamps in order to buy food.
As one of five children, Carlos doesn't receive adequate attention at home,
but must work a part time job to help ends meet. Carlos' only wish for his education
is to be able to study abroad and learn more about his native language,
but does not have the funds to do so. I would recommend to Carlos that he look
because of its rich Hispanic culture. Each campus offers an amazing study abroad
program for the Spanish language. Carlos would have his choice to travel to
Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, or Spain. All credits count for his bachelor's
degree at his home university and all study abroad programs offer amazing
scholarship and grant opportunities, as well at the University.
Since there is not enough money to send your son, Carlos, to college, he will need financial assistance. I would recommend that Carlos save part of his income from his part time job so that he could perhaps pay for some of his books and materials. I would also recommend as the parents, that you research financial aid and grant options. Please also keep an eye on Carlos' grades because there are many academic scholarships that are offered to those who qualify. Ask Carlos if there are small ways that he can save some extra money such as car washes with his school, babysitting, or mowing lawns. Thank you for investing in your son's future.