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14 Free Text To Speech Tools For Educators - eLearning Industry. 1000 Quality Apps for Learners with Special Needs. January 30, 2017 Over the last few years we have reviewed an increasing number of apps for students with special needs (check out our popular chart to see some examples).

1000 Quality Apps for Learners with Special Needs

But the resource we have for you today is way beyond any work we have published here so far. This is a comprehensive list which contains 1000 apps for learners with special needs. The list which is compiled by the folks in a4cwsn, is a fruit of a collaborative work between a large body of professionals including: speech education teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, music therapists, guidance councillors and social workers, sign language interpreters and many more.

Although the lists lack in organizational categories to facilitate browsing and searching but still this work is really amazing and is definitely worth bookmarking. Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs. Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge.

Control Alt Achieve: 21 Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs

In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level. In this blog post we will take a look at 21 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories: Text to SpeechReadabilityReading ComprehensionFocusNavigation Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Edutopia. Sight Words for Kids by Nimbleminds ‹ AppAbled.com. Posted by Teriann on 25 Mar 2013 / 0 Comment This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad $3.99Category: EducationUpdated: Nov 11, 2012Version: 2.0Size: 22.0 MBLanguages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, SpanishSeller: Talal Baweja© Nimble Minds Inc.

Sight Words for Kids by Nimbleminds ‹ AppAbled.com

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Description This app is the real deal when it comes to teaching sight words. Appeals to a Wide Audience Easy to Use Educational Good Challenge Range Great for Tablets Musical Solid Interface Read further to learn more… ★ An interactive and thoughtfully designed app for children to learn everyday sight words in a smart way that fosters thinking and understanding.Â. Smart Apps For Special Needs. TechMatrix. 2goPC is a small, lightweight (2.8 lbs) netbook computer with a built-in carrying handle.

TechMatrix

With drop-proof construction, protective cover and spill resistant keyboard, it is designed to be rugged and durable. Configuration on Intel® Atom™ equipped units includes Intel® 1.6GHz Atom™ CPU, 1GB RAM and 40GB Hard Drive. 2 USB ports allow for USB port, external hard drive, keyboard and mouse. Visual Disabilities - Introduction. You mean I have a visual disability?

Visual Disabilities - Introduction

Whenever I ask a large group of people whether or not they have a visual disability, very few of them answer that they do. Then I ask whether or not anyone uses any assistive technology to overcome their visual disability. Most people are unsure what I mean. Resources for Teaching the Gifted and Talented. 15 Assistive Technology Tools For Students With Disabilities. 15 Assistive Technology Tools & Resources For Students With Disabilities by Brian Neese, Alvernia University According to the National Education Association (NEA), the number of U.S. students enrolled in special education programs has risen 30 percent over the past 10 years.

15 Assistive Technology Tools For Students With Disabilities

Additionally, the NEA reports that nearly every general education classroom in the country includes students with disabilities, as three out of every four students with disabilities spends part or all of their school day in a general education classroom. But as the number of students in special education programs has increased, the supply of special education instructors has not kept pace. Based on the Department of Education’s Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing, 47 states in the 2014-15 school year were in need of special education instructors. One tool to help students with disabilities even in the face of a special education teacher shortage is assistive technology. Text-To-Speech Assistive Tools Math Tools. Understand what you read. Resources for Teaching the Gifted and Talented. From Educators' eZine Introduction: The American Association for Gifted Children, or AAGC was founded on September 6, 1946 "because two friends, Dr.

Resources for Teaching the Gifted and Talented

Ruth Strang and Miss Pauline Williamson believed that the gifted were the most neglected children in our democracy" (AAGC, 1996). Sadly, their belief still rings true. In classrooms all across the United States, special needs children categorized as "gifted" continue to be ignored. Since the NCLB does not provide funds directly to states for gifted services, many school districts operate with disparities. Intuitive teachers have practiced differentiating instruction for a long time. The Internet provides fertile ground for online learning environments.

For many teachers, time and curricular constraints present obstacles in their effort to differentiate instruction for gifted learners. WebQuests WebQuests are a great learning tool for differentiation because they meet all the learning needs of the gifted students. Virtual Field Trips References. AppAbled.com. BBC - My Web My Way - How to guides: I can't see very well. Apps for Dyslexia 2. ARTIS Screen Loupe.