Assistive Adaptive Technology Resources
Alison Several online storybooks; many of the early readers allow children to either hear the page read to them, or hear certain
Anderson words on the page read.
This is a researched intervention program called FASTT, which stands for “Fluency and Automaticity through Systematic
Teaching with Technology”. It is designed to help students develop fluency w/ basic math facts. It differentiates
instruction based on students’ needs.
An easy to use, web-based to-do list. Get organized, stay motivated, and be more productive.
Aberli I like how this site takes low tech resources - easily attainable resources like highlighters, sticky notes and
correction tape and gives teachers ideas on how to use them in the classroom to help children learn. It also
provides tips for mid to high tech resources as well.
Could be a great planning tool for teachers and students alike. Create to-do lists and stay on task. You can set
it up on student's mobile phones, e-mails, and instant messenger programs. Students could use it to keep track
of their own work, or the teacher can provide a to-do list for students to check online at home to make sure
they're aware of due dates, prepared for activities, and that their parents have signed thier permission slip for
that field trip.
A great tool that gives students access to these programs that can be integrated into their learning:
Paint and Draw
Clock, Calendar, Calculator
This website allows students to create their own storybook with names they want to add and personalize the story. Students
can also print out activities from this website.
Students using this website can create books to print out at the appropriate reading level.
Students can work with fractions on the website. Students can add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.
This site has almost any type of graphic organizer you can imagine. All are printable, but can also be downloaded.
Students can become a part of the online story by naming the characters. Students can also listen to the story read aloud
and then print out the book to keep with them.
There are several neat simulations, in both math and science, for grades 3-12. Very cool.
I thought this was a great website because of the extensive glossary with math terminology that included visuals to go with
the definition. It also links to the main search engine of the Harcourt website. You can find lesson plans of virtually any
subject matter you want. This is a great resource of homework help for students.
Measurement conversion is something I always struggled with in school. This website makes its simple.
This website contains text-to-speech software. This is a very useful tool I could use when helping my students that are
This would be great to use for students who are having difficulty reading because it is a collection of talking picture books.
This website would be really useful because it has an extensive list of graphic organizers that have printable versions to
them. It also gives the grade level that they are appropriate for and how to use them.
This website is great because it gives the students a visual of how to manipulate fractions. It also has interactive games to
test what the students have learned
This would be great for students who need extra help with sounding out words. It assists in vocabulary, fluency
and comprehension. It tracks student’s progress, which means I can go back afterwards and see how the
student did and share this progress with parents and administrators. It also has a Spanish support allowing
students to listen to and view words in Spanish.
This site is full of “gizmos” to use in math and science lessons. A gizmo is an interactive simulation that makes
key concepts easier to understand and fun to learn. This would be a great tool to use for students who are
This site offers a variety of tools to teach guided reading, phonemic awareness, reading fluency, etc. There are
downloadable lesson plans, worksheets and leveled books.
Gerwing Star Tech Program
Ways to use sticky notes, highlighters, and correction tape with students
Onion Mountain Technology
The LoTTIE (Low Tech Tools for Inclusive Education) Kit is a collection of low and
mid tech tools designed for teachers, classroom aides, and support professionals
to use with students (grades K-12) who have special needs (i.e. magnetic ruler,
special grip pens with clips, and audible timer).
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Tools like talking calculators and clocks, hand-held reference tools, tools for
left handed people, highlighter pens and more.
I like this site because I loathe math and fractions especially. I am a visual learner, so “seeing” the fractions helps me
understand what I am doing. I'm happy to report that I got 3 of 3 questions right! My math confidence level was boosted!
This website was shown to us in MOD II and I use it religiously. It is a great resource for reading material and
assessments for students. I love that the site is easy to use and has a lot of material geared toward different interests.
I like this site because it gives me all kinds of neat ideas for sticky notes, highlighters, and white out. These are three
essential supplies for most elementary schools and now I have a variety of ways in which to incorporate them into my day.
This is a great website for literacy, thinking, and math skills. Students can create maps, webs, and diagrams for their
reading material. This website can help students visually organize their reading and writing.
This is a great online website for students who are learning to read. This website provides illustrated stories for kids of all
ages. Students can follow along with the words on the screen. Students can also create and personalize the stories by
picking the characters.
This is a great interactive website for students. Students can learn math using online manipulatives. There are dozens of
easy to use simulations.
Paulsen This site is wonderful for the youngest of learners and ESL students. It is full of interactive activities. I thought the sign
language section was wonderful.
This is so cute. There are stories that are read aloud and are interactive. Each story has an interactive activity, take home
activity, and reading lists. The reading lists connect the stories to other stories of similar themes.
The creation of these books would be a great tool to use as a summative assessment project in any content area.
This site provides lesson plans for different grade levels. It also has feel graphic organizers and printable.
This website connects you to web math games that allow kids to be interactive while learning math. It also includes math
This website is all about fractions. It shows you how to add, subtract, multiply etc. There are also has fraction games for
students to test their skills.
This website offers animated talking books for students. They take existing books and add animation, sound,
music, and narration which can now be read to you. This would be a great resource for students who were
struggling with reading or were visually imparied.
Offers visual gizmos that help in student learning. They are easy to use simulations which are also able to be customized to
fit your needs. All of it is related to state and national standards. You can use this to teach fractions, division, or decimals.
This converts text files into audio files. So you can make any book an audio book. It can then be played on any portable
device or computer.
This is powerful multisensory reading program. 97% students from K-3 who use this program improve their reading and
writing skills. Also, great support for ELL students with instructions in 10 languages.
