Monthly Archives: December 2014

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought

“Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

“Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.”



Notice & Note and Memoir: When Reading Workshop Meets Writing Workshop

We were in the midst of a lively mentor text analysis of James Howe’s “Everything Will Be Okay” for our just-launched memoir unit.


Memoir — the old folks personal narrative?

Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary ~ Edutopia

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.


You have to have the words to practice word choice.

e-Job: Faculty Research Specialist (Virtual Position) – Fielding Graduate University

Fielding Graduate University is proud to be the only APA accredited PhD program in the United States with a distributed learning model.

An earned doctorate in Psychology, Sociology or closely related discipline is required. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in communicating complex statistical and methodological issues in a conceptual manner to psychology graduate students with diverse substantive backgrounds and differing levels of statistical expertise. Applicants with a strong background in quantitative methods and considerable knowledge/expertise in several of the following areas; ANOVA, multiple regression/correlation, structural equation modeling, multi-level modeling, measurement, test design and psychometric evaluation are preferred. Qualified candidates must have an established and ongoing record of research that focuses on the use of quantitative methods and/or demonstrates the use of these methods. A strong commitment to distance education and a desire to communicate collegially with students and faculty is particularly desirable. The position may be integrated with a current faculty appointment. Candidates must be available to travel to national sessions. 


Combine your superb credentials with a deep understanding of virtual education and make a career of it. 

Developing Students’ Self-Assessment Skills

Accurate self-assessment requires multiple opportunities to practice within courses and across them. Because the most important goal isn’t agreement between teacher and student assessments. The ultimate goal is for students to make accurate judgments on their own


The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic – e-Learning Infographics

The Educational Assessment Landscape Infographic gives a clear picture of how educational assessment works and how it supports today’s students.


Assessment is at the heart of it all. This inforgraphic gives you a nicely detailed overview of a most important topic!