Supports for Educators

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Office Hours:

Please note office hours are intended to provide real-time technical assistance to educators, caregivers, parents, and students.  Technical assistance is not legal advice. Specific questions concerning a student’s special education program or the laws relating to the provision of services in a child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Program) should be directed to ConsultLine at 800-879-2301.


Testing your system:

Participants are encouraged to test your computers/devices prior to the date of the web conference using https://zoom.us/test, and to seek local assistance if you encounter difficulty.

Email for Questions:   InclusivePracticesCOVID-19@pattanpgh.net  


Resources

Test Translation/EL

Do you have ESL students?  Text-to-text translation will support these learners as they collaborate with peers,  decode complex passages. understand homework assignments, even comprehend in-class assignments. Bing Translator, Microsoft's online machine translation service. Bing Translator (previously Live Search Translator and Windows Live Translator) is a service provided by Microsoft as part of its Bing services to translate texts or entire web pages into different languages.    https://www.bing.com/translator

Science

Science teachers who have students who have difficulty writing and completing science lab reports will find this site helpful.  All parts of a science or lab report are broken into small steps so the author can concentrate on one part of the report at a time.  Great text-to-speech bar. It can also be used by beyond-grade-level upper elementary students. Cast Science Writer is a tool that helps middle and secondary students write labs and science reports. http://sciencewriter.cast.org/welcome;jsessionid=3FA606F7A6A3C7568DB80B0AAEEE67F9

Secondary Math/Science/English

This site will be used by middle and high school teachers.  The videos can be reviewed carefully and then selected to support subgroups of students’ learning needs, e.g., essay writing: introduction, supporting details, concluding paragraph; geometry: triangles, polygons, circles, transformations, etc. Great for accelerating advanced learners, reinforcing learning for unsure students, and heightening engagement for many, if used for the whole class.  This site may prove valuable for advanced middle schoolers. Practicing teachers break down secondary math and science lessons into key concepts and skills to help insure learning; over 2500 videos.     https://www.brightstorm.com/

Math

Teachers who have students who have difficulty remembering conversion formulas will find this site helpful. Teachers can use it to support the needs of advanced learners who need acceleration options because there are so many different units: angles, density, energy, force, length/distance, light, pressure, and weight/mass. Convert just about anything to anything else. Over 5,000 units and 50,000 conversions. http://www.onlineconversion.com/