Excellent free literacy tools at Tar Heel Reader

April 22, 2010

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE This particular item comes from a teacher in my daughter’s elementary school and it’s an excellent resource for reading comprehension and literacy. Tar Heel Reader is a free online repository of downloadable books. File formats vary … Continued

Free library for people with disabilities at Bookshare

June 10, 2009

BY GRETCHEN SCHAEFER For people with a vision disability, technology can be invaluable. From screen-reading programs to the general accessibility features in an operating system, technology has narrowed the divide in ways that previous generations may not have imagined. However, … Continued

Artnatomia for student artists and anatomists

February 5, 2009

I’ve been trying to learn to draw faces since I was a kid, but I’ve never quite had the knack. Then again, I have never had an anatomy lesson either. Artnatomia is just the type of resource that is perfect … Continued

Take a lesson from The Writing Teacher

November 19, 2008

Like Joseph Heller once said, “Every writer I know has trouble writing.” Writing doesn’t come easy, and I’m not just talking about writer’s block. But it’s one of those fundamental skills that every student should grasp. Sometimes, though, as a … Continued

Check out these differentiated instruction resources

July 21, 2008

With IDEA, kids with an IEP (which qualifies them for special education services) aren’t relegated to the classroom at the far end of the yard. Many are in classrooms like yours and mine. Yeah, I took a class in “mainstreaming,” … Continued