Special Education

A.nnotate

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A.nnotate is a free online tool that allows collaborative annotating of documents and images. Annotations can appear on the page or in the margins. Notes are indexed and searchable. You can set a document to private or share with others. For all grade levels.

Curriculet

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Curriculet is a free digital reading platform. Teachers can enrich reading by embedding questions, quizzes, and media. Texts are available in the book room and public domain, or you can use an article from the internet or upload your own text. Also allows tracking of common core literacy standards. For all grade levels.

Actively Learn

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Actively Learn is a free online e-reader that allows teachers to add content such as questions, images, and videos to a text to help guide the reading. Choose from hundreds of public domain texts, use internet articles, or upload your own text. Also have access to embedded common core aligned questions and multimedia. Also allows you to assess and analyze data.

Rewordify

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Rewordify is a free online software that simplifies a text. Paste text into the box and click "rewordify text". The difficult words are replaced with easier words and highlighted. You can hover over the highlighting to see the original words. Rewordify also provides a reading level for the text, lets you choose from six different rewording levels, and has settings that allow you to manipulate how the highlighting appears. You can also save and share the results. This software includes tools that help with learning the difficult words that were replaced.

Utilizing Student-Owned Devices

University of Idaho

Students are accustomed to having nearly constant access to digital devices outside of the classroom, so why not find ways to incorporate the use of student-owned devices inside the classroom? Here are three possibilities to assist teachers with integrating student-owned devices to enhance lessons, increase communication, and engage students:

Chromebooks for Special Education and Assistive Technology

University of Idaho

This presentation was created by Dan Dyer in a collaboration between the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning.

Click here to watch a captioned version.

POWERUP What Works

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A free guide to technology-enhanced teaching and learning in English Language Arts and Math to help struggling students meet the Common Core State Standards funded through a five year grant by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). For all grade levels.

Teaching Channel

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Videos of innovative teaching practices from teachers across the country. Browse by subject, grade, or topics. For all grade levels. For all grade levels.

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