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Gary Wood
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Student led IEPs
One of my colleagues has a student that asked to use one of my iPads in order to present her IEP to the team.  What a great idea!  This student also asked for a projector.  Having a student led IEP creates ownership.  This senior wants to go to college.  Wh...

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iTunes U: Bringing it all together
I believe iTunes U is a life saver when students have an independent study opportunity. The following example is of a student taking Algebra in my class.  The classroom teacher (Chelsea Hoglund) created an iTunes U course.  All the worksheets and flipped cl...

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911!!!! Popplet to the rescue.
A struggling student came into my class the other day.  He sat down and said he had to write an essay and give a speech on Antigone.  He was stuck with his outline and very frustrated.  He needed a graphic organizer he could manipulate.   I gave him a quick...

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Youtube: Not just for vidoes
Have you ever been looking for a book on tape for students to follow along?  Or wanted a book that had an actor's voice and not a boring robot voice?  Youtube is the answer.   This is an example of one of our students listening to books on tape and followin...

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Handy program: MacX Youtube Downloader
This is a free program that enables someone to download youtube videos.  Quick and easy.

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Google Drive: 911 Situations
Students often come to me and need help ASAP.  Everything is an emergency in their minds.  Most of the time, all the student needs to do is clear their head, organize their thoughts, and get started.  They are stuck in mud and need a push. Google Drive help...

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A quick bell ringer
A quick bell ringer that can be used for any class is from history.com . "This Day in History".  A short video (about 1 minute).  Watch the video once.  Then ask students to write 1 fact with the correct year.  Then watch again to see if correct.  Creates g...

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Basic Reading Skills

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Working on reading vocabulary and help world hunger all at the same time.   
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