Online Teacher Resources

Online Teacher Resources

 

Information about special education and students with disabilities:

o The 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA resources and Information): http://idea.ed.gov/

o The Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Programs (OSEP):http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

o LD Online: http://www.ldonline.org/

o Evidence-based practices http://fpg.unc.edu/resources/evidence-based-practices-support-young-children-all-abilities-resources-support-your-work

o Autism

§ Evidence-based practices and autism: http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/content/briefs

§ National Autism Center resources: http://www.nationalautismcenter.org/

§  http://csesa.fpg.unc.edu

§  http://fpg.unc.edu/resources/observational-learning-individuals-autism-review-teaching-strategies

§  http://tes.sagepub.com/content/38/1/44.abstract?rss=1

o The Council for Exceptional Children: http://www.cec.sped.org/

 

Multi-topic websites with teaching and/or professional growth resources:

o IRIS Center : Online learning modules with multimedia presentations, case studies, podcasts, articles and activities: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources.html

o Common Core State Standards: http://www.corestandards.org/

o Response to Intervention: http://www.interventioncentral.org/

o Kahn Academy video instruction: http://www.khanacademy.org/  (need to sign in via email or Facebook)

o Frank Porter Graham http://fpg.unc.edu/about-fpg

o What Works Clearinghouse: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

o Intervention Central : http://www.interventioncentral.org/home

o National Center on Response to Intervention: http://www.rti4success.org/

o Scholastech: Interactive online tools organized by core content area: http://www.scholastech.net

o Virginia’s TTAC online: www.ttaconline.org

o Maryland’s Learning Links: http://marylandlearninglinks.org/939

o Kansas Center for Research on Learning: http://www.kucrl.org/sim/

 

Universal Design for Learning:

o Q & A about UDL:  http://www.cast.org/udl/faq/index.html

o Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST):  http://www.cast.org/

o UDL Learning Tools:  http://www.cast.org/learningtools/index.html

o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDvKnY0g6e4

 

Classroom and behavior management:

o Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports: http://www.pbis.org/default.aspx

o Functional Behavioral Support Plan: http://www.pbis.org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?Type=4&PBIS_ResourceID=247

o PBIS for family: http://www.pbis.org/family/default.aspx

o Interventions, classroom management, motivation http://www.interventioncentral.org/behavioral-intervention-modification

o Diffusing Power Struggles  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/defusing-power-struggles-last-word-allen-mendler

o Classroom Behaviors  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/perspective-game-changer-in-classroom-lori-desautels

o Classroom Management  http://www.edutopia.org/discussion/dos-and-donts-classroom-management-your-25-best-tips

 

Collaborative partnerships with teachers and other professionals:

o Co-teaching: http://marylandlearninglinks.org/1006#component_1300

o Effective practices: http://nichcy.org/schoolage/effective-practices/coteaching

o Inclusion:

§ http://fpg.unc.edu/resources/visions-practices-and-measures-international-experiences-achieving-high-quality-inclusion

§ http://fpg.unc.edu/resources/high-quality-inclusion-practices-promote-access-participation-and-supports

§ http://fpg.unc.edu/resources/evidence-based-practice-and-national-professional-development-center-inclusion

 

English, Language Arts and Reading :

o Teaching reading and helping struggling readers:   http://www.readingrockets.org/

o Common Core State Standards for ELA: http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_ELA%20Standards.pdf

o National Reading Panel:http://www.nationalreadingpanel.org/Publications/publications.htm

o Writing http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention

o New York State Reading Association: http://www.nysreading.org/node/37  biweekly updates on technology related to ELA is: Weekly updates in Group NYSRA 2010‏.  Members of the New York State Reading Association can receive these

o Fluency and Comprehension (multiple resources)http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention

o Predictable Books: http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/childrens/predict.html

 

