Archive for October 9th, 2013

It has been a long time coming…

In the spring of last year I pushed out a listserv communication that all of Region 13 Social Studies listserv members would be moved over to the blog in the summer of 2013.  Like anything new, I was trained on the blog by one of our in-house experts …

Evaluating Accommodations

At this point in the school year, teachers may be ready to begin evaluating students’ accommodations for effectiveness, frequency of use, and student preference. TEA has not released updated assessment accommodations yet, but teachers should be w…

CAST 2013 Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry

Manipulatives for Middle School Chemistry For those of you traveling to CAST, November 7-9, 2013 in Houston, I wanted to let you know that our Texas Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science Teaching is sponsoring a three-hour short course on Ma…

IT – AT Shared Knowledge on Legal Issues

Here are four resources for consideration as you try to provide technology to meet the needs of ALL students! Legal Issues Impacting Student Device Programs Providing Assistive Technology: A Legal Perspective Top 10 Technology-Related Issues in Specia…

Did you see Franklin’s Story?

Last week we shared a story from NPR’s Code Switch about the Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., but did you scroll down to see what Tom McFadden from San Francisco is doing with middle school students?  You may have viewed his Science History Rap Ba…

Legal Issues Impacting Student Device Programs

At the October 3rd Curriculum Council, attorney Haley Turner shared valuable information for schools/districts about legal issues impacting student device programs. An outline of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and its implications …

Discount ends today for FACTastic Strategy Cards

Today is the last day to order your FACTastic Strategy Cards at a reduced price. Starting tomorrow (Oct. 10), the cards will be regular price. What are FACTastic Strategy Cards? Learn more about them here, FMSS_discount, and here. Want to learn how to…

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