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Kathryn Nieves

Special Education Teacher, Google Certified Trainer

Kathryn is a special education teacher, working in both in-class support and resource room environments. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Educator and runs a technology-integrated classroom. One of her biggest educational passions is differentiation for both need and choice in her classes, while still aligning to the curriculum and the standards. Other passions include adding more choice to the curriculum and providing students with the modifications they need for success without compromising their self-esteem. She has presented about Google and differentiation at several conferences, including ISTE and the NJ Teacher Convention.

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  • Online Learning

    8 Tips for Conducting Virtual IEP Meetings

    Educators, parents, and students usually gather in person at school for individualized education program meetings, but digital tools can be used for this work.
  • Online Learning

    Creating Digital Lessons That Support Learning Differences

    As schools closed and lessons moved online, one immediate concern for teachers was how to support students with learning differences.
  • Apps

    9 New Ways to Use Flipgrid in the Classroom

    The popular tool has features that teachers in any subject can use to help students connect with each other and share their learning.
  • Technology Integration

    10 Student-Tested Chrome Extensions

    Many teachers and students use Google Chrome, and it’s easy to customize with these extensions that really benefit students.
  • Differentiated Instruction

    Differentiation in a Rigid Curriculum

    Four strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, within the constraints of a curriculum.
  • Technology Integration

    5 Worthwhile Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools

    Interesting—and free—ways to use AR and VR in the classroom to create engaging learning experiences.
  • Assistive Technology

    Using Technology to Empower Students With Special Needs

    Learn how one educator uses G Suite for Education to help students overcome their negative self-images and embrace learning.
  • Technology Integration

    5 Fiction Writing Tools That Spark Students’ Creativity

    These tools can help middle and high school students generate ideas for fiction writing and then hone their craft.
  • Blended Learning

    4 Tips for Managing Blended Learning

    Google Classroom can help with some of the logistical issues that blended learning creates for teachers and students.

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