PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities are now available in the OpenEd resource library. OpenEd is the creator of the world’s largest online collection of standards-aligned resources that I shared earlier this year. PowerUp provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more to enhance learning for students with diverse needs, and to personalize learning with technology and Universal Design for Learning.
The PowerUp resources are completely free for OpenEd users. Teachers can use customize materials, such as instructional strategies, case studies and tech tips, to both enhance and guide lesson planning. It provides teachers with a powerful and effective way to reach all students, including struggling students and those with disabilities. PowerUp can support teachers looking to create instructional content to meet the needs of every student. It encourages the integration of technology tools to personalize instruction and translate ULD principles into practice.
Learn more about OpenEd and PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources by visiting their website!
Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge. MadLibs is not a new product, however their iPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students. Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity, MadLibs asks students to plug in different parts of speech to create a story. It’s a great springboard for conversations on sentence structure and introducing students to adverbs, adjectives, and more.
MadLibs is free to download and includes tons of activities for students. They can create stories, find support within the app, and share their final products with peers.
Here’s an Android option for MadLibs!
Google Translate is an amazing website that lets users translate text into another language. With a simple copy and paste you can take a message in one language and translate it to another. Although this tool isn’t always perfect it’s a great online resource for teachers looking to communicated effectively with families and students. In addition to translating text, Google Translate can also work on websites. Copy and paste the link to the website you would like translated and it will pop up in your screen with words changed to the language of your choosing.
Try it out with a current events article for students or a website with resources for parents!
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