Homewood City - SPED Part One


March 22, 2011
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Assistive Technology Resource PageHomewood City Technology PD Homewood High Technology PD
Workshop Agenda

Welcome and Overview of Part One and Part Two Training

Part One - March

  • Organization Skills
  • Identifying Essential Information from Notes/Lectures for Tests and Quizzes
  • Note-Taking Skills
  • Test-Taking Strategies
Part Two - April
  • Audio Support
  • E-Readers
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Low Vision/Hearing Impaired
Organizational and Identifying Essential Information
  1. Discussion of Organizational Problems
  2. Making Sense Strategies - Review the CD of graphic organizers

Note-Taking Skills
  1. Pirate Pad - Go to this pad to get some practice!
    Our Training Pad - Sign in and then answer the question posted on the pad.
    Pirate Pad Tutorial.pdf

Test-Taking Skills
  1. Quizlet
    Quizlet directions.pdf


Tour of Content Area Support

The following sites provide the type of learning support students need. For example, Khan Academy and Brightstorm contain videos explaining content in short chunks. Skilled instructors review important concepts in carefully planned lessons, designed to help students identify the essential information to master a given skill or concept. Other sites contain games, videos, interactive challenges and quizzes to engage students with content while assisting them in more clearly understanding key concepts.

Subject Area
Content Re-explained
Content Area Games and Learning Activities
Math
Khan Academy
Brightstorm
Hippocampus (Algebra)
Shmoop (Pre-Algebra)
Interactives
Mathbits
Illuminations
Science
Khan Academy
Brightstorm
Hippocampus (Biology, Environmental Science, Physics)
Interactives
Anatomy Arcade
Social Studies
Hippocampus (US History, Government, Psychology)
High School Social Studies
Interactive History Quizzes
Shmoop
Interactives
Map Games
Language Arts
Shmoop
Grammar Girl
No Fear Shakespeare
Spark Notes
Interactives
readwritethink
HippoCampus.pdf
ReadWriteThink.pdf


Conclusion