Category Archives: Special Education Teacher

Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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9 MORE apps to improve organizational skills for LD students

Scooped from: http://www.inov8-ed.com/2013/12/theres-a-special-app-for-that-9-more-apps-to-improve-organizational-skills-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/ Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities – but we wanted to add 9 MORE for students with learning disabilities. Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Here is a re-scoop from Kathleen McClaskey’s Scoop it!. The … Continue reading

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Readdle’s Birthday Gift – Scanner Pro App Price Reduction !

Scanner Pro App is my favorite scanning app to create PDF’s that can be opened in an annotation app such as PDF Expert (another Readdle app on sale!). We use this scanning app at our school (as well as for professional … Continue reading

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News-2-You App

Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app allows you to access your online subscription … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader App

Voice Dream Reader is a robust reading app with text to speech capabilities for PDF, web-based text, Word documents, ePub books both on-line and offline for the iPad and iPhone (9.99). A Voice Dream Reader lite version is available which reads a couple of lines at a … Continue reading

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Write to Read – Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Richard Byrne’s post Write to Read – Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning” reviews  the Write to Read app. “Write to Read http://ow.ly/kHCNS ; is an educational iPad app that helps young kids, ages 3-10, hone their reading skills … Continue reading

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Story Wheel – Story Starters on Your iPad

Story Wheel – Story Starters on Your iPad as reviewed by Richard Byrne. Schooped from  Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story … Continue reading

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