Increasing Accessibility for Students on the Web

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Use Immersive Reader on Websites (unofficial) Chrome Extension Technology tools can make accessibility possible by creating embedded supports that differentiate and personalize instruction.  The Google Suite has many built-in tools to support students’ reading, writing, and fluency. Extensions for Google Chrome can customize the browsing experience for users.  Microsoft’s suite of programs has several learning […]

So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 24 – Lauren Bercuson – Making Storytime Meaningful

Episode 24

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is currently a popular focus for schools because evidence suggests that effective SEL improves academic learning. How can we best teach students skills like self-awareness, self- management, empathy, perspective taking and cooperation? Today’s guest is someone who combines her love of reading and knowledge of books to provide support to people […]

So We’ve Been Thinking: Episode 23 – Darnisa Amante – A Commitment to Equity

SWBT Episode 23 – Darnisa Amante

If Equity work is going to be meaningful, it requires more than just a passing commitment of time and energy, more than just inviting a speaker or distributing materials. It means that community as a whole is going to take a good hard look in the mirror. So what does an Equity process look like and what does it entail? Shawn talks about Equity in Education with Dr. Darnisa Amante of Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP)

The Modern Challenges of Formative Assessment

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Assessment, today there is an abundance of simple, effective and free ways to collect information for learning in your classroom. A new challenge that these tools confront us with is whether we are making the most of the formative assessment data that we collect. Are we using this information effectively to inform our choices about the learning opportunities that we provide for our students?”

The Power of Google Sites & Audio

The Power of Google Sites and Audio

I’ve always enjoyed just sitting and talking to my students.  Conversation is such a neat way to get to know and understand a student’s mind and heart.  I love hearing their perspective on life, on our classroom, and on the concepts that we are exploring.  Having worked with students from Kindergarten through college, I have […]