Hello everyone! This week I thought I would list some of my favorite Web sites. I invite you to add to the list. Check these out if you haven't already:
http://www.do2learn.com -- You will find all kinds of educational resources for students with special needs at this site. There are games, songs, communication cards, feelings/emotions activities -- and much, much more. It was primarily designed for students with autism, but it can also help many others.
http://lessonbuilder.cast.org/ -- The CAST website has a wealth of information on building lesson plans that can reach the needs of diverse learners. Exploring the model UDL lesson plans is time well spent.
http://coe.jmu.edu/learningToolbox/index.html -- This site has all sorts of research-based strategies for middle and high school students, their teachers, and their parents. They are organized by category with lots of great examples.
http://www.interventioncentral.org/ -- This site has lots of free tools and research-based resources for academic and behavior interventions for all ages.
http://www.free-reading.net -- Free reading interventions and activities for grades K-2.
http://www.puzzlemaker.com -- This site helps you make crossword puzzles and word searches quickly and easily.
http://scavano.tripod.com/educationalresources/id2.html -- This site provides an extensive list of Web sites for special educators.
Let me close by leaving you with one of my favorite messages based on a story by Loren Eisley. Thank you for making a difference in someone's life.
Thousands of starfish washed ashore.
A little girl began throwing them in the water so they wouldn’t die.
“Don’t bother, dear,” her mother said, “it won’t make a difference.”
The girl stopped for a moment and looked at the starfish in her hand.
“It will make a difference to this one.”
Have a great week!