Mathematics:

o Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:http://www.corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf

o National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: www.nctm.org

o RtI in Mathematics: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/rti_math/chalcycle.htm

o RtI and helping struggling math students (WWC practice guide)http://www.rti4success.org/pdf/rti_math_pg_042109.pdf

o Differentiating by process and content, and analyzing student datahttp://www.xpmath.com/

o Strategies, practice, instructional aids and more: http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention

o TenMarksMath: Automated grading, interactive lessons, and video demonstrations: http://tenmarks.com/tmother/free

o Money:  https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/freefall-money

o Multi-topic sites:

§ www.funbrain.com

§ www.mathplayground.com

 

Differentiation and using data to improve teaching and learning:

o National Center on Progress Monitoring: http://www.studentprogress.org/

o National Center on Response to Intervention http://www.rti4success.org/ 

o Formative Assessment: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/formative-assessment-is-transformational-andrew-miller

o Quick Class Evaluation: http://fpg.unc.edu/news/quick-class-evaluation-captures-vital-signs-teaching

o OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Tools for evaluation: http://www.pbis.org/evaluation/evaluation_tools.aspx

o CBM: http://www.interventioncentral.org/curriculum-based-measurement-reading-math-assesment-tests

o Differentiation:

§ http://www.edutopia.org/practice/student-driven-differentiated-instruction-i-choose

§ http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-quality-beyond-checklist-john-mccarthy=

 

Instructional and assistive technology:

o IRIS module: Assistive technology: http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/at/chalcycle.htm

o Integrated instruction: http://www.scholastech.net/web-20-tools.html

o Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) http://www.cast.org/

o Translation site for use with ELL: www.translate.google.com

o Free websites for teachers to use for assignments, documents, photos, and class calendars: www.classjump.com

o http://setsig.iste.wikispaces.net/file/view/SETSIG+Webinar+IOS+and+iPad+accessibility.pdf

o Technology  support for students with disabilities: www.ablenetinc.com

o Assistive technology tools and resources: www.techmatrix.org

o Online apps for interventions and instruction:http://www.interventioncentral.org/response-to-intervention

 

Supporting caretakers and families:

o National Dissemination Center for children with Disabilities: http://nichcy.org/

o Support for Families of children with Disabilities: http://www.supportforfamilies.org/

o Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports for Family: http://www.pbis.org/family/default.aspx

o Kate Gallagher: The transformative power of high-quality early care and education. http://fpg.unc.edu/news/ted-talk-they-keep-talking-about-power-high-quality-early-ed

o http://fpg.unc.edu/news/early-childhood-educators-hold-key-childrens-communication-skills-0

Apps for Teachers and Students

General teaching tools, organization and behavior management apps

· Explain Everything (“Animate your thinking” – Can be used by teachers and students to explain concepts in different ways) http://explaineverything.com

· Socrative (polling app to check student understanding) http://www.socrative.com

· Easy Portfolio by The PE Geek Apps http://thepegeekapps.com/portfolio/#iPhone

· Teacher Assistant Pro (Track student behavior) http://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/teachers-assisstant-pro-app-screens-900x533.png?ver=1

· Teacher Aid Pro  http://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/teacheraidepro-1280x707.jpg?ver=1   Attendance, student contact information, grade book etc.

· Study Blue (Customize digital flashcards) http://icdn2.digitaltrends.com/image/coursera-app-screens-900x533.png?ver=2

· Splashtop Whiteboard: Turn your tablet into an interactive white board https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/X-Pv2KW8su5-ATYiYvQIOMG0h4-f2-xytWD9IPW0GoNAechfrPwoewSdTtvEKcyhmybF2UcrQbv9wb_mIXvgbgTasoPat9JoFlq0qW6WxuxU-VNbWeWSMmpPkC7i2oDx

· Class Dojo https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/classdojo/id552602056?mt=8 Classroom management, behavior trackers, parent communication, feedback, teaching “soft skills” and focus.

· RandoMeister (For creating groups and “random” picks- Can control so that certain students are not placed together, for ex.), http://elementarysoftware.com/randomeister/randomeister.html

 

Special Needs Apps

· Voice Dream http://www.voicedream.com Takes any text, including online articles, and reads aloud.

