7th Grade Teachers (8:15 - 11:30 a.m.)

Technology Integration Matrix

  • 8:15 - 9:00
  • Online Matrix is available here
  • from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology (fcit)
  • Two groups: Group 1: Debbie, Matt, Sue, Kelly Group 2: Dave, Sara, Katie, Carol, Ross

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6th Grade Teachers (12:05 - 3:30 p.m.)

Response to Intervention

  • 12:05 - 12:50 Last 10 minutes - teachers share a resource or strategy they find that looked beneficial for use with RtI students

Tools on the Laptops

  • Text to speech: Highlight text and hit control/s to have text read aloud.
  • Services:
  • Word Prediction in Pages: Type part of a word into Pages or TextEdit and press "esc" for a word prediction/word completion list!
  • Struggling readers need preteaching and reteaching so creating ways for students to use vocabulary or concepts in the unit through Quizlet, Study Blue, Study Stack or some other interactive game would be beneficial. Mind mapping tools would also give students a place to list what they know, share questions and finally add what they learned to what they knew and answers to their questions.

RtI Resources

Riverside District RtI Resources Wiki

Online Flash Card and Game Makers:
  • Study Stack The online flashcards are indeed very basic (and very easy for both students and teachers to create). However, in addition to flashcards, you can also make hangman games, word searches, and many more activities.
  • Quizlet: In addition to letting you create and study flashcards, it also lets you study the words in “game” forms. They’ve recently added audio to the flashcards you make. A fairly human-sounding computer-generated voice provides the sound at a click of the audio button.
  • Study Blue: Very easy to create your own stack of cards from other stacks on the site. If you are just creating a single stack for a student try this site first. Students can add the app to their phone or iPod/iPad.

Mind Mapping Resources
These resources could be useful or pre-teaching or reteaching in a small group setting. These tools would also help build background knowledge or link to prior knowledge.

Reading Comprehension Tools

Audio Books on iPods? What titles would you recommend?

KWHL Chart Creator from Read, Write, Think —The group completes WHAT THEY KNOW about the book’s topic, what they WANT TO KNOW, and HOW THEY ARE GOING TO FIND THE ANSWERS to their questions. After the book is completed, the group completes WHAT THEY LEARNED and possibly draws conclusions or makes inferences from what they learned.

Websites with Resources
  • IXL: IXL approaches each math concept from all angles, offering visual representations, word problems, interactive activities, and more. It offers an abundance of math problems for every learning style at grades K - 8 and Algebra. The exercises can be completed at home or school. Students receive instant feedback and teachers can see how long it takes for their students to complete problems. Our district is considering the purchase of this service for next year.
  • Khan Academy: a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 317 practice exercises
  • MathVIDS! A Resource for Teaching Mathematics to Struggling Learners

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