Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Asperger's Syndrome in the news

The Guardian magazine recently had an article on the struggles of a sixth form student with Asperger's syndrome to gain a place at school.

is an article about employing people with Autism from The Independent .
You can also read about it on the blog

BBC Ouch! Blog has an a good article with lots of links about the plight of Gary Mckinon who is fac
ing extradition to the U.S.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Washing Bingo

I have made a washing bingo game which I shall be using for my Entry 1 Life skills course. It can be downloaded from Box net -I've moved it from  My4shared space which is now very muddling and difficult to use. If you have any problems - email or leave a comment.

Monday, 20 July 2009

Enterprise Organics

Here is another idea for an enterprise project. This one is from Lewisham College .The team of students with learning difficulties are making organic soaps and lotions.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

A free song to download from Action Aid

I'm Every Woman (cover of Chaka Khan classic) is a free music track to download at Action Aid website.
Action Aid is a UK charity that fights the causes of poverty and this song is part of a 6 degree campaign connecting women in the UK with women living in poverty around the world.

Woman symbol from Axelia pictograms

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Mouse Skills

Some first step activities to improve mouse skills:

Please check that you have Flash or Java script before using in the classroom.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Functional Skills

Teachers TV has a 20 minute film explaining the new Functional Skills(Numeracy,Literacy and ICT) which will be with us by 2010.The programme is an introduction rather than a detailed analysis.

The Teachers TV page also has suggested links for further information.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Boardmaker Basics

The Adapted Learning website has a very good introduction to using Boardmaker. The recorded web broadcast is 45 minutes.

There are also advanced tutorials. The tutorial can be found in the News and Views section and then by selecting the Getting started.

Friday, 10 July 2009

E-democracy and Citizenship symbols

Clip art for e- democracy is available at Inspiredservices website . Register for free use. I hope to be able to use these with my students with a learning disability in my Citizenship sessions.

The site also have clip art with sound but these are a bit more complicated to use.

citizenship logo

How I used the swf file(citizenship) in my blog

  • Download swf files from Inspiredservices site
  • Save on computer
  • Upload to a file-sharing site . Mine are at 4 shared where I have a free account
  • Code for embedding is given to you on the 4 shared site.
  • Copy this into the main body of your new post and save.
  • The sound linked icon will appear.

This is the limit of my skills . I would like to put into Moodle but don't know how to do it!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Autism awareness

Sim-dis from Techdis.ac.uk is a web site which simulates various aspects of disability including autism, vision impairment and dyslexia .
The section on Autism covers: