Have students write a collaborative poem or story using Twitter, IM, Edmodo or Facebook. This way, authors can contribute one word, one line, or several paragraphs.

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Tip 18: WEBSITE WEDNESDAY

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I started my website site at paulakluth.com a few years ago, there were only a few inclusion-focused blogs out on the web. Now, every time I search for inclusion blogs, I find wonderful new resources like today’s featured site.

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In-kloo-zhuhn is not only filled …

Tip 17: Teach Playground Games

Posted on April 17, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

So many children struggle during recess. Some cannot figure out how to spend the time and others may identify activities, but lack skills to engage in those activities. One way to support these learners is to explicitly teach playground games to all students in the school.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

One way to support these learners is to …

Tip 16: Opt for iPad AAC Options

Posted on April 16, 2012 in Autism, Inclusion, News

When I was a teacher, trying a new AAC system required renting a device from the district. If they didn’t have the one you wanted in stock, you had to wait weeks or even months. Then, if the device or system seemed to work for the person, you began the process of advocating for the purchase of the device. In some cases, this process may still be a reality.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Tips

The iPad and other devices like it …

Tip 13: BIG Magnetic Words

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Due to motor planning problems, many learners need options for “writing without a pencil”. iPads, keyboards, and even typewriters can work. So can plastic letters, pocket charts, letter tiles, Scrabble pieces, and sentence strips.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

Magnetic poetry kits may also work well, but …

Tip 12: Professionally “Publish” a Personalized Book

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Autism, Literacy, News

Looking for books that your students will find irresistible? Look no further than e-publishing sites like Shutterfly and Snapfish.

Paula Kluth 30 Tips in 30 Days

These sites allow users to create polished, colorful, and customized …

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