Friday, July 4, 2014

Survey Says Part Deux....

Click the link for the results of the second survey!
I will also post graphs from Excel to highlight individual levels of interest and happiness. I suspect that the most interesting data from this project will be qualitative rather than quantitative! Stay tuned for insights...

Friday, June 6, 2014

Reading with Fingers...

Today we learned about reading with our fingers. Tyler showed us how he uses a Brailler and how he reads Braille. We made multiplication flashcards, looked through Braille books, and talked about  Braille on money. Tyler made us each an index card with our name on it. Tyler also reads with his ears. 6W at LVS

Thursday, June 5, 2014

P-C Language

When discussing a book with at person who is blind or dyslexic, it is important to use the word "reading", not listening. Readers with visual impairments or word blindness READ books, they don't listen to them. Thank you.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Great News!

Introducing... Alternate Formats Online!
The Manitoba Education Library is proud to announce a service which allows school resource Teachers, on behalf of Visually Impaired or Print Disabled students, to download Alternate Format materials directly to their computers.
Who can use this service?
This service can only be used by certified school Resource Teachers acting on behalf of Visually Impaired or Print Disabled students.
What can I download?
Currently, Mp3 audio files (e.g. audio books).
How does it work?
You must have a personal account with the Manitoba Education Library. Your online Library account will allow you to log into the AF Online service.
How do I register with the Education Library?
Call 204-945-7835   (Toll Free: 800-282-8069 x.7835).
You will need to have your Teaching Certificate number ready.
You can also navigate to the Library's online registration form:
Library Home Page => About the Library => Join the Library / Update Your Information => Join
What if I already have a Library account?
Please call the number above to verify your personal information, or update your information using the online registration form. Afterwards we'll provide you with an online User ID and Password. We can follow up by mailing you a Library card and your account information.
What else can I do with my Education Library account?
Your account gives you access to all Manitoba Education Library resources. These include: Professional Learning resources about students with physical, learning, and developmental disabilities; online databases specializing in education; classroom materials such as DVDs, CDs, kits and puppets. Most of these resources are accessible online, or can be ordered though our online catalogue and sent directly to your school!

Manitoba Education Library
Borrowing Policies & Procedures
* Effective .lulv 2014

Main Collection
Alternate Formats
Alternate Formats Online
Circulation Desk
Orders which include Braille/e-text:
For General Assistance
204-945-7835 or 204-945-7838
Toll Free: 1-800-592-7330
Toll Free: 800-282-8069, ext. 7838
Toll Free: 800-282-8069
(ext. 7835 or ext. 7838)
Reference Desk
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 x.7830
Orders which do not include
BraiMe or e-text:
Toll Free: 800-282-8069, ext. 7835
Library IT Department
•     Materials are signed out in
•     Materials are signed out in
•     Resource Teachers access AF
the teacher's name, using the
the student's name, using the
online using their personal
teacher's personal Library
student's Library account
online Library account

•    To download materials on
•     Materials are sent to schools
•    All materials are sent to
behalf of a Visually Impaired
free of charge ($5.00 flat fee*
schools free of charge
or Print Disabled student,
for DVDs/VHS sent through

teachers must know the
Canada Post rather than

student's Library account
school courier)

•     Most materials, including
•     Most loans are for the
•    To verify or retrieve their
CDs, games, puppets and kits,
duration of the school year
online login information, or
are 28 day loans, renewable

to obtain a student's Library
up to 3 times except when

account number, or for help
requested by another patron

navigating AF Online, Resource Teachers should
•     Media items, including DVDs,
•     Some materials have shorter
contact one of the general
VHS, CD ROMs and selected
loan periods (e.g. touch
assistance numbers above
kits, are two week* loans,
books are 3 month loans)

renewable up to 3 times

•     Downloaded materials must
except when requested by

be deleted at the end of the
another patron

school year
•    Teachers can renew/request
•    Teachers can request

materials using their online
materials using the online

Library account
order form

Visit the Library's online catalogue: http : //library, edu. gov.mb . ca

- from handout form Manitoba Education Library, May 2014

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Survey Says....

 Survey was out of 80; therefore the higher the number at the top of each bar, (presumably) the more happy and interested that student is at school. Student names have been removed for obvious reasons.