16 Sep 2011
Websites to help with instruction
Teachers often use ideas taken from others. In fact, many teachers have
developed their own websites, either privately or through their schools, to assist
other teachers, or to keep a record of their own professional growth. Listed here
are 6 sites to assist teachers by providing information in the following areas:
Inclusion strategies, teaching strategies, special education law, incorporating
technology, professional teaching standards. Each link is annotated for easy
Special Education Law
Wrightslaw is the premier website for laws pertaining to special education, IDEA,
FAPE, IEP and any laws that are pertinent to children with disabilities.
Information is provided that is easy to understand. Parents and educators are
encouraged to view this site to determine if their children are receiving optimal
services under the law.
Project Participate is a U.S. government-supported grant program designed for
educators, administrators, and parents to assist in acclimating students with
disabilities to the inclusive classroom. Materials and handouts can be downloaded
form the site, and all the latest assistive technology is featured.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards contains information for
teachers regarding the standards to which they should aspire and for obtaining
National Board certification.
Microsoft Online Yes, Microsoft Online has a section on education, with a couple
of wonderful lessons and uses for Powerpoint. Although this is not the definitive
education and technology website, this is worth checking out.
Activity, Curriculum, and Technology: Instructional Strategies for Engaging
Learners is an excellent site that will give the educator ideas of alternate ways to
present instruction. These strategies will amp up lesson plans and engage
Common Core Curriculum (Gates) has mapped out the Common Core State
Standards in a scope and sequence that can be followed by language arts
teachers Grades 3-8.
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