STEAM / STEM for Struggling Students
It isn’t that they cannot see the solution. It is that they cannot see the problem. - GK Chesterton
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- Get to Know Your Learners- Speaking? Content knowledge? Listening? Reading? Writing? Previous schooling? Family?
- Introduce learners to the free Immersive Reader by Microsoft Learning Tools! This is such an incredible tool. It’s easy to use and helps language learners as well as students with dyslexia with features like reading aloud, a picture dictionary, identifying parts of speech, dyslexia friendly font, and more.
- Use visuals and multimedia, such as charts and infographics.
- Provide video or visual tutorials to explain instructions or provide more understanding.
- Teach with culturally diverse content and materials. Find tips here.
- Show learners how to look up words using their own devices, online dictionaries, dictionary apps, and extensions. Find an extensive list here.
- Learn with comics-
- Desmos has several cool interactive and visual lesson ideas and resources for students, like this one about angles, graphing, and basketball.
- Try this Math visual online dictionary for children.
- Get your students interested in the lesson through any of these types of instructional methods: multimedia, visual aids, screencasts, hands-on learning, sensory learning, TPR- total physical response, graphic organizers, role-plays, visual aids, realia, flashcards, pair work/group work, storytelling, diagrams, foldables, gamification, flipped learning, labeling, magic, games, problem/project based learning, drama, finger plays, QR codes, mindmapping and notetaking.
- Top literacy tools and apps- Google App (click here for Google resources), Rewordify.com, Grammarly, and Quizlet iOS/Android Apps.
- Rewordify helps students transform difficult to read texts into simpler words and also helps them define the words they don’t know.
- Get them to learn with graphic organizers and concept mapping. Find several, such as the Frayer Model, here.
- Use flashcards!