Educators Outlet

This pegboard has a sliding X and Y Axis with two colors of pegs that makes coordinate graphing fun and easy to understand. The pegs can be used to graph points in one or all four quadrants, and show geometric translations, rotations, reflections, data in bar or line graphs, and much more. It includes one pegboard, 25 blue pegs, 25 red pegs, an X and y sliding axis, and rubber bands.

Measurements:

  • The Movable XY Axis Pegboard measures 9-3/4″ square from outside edge to outside edge.
  • The inside square measures 8″ square.
  • The holes for the pegs are in a 15 x 15 matrix.

Have students complete on board to completely understand the process, then complete in excel and hand in to teacher through email: Watch Video: Excel-plotting a line plot graph-copy to Word for Math

 

Set up an alarm in Outlook Calendar with talking software– watch on Youtube also

 

Other Outlook lessons at: Microsoft Outlook 2010 with Jaws –Setting it up, Import contacts to Outlook, Read, Reply to messages. make a folder, an Appointment, a contact and signature

Outlook Calendar-Import contacts to Outlook, Read, Reply to messages. make an Appointment, and more-audio/visual lessons

How to add or make a group in Outlook


Great tricks to see more easily–especially that cursor

So many people ask, “How fast should my child be reading?” Here are the national standards as presented by Jerry Johns, a leading reading specialist in the country. Click on the link to download your copy Reading Speeds. 

For an another extensive list of information on Braille standards go to California Reading Standards

I use these same standards for my blind and low vision students. If you set high standards then children will meet those standards. I have taken on beginner students and told them how fast they would be reading braille in a couple months, even in middle and high school. Just remember the older you start the longer it will take for them to gain speed.  At the end of the 2 months, as their fingers would fly across the page reading braille, as I timed them, at the end I would ask, “So did you really think you would be able to read that fast?” They would reply, “Of course, you told me I would be able to.”

So tell them, they can, and they will.

Tricks to use
Time them every week, so they see their progress
Have them reread the same material to get flow and fluency
Have them braille the material first using contractions, then read what they wrote

 


Music for the Blind

All of his music-education career Bill Brown has been teaching his students to play songs “by ear.” In the early 1990’s he started recording his “by ear” lessons so that his students could take the lessons home and learn more songs at a faster pace. He noticed that this style of learning was of a particular advantage to his visually impaired students.

As these “Guitar by Ear” and “Piano by Ear” song lessons became available through mail-order, he added two beginner courses to his line up of “by ear” offerings – ”Intro to the Guitar for the Visually Impaired,” and “Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired.” Through the use of these “Intro to” courses a beginning student could learn the basics needed to enter Bill Brown’s “by ear” world, even if this student was visually impaired.

Watch how to speed up your Internet on any PC

Also on YouTube: How to Speed up your Internet-with talking software or mouse; XP, Win 7 or 8

 


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