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Elementary

Mathematics, Special Ed

Check-Ups
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jmagee/
"Check-Ups" is a series of short assessments to cover some of the curriculum strands for early mathematics. Some of the main strands of a mathematics curriculum for younger children are: number, shape, measure and data.
Middle School , High School

Science, Special Ed

Earth Science

Clouds - Not Just for Raining
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/cottrell/clouds.htm
The program is innovative in its various use of different learning styles. It has contributed heavily to the students' understanding of the material as many students find the topic of weather rather dull.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

Disability Awareness for Secondary Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lbracken/disability/
Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a disability? How does a person who can't see read? Can a person with a physical disability participate in sports? If you couldn't hear, how would you talk with your friends? This web site was developed to help students begin to answer questions about disabilities.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Special Ed

Reading Literacy, Writing

English Language Exercises for Special Needs Students
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/2003/
This unit is aimed at students who have difficulties with English language particularly with expressing themselves in written form and communicating in general. A multisensory approach to both reading and writing is recognized as the best approach for these children in this unit.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Special Ed

Entry-Level Spanish: Free & Social Time
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Entry_Level_Spanish/SST%20project%201/free-time.htm
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Special Ed

Entry-Level Spanish: Home Life
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Entry_Level_Spanish/SST%20project%201/home-life.htm
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Special Ed

Entry-Level Spanish: Me, Family, and Friends
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Entry_Level_Spanish/SST%20project%201/self-family-friends.htm
This unit comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower ability students.
Middle School , High School

Foreign Language, Special Ed

Entry-Level Spanish: School Routine
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Entry_Level_Spanish/SST%20project%201/school-routine.htm
This resource comprises four units of study for entry-level Spanish, designed for lower-ability students.
High School

Foreign Language, Special Ed

Foundation Speaking in French
http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Foundation_Speaking/FoundationSpeaking/Index.htm
This module of four lessons is focused on the speaking part of the GCSE (UK) exam in French and is aimed largely at lower-ability students.
High School

Science, Special Ed

Botany

GardenWorks : Cultivating Academic Standards for Non-Academic Students
http://bostonteachnet.org/renfranz/renfranz.htm
GardenWorks lets high schoolers from an occupational skills program contribute to the school community in meaningful ways. As they design and build terraria, begin a window side habitat and observatory, and donate plants to school areas and fund raisers, participants not only recognize they've enhanced their campus, but also understand that the entire school values their efforts.
High School

Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet, Software Programs

Holiday Math: A Practical Approach
http://resources.teachnet.ie/lmclafferty/
This web-based assignment is of particular benefit to Deaf or Hard of Hearing students as it provides a method of communication not reliant on sound. Pricing a holiday online is an ideal application of Internet technology to help reduce feelings of isolation.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Holiday Shopping with the Nonverbal Child
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/flammia/shopping.htm
Holiday shopping can be frustrating for parents of a nonverbal child. This program teaches the nonverbal child about winter holidays from various cultures, while encouraging their powers of expression.
Middle School

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Interpersonal Communication for Deaf Students Using Technology
http://resources.teachnet.ie/mhickey/
It is expected that students who successfully complete this module will be able to: use technology to enhance their interpersonal communication skills; apply these skills in human interaction by exchanging information with another user using fax, e-mail and mobile phone; and understand the vocabulary, concepts, and language nesessary for this technology interaction.
Elementary, Middle School

Fine Arts, English Language Arts, Special Ed, Technology Media

Crafts, Writing, American History, Internet, Software Programs, Visual Arts

Let's Meet the Presidents
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/presidents.htm
This project incorporates Internet use, American history, and hand-made puppets, used to create student iMovies. First, children research the topic of an American president. They were encouraged to choose a president they had never heard of before, or one they wanted to learn more about.
Elementary

Social Studies, Special Ed

Geography Habitats

Let's Travel!
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/TeachNet/westchester/rifkin.htm
This unique project ties a classroom behavior system to curriculum and has proven to be highly motivating. Students gain the ability to read maps and do Internet research, and become more aware of United States and/or world geography.
Elementary

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed

Reading Literacy, Numbers Statistics

Literacy and Numeracy Resources
http://resources.teachnet.ie/jfarrell/
This site contains practical, easy to use resources that can be used to develop literacy and numeracy skills of the emergent learner. This unit contains reproducible resources based on children's actual needs and are easy for teachers to use.
Middle School , High School

Health Phys Ed, Science, Special Ed

Biology

Milk: The Complete Food
http://resources.teachnet.ie/gmcweeney/2006/
This webquest on the importance of milk in the diet, focuses on milk from a food studies and consumer studies perspective as well as providing some interesting and simple recipes for a home economics curriculum. The site also caters to special needs students by using larger fonts to make reading easier.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Moving from Talking with Pictures to Speaking with Words and Sound
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/flammia/moving.htm
It often becomes obvious that a nonverbal student becomes frustrated when he/she wants to convey a message and the appropriate vocabulary is not available on his/her manual communication board. Words, on the other hand, can be strung together to form more complete sentences and complex thoughts, as well as enhance literacy skills. This project outlines how to move the student from pictures to words (or a combination of both) on manual communication boards to eventually an electronic voice output device. When the student is ready for a device that has voice output - a whole new world has opened up for them - they can now "speak" so others can hear them.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Community Culture, Email

