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How is Teacher Tools Takeout Unique?

What makes Teacher Tools Takeout Different from Teachers Pay Teachers?

Focus! We have created 16 categories based on the Expanded Core Curriculum for students who are deaf and hard of hearing and the areas of learning most likely to be impacted by hearing loss. While many of our students’ learning issues overlap with students who have language or learning disorders, hearing loss is not a disorder. It is a sensory perception issue that reduces access and therefore impacts learning. The materials within Teacher Tools Takeout keep this difference in mind!

Teaching support! There are too few teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, educational audiologists, and specializing speech language pathologists to meet all of the intervention needs of students with hearing loss. Increasingly, families and educators that do not have special training in the learning needs of students with hearing loss are taking on the responsibility to enhance their education and/or address their identified learning needs. Teacher Tools Takeout not only wants to provide good materials, we want to improve teaching practices so our students have better school and life successes.

Beyond just ‘Sales’ The Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss (SSCHL) website (http://successforkidswithhearingloss.com) has over 300 pages of information related to the specific needs of children, students, and youth who are hard of hearing or deaf. Within these pages we have had downloadable handouts, information, and checklists. All of this information has now been made available on Takeout so that it is easy to search for and download for FREE. At the time of the launch of Teacher Tools Takeout there were more than 350 free files. SSCHL has gained a reputation as a preferred ‘go to’ information site and we want Takeout to become known as a ‘go to’ place to find instructional materials and relevant DHH teaching practice information, including offering many materials at no cost.

Seller Content Guidelines

Teacher Tools Takeout not only wants to provide quality materials, we want to improve teaching practices so students who are hard of hearing or deaf have greater success in school and life.

Takeout focuses on the needs specific to children who are deaf or hard of hearing by offering information and instructional materials in 16 broad categories and 100+ subcategories (listed at end).

Authors may post any of the following types of materials for sale or for free download:

Instructional Materials

  • Printable, editable, fillable, digital worksheets, cards or other instructional materials
  • Printable, editable, fillable, or digital checklists
  • Lesson plans
  • Interactive slides or presentations - either instructional or informational
  • Interactive notebooks
  • Teacher planning resources
  • Instructional videos for student lessons
  • Instructional videos for educators or families
  • Audio files

Informational Resources

  • Information for educators or families to support child education and development
  • Original digital books, book chapters, or guides
  • Lesson plans
  • Interactive slides or presentations - either instructional or informational
  • Interactive notebooks
  • Teacher planning resources
  • Instructional videos for student lessons
  • Instructional videos for educators or families
  • Audio files

Authors may not post:

  • Infringing or plagiarized content. Your work must be your own.
  • Inappropriate content. Make sure your content and materials are respectful of our deaf and hard of hearing community’s culture and diversity and that of all ethnic, cultural, religious, or other groups.
  • Duplicate materials. Materials created by more than one author can be included on Teacher Tools Takeout only once, even if the topic fits under multiple categories.
  • Materials that cannot be downloaded directly from TTT. Your materials must be easily accessible to buyers directly from TTT. Materials cannot direct buyers to another sales channel or website. Buyers cannot be required to provide email or personal details to purchase your content.
  • Unrelated products and services. TTT is neither a channel for marketing products unrelated to our purpose, nor is it a site to market any service(s).
  • Materials or content at an inconsistent price. We at Takeout realize that you have other outlets for listing and selling your materials and content. Please make sure that you are selling your materials and content within Teacher Tools Takeout for the same price you offer them in/on another outlet.

Submission Guidelines

Hundreds of creative educators work many hours creating great materials to support the specific learning needs of our students with hearing loss.

Teacher Tools Takeout is a forum for you to share your work, whether for sale or free, so that other educators and family members of children with hearing loss can more effectively support good child development and student outcomes.

New Sellers- Print or digital content (excluding video)

New sellers must submit 3 complete original materials for review.

