Sounds of Nature IN Your Classroom

Have you ever used sound effects in your classroom? There are so many different sites you can use to locate specific sounds to enhance a lesson. Below are two fantastic examples. One from http://www.naturesoundmap.com/ and the other is of course from the DiscoveryEducation media library. Use these sounds: -when students enter your room to get their attention […]

iPad Grants for Special Needs

The autism community has been especially vocal about the benefits of the iPad and because of this there are many grants aimed specifically at getting iPads for children with autism. If you know a child that has been diagnosed with autism, language disorders or developmental delays, you may want to share this information with their […]

AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

the special need

For the last seven years, I have volunteered for the The Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF).  This year DIFF was from April 3-13  and during that time I had the opportunity to view 20 movies. One of  movies was the Documentary Feature Grand Jury Prize Winner called,  “The Special Need”. This foreign movie, filmed in Germany/Italy and directed, written […]