Great variety of materials. Excellent tools for teaching phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, reading fluency and
Smith Subscription to a newspaper (with four different levels of instruction)! Great for Differentiated instruction.
This software listens to children while they read and improves fluency and comprehension.
Great FREE resources: clip arts, stapleless books, etc. Plenty of publishing resources.
This summarizes the uses of post-its, highlighters, and correction tape. The post-its are especially good for the
writing process. The article mentioned highlighting tape that can highlight info and then it can be pulled off.
Correction tape can be used to cover up writing that needs revision or attention.
The smudgeguard is a type of brace that a left hander can use to avoid getting ink, pencil, etc. on their hands.
This is about a digital voice recorder and it is easier to use than an audio cassette recorder.
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Please sign your name. Please make any corrections or replace any incorrect information.
Sara Adams Reading website/some schools use this as a supplementary reading tool and the website
has interactive games to help with phonics:
Free graph paper for math or other projects:
Handwriting printouts/ can print out cursive letters for intermediate and for primary can
print out letters for them to practice tracing:
Mary Alison http://www.magickeys.com/books/
Anderson Several online storybooks; many of the early readers allow children to either hear the
page read to them, or hear certain words on the page read.
This is a researched intervention program called FASTT, which stands for “Fluency and
Automaticity through Systematic Teaching with Technology”. It is designed to help
students develop fluency w/ basic math facts. It differentiates instruction based on
An easy to use, web-based to-do list. Get organized, stay motivated, and be more
Kelly Basham http://www.starfall.com/
Great for younger classes - geared for 1st grade
Great for math terminologies
free online source of printable graphic organizers in a wide variety of cognitive supports
Alexa Blasdel http://www.magickeys.com/books/ - This site has free online children's books. Some of
them are click-a-word talking e-books.
http://www.starfall.com/ - This site has fun, interactive learning-to-read activities.
Primarily for first-grade students.
http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html?s2 - This site
has customizable, printable graphic organizers for all subjects.
Amy Caummisar http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/manuscript/alphabets/index.htm
great for handwriting practice
great resource for math
Amanda Cook http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html?s2
Tons of graphic organizers to use in the classroom.
You can compare, multiply, subtract, and much more with fractions. There are also
games to practice.
There are alphabet tracing guides, dotted lines, and number tracing as well.
Mary Melissa http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/
Natalie Graeser http://www.fablevision.com/stationerystudio/index.html- Stationery Studio
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/- Graph Paper
http://www.harcourtschool.com/glossary/math2/index_temp.html- Math Glossary
Taylor Haydock 1. http://www.toodledo.com/ (web-based to-do list; task/time manager)
2. http://www.fablevision.com/takeout/fivestrategies/ (5 strategies for encouraging young
3. go to low tech tools. click on assistive technology continuum. this
suggests low/mid/high tech devices to use if students have problems with tasks, needs,
Alisha Tips for using low tech tools such as highlighters, sticky notes and more in the
Great site for primary and early readers. Lots of helpful reading tools, including
printing off books for students to read and keep.
Not cheap, but a great program for kids who cannot use a pencil to write. Funding for a
school could be pursued through a grant.
Anita Monks http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/play.htm?f
Crystal Ollinger http://www.magickeys.com/books/
Stacey Rowan http://www.inspiration.com/productinfo/kidspiration/features/index.cfm#strengthen
This website builds student's thinking skills by using visuals.
I thought this was interesting, considering I don't know the first step one would take to
write a grant or who I would submit it to.
I think I have seen this webpage before, however, I really like it.
Martha Teston http://www.imaginesymbols.com/
Great for making communication boards!!!!!!!!!
Melissa White http://www.evernote.com/ : free information management software for Windows
Evernote combines several recent tech innovations -- digital photography,
ubiquitous networking, cheap storage and powerful image processing -- to make
Gordon Bell's archiving ways possible for ordinary people.
The service runs on a desktop program that works on both Macs and PCs, as
well as a Web client for mobile phones (souped-up mobiles with good Web
access work best). The software is well-designed and easy to use, though I
noticed some small bugs; these are to be expected, as Evernote is currently
operating in an invitation-only "beta" mode. (The company gave Salon 3,000
invitations to hand out to readers -- click here for yours.)
For now, Evernote is free. When the company launches it to the public --
sometime during the next few months -- there will be a two-tier service, one free
and one for a few dollars per month. The free version will limit how many notes
you can add each month; the pay version will be unrestricted.
http://www.naturalreaders.com/ :a free Win text to speech utility. add to Adobe
Reader and your computer can read PDF files aloud . use with a web browser
and the Internet "talks"
NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This
easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage,
PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any
written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod.
http://www.zoho.com/ : an extensive set of free online productivity tools,
including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database. online
collaboration features are also included
Zoho is a suite of online applications (services) that you sign up for and access
from our Website. The applications are free for individuals and some have a
subscription fee for organizations. Our vision is to provide our customers
(individuals, students, educators, non-profits, small and medium sized
businesses) with the most comprehensive set of applications available anywhere
(breadth); and for those applications to have enough features (depth) to make
your user experience worthwhile
Liked this one too!
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=10 : create
stapleless books using this online tool
Williams Graphic organizers used across curriculum
Clicker is a writing-support tool for any subject area. Build sentences by selecting words,
phrases and pictures; hear words spoken by realistic software speech before you write;
and hear completed sentences spoken back to you
This turns text into words that help individuals with dyslexia and other reading
Alice Zoller http://www.teachervision.fen.com/graphic-organizers/printable/6293.html?s2