Making Online Teaching Accessible offers online teachers, instructional designers, and content developers a comprehensive resource for designing online courses and delivering course content that is accessible for all students including those with visual and audio disabilities. Grounded in the theories of learner-centered teaching and successful course design, Making Online Teaching Accessible outlines the key legislation, decisions, and guidelines that govern online learning. The book also demystifies assistive technologies and includes step-by-step guidance for creating accessible online content using popular programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat, as well as multimedia tools. Including a wealth of helpful tips and suggestions for effectively communicating with disabled students, the book contains practical advice on purchasing accessible course management systems, developing solutions for inaccessibility issues, and creating training materials for faculty and staff to make online learning truly accessible. «This valuable how-to book is a critical tool for all instructional designers and faculty who teach online. Coombs' many years as a pioneer of online teaching show in his deep knowledge of the principles that can allow the reader to apply these lessons to any learning management system (LMS).» —Sally M. Johnstone, provost and vice president academic affairs, Winona State University, Minnesota; former executive director of WCET at WICHE «As more and more of our social and professional lives come to be mediated by technology, online accessibility is a fundamental right, not a luxury. This book is a must-read for anyone concerned with maximizing access to learning.» —Richard N. Katz, former vice president and founding director, EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research «This valuable book reflects Coombs' unique experience and commitment to the best teaching, learning, and accessibility options for all kinds of students and teachers.» —Steven W. Gilbert, founder and president, The TLT Group-Teaching, Learning, and Technology Group
CHOICES: ELEMENTARY: ACTIVE TEACH contains everything you need to make the course come alive in your classroom. - Fully functional integrated interactive whiteboard software. - Class audio and video material with full subtitles and scripts. - 46 printable activities with teaching notes. - Ideas for short activities. - Mini Dictionary. - The ability to make notes, embed files and save your work. - 16 workshops covering different aspects of language teaching.
Step-by-step guidance on how to use Gold in the blended classroom: - Full teaching notes with answer key and audio scripts; - Ideas for additional and alternative activities; - Two photocopiable worksheets with teaching notes for each unit; - Test-master providing editable unit, achievement, entrance and exit tests online.
This book examines current research centered on the second language classroom and the implications of this research for both the teaching and learning of foreign languages. It offers illuminating insights into the important relationship between research and teaching, and the inherent complexities of the teaching and learning of foreign languages in classroom settings. Offers an accessible overview of a range of research on instruction and learning in the L2 classroom Bridges the relationship between research, teachers, and learners Helps evolve the practice of dedicated current language teachers with research findings that suggest best practices for language teaching
"New Cutting Edge" combines the comprehensive syllabus and reliable teaching resources that have made the course so popular with brand-new features, making it even fresher and easier to use. "New Cutting Edge Elementary Teacher's Resource Book" gives teachers everything they need to use the course successfully in a variety of teaching situations. Step-by-step Teacher's notes with suggestions for alternative procedures and extension activities. Teacher's tips section with practical ideas on teaching vocabulary and grammar, using the Mini-dictionary and making speaking tasks work. Photocopiable Resource bank with up to 30 hours of additional material to consolidate and extend the Students' Book. It includes learner-training worksheets, communication activities and progress tests.
Empirical Research in Teaching and Learning: Contributions from Social Psychology draws upon the latest empirical research and empirically-based theories from social psychology to inform the scholarship of teaching and learning. Provides an accessible theoretical grounding in social psychological principles and addresses specific empirical evidence drawn from teaching and learning contexts Features concrete strategies for use in the classroom setting Includes contributions from experts in both social psychology and the scholarship of teaching and learning
Ready-to-use lessons for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs This book offers teachers and parents a unique collection of more than 200 worksheets to help adolescents with special needs build the life skills they need to achieve independence and succeed in everyday life. The book provides 22 complete teaching units focusing on basic life skills such as handling money, succeeding at school, using the Internet safely, getting and keeping a job, and much more. The book contains 90 reproducible worksheets for teaching students how to apply these life skills to real-life situations. A revised and updated edition of the classic book for teaching basic life skills to adolescents with special needs Includes complete teaching units with reproducible worksheets and discussion questions that teach basic life skills Offers ideas for fostering skills like using the Internet, handling money, succeeding at school, getting and keeping a job, and more Mannix is the best-selling author of Social Skills Activities for Special Children, Life Skills Activities for Special Children, and Writing Skills Activities for Special Children