Tech Links, Websites and More

Please click on the following links to find apps that you can use in your classrooms to help students with special needs.

Helpful Websites:

  • Try these great, interactive Web 2.0 tools to expand learning in the classroom for both you and your students!
    Draw Island - online drawing tool

     is a free web service that allows you to instantly and easily create and share content online. No login, no fees. Just go to the Tackk home page

    Animoto -
    "the end of slideshows;" create videos from still images
    Aviary -
    free photo editing tools
    Create A Graph - great for even young students to easily create and change graphs 19 Pencils -
    An excellent site for finding educational resources, creating online quizzes, and bookmarking sites for students.  Teachers create student accounts for access.
    Creately -
    create and collaborate on online diagrams and designs
    Crocodoc -
    easily share and review documents online, including PDF, Word, and PowerPoint
    BeeClip -
    A wonderful site for creating digital scrapbooks; teachers create student accounts.
    Gliffy -
    draw and share diagrams on the web
    GoAnimate -
    make your own cartoons and animations
    Kerpoof -
    create pictures, cards, book, and even movies; for elementary students
    Number Gossip -
    a search engine for everything about numbers
    Penzu -
    the anti-blog; keep your thoughts private in this online journal
    Diigo Educator -
    Nice site for social bookmarking and annotating sites; teachers create or imports student accounts.
    Scribble Maps -
    lets you draw, scribble, and annotate over Google maps
    VoiceThread -
    One of the most popular web 2.0 sites for interactive digital storytelling; teachers create student accounts.
    Stixy -
    flexible online creation and collaboration
    ToonDooSpaces -
    Nice site for creating online comics for digital storytelling; teachers create student accounts.
    Flocabulary -
    A neat site where students learn through educational hip-hop videos.  Teachers create one unique username and password for the class.
    Voki -
    create your own avatar; even record your voice
    Yacapaca -
    A nice site for teachers for creating online quizzes and lessons where they create an activation code for logging in.
    Voxopop -
    audio tool that lets users record their voice for others to listen and respond to
    WallWisher -
    a virtual bulletin board where users can attach sticky notes and discussion points
    Web-Chops -
    users can "clip" any part of a web page and rearrange clips onto a custom page that can be shared with other people, eliminating ads or questionable material
    WordSift -
    text visualization tool
    Xtranormal - text-to-speech avatar movie making
Check out these websites for ideas on how to include technology in your class:
Using Ipads in the Classroom
Tools to Help Integrate Technology
Project Based Learning Rubric
Web 2.0 Resources and Links

The following websites can help with students with special needs:

Texas Assistive Technology Network
National Center on Deaf/Blindness
Council for Exceptional Students