· Timer app, http://moonmirage.com/apps/vistimer/ Visual prompt/reminder to help with transitions

· Learning Ally, picture supports for struggling readers, http://learningally.org

· Word Flips (Teaching functional vocabulary to students with limited or unintelligible speech) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-flips/id731967787?mt=8

· See.Touch.Learn.Pro, supports visual learners, flash cards and more, including data tracking features for teachers. http://www.brainparade.com

· My Pictures Talk, Can be used to model desired behaviors, or to create stories with photos, video, and/or audio. http://www.grembe.com

· iPrompts: http://www.appitic.com/index.php/sped/apps-for-special-needs-autism/item/iprompts-visual-supports-schedules-and-picture-prompting-for-autism-and-special-education

· Speech with Milo (interactive story book) http://www.appitic.com/index.php/sped/apps-for-special-needs-autism/item/speech-with-milo-interactive-storybook

· Choice Works (Picture boards for feelings, waiting, schedules, etc.) http://www.appitic.com/index.php/sped/apps-for-special-needs-autism/item/choiceworks-visual-support-system-with-schedule-feelings-and-waiting-picture-boards-for-special-education-and-autism

· Natural Learning Concepts: Sort and Categorize http://www.appitic.com/index.php/sped/apps-for-special-needs-autism/item/nlconcepts-autism-sort-categorize

 

Math Apps

· Number Rack (Develop number sense) http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

· Slice Fractions, http://ululab.com/slice-fractions/

· Number Pieces & Number Pieces Basic (Build place value and computation skills) http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

· Teachly: Mt. Multiplis (multiplication strategies) –Teachers can create free classroom accounts where they can customize use for each student. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teachley-mt.-multiplis/id877699973?mt=8

· Number Frames (Anchoring to 5, 10, 20, 100…) http://catalog.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

· Money Bingo http://www.abcya.com/money_bingo.htm

· Time, http://childrenstech.com/blog/archives/15130

 

English Language Arts Apps

· Subtext by Renaissance Learning https://www.renaissance.com/products/subtext

· 30 Hands, Storytelling app http://www.30hands.net

· Write About This, http://www.writeaboutapp.com

· Book Creator, http://www.redjumper.net/bookcreator/

· Read, Write, Think Timeline, http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/timeline-30007.html

· Subtext (Can imbed questions and prompts to help guide students in careful reading, http://www.renaissance.com/products/subtext

· Grammar Pop http://page.macmillan.com/qdt/grammar-pop

· Strip Designer (Students can write their own comic strips) http://www.mexircus.com/Strip_Designer/

· Poems by Heart, game to help memorize poetry http://www.poemsbyheart.org/poems_by_heart/Poems_by_Heart.html

· Writing Wizard (Handwriting/tracing app) http://lescapadou.com/LEscapadou_-_Fun_and_Educational_applications_for_iPad_and_IPhone/LEscapadou_-_Educational_Apps_for_Kids_on_iPhone_and_iPad.html

 

 

Science Apps

· Monster Physics: http://dan-russell-pinson.com/2012/05/11/monsterphysics/

· Sprout Labs https://www.sproutlabs.net

· Tynker (Computer science- Learning to code) https://www.tynker.com

· Pines to Vines: The Forest Biome, (Interactive Science Book) http://mobile-educationstore.com/itextbooks/habitats/pines-to-vines   

· Astronomy: DIY Sun Science, http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/do_science_now/diy_sun_science

· Journeys of Invention, http://journeysofinvention.com

· Piig Labs (virtual labs) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/teachley-mt.-multiplis/id877699973?mt=8

 

 

Social Studies Apps

· RWT Timeline by International Reading Association http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/mobile-apps/timeline-b-31047.html

· One Globe Kids, http://oneglobekids.com

· Field Trip, http://www.fieldtripper.com

· Civil War by KIDS DISCOVER by KIDS DISCOVER http://www.kidsdiscover.com/apps-for-kids/civil-war-ipad/

· Historypin by We Are What We Do https://www.historypin.org/app/

· US Geography by Discovery Education by Phunware, Inc. http://www.discoveryeducation.com

The contents of this compilation of resources were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement #H325T100028.  However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer: Dr. Sarah Allen.