Submission process

When you have created/chosen 3 complete original materials (length of material is up to you)

  1. Fill out SUBMISSION FORM
  2. Email 3 complete, original items to help@teachertoolstakeout.com
  3. Your item will be reviewed by qualified TTT staff. Within 21 days of submission you will receive an emailed response.
  4. You may be asked to include a Teacher Notes page along with your materials. What is that?
  5. Upon approval, a seller account will be set up and you will be able to independently upload more of your materials going forward with no further review.

Why do I have to go through a review process?

SSCHL has gained a reputation as a preferred ‘go to’ information site and we want Takeout to become known as a ‘go to’ place to find instructional materials and relevant DHH teaching practice information. Together, we can improve teaching practices and in turn, make a difference in the lives of our students.

What if I want to offer my materials for free?

Teacher Tools Takeout encourages you to do so as long as it adheres to the same high-quality standards for improving student school and life outcomes. Any items, including those for free, will still need to go through the review process for the first 3 items.

Why are Teacher Notes pages preferred?

There are too few teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, educational audiologists, and specializing speech language pathologists to meet all of the intervention needs of students with hearing loss. Increasingly, families and educators that do not have special training in the learning needs of students with hearing loss are taking on the responsibility to enhance their education and/or address their identified learning needs.

Submission Guidelines

Quality teaching + quality engagement = powerful learning! Instructional videos are a wonderful resource for families, DHH educators, and educators who support our students without having a DHH specialist background.

New Sellers- Video content

Have a favorite lesson you like to do with your DHH students? You can enhance your instructional materials by selling an instructional video to accompany the student’s completion of the materials (BUNDLE it!), or an instructional video alone.

Video Guidelines

  1. Instructional videos will not exceed 15 minutes.
  2. You must use a high-quality headset, a good camera and film in a quiet, non-distracting environment.
  3. Videos must be captioned (short video on using Streamer-Zoom).
  4. Presenting a sign language version and/or cued language version is a definite PLUS! It’s all about ACCESS!
  5. All first-time instructional videos must go through the review process. One video submission is sufficient, not the three required for written other instructional materials.
  6. Only a maximum of one instructional video per week can be posted. The ONLY exception to this is if a signed or cued version of the same instructional content is posted, in which case the versions can be posted at the same time.

Submission process

Why do I have to go through a review process?

SSCHL has gained a reputation as a preferred ‘go to’ information site and we want Takeout to become known as a ‘go to’ place to find instructional materials and relevant DHH teaching practice information. Together, we can improve teaching practices and in turn, make a difference in the lives of our students.

Do I have to use Streamer™ when captioning?

No. However, the captioning format you use must be accurate.

About Teacher Notes

What are Teacher Notes, and why are they important?

There are too few teachers of the deaf/hard of hearing, educational audiologists, and specializing speech language pathologists to meet all of the intervention needs of students with hearing loss. Increasingly, families and educators that do not have special training in the learning needs of students with hearing loss are taking on the responsibility to enhance their education and/or address their identified learning needs.

Teacher Tools Takeout not only wants to provide good materials, we want to improve teaching practices, so our students have better school and life successes. Because of this, Teacher Tools Takeout would strongly prefer that as many of the following 6 items as appropriate be included on an instructional page with each set of instructional materials.

  • A brief statement about why the topic or focus of the instructional material is important for many students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • How the instructional materials fit into common core learning (anchor) standards.
  • Example IEP goals for which the material could be used to instruct students.
  • Teaching environment/access reminders related to use of amplification devices, appropriate visual communication, quiet environment, etc. as appropriate.
  • How the instructional materials can be used to support learning in a core academic area and/or expanded core curriculum areas.
  • Ideas on how to use the information individually, with groups of hearing peers, for classroom push-in services, or with groups of peers who are deaf or hard of hearing.

SEE EXAMPLE Teacher Notes Page

The format of your Teacher Notes page may look different than the example. Please note that any information you can provide regarding IEP goals, relevant CC standards, Expanded Core Curriculum relatability, and teaching ideas will all help sell your materials!

Payment/Royalties

All Teacher Tools Takeout accounts are free, including to sellers. All sellers must have a PayPal account so that we can pass on the royalty payment at the time of customer purchase. At the initiation of Teacher Tools Takeout, all sellers will receive a flat 55% royalty minus 3% to cover all payment processing fees, resulting in a 52% author royalty rate based on the retail price.

