Tag archives for Learning

More wonderful apps!

Our amazing IT Integrationist, Jen Smith attended a conference in Vietnam last week and brought back this list of wonderful apps for the iPad, iTouch and iPhone.  Need any better excuse to get yourself one? Go here for the link... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ShikfLz4gjLHhBK0YT7nIY3EjEhdqSEp2mffnoI5JYg/edit?hl=en&pli=1# Read full article »

Late Blooming or Language Problem?

Parents are smart. They listen to their child talk and know how he or she communicates. They also listen to his or her playmates who are about the same age and may even remember what older brothers and sisters did at the same age. Then the parents mentally compare their child's performance with the performance of these other children. What Read full article »

Misunderstood Minds

Do you ever wonder how it feels to have an attention management deficit or a memory difficulty?  'Misunderstood Minds' has a couple of really nice interactive activities that give us a taster of just how much of a challenge a classroom, learning or read or doing math can be for some of our kids with these problems. This site from PBS in Read full article »

Professional Development Opportunities

Some of out Learning Support staff at International School Manila have wonderful professional learning opportunities coming up in the next few months.  Rachael Huelskamp is traveling to Canada in November along with a Middle School colleague to attend an international conference on Autism http://www.autism.net/welcome-symposium-2010.html This conference is hosting a number of extremely influential and knowlegeable speakers and we look forward to the Read full article »

Family fun and games for learning

Studying and mastering difficult concepts can be hard work for kids with learning disabilities, but you can also reinforce those skills when you're having fun. Playing games gives you some nice together-time with your kids, and they may not even notice they're learning something in the process. Here are some ideas to try: Math War. Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!