Have you ever wanted to type on your Windows computer without using your hands or your voice? A growing number of people are controlling the computer using little more than small head movements. This technology, commonly referred to as “Eyegaze,” benefits users with motor issues that prevent them from operating a computer in ways that… Continue reading Try Eyegaze on Windows!
In his excellent TEDx talk, “Math Class Needs a Makeover”, Dan Meyer affirms some basic truths about math class: 1) anyone can learn to be successful in math, 2) traditional approaches to math instruction have poorly served a large number of our students, and 3) making math instruction practical is the key to making it… Continue reading Ten Best Math Instruction Tools
In the 1992 film “A Few Good Men,” prosecutor Capt. Jack Ross (Kevin Bacon) questions Cpl. Barnes (Noah Wyle) about the term “Code Red”. The term cannot be found in the “Marine Outline for Recruit Training” or the Standard Operating Procedure Manual for Rifle Security Company, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Captain Ross suggests that if the… Continue reading UDL and the “Hidden Curriculum”
“A teacher decided that in order for his students to be marked ‘present’, they have to put their cell phones into one of these slots at the start of class, which they will get back after class is finished” reads the caption on this image of a pocket-chart hanging from a whiteboard in the front… Continue reading I Hope My Kids Never Have This Classroom
Ohio’s State Professional Development Grant (SPDG) provides resources for select districts to participate in important work around changing outcomes and improving achievement for diverse learners. I was honored to be asked to speak at a state-level meeting of SPDG district representatives at the Battelle for Kids “Connect for Success” conference. My presentation was titled “Ten… Continue reading Ten Important Things Amelia Needs You to Know
Some students in today’s educational system are left-handed. These students have unique educational needs compared to their typical peers. Common academic activities such as handwriting, drawing, and using scissors require varying levels of modification to accommodate the needs of individuals who are left-handed. Even playtime activities like baseball or golf require alternative or modified equipment… Continue reading Teaching Left-handed Kids
If you missed TEDxWorthington, the Livestream recordings provided by WOSU are still available. The event was broken down into three sessions. Session 1: Steve Kucinski, Tom Burton, Cheyenne Buckingham Session 2: Chris Hasebrook, Anna Farrell, Eric Gnezda Session 3: Michael Roush, Trent Bowers, Cindy Meyers Foley Visit the event archive on Livestream to access these videos. (Note: no captioning is currently available… Continue reading TEDxWorthington Recordings