What if there are co-authors?

PayPal is only able to pay to one account. In the case of work(s) by multiple authors, the authors decide independently which PayPal account the royalties will be deposited, and how those monies will be shared.

As an approved TTT seller, you will be able to independently upload your materials going forward with no further review and can view your sales portal.

How does TTT handle taxes?

State sales tax will automatically be collected for purchasers from Minnesota.

Supporting Success for Children with Hearing Loss, the parent company of Teacher Tools Takeout, will supply 1099-K tax forms to sellers who have submitted information to Takeout which has resulted in gross sales (55% of purchase price per item) of $20,000 or greater. Those who have met the $20,000 sales criteria will be contacted to submit a W-9 form.

It is up to sellers to consult their tax advisors on how to report income received from Takeout sales.

Seller Feedback

Purchasers will have the opportunity to provide feedback to sellers if they experience any concerns about the materials purchased. How? Most feedback provided will be assumed to be relevant, although we know that sometimes feedback received reflects a ‘bad day’ situation.

Within 2 weeks of the feedback being sent, the seller must:

  • Remove the material from Takeout
  • Fix, improve, or otherwise address the concern before you,
  • Upload the revised product file information, and
  • Communicate with the person who provided feedback in a polite and productive manner. If you do not respond to the feedback within 2 weeks, Takeout reserves the right to remove your product item. If you feel that the customer comment is undeserved, please

contact help@teachertoolstakeout.com as soon as possible to review the issue.

Pricing

How do I determine a price for my materials?

With the wide variety and types of materials for sale on Teacher Tools Takeout it is not possible to have a set pricing formula. During the submission process authors need to suggest a sale price for their material. The length, complexity, variety of activities, flexibility, adaptability, and creative use of images or other features all need to be taken into account when setting the price.

The most valuable perspective is for authors to consider for themselves and ask colleagues what they think a fair price would be to pay for the material. Pricing that is enough to reflect the true value of the material for its designed educational purpose, but not too much so that the customer will reject the item as too costly is the desired pricing sweet spot. Our first goal is to provide quality materials that will improve the futures of children with hearing loss, with the second goal being profitability.

Teacher Tools Takeout reserves the right to adjust the author’s suggested pricing so that it is more in line with similar materials already for sale. Email communication with the author will occur regarding any pricing adjustments.

File Types

File Types We accept :

.avi - Audio Video Interleaved video file
.bmp - Bitmap image for PC
.bnk - ExamView Question Bank
.doc - Microsoft Word pre-2007
.docx - Microsoft Word post-2007
.dot - Graphviz Graph Visualization Software
.exec -  PC/Windows executable program
.epub -  E-Pub free and open e-book format
.flp - Promethean ActivPrimary or ActivStudio interactive lesson plan
.flv - Flash Video for Adobe Flash Player .flipchart - Promethean Activeinspire or Activeboard interactive content
.gif -  Graphic Interchange Format image .htm -  Hypertext Markup Language for all web browsers
.html - Hypertext Markup Language for all web browsers
.ink - Mimio whiteboard
.jpeg - Common image usually produced by digital cameras
.jpg - Common image usually produced by digital cameras
.key - Apple Keynote presentation software
.knt - KeyNote tabbed notebook and personal information manager
.mov -    MPEG 4 video file for Apple Quicktime
.mp3 - MPEG 3 digital audio
.mpeg - MPEG 1 & 2 digital audio & video
.mpg - MPEG 1 & 2 digital audio & video
.mp4 - MPEG 4 digital audio & video
.m4a - MPEG 4 digital audio & video
.m4v - MPEG 4 digital audio & video with Digital Rights Management
.notebook - SMART Technologies SMARTboard content
.ods - OpenOffice spreadsheet
.pdf - Portable Document Format universal document
.png - Portable Network Graphic image
.pps - Microsoft PowerPoint slide show presentation pre-2007
.ppsx Microsoft PowerPoint slide show presentation post-2007
.ppt - Microsoft PowerPoint pre-2007
.pptx - Microsoft PowerPoint post-2007
.pub - Microsoft Publisher
.ram - Real Audio Metadata
.rm -  RealMedia audio & video
.rtf -  Rich Text Format
.swf - Adobe ShockWave Flash
.tif - Tagged Image Format for publishing and graphic design
.tiff - Tagged Image Format for publishing and graphic design
.txt - Plain text
.wav -  PC/Windows CD-quality digital audio
.wpd -  WordPerfect Document
.wmv - Windows Media Video
.xls - Microsoft Excel spreadsheet pre-2007
.xlsx - Microsoft Excel spreadsheet post-2007
.xlt - Microsoft Excel template pre-2007
.xltx - Microsoft Excel template post-2007
.zip - Common archive usually containing multiple internal files. Specify the included file types within your .zip file.
Google Docs™
Google Forms™
Google Slides™
Google Drive™ folders

