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  1. Nov 2018
    1. For this research, which aims to help the training of autistic students and students with intellectual difficulties in identifying communication cards, we use an application installed on a smartphone. The application allows choosing between PECS or cards used in school. We used PECS because they decreased problem behaviors and increased speech in some individuals

      This is a great tool for studentzs with kids with intellectual disabilities

    1. And these new literacies are embodied in new social practices—ways of working in new or transformed forms of employment, new ways of participating as a citizen in public spaces, and even perhaps, new forms of identity and personality.

      Times have changed so people have to adapt with the changes

    2. none of us could have predicted the reach and the influence the multiliteracies idea would have, way beyond our own circles of personal and professional association. Even the idea of a ‘Google search’ was unimaginable ten years ago

      things have changed alot over the years. learning online is and finding information out online is the main source to go to now instead of a book etc.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. This could impede a child’s registration of information in memory and impact the integration of the information needed to form concepts. 

      amazing idea and great website

    1. Attracting over 11 million views monthly, Do2Learn is an unparalleled special needs resource website started in 1996 through a NIH Small Business Innovation Research grant. Learning disabled youth access thousands of free elementary-level worksheets for literacy, math, visual discrimination, behavior management, and more. There are also printable picture cards available to promote functional communication in children with Autism.

      this is a website I'd be interested in especially because my focus is on kids with ASD.

    2. Educational websites assist children with learning disabilities master basic skills in reading and math or advanced concepts like calculus

      Its a way to keep them engaged in learning while the teacher can walk around and assist.

    3. Parents and special education teachers often have difficulty finding new tactics to provoke a love for learning in children with learning disabilities

      It is difficult to keep them engaged and excited about learning.

    1. Consider, for example, just a few of these new technologies: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Siri, Foursquare, Drop-box, Skype, Chrome, iMovie, Contribute, or any of many, many mobile “apps” and ebooks. Each requires additional reading and/or writing skills to take full advantage of its affordances

      Each new technology requires a different skill to fully be able to grasp it.

    2. We live during a time in which new technologies continuously appear online, requiring additional skills to effectively read, write, and learn, sometimes on a daily basis.

      We have to be able to adjust to the new technologies that are appearing every day.

    1. To be honest, I had some trouble setting up my first project, and as a result my students got impatient, regardless, I wasn’t ready to throw in the towel; rather, I was even more committed to improving on our next project.

      As a teacher I know not every lesson plan is going to go exactly how I plan and its important for me to remain positive and not react in a negative way if it doesnt go the way I planned. These kids need positive reinforcement and positive reactions from me and I know each kid works at their own pace so I will constantly remind myself to remain positive even if an activity doesn't go exactly how I want it go. These online activities will help in the long run by bringing different sped kids from around the world together to help each other improve and learn everyday.

    2. For collaborative projects, teachers can pair higher- and lower-functioning students, who will then work together to accomplish a common goal that is often bigger or better than what they could have done on their own.

      This is important because in a sped classroom you are going to have lower functioning and higher function kids, who are on different levels of learning, and to bring them together and have them work together to reach one goal would help with the low morals and negative approaches to assignments that sped kids can often struggle with.

    1. The collaborative-learning style incorporated into the fabric of the school helps students to be resilient by aiding them with identifying their resources (peers) and testing their theories to see if they are on the right track all while developing habits of mind that form the foundation of scholarship.

      it allows students to do their own work then compare with their peers and see if they are on the right track or need assistance to get on the right track. While doing this they also develop social skills and are interacting with fellow classmates all while using collaborative learning.

    1. Learners need to feel a sense of belonging and be able to make meaningful contributions to a community in order to experience connected learning

      It makes it hard for someone to learn at their full potential if they are not comfortable in the learning situation, or if they feel like they are not contributing or making a difference in what they are trying to learn about.

    2. . A growing body of research indicates that interest helps us pay attention, make connections, persist and engage in deeper learning.

      If you're interested in something your're going to put more effort into it. I find myself in school now trying so much harder and caring so much more about what I learn now that it has something to do with what I want to do for my career. I had interest in basketball, and practiced every single day and played for all my school teams from when I was 5 years old to I was 18. I wouldn't have put 100% effort and played that long if I wasn't interested in the game. My example of basketball relates to teaching school because I think if I could make my class interesting to where the kids were 100% involved and locked in like I was with basketball and with my classes now, then I think they would learn the material better and be more involved by participating, paying attention, and engaging in class activities.

    3. Learners need support from peers and mentors to persist through setbacks and challenges

      Sometimes as a student, or teacher, you will have struggles and not all information that you learn or teach will come easy. During this time, it is important to look to peers and mentors for support and help.

    4. The research is clear: Learning is irresistible and life-changing when it connects personal interests to meaningful relationships and real-world opportunity.

      This is so true. As a teacher I have to come up with ideas that will keep my students interested and make learning fun with whatever material it is.

    1. Much of what educators and researchers know about effective literacy instruction comes from the special education field. When professionals understand why the learning process breaks down, they can better understand learning for everybody,

      You can learn so much from special education classrooms. You can see learning processes break down in different kids and try to figure out if theres a theme between them that could lead you to maybe adjusting how your teaching the lesson plan etc.

    2. With the right instruction, most special education students can increase their literacy. The question remains, though, whether schools have the resources and knowledge to provide those tools.

      so true. They need good instruction and good teachers ho are willing to go the full way to helping these kids achieve their goals.

    3. As school districts across Idaho try to reach the literacy goals they crafted earlier this year, one group is often left out of the conversation: special education students who likely won’t read at grade level by the end of spring semester, if ever.

      When planning curriculum or lesson plans, especially now with special ed kids sometimes being in the regular classrooms, you have to try to find a way to make goals for the sped kids as well. Its so important for you to include them and make them feel like they can be successful, they just want to hear positive

    1. Teachers are coaches of understanding, not mere purveyors of content knowl-edge, skill, or activity. They focus on ensuring that learning happens, not just teaching (and assuming that what was taught was learned); they always aim and check for successful meaning making and transfer by the learner.

      This is so important to me because I want to be a coach in athletics too. You cant just assume that what you taught that day to the kids is learned immediately . You have to reiterate the information and make sure that they are actually taking in the information you are giving them. You can do this by finding out different ways to teach the information to them. practicing the information also is so important.

    2. Understanding is revealed when students autonomously make sense of and transfer their learning through authentic performance. Six facets of under-standing—the capacity to explain, interpret, apply, shift perspective, empa-thize, and self-assess—can serve as indicators of understanding.

      This is so important because I want my students to be able to take things they learn inside my classroom and use them outside the classrom. If they had to explain the information to someone outside of my classroom I would love for them to be able to do so with the information they obtained during the class

    3. The UbD framework helps focus curriculum and teaching on the develop-ment and deepening of student understanding and transfer of learning (i.e., the ability to effectively use content knowledge and skill).

      So important to plan/think ahead and ask yourself questions or whether or not this will be useful and educational for the students.

    1. Unfortunately, many focus on skills rather than literacies. Digital skills focus on what and how. Digital literacy focuses on why, when, who, and for whom.

      this would always happen. quickly learn something but not actually look into the different components of what we learned. then would move on to the next assignment.

    1. Knowing how to read, write, and participate in the digital world has become the 4th basic foundational skill next to the three Rs—reading, writing, and arithmetic—in a rapidly evolving, networked world

      This is a challenging one for me being in special education and trying to focus on kids with asd (autism spectrum disorder). I know it is still important to integrate this into sped classrooms as well, but with the spectrum being so wide, there are certain areas that need to be focused on other then use of the web. Although I do think there could be great programs we could use via the web to integrate reading, writing skills into the way we teach autistic children

    2. we need to provide people with open access to the skills and know-how needed to use the web to improve their lives, careers, and organizations.

      Having different skills and at least some knowledge of the web and technology is needed in most workplaces.