Distance Learning

We are excited to connect with you during this time that our district's physical school buildings are closed.

We know the learning doesn't stop with our students or our teachers!​

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Latest Handouts/Publications:

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Zoom or TEAMS (and more) Questions?

Do you have questions about Breakout Rooms, using the Whiteboard, and more? Then check out this resource! There are FANTASTIC short video clips on all things Zoom, TEAMS, (and more) here. Check it out

We think you will find these webinars on Teams to be very helpful. Watch!

Resources We Love:

Our friends at Touch Math made their student workbooks available for download! We went ahead and downloaded them for you .

Kids can write on these from home. 

​Parents, click here to access.

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i-Ready Teacher Toolbox

We love this as a resource to support our SWDs who may benefit from additional mini-lessons on prerequisite skills. You can now access Teacher Toolbox once you log in to your i-Ready portal. Look on the right column of your screen and click on "Teacher Toolbox." 

Storyline Online

Listen to some of the most popular children's stories being read aloud on Storyline Online

Quaver SEL

Quaver Social Emotional Learning is available to our teachers and students. This is an excellent learning tool to share with our students during distance learning time. Click here for all the information you need to get started. It's available on the M-DCPS student portal.

Accessibility Features

Our friends at Understood have posted an excellent resource, "IEP Accommodations During Distance Learning". Read it here!

Text to SPeech

Text-to-speech (TTS) is a type of assistive technology that reads digital text aloud. It’s sometimes called “read aloud” technology.

With a click of a button or the touch of a finger, TTS can take words on a computer or other digital device and convert them into audio. TTS is very helpful for kids who struggle with reading. But it can also help kids with writing and editing, and even focusing.

www.understood.com

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  • Dictation is an assistive technology tool that can help kids with writing issues.

  • With dictation technology, kids can write words by speaking them aloud.

  • Dictation is sometimes called “speech-to-text,” “voice-to-text” or “speech recognition” technology.

 www.understood.com

Students at M-DCPS have access to Microsoft 365. Please view the video below outlining how to enable dictation on Microsoft Word.

Learning Ally

Teachers and families are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this tool. Learning Ally offers thousands of audiobooks on a variety of topics of interest to students.

M-DCPS provides teachers and students access to the LearningAlly Platform. If you need information regarding  how to create a Learning Ally account, please click here. 

Clinical Behavioral Services Padlet

Our colleagues from the Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities team have a Padlet that we think you will find very useful! There are a lot of great resources related to SEL. Their Padlet can be found by clicking here.

A second Padlet called "Resources for Parents/Teachers of Students who have ADHD is here

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Self-Care

Please take advantage of these excellent resources provided by ReThinkEd, which address the social and emotional needs of our students.

Resource 1:

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety in These Uncertain Times

Resource 2:

Dealing with Emotional Stress of the Coronavirus/CODID-19 Pandemic

Parent Resource!

Our partners at the Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) created this excellent resource for our families regarding supporting SWDs at home. Click on the picture to view!

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Mindfulness for Parents:

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