1. Web 2.0 in the
Special Ed Classroom
Scott S. Floyd
White Oak ISD
2. Discarded Stand Alones - GRAB THEM!!!
Language Arts Activities
TAKS Practice Passages
Treasure Mountain - Reading Comprehension
Reader Rabbit - Parts of Speech
3. Students can experience success working side by side
at their own level.
4. Weekly Spelling Tests
Each student takes the weekly spelling test as a
ClassServer assignment. The format is designed to
match the 4th grade TAKS Writing assessment.
5. Students have comprehension questions before them, and the CD
cues them when a question is coming up by saying, “Quick Quiz”.
Students mark their answer in pen and self-check when the
correct answer is given for immediate feedback.
6. Do my students love Technology?
Just ask them!
7. Technology Tuesdays
8. • Technology Folders
Each student has a Technology Folder. This folder contains a
grid with the name of each program that is loaded on our
computers. Students choose, load, and record their program
by marking the grid with the date. The same program may
not be repeated more than twice before at least 2 additional
programs are used by the student.
9. Roughneck Research
10. We did a book study on Snowflake Bentley.
Subjects integrated included math, social
studies, science, and reading.
11. ClassServer Lesson
Students read a brief history of Wilson Bentley’s life.
12. In this lesson, students follow hyperlinks to show what they have
learned about the Snowflake Man from Jericho, Vermont.
13. Next, we went to the weather website to complete a comparison/
contrast document of the weather in Jericho to the weather in
Students followed one hyperlink to a site that allowed them to cut
an online snowflake and add it to the blizzard. We viewed
snowflakes cut by students in Italy and other countries. We
searched White Oak, Texas, and viewed snowflakes cut by other
students in our town.
15. Snowflake Exhibit
16. Students Visit our
We sent out invitations to the Primary and Intermediate
Campuses asking them to come to the Elementary Library to
view a video loop of the first photographs ever taken of
17. Fastt Math
At last year’s TCEA Conference, I was lucky enough to win this
program at one of the sessions. It is being used in our Math Lab
to aid RtI Students with Math Fluency.
18. Mystery Motivator
Technology is an excellent Behavior Management tool as well. I use
Dr. William Jenson’s Mystery Motivator idea from Tough Kids
Toolbox. Not only are students being rewarded, but they are
actually practicing decoding, attention to details, reading
comprehension, vocabulary development, and
Inclusion - Color Poems by 5th Grade
Blending GT and Sp. Ed - A guest reader -
A Christmas Star
Author Study - A Salute to Seuss by 4th Grade
Pirate Story - Self-directed literacy
23. Parent Communication
5th Grade Science Field Trip to the Nature Center
Special Ed Roughneck Research
Spider Research Lesson Plans
24. Parent Communication
Email - Email - Email ! ! !
DimDim Conference Call - Sp. Ed Homebound Student
25. Next GREAT Projects
Portable science labs for nature center
Flash drives so that students can take data back and
forth from home to school and visa versa.
Transfer all Class Server lessons to Moodle
Books on tape to be transferred to iPods
Wiki for class projects
26. Web 2.0 in the
Special Ed Classroom
Pamela Cranford - email@example.com
Scott S. Floyd - ﬂoyds@woisd.net and
White Oak ISD