Elaine Mulligan

Bio:

Elaine Mulligan is a career special educator and dissemination specialist. Her previous work included serving as Director of the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY).

Freckle individualized online learning

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Freckle is an online learning platform that allows students to practice Math and English Language Arts at their own level. Freckle continuously adapts to each student’s individual skills, so each student is getting the appropriate challenge, whether they’re working at, above, or below grade level. Students can access Freckle from home for free using an iPad … Continue reading Freckle individualized online learning

Resources for Schools and Districts Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Educational Laboratory Program has put together a set of FAQs to assist schools and districts with their most pressing needs—such as transitioning to online instruction, providing Free and Reduced Lunches, supporting students’ social emotional needs, engaging families, and addressing equity concerns for students with limited access to technology, students … Continue reading Resources for Schools and Districts Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Plain Language Information on Coronavirus

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

How do you explain coronavirus to someone with cognitive impairments? A new booklet from the Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) offers simple wording, lots of graphics illustrating key points and important protective things to know. It’s written by and for people with intellectual and other disabilities. It’s also useful for explaining the virus … Continue reading Plain Language Information on Coronavirus

4 Tips for Families Trying PBIS at Home

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Who knew that managing kids’ behavior was such a challenge? The folks at PBIS Apps, of course! They’ve been researching, teaching, and supporting Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for decades. Their latest blog post offers insights and experiences from a parent perspective — one month into this “new normal” of working and learning from … Continue reading 4 Tips for Families Trying PBIS at Home

Khan Academy

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents. They offer lessons in math, science, and humanities from kindergarten through the early years of college. Students can use their exercises, quizzes, and instructional videos to learn and master skills. They will get immediate feedback and encouragement. During school closures, they are also having daily live … Continue reading Khan Academy

Kahoot!

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Give your kids engaging and easy-to-use learning games to study at home while school is out, or as an extra to school curriculum. Sign up and get access to millions of free learning games for the entire family. https://kahoot.com

Educating All Learners

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

An alliance of national education organizations has come together to  help ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practice approaches for schools and educators,.  EducatingAllLearners.org creates a hub of curated tools, strategies, tips and best practices for supporting students with disabilities online.  The goal is to both curate and creates … Continue reading Educating All Learners

Storyline Online

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more. Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide. Each book … Continue reading Storyline Online

30 Days of Families Learning Together

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

The National Center for Families Learning (NCFL) is offering free access to their guide to 30 Days of Families Learning Together, which provides a month’s worth of family literacy activities and practices designed to inspire family memories rooted in imagining, playing, and learning together. These hands-on and wonder-filled activities were hand-selected from NCFL’s signature programs, … Continue reading 30 Days of Families Learning Together

Live Koala Cam

Authors : Elaine Mulligan

Need a little science inspiration for your kids (or yourself)? The San Diego Zoo’s live Koala Cam offers cuteness 24/7. Watch a little, have your child research facts about marsupials and their habitats, then watch a little more! Find the Koala Cam online at https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/cams/koala-cam, or check out the other live animal cameras at https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams.