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iPad Grants for Special Needs

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

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AFI / Dallas Film International Festival (DIFF)

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

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The PBS NewsHour: Autism

Discovery Education has a total of 70 videos ‘The PBS NewsHour’. The topics include politics, arts, nation, world, economy, science, health and education topics.  PBS NewsHour is an American evening television news program that is broadcast weeknights on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and is available online and as a podcast.   The United States recognizes


Autism Training Series

Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month, also known as NAAM. The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970. Autism is a complex mental condition and developmental disability, characterized by difficulties in the way a person communicates and interacts with other people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading is a series of three editable video within Streaming Plus. Each are about 20 minutes long and are a great resource for both teachers and parents. There is a teacher’s guide available which has classroom activities, parents letters, checklist and ways to get parents involved with home reading. This a appropriate for


Integrated Physics and Chemistry Course Added to Science Techbook for Texas

Just last week, we added a new Integrated Physics and Chemistry (IPC) course to the Discovery Education Science Techbook™ for Texas. Built from the ground-up and developed specifically for Texas school districts, the new IPC course is fully aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. Now available for educators statewide, Science Techbook


Celebrate Digital Learning Day the DEN Way

The DEN has planned a variety of events to celebrate ‘Digital Learning Day‘ on February 5, 2014. Teachers throughout North America will participate in a variety of events to immerse students in a digitally rich environment with technology devices and activities. The Digital Learning Day website has lesson plans and other resources to help educators


New FREE Tool to Send Large Files via Email

Have you ever had to send a large file and your email client won’t allow that large of a file to get to its recipient? I came across an article from Makeuseof.com about a web tool to send large files. The tool is called ‘Filemail‘ and so far it has been a lifesaver. It saves