ENJOY OVER A DOZEN FREE RESOURCES I HAVE CREATED TO ASSIST EDUCATORS AS THEY DIFFERENTIATE BELOW!
1.) The General Pre-Assessment of Students (GPS) :
Description: No need to create a new pre-assessment for every unit! You can use this tool all year long regardless of the topic or domain. The GPS works best with 3rd-12th grade students.
2.) Depth and Complexity Model Icons Video:
Description: Sandra Kaplan's Depth and Complexity Model uses eleven icons to help students think like an expert in a given field of study. I have created a YouTube video for students, which explains each icon and how to use them to think more deeply.
3.) Depth and Complexity Mobile App:
Description: Click the link below to go to an application I created to help students and teachers better understand the Depth and Complexity Model icons and always have them readily available to refer to.
4.) SCAMPER Mobile App:
Description: Click the link below to go to an application I created to help students and teachers learn the elements of SCAMPER in order to encourage creative thinking. SCAMPER stands for substitute, combine, adapt, modify/magnify/minify, put to other uses, eliminate, rearrange.
5.) New Book for Middle Grade Readers on Amazon- Dinosaurs, Diggers, and Thieves: (Not free- $2.99)
Description: Click the link below to download my new book for middle grade readers. Here is a summary of the story-
Publication Date: August 10, 2014 | Age Level: 8 - 18 | Grade Level: 3 - 12
Dorian, a young teen from New York City, suddenly finds himself living in the middle of nowhere on a 15,000 acre ranch in Montana with his parents. Although nothing like the Big Apple, the small town of Saddle Creek holds more than he bargained for....the fossilized remains of a dinosaur near his new home, a diverse group of quirky neighbors, and a pair of thieves that will stop at nothing to steal the dinosaur at all costs. You never know what you'll discover when you give change a chance!
6.) Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Curriculum Unit for 9th grade:
Ruhl, J., Veatch, J., & McIntosh, J. (2013). Animal contributions to human health: Fat dogs and coughing horses high school curriculum, grade 9. Purdue University and National Institutes of Health.
7.) Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Curriculum Unit for Grades 1-3:
Menonno, A., Wackerly, A., & McIntosh, J. (2013). Vets, pets, and me! Fat dogs and coughing horses elementary curriculum grades 1-3. Purdue University and National Institutes of Health.
8.) Individual Excellence Goals Form:
Description: Classroom teachers can use this form to help students identify an area of interest, develop an independent study plan, and create a year long goal. Students work on their projects when they "buy back" some of their time if they compact out of a subject or finish early.