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A Quick Way to Find Creative Commons Licensed Images

When students need images to use slideshows, videos, or other multimedia projects I always recommend that they first try to use images that they have …

Email Etiquette Tips for Students and Teachers

A lot of us have "love-hate" relationships with our email inboxes. On one hand email can be an efficient way to communicate. On the other hand we …

Have You Tried Voice Typing In Google Docs? - It's Easy to Use

A bunch of new features were added to Google Apps this week. The latest one that I have tried is voice typing in Google Docs. In the past there were …

Interactive Student Attendance

Looking for a fun way to take attendance? Look no further, the <b>Animal Attendance Notebook</b> activity is a perfect resource for your morning …

Apps

Lawmakers Look To Improve Care For Kids With Complex Needs

[Source: Disability Scoop]<p>Finding care for children with medically complex or rare conditions can force parents to tap into networks of highly …

Chromebook Creation: Slides, ThingLink, & Snagit

<i>This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) of EdTechTeacher - an advertiser on this site.</i><p>With Chromebooks being adopted as the 1:1 tool …

The Almost Best Collection of Apps and Extensions for Special Education

Do you spend a lot of time searching for the most effective apps/extensions for your students? With thousands to choose from, how do you decide?<br>The …

Sensory Rooms Gaining In Popularity

School psychologist Patricia Urgo talks with Andrew Smith-Hinson, 18, in a sensory room at the Felician School for Exceptional Children in Lodi, N.J. …

Add Your Voice to Diagrams By Creating TinyTap Sound Boards

<i>Parts of this post originally appeared on my other blog, iPadApps4School.com</i> <br>TinyTap is a great iPad app for developing your own educational games. …

Short Lessons On the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice is just a few days away here in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're looking for some short explanations of solstices to share with …

Google Apps Launcher Will Soon Include Docs, Slides, and Sheets

The Google Apps launcher for consumer accounts now includes a direct link to Google Docs. If you don't Docs as one of your first nine icons in the …

Tech Matters Blog

Many struggling and special needs students have a print disability. Unable to gain information from printed materials, their challenges only increase …

Front Page

Developing a new technology plan for your district? Wondering how you can ensure that your technology practices are intentional AND sustainable? …

From Smart Apps for Special Needs: Ten Apps to Help Organize and Complete Homework

<b>If you would like to download any of the apps below please show your support for Smart Apps for Special Needs by using the link(s)</b> …

NEWSELA + Google Docs = Differentiated, Collaborative Reading!

<i>This is a guest post from Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on this blog</i>.<p>Whether you teach elementary, middle, or high school, a …

ReadWorks Adds Vocabulary Lists to Accompany Common Core-aligned Reading Passages

ReadWorks is a free service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and nearly two thousand reading non-fiction and fiction passages aligned to …

Two Google Apps Updates You Might Have Missed This Week

This week Google released a couple of updates that many of us have been eagerly waiting on for months. The most significant of those updates is the …

Make a Mini Greenhouse from Old House Windows

At last! I finally made my little window greenhouse. I found the windows on the side of the road quite a while ago and they have been occupying …

From Smart Apps for Special Needs: Fostering imaginative play in children with Aspergers and other special needs

There are many apps we have found over the last year which can help foster imaginative and creative play. Here are some of our favorite developers …

Inflexibility May Be Hardwired In Those With Autism

Differences seen in brain scans of children with and without autism may offer new clues to what’s behind the developmental disorder, researchers say. …

WordWriter - A New Way of Learning Vocabulary Through Writing

<i>Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers.</i><p>WordWriter is a new writing tool from BoomWriter. WordWriter allows teachers …

Things to Try with AAC Learners who Have Short Attention Spans

We love talking to AAC practitioners, hearing their stories, and picking up some tips along the way. Some conversations we love for the creative …

How to Use PicCollage - And Five Ideas for Using It In Your Classroom

PicCollage is one of my favorite Android and iPad apps. It is a free that allows you to quickly arrange pictures, video, text, and stickers into …

FREE social skills materials for autism!

This morning while searching for some ideas for my speech-language therapy, I found this social skills set from Autism Teaching Strategies. And it's …

Watch It Wednesday: Selfie Bandit

The only thing that makes us happier than seeing AAC take center stage is when it doesn’t. We loved watching this camp video in which one of the …

Read Write Think Offers a Handy Guide to Animal Inquiry

Read Write Think is one of my favorite places to find all kinds of templates and outlines for use in elementary school classrooms. RWT's Animal …

Feel Good Story of the Week: Start-Up Opens Digital Door for Students with Autism

In between lesson plans and parent conferences, teacher Michele McKeone has attracted some major buzz, along with sizable grants from the University …