MS Means Must Succeed: Changing Attitudes Toward the Disabled
http://bostonteachnet.org/sparrow/sparrow.htm
MS Means Must Succeed is a five-month program that provides students with an opportunity to become sensitive to the needs and abilities of physically disabled adults. The project teaches the philosophy that people can excel despite their circumstances by demonstrating how science and technology enable disabled people to live useful lives.
Middle School , High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Reading Literacy, Arithmetic, Digital Media, Internet

Online Cookbook
http://teachersnetwork.org/grantsWinners/GrantTeachnet_OnlineCookBook.htm
Students will cook a recipe, take pictures of each ingredient and step, and post it in the form of an online cookbook. Students will learn how to read a recipe, cook, measure ingredients and operate cooking machinery. Students will also learn how to operate a digital camera and upload pictures onto a Web site or blog. Finally, teachers should incorporate a mini-lesson on kitchen safety into this lesson.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Ancient Civilizations, Community Culture, Geography Habitats

PreSERVING America's Past with the Objects of Our History
http://bostonteachnet.org/deyab/deyab.htm
Can archeology help students understand America's past? In Boston and other construction site areas throughout the nation, the answer is yes. As students complete a virtual tour of artifacts excavated from their city's neighborhoods, they visualize how Native American and colonial peoples lived.
Elementary

Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Responsibility: Caring for Classroom
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/pets.htm
It seems like all children want a pet! Having one can bring years of fun and provide a real learning experience for children. Responsibility gives kindergarten and first grade students an understanding of the commitment and responsibilities necessary for pet ownership by having a classroom "virtual" pet--an animal they research on the Internet, create, and chart the care and feeding of.
High School

Business Careers, Special Ed

Rx for Tired Classrooms - Voc Ed to the Rescue
http://bostonteachnet.org/enright/enright.htm
Students, who are just beginning to investigate building and carpentry careers, advertise their shop know-how. They enhance classrooms by installing white boards and bulletin boards along with rehabbing chalkboards and creating storage areas throughout the campus. They recycle materials commonly labeled unusable, manage their time, and analyze and solve problems while actively improving the learning environment.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Internet

Savoring Halloween with Graveyard Pizza
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/hanwit/halloween.htm
This unit is designed to help students learn about the community (including the grocery store), cooking, and Halloween. The recipe for this lesson is from the Internet and a pictorial shopping list and recipe and Halloween sheet were created on BoardMaker (graphics database containing Picture Communication Symbols).
High School

English Language Arts, Social Studies, Special Ed, Technology Media

Non Fiction, Writing, Community Culture, Software Programs

Successful Deaf Leaders
http://bostonteachnet.org/chaffee/chaffee.htm
Students have the opportunity to learn about, meet, and pay tribute to local Deaf Leaders who exemplify the belief that deaf people can do anything except hear. Selecting leaders, they conduct videotaped interviews, transcribe tapes from American Sign Language to English, and use this information to write biographical sketches of each leader.
Elementary

Business Careers, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Toy Planet
http://www.teachnet-lab.org/miami/2003/stephenson2.htm
Toy Planet is a unit designed to teach children to operate a business. They design a store, supply it with merchandise (on paper) and create advertisements. They also manage the store's debits and credits by using a spreadsheet. They keep track of their products through a database and learn how promote a sale of their merchandise.
Elementary

Special Ed, Technology Media

Software Programs

Using Screenshots in the Curriculum
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/pakula/screenshts.htm
This is a computer lesson designed to be taught to teachers. The purpose of this lesson is to give teachers technology skills and tools which they can use to reinforce and enhance their lessons. Did you ever want to show someone on paper the steps that you used to create a document using a computer program? The easiest way is to take a computerized snapshot (aka screen shot) of a selected part of the image on the monitor depicting various stages, steps, or items revealed in the process.
High School

Social Studies, Special Ed

American History, Community Culture

We the People: an American Government Project
http://wps.wiscasset-ps.wiscasset.k12.me.us/maine/info/linda.htm
This project is designed to be used with high school students in special education who are studying the Federal and State government system. It is intended to help students make real world connections between what they are studying and how it affects their lives.
Elementary

Science, Special Ed

What Sense Does It Make?
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetnyc/clewis/sense.htm
By incorporating a multi-sensory approach and an experiential curriculum, this program enables kindergarten and first-grade students to understand how their senses function. They respond to the essential question: How do the senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and hearing help us understand our world?
Elementary , Middle School

Science, Special Ed

Earth Science

When a Volcano Erupts
http://www.teachersnetwork.org/readysettech/wilson/
Children are always fascinated by volcanoes. This unit not only teaches the children about the subject matter but it is a motivator to children who have difficulty learning the basic academics.
High School

English Language Arts, Mathematics, Special Ed, Technology Media

Money, Internet

You're an Adult Now! WebQuest
http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/jcole/cole.htm
Students have difficulty managing their money. As adults, they will have to effectively allocate their limited resources within the typical wants and needs of everyday life. The students are given a scenario where they are adults with a yearly salary of $31,500. They start out thinking that they are doing fairly well, until they have to find a place to live that is within their budget.
 
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