Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Using iPads/iPods in classrooms with special needs students

MangoMon is a commerical organisation providing online tools for special needs students. They also have some good ideas on teaching and learning uses of online tools and technologies. For uses of iPods and iPads in classroom see this article. An interesting video on this page shows hearing impaired students learning via the use of an iPad. Scroll halfway down to see video.

Spectronics, another special education supplier also provides some good links to the use of iPads in education in their article "Educational Apps and resources for the iPad and iPhone".

CEO Parramatta also provides links to the use of Ipads in Special Education via the Learning and Teaching with Ipads blogspot. See the Special Needs Uses tab.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Team teaching - collaborative teaching

Learning Exchange has recently added an Ebook to our collection of resources on collaborative teaching.
Ebooks are available via our Staffnet - Resources - Ebooklibrary or for more information email lex@parra.catholic.edu.au

"TeamWork : Setting the Standard for Collaborative Teaching, Grades 5-9" is full of captivating stories and insightful conversations. "The teamers" provide an honest and richly detailed explanation of collaborative teaching in action. They deliver the straight scoop on teaming, offering insights on these and other key topics:how to shape a shared purpose for learning by mining the talents of students and colleagues;how to build strong partnerships with parents, principals, and other key people who influence the lives of young adolescents; how to deepen curriculum integration by "cutting the fluff.
Along with this the publishers Stenhouse have provided a downloadable study guide that complements the book. The study guide is available from their website. In addition this webpage provides access to podcasts on "what it takes to make a team successful" as well as articles like "Team teaching with careful planning it is not a luxury".
A list of the other resources we hold on this topic can be found at this previous post.