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  • Web 2.0 in the Special Ed Classroom Pamela Cranford Scott S. Floyd White Oak ISD http://scottsfloyd.edublogs.org 1
  • Discarded Stand Alones - GRAB THEM!!! Language Arts Activities Spelling TAKS Practice Passages Treasure Mountain - Reading Comprehension Reader Rabbit - Parts of Speech and More 2
  • Students can experience success working side by side at their own level. 3
  • 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. 4
  • 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. 5
  • Do my students love Technology? Just ask them! 6
  • Technology Tuesdays 7
  • • 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. 8
  • Roughneck Research Book Study 9
  • We did a book study on Snowflake Bentley. Subjects integrated included math, social studies, science, and reading. 10
  • ClassServer Lesson Students read a brief history of Wilson Bentley’s life. www.snowflakebentley.com 11
  • In this lesson, students follow hyperlinks to show what they have learned about the Snowflake Man from Jericho, Vermont. 12
  • Next, we went to the weather website to complete a comparison/ contrast document of the weather in Jericho to the weather in White Oak. www.weather.com 13
  • www.popularfront.com/snowdays/ 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. 14
  • Snowflake Exhibit www.snowcrystals.com 15
  • Students Visit our Elementary Library 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 individual snowflakes. 16
  • 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. 17
  • 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 multi-meaning words. 18
  • PODCASTS Inclusion - Color Poems by 5th Grade 19
  • PODCASTS Blending GT and Sp. Ed - A guest reader - A Christmas Star 20
  • PODCASTS Author Study - A Salute to Seuss by 4th Grade 21
  • PODCASTS Pirate Story - Self-directed literacy 22
  • Parent Communication 5th Grade Science Field Trip to the Nature Center www.etwwf.org Special Ed Roughneck Research Spider Research Lesson Plans www.etwwf.org 23
  • Parent Communication Email - Email - Email ! ! ! DimDim Conference Call - Sp. Ed Homebound Student 24
  • 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 25
  • Web 2.0 in the Special Ed Classroom Pamela Cranford - cranfordp@woisd.net Scott S. Floyd - floyds@woisd.net and http://scottsfloyd.edublogs.org White Oak ISD 26