Teaching All Students

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Competency #5 Tagging/Indexing

Library Thing Tags:assessment (1) Curriculum Resources (1) education (1) in 371 mil (1) language arts (1) reading (1) Reproducible (1) RESERVE Special Needs (1) VK Professional Library (1) wishlist (1)

Library Thing Link: http://www.librarything.com/work/1200688

This book was picked for it offers techniques that teachers can use to help students with reading disabilities. This book has a high number of tags for the main focus of my blog and the requirements of this competency assignment. While the usefulness of this book is great for classroom teachers; it does not ideally fit all of the criteria I would have liked for the public school librarian serving students with disabilities. Therefore I recommend that my followers looks a the following book: "Assitive Technology: An Introductory Guide for K-12 Library Media Specialists" By Janet Hopkins. This book only has the tags I have listed on it and has unfortunately not been highly read on Library Thing, hence why it has no tag clouds.

Library Think Link: http://www.librarything.com/work/book/56862243

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Competency # 4 RSS Feed

The RSS feeds that I chose for my blog are "ilearntechnology.com" and "teachingall.blogspot" both provide new innovative ideas that classroom teachers can use to engage students of all ability levels in reading. While I found that the "teachignall. blogspot" had more in the means of assistive technology and reading the other site "ilearntechnology.com" matched well with it on my blog. I believe that having both RSS feeds will be a great find to those teachers or librarians who one day might need the resources such as the ones I have on my blog.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Competency # 3 Podcast

The International Reading Association is a not-for-profit organization with more than 70,000 members, founded in 1956; the association “supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.” (Website-About Us Section) This site pertains to my blog, because it supports and educates the reading teachers who provide literacy to students with disabilities, etc. Their podcast section has different ideas and professional advice for the subject and grade level the teacher is working with. This site brings innovative approaches to the classroom, to support struggling readers. I found this site by searching Google with keywords such as "reading strategies podcasts" or "reading skills podcasts," without quotation marks. I subscribed to several podcasts along the way.


Monday, February 1, 2010

Competency #2 Related Blog

It is not as easy as I imagine to find a blog that both educates teachers and promotes inclusive techniques in reading and learning for their students. I believe that this is because although librarians and special education teachers work together, their roles are always thought of as seperate. The school librarian is rarely thought ever to be a source for the kind of information that informs the struggling reader and opens teachers' eyes to new technology. Since I want to be that type of librarian in the public school setting, I found the following blog and I identify with it.


One post dated February 2, 2009, titled "Integration of Special Education Students" caught my eye.

"Many teachers are unaware of the special needs of special students. Many have personal biases that confound their abilities to teach those less intellectually abled." (Jilks)

The author of this blog like myself believes that more can be done to teach students with different reading abilities.