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Monday's Motivation: Retarded

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Guest Post by Lindsey Wright: Online Learning and UDL

Lindsey Wright is fascinated with the potential of emerging educational technologies, particularly the online school, to transform the landscape of learning. She writes about web-based learning, electronic and mobile learning, and the possible future of education.

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Friday Five: Five Areas I Will Learn More About This Year

We are now three weeks in the 2011-12 school year and there have already been a lot of successes.  It is going to be a busy year, probably with a lot of ups and downs.  But there will also be a lot of great learning opportunities as we go through these changes.  Just wanted to use my "Friday Five" this week as a place to document the areas that I see as my focus for learning this year.
Low Tech Communication System (P.O.D.D.):  We did our training on P.O.D.D. three weeks ago and are up and running with using the system with my four oldest students.  My intention is to use it with at least 2 of my 4 younger students and we will be getting that going soon.  One of my younger students is currently using his P.O.D.D. book as a tool when doing assignments in class and it is working great as a tool for him to have a larger vocabulary to do all sorts of assignments.   I am currently working on Pragmatic Profiles for each of my students so that we have some baseline data to compare t…

Friday Five: Five Things to Think About

How do my strengths prevent you from exhibiting yours?Never question ability... always improve strategy! My circumstances do not create me, I create my circumstances. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a whole day of your life for it.  When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever; and in its place will be something you have left behind... let it be something good.If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.