20 Useful Specialty Search Engines for Teachers

Published by Jennifer on Wed Apr 13, 2011

Are your students intimidated by search engines? Or, are you frustrated because search engines often don’t return the results you want for yourself as a teacher or for your students? Try some of the results we discovered below, from simple searches to useful Web tools and comprehensive directories targeted solely to educators and kids or teens. [click to continue…]

Top 25 Facebook Apps for Educators

Published by admin on Mon Nov 22, 2010

It seems like social media is everywhere these days. Chances are that your students are involved with social media, and that they use applications like Facebook regularly. But social media does not have to be about messing around. You can actually use Facebook to help your students, and to interact with them. It is possible to incorporate Facebook applications into your lesson plans, and use it to interact with students.

Social media has become so prevalent that it is vital that you understand how to use it effectively when working with students. Teachers should know that Facebook is one of the best ways to interact. When used correctly, Facebook can be a great help. Here are 25 Facebook applications that can help educators — and their students — in the classroom: [click to continue…]

Top 50 Open Access & Open Source Education Projects

Published by Jennifer on Mon Nov 08, 2010

Education is all about learning through innovative solutions, and Open Access (OA) and Open Source (OS) projects drive the goal to bring educational materials to the public through technology. While we have listed some finalized resources in this compilation of the top 50 OA|OS education projects, the focus is on methodologies within OA|OS initiatives. [click to continue…]

Top 10 Most Influential Special Education Professors

Published by Jennifer on Mon Sep 27, 2010

Individuals who work in special education programs seem to have a passion for helping others and in creating environments that foster that desire. To that end, this list of the top 10 most influential special education professors represents just a handful of people with doctoral degrees who teach special education. They all currently strive to improve the quality of life for gifted and disabled people through their research and efforts. Their spheres of influence may be local, regional or national, but — in all cases — they exhibit a drive and joy in their research focuses and in their abilities to lead and teach others to do the same. [click to continue…]

Top 20 iPad Apps for Teachers

Published by admin on Mon Sep 20, 2010

One of the toughest things about teaching can be putting together lesson plans. The good news is that there is a great deal of technology that can help you be a more effective teacher. The Internet offers resources that provide you with helpful lesson plans and good information, as well as solid teaching tips.

However, you can go beyond surfing the Internet these days. The iPad is especially helpful for many teachers. There are a number of iPad apps designed to help teachers prepare for class. The iPad is portable, so it makes it simple to take with you wherever you go. Here are 20 iPad apps for teachers: [click to continue…]

Top 20 Famous Contributors to the Special Education Field

Published by Jennifer on Fri Sep 03, 2010

Throughout the history of special education, over 4.5 million children were denied adequate schooling. But, over the years, many people — often disabled themselves — focused on education for people with disabilities. Some of these individuals broke barriers by fighting for their own educational experiences. The following list of 20 famous contributors to the special education field contains just a handful of all the individuals who have contributed to this effort. The following list is in chronological order, from the 16th century to current news. [click to continue…]

50 Special Ed Teachers and Experts Worth Following on Twitter

Published by Jennifer on Sun Aug 29, 2010

If you are involved in special education and you enjoy incorporating social networking tools, then this list of 50 special ed teachers and experts on Twitter may be worth your while. We sorted the list into teachers, advocates and groups and tools, all geared toward education, support and special needs kids. The lists are in no particular order, but each Twitterer has from over 100 to over thousands of followers. [click to continue…]

The Ultimate Guide to the Special Education Teacher Career

Published by Jennifer on Wed May 19, 2010

With over two million new special education teaching careers expected this year, you might think about seeking a career in this field. What is involved in this career track, and what can you expect as far as the training you’ll need, the earnings you’ll make and other related occupations that might capture your interest? These points and more are covered here, in our ultimate guide to the special education teacher career. [click to continue…]

Being a special education teacher is one of the most challenging and rewarding things you can do in life. You have the opportunity to help those with special needs, making an impact in their lives. On top of that, you have a chance to let them into your life, allowing them to impact your own life. [click to continue…]

Top 50 Special Education Blogs

Published by Jennifer on Tue Apr 20, 2010

If you are interested in special education, or if you are a parent who has a special-needs child, then you know that Internet resources for this topic have increased in number over the past few years. From blindness to ADHD to Asberger’s Syndrome and the entire autism spectrum and from classroom techniques and technology to parent support groups, you can find many resources on the Web. This list of the top 50 special education blogs includes all those topics and more. [click to continue…]