Categories & Sub Categories

Teacher Tools Takeout – Categories and Subcategories

ADVOCACY
Specific advocacy strategies Communication repair strategies Disclosure of hearing loss Understanding accommodations Listening environments and identifying issues Problem-solving communication challenges Role model information from others with hearing loss Self determination Legal rights Requesting accommodations
ASL TEACHING MATERIALS
Building ASL vocabulary Using ASL to support written language Use of interpreters
ASSESSMENT
Teacher information about assessment Checklists Observation checklists Hierarchies / Learning Goals
DEAF/HARD OF HEARING PLUS ADDITIONAL CHALLENGES
Communication strategies Collaboration with teams Life skills Social stories
DEAF STUDIES
History Culture & Heritage Deaf community
HEARING LOSS UNDERSTANDING
Personal knowledge & understanding of hearing loss Anatomy, Mechanics, and Process of Hearing Audiogram, Including interpretation Hearing conservation Changes in hearing
HEARING TECHNOLOGY & MANAGEMENT
Bone anchored devices Cochlear implants Hearing aids General, Non-Hearing Assistance Technology (HAT) specific Non-specific FM or DM devices Oticon Phonak Soundfield - CADS Connecting HAT with other technology Consistent use – refusing hearing aids or HAT Monitoring and troubleshooting devices
LANGUAGE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Attributes Holidays/Seasonal/Famous days of the year Teaching emotion vocabulary Figurative language / Idioms Multiple meaning words Math specific language Science specific language Sequencing – sequence stories Inferencing / Inferential language Teaching syntax / Grammar - parts of speech Written language (story starts, topical stories, etc.) Vocabulary development Theory of mind Early childhood language development
LISTENING SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Comprehension Detection Discrimination Identification / Auditory association Auditory closure - rhyming / segmenting Auditory memory Early childhood and preschool listening
PERSONAL HEALTH
Emergency preparedness Personal safety Teaching sexuality
READING/LITERACY
Phonological awareness / Phonics Using visual supports to improve reading Story elements - plot, characters, etc. Story retelling Determining fact/fiction/opinion Determining main idea Predicting outcomes Reading comprehension Literacy instruction
SELF-CONCEPT/IDENTITY
Feelings/Emotions Feelings associated with hearing loss Teaching resilience/perseverance Discussion info for groups of students with hearing loss
SELF-MANAGEMENT
Time management Organizational Skills Study Skills Behavior/Consequences Independent living Setting goals & self-improvement
SOCIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Social norms - manners Conversation skills - active participation Making friends Conflict resolution Responding to bullying Working in a group/team (typical hearing peers) Sarcasm / Teasing / Jokes Nonverbal language / Social cues
TEACHER INFORMATION
These are not instructional materials. This is information to increase the knowledge base of educators and/or families. Interpretation of evaluation-assessment information Research support / Evidence-based practice information Topical articles Inservicing school staff / classrooms Communication modality specific Early childhood Hearing loss identification and specific types Language and speech Legal issues Listening development Planning to meet student needs Self-advocacy Self-concept Social issues Speech perception Transition Reading
TRANSITION
College preparation Employment preparation Navigating community resources Citizenship Living independently Money management General transition

Questions

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