Snack on a good book and make it fun with these ebook and audio book resources!
Books should be free- Resource of free children books that can be downloaded via mp3 or using your ipod touch. The books are also divided into genre for easy reference.
Mee Genius - List of many ebooks to read for free. You can choose to read it yourself or have the narrator read it to you. Found on Educational Technology and Mobile learning site
Interactive stories - A list of interactive stories for kids all subcategorized and some have different reading levels. Found on Educational Technology and Mobile learning site
Story nory - Free audio books for young readers
Storyline online- Free audio and visual books read by some of your favorite celebs! (Usually young children's stories are read on this site)
Reading rainbow story time- bring back those good ol' days from reading rainbow by watching the stories come to life.
Philadelphia free library- A great place to borrow books from the Philadelphia library.
RFBD - Recording for the blind and dyslexic
Librivox - Free audio books
Dice maker - Create fun interactive dice that can be customized to your taste!
Class List Maker form, then watch as they are randomly placed in your classroom. All desks are draggable so you can make your seating chart look more like your classroom.
Group Maker page lets you generate groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5 students each in seconds!
Random Name Generator. Using your class list page created with the Class List Maker form, you can randomly draw student names with your computer.
Random Name Picker - Add your student's name and choose either fruit machine (which looks like a slot machine) or type writer. Then watch the names of your students appear.
Flash Countdown / Timer Tool. There are 2 tools available: a countdown timer and a timer. They are great when you need to time assessments and competitions.
Countdown timer - Select a soundtrack and type your time into the box and watch it countdown. At the end it will play your soundtrack! You can even make it full screen.
This lesson is all about QR codes. QR codes (Quick Response) are two dimensional codes that can be scanned with a mobile device’s camera and a reader application to link to various resources such as a Internet URL, applications, images, or video(using dropbox). QR codes are emerging as a mobile technology to bridge the digital and physical worlds. In a nutshell, you will need a device that has a camera so you can scan or take a picture of the code, a program to do the decoding and web access to see where the code takes you. This limits you to cell phones, laptops with a webcam, and theiPod Touch.
What are QR Codes?
One of the things you need to create a QR code work is a QR code generator. There are many types of QR code generators to use, these include:
Proloquo2go - Webinars about Proloquo2go
Technology for learning - technology tips, information, tutorials, ideas & materials for elementary and middle school education, aimed at making curriculum and learning accessible to everyone
UW Augcomm Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle
WATI - WATI was funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction through IDEA discretionary grant. Offers great resources, links, and helpful free information for everything Assistive Tech!
Ipossibilities - View the slideshows from the iPossibilities: iPods and iPads in Special Education Presentation give by Kate Ahern, M.S.Ed. and Bonnie Dwyer on August 30, 2010.
AT Procedures - AT procedures PNG image.
Training and Technical Assistance from VCU - Great resources about Assistive Technology resources, information, tutorials, and how to properly integrate AT in the classroom.
Today is world autism awareness day! Autism is a spectrum disorder that affects an individual's brain. It varies in severity depending upon the individual. This continuum includes disorders from ‘low functioning’ to ‘high functioning':
• Autistic disorder
According to the CDC autism affects 1 in 68 children, and is more prevalent in boys than girls. In fact, according to the autism speaks website, autism affects more than two million individuals in the us alone. To learn more about autism click here. Some common behaviors of autism spectrum disorder include:
Resources for students with Autism
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