A totally free index of Internet resources for the K-12 Community.
Special Education Students
Data can be mustered to demonstrate the benefits of homogeneous and heterogeneous grouping in classrooms, in this case learning disabled and gifted students. Folks hold quite strong opinions on this issue. One advantage of telecommunications, especially if a classroom houses a large number of computers, is that a wide range of capability levels can be accommodated for both individual and group work. The key is to challenge each student and foster mutual respect.
For district coordinators of Special Education, the DOE has placed the new provisions of the umbrella legislation, IDEA, online.
All Kinds of Minds, based on the work of Mel Levine, offers activities for kids while serving its main purpose -- educating parents about the origin and resources for students with learning difficulties. Some resources are available in Spanish, too. learn more
With a mission to serve the needs of the ASL Educational Community, this site provides free, easy-to-use reference and learning tools to enhance in-classroom learning for ASL Educators and their Students. ASL letters and signs are demonstrated with short videos. Includes custom dictionaries and ASL for Babies. learn more
This site houses the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) archives, and provides information on disabilities in children and youth, program and service resources, the nation's special education laws, and information on effective practices. learn more
Education Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable education laws, regulations, policy guidance, and promising practices regarding learning done by people with disabilities from birth through adulthood. Early evaluation and intervention, closing achievement gaps, the importance of high quality teachers and other service providers, school discipline, assessment… learn more
This Disability History Museum hosts a Library of virtual artifacts, Education curricula, and Museum exhibits. These programs are designed to foster research and study about the historical experiences of people with disabilities and their communities. learn more
Being challenged doesn't mean you can't have fun! This video is an ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams's "Happy." An expression of music in ASL composed by Rosa Lee Timm and Azora Telford. The video was produced by a team of Deaf campers & staff from Deaf Film Camp 2014 at Camp Mark Seven. learn more
Today’s classrooms are changing rapidly. An increasing number of identified students are educated within the mainstream school system. Laws governing the education of students, including those with disabilities, impact the funding of schools as well as what subjects are taught. Technological advances are often at war with shrinking school budgets, resulting in difficult budgetary choices… learn more
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