Archive for the ‘Things to Make You Laugh!’ Category

Science for the Lifeskillz Studentz

Ok, I’m doing the “cutesy” spelling because I am inspired by a brand new product, Sciencewerkz.  This wonderful digital learning product was brought to my attention by Phil Neill (  The product is a line of interactive ebooks for tablets, such as iPad and Android OS-based, as well as computers.  Each ebook includes interactive tools […]

26% of Apps are Used Only Once

That’s a frightening thought isn’t it?  I have loads and loads of apps on the 3 iPads that the Region has available for checkout.  I have a hard time remembering why I downloaded them and keeping up with them!  I have equal amounts on my phone and my personal iPad.  So what to do?  This […]

Performance Indicators Plus+

  Hey! Anyone have any English Language Learners (ELLs) in your classroom? Or maybe just a student with content gaps that needs scaffolded instruction. How do you adequately assess these students? We have all had this challenge as we have carefully provided instruction that is focused, targeted and systematic. We have scaffolded our instruction with […]

3-is-3 and Early Transition

Guidance Related to Three-is-Three and Provision of Services             The Texas Education Agency and the Education Service Centers have received numerous inquiries related to: “3 is 3” and whether this applies to all children or only children receiving services through ECI; and Providing temporary services for students before evaluations are completed […]

iPad Apps: Cause and Effect

Recently on the QIAT Listserv ( there has been discussion about cause effect apps for students. This particular response was very helpful and wanted to share it here. You are directed to a blog from a mom who documents the journey she took with her daughter as the iPad was introduced. The other reference is […]

Reminder for State Performance Plan Indicator 7

The first of the year is an exciting time with many new adventures! Along with the new adventures, however, also come some necessities… This is a reminder that the State Performance Plan Indicator 7 (SPP 7) application opened on January 2, 2013. You may now begin entering information into the web-based system for children ages […]