Hi my name is Maria Sproat. I am a special education teacher at Brandywine Heights Area School District. This is my 2nd year teaching and I absolutly love it! I am teaching READ180 as an inclusion classroom. I push out for Science and Social Studies. I teach lower level Math. I cannot wait to take what I learn from this class to my students. I have taken one other course before this, Differentiated Instruction. I have used what I have learned to make my classroom more differentiated.
I have been married for 2 years. My husband and I like to go and spectate at professional sporting events. I also like getting together with friends, watching my husband play sports, playing video games. My parents own an italian restaurant in Allentown. I have worked there for a long time even while attending college. I visit my parents often at the restaurant. I am telling you about this because the restaurant was such a huge part of my life.


5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -weekend 1

5 new technologies to try
1. GOOGLE DOCS: docs.google.com2. Edmodo: www.edmodo.com3. WIKI 4. Wordl.net5. Zamzar.com
4 ideas to share with others
1. Standards Aligned system: http://www.pdesas.org/ 2.stickynotes.com3. performance pathways 4. SchoolTube.com or teachertube.com
3 principles of Universal Design for Learning
1. Representation- show info in different ways. Supports recognition learning, provides multiple flexible methods of presentation2. Action and expression- models, feedback, support, demonstate what they know in different ways. support strategic learning, provide multiple flexible methods of expression and apprentiship. 2 changes in your teaching to reach all learners in the Digital Age
1. creating more projects2. differentiating through technology
1 BIG idea to implement “on Tuesday”
1. figure out how I will implement more technology and UDL principles.


5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -weekend 2

5 new technologies to try
1. http://www.kidsastronomy.com/ ; 2. http://www.thinkquest.org/pls/html/think.library ; 3. http://voicethread.com/about/blog/2011/ ;
4. http://edu.glogster.com/glogpedia/ ; 5. http://www.udlcenter.org/implementation/examples/examples2_1

4 ideas to share with others
1. http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/grade_g_2.html ; 2. www.intellitools.com ; 3. www.nga.gov/kids/zone/zone.htm;
4. Wallwisher.com - love it!

3 principles of Universal Design for Learning
1. Representation- show info in different ways. Supports recognition learning, provides multiple flexible methods of presentation
2. Action and expression- models, feedback, support, demonstate what they know in different ways. support strategic learning, provide multiple flexible methods of expression and apprentiship.
3. Engagement- provide multiple means of engagement (choice) to keep their interest. Support effective learning, provide multiple, flexible options for engagement.

2 changes in your teaching to reach all learners in the Digital Age
1. Keeping kids interested in learning.
2. differentiating through technology

1 BIG idea to implement “on Monday”
1. figure out how I will implement more technology and UDL principles. 2. Having comuputers in my room, I would liove to add more.