Archive for June, 2012

Pat Smith: Don’t punish the kids because they can’t read

Karen P. Kelly | June 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

See on Scoop.itThe World of Dyslexia


To improve the teaching of reading, we’re now going to flunk third-graders that districts haven’t taught to read. Somehow, this latest magic bullet seems aimed more at the victims than the culprits.


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Text Complexity Grade Bands and Lexile® Bands

Karen P. Kelly | June 15, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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We have realigned our Lexile ranges to match the Common Core Standards’ text complexity grade bands and adjusted upward its trajectory of reading comprehension development through the grades to indicate that all students should be reading at the college and career readiness level by no later than the end of high school.


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10 Must-have documents for parents of children with special needs | Friendship Circle — Special Needs Blog

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For parents of children with special needs, it is never to early to start planning your child’s future. Here are 10 documents you should prepare and keep updated.


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Thurston Law Offices – Advocating for Kids Education and Special Needs Rights in PA and NJ

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Our philosophy is to make access to legal services as simple and affordable as possible. We understand that your focus is your child and that legal matters are not. We also understand that attorneys can sometimes increase your anxiety. That is why we are advocates first and foremost.


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25 Ways To Use iPads In The Classroom by Degree of Difficulty | Edudemic

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The 2012 A-Z List Of Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic

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2012 A-Z list of educational Twitter hashtags


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Looking for STEM apps? Here’s a top 50 list for iPad :: STEM Education at WRAL Tech Wire

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Online Universities recently came out with a list of the top 50 iPad applications geared specifically for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.


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Free Technology for Teachers: 15 Free Tools for Storing and Sharing Files

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Six months ago I shared a list of good file sharing tools for teachers and students. Since then, I’ve come across some more tools to add to that list. Here is my new list of file sharing tools for students and teachers. Using these tools can help you avoid having an email inbox that is overflowing with file attachments.


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ClassroomWindow – Where The Best Solutions Win

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Where The Best Solutions Win…


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Introduction to Special Education

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Aimed at parents of students with disabilities, this video covers the special education process, including Evaluation, Referral, Creation of the Individualized Education Plan, Placement, and Annual Review. Also touched on are Extended School Year Services and strategies for resolving disagreements


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