Special Education

CRAYON

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Use CRAYON to create your own customized newspaper with easy step-by-step instructions.  You link to the news sources you want and CRAYON brings them together in one newspaper. For grades 6 and up.

ToonDoo

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Easy comic-creating tool.  ToonDoo was created as a new way of expression for those who don't know how to draw.  Create free comic strips by dragging and dropping or clicking. For all grade levels. 

VoiceThread

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VoiceThread is a web-based tool for sharing that enables you to upload documents, images, or videos and add commentary.  You can also invite others to add commentary.  Includes a library of shared VoiceThreads organized by subject area. For all grade levels.

CAST UDL Book Builder

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Use this site to create, share, publish, and read digital books that engage and support diverse learners according to their individual needs, interests, and skills. For all grade levels. 

Camera Mouse

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This free program allows you to move the mouse pointer by moving your head.  Requires windows and a webcam.  

Education Oasis Graphic Organizers

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This website contains 58 printable graphic organizers in pdf form in the following categories: cause and effect; character and story; compare and contrast; sequence, cycle, timeline, and chain of events; and vocabulary development and concept organizers.

Newsela

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News articles available at five different reading levels that are sorted into topics and linked to common core standards.  You can search for articles by grade level, reading standard, or whether or not it has a quiz.  Create a free teacher account and add multiple classes.  Students create accounts with a special code.  Teachers can assign articles to classes. For all grade levels.

WatchKnowLearn

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50,000 free educational videos that have been categorized and rated for K-12 education.  Use the directory or search for videos by subject and age level. For all grade levels. 

VocabAhead

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Vocabulary words defined and explained in videos. For all grade levels. 

Shahi

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A visual dictionary that includes definitions, examples of word in a sentence, and photos from Flickr, Google, and Yahoo.

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