PPT slides for presentation by Janet Sturm: Enriched Writers’ Workshop for Students with Developmental Disabilities. I’m here to discuss the EnrichedWriters Workshop—an approach for adolescent students with DD. I am in the process of publishing this writing
instructional approach. Many of the concepts presented will
be in this future product/publication.
"The complexity of learning to compose text is particularly challenging for persons who use AAC because of cognitive, language, sensory, and motor needs. Despite these challenges, evidence is mounting that active participation in context-rich instructional opportunities can result in the development of reading and writing skills. Unfortunately, access to these opportunities has been limited. There are several erroneous assumptions regarding literacy instruction for children who use AAC that may be inhibiting this access."
"Stay tuned for a host of fresh new ideas and events being launched by this Leadership team's talent, inspirational ideas and passion for activating our SIGDS' Mission! Hats off to these peeps for making time and adventure space every month for hatching up new events for our 4500+ membership! SIGDS has a LOT of talent, power and klout - let's use it to launch unimagined possibilities for every learner - young and old!"
There is a great deal to consider in constructing a digital story. While there are endless approaches to crafting stories depending on purpose and audience, at least six elements are considered fundamental to this particular digital storytelling style
"Eraser created in Minot, ND 5th Grade Class ~ Inspired by their experience with the I-imagine Project, students in Ms Hemphill’s class enthusiastically plunged into their next writing challenge: Express “A Day in the Life of . . . “ descriptive stories. Enjoy a sample story celebrating the creativity of students as they let their imaginations explode and stories evolve. Spring, 2011"
"Tear Drops by Ali ~ Enjoy Ali’s creative, original poetry come alive sharing her passion for our environment and a plea for others to get her urgent mission to care of our planet. Ali’s poetry expression was created at DigiTales' Summer Camp 2009. Enjoy this budding poet and media creator wanting to make a difference. "
"The Wolf created in Ms Hemstad’s Fifth Grade Class, Minot, ND. After her students’ high interest and success with the docudrama project called I-imagine: Taking My Place in the World, Ms. Hemstad offered her fifth graders another opportunity to craft their next storytelling prompting to make a personal choice with “A Day in the Life Of . . .” This telling tale unfolds one student’s docudrama life of being a wolf struggling with survival. "
The Brainstormer is kindling for creative minds. A tactile tool to randomly combine a plot, a subject and a setting or style, the Brainstormer provides a moment of inspiration for writers, painters, or any creative mind. Combat creative block, spark new ideas and summon up quick subjects for doodling, sketching or journaling."
"Spin the wheel and land on an image. Now it's your turn to make up part of a story with that image.
You'll have 30 seconds to record your voice as you add to the story. As you progress, the previous images are displayed on the side so you can keep track of the storyline.
Record Your Stories
Your voice is played back with the images you spun.
Each page of the story lists the speaker and shows the animated image that was spun. This positive reinforcement will captivate your children. Once you have created your story, you can share it online, or published as an iBook. You can even make it public and share it with the world! Available as iPad app for $2.99.
"If you ever thought the school library was boring, talk to the kids at New Milford High School, where they've been tinkering, creating and building with a project called Makerspace. CBS 2's Cindy Hsu reports. Interview with Laura Fleming, Teacher-Librarian."
"If you plan on introducing a new technology or are embarking on the mighty task of becoming a wireless BYOD school, here are five tips to help your teachers still struggling with technology. "
How do you put together a great presentation? Here I’m presenting a series of 7 blog posts on the basic building blocks of a killer speech.
" If you dot before you @mention, your Tweet shows up in the feeds of all of your followers. If you don’t dot before you @mention, your tweet is considered conversational and only shows up on your stream, the stream of whoever you Tweeted at, and those lucky followers you both have in common."