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Ms. I
Technology Teacher
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Ms. I is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 11, 2010
I teach technology to students with dyslexia and aspergers and I see that are truly gifted. From my experience with this population, I believe that if these students are given the right opportunity they can excel. I would like to share a brief story with you and your readers to illustrate this point. A student joined my class mid year and was able to design his own computer game in two weeks. After questioning the student, I discovered he did not have knowledge of the application or programming, as he stated he "just figured it out." He then told me he loved my class because this had been the first time he was asked to do a project like this. As in this case, too often, the outside world can't see past the student's disability long enough to recognize that, in reality, it is an ability.
Ms. I added a favorite at Neurodiversity - The Book
Feb 27, 2010
I am a digital kid but not because I was born that way but because I reworked my thinking to be that way. I recognized the need to change as soon as I stepped into my first classroom. You can see that digital natives are neurologically wired different than we as educators. The mains implications are that they are easily board and always need an answer to the question how this is relevant to their life currently.
Ms. I is now following cyndy woods-wilson, PhD
Feb 21, 2010
I like the fact that these are not required to be used by teachers but are available as an option for those who choose to use them. I am always looking for resources even though I am not a teacher in Virginia and this seems to be a comprehensive resource. I appreciate that the meta data includes the grade level and SOL number but that the organization is by concept not by predetermined grade level.