Saturday, April 28, 2012

Unique Learning System

 I work with student who have moderate to severe disabilities. This past year I started using parts of Unique Learning System. The lessons are science or social studies based, but teaches all subjects.

  • Differentiated/leveled
  • Provides suggested lesson plans
  •  Provides progress monitoring
  • Helps you relate to students life experiences
  • Aligned to state standards
  • Expensive (my district purchased it)
  • Requires lots of printing
They do have a free summer unit for you to try. Here is the link to the website

Here is the current list of topics for this year

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Book Review of : Teaching By Design by Kimberly Voss

This is a great book on how to use your computer to create materials for students with learning difficulties.
This book shows you how to make materials:
  • wheels
  • flipbooks
  • sliders
  • sight word card with pictures
  • spelling & sentences
  • visual schedules
  • symmetry, time, and much more
It comes with a disk to help you design.