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Featured Tablet App

Sign4Me This sign language app is excellent for sign language instruction. You can type in a word or phrase and watch a full bodied 3D avatar perform the sign. If you have Siri you can skip typing and say the word. The 3D character can be zoomed in or out or rotated allowing you to see how the sign is made from different angles. It has a large Signed English vocabulary and the app is very useful in seeing how to perform a sign you need at the moment or to practice your skills. This app can be very useful if you are preparing to introduce new sign vocabulary or if you are interacting with a person who uses sign. It keeps a history of signs you used in case you need a quick review.
-Review by Pat Schwinn, August 2015

 

Activities

  • Recreation Therapy
    • Index of treatment and activity ideas.
  • Starfall
    • Starfall.com opened in September of 2002 as a free public service and has been teaching children to read with phonics ever since. Our systematic approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children
  • Help Kidz Learn
    • Fun, accessible games, activities & tools designed specifically for young children & those with learning difficulties.
  • News 2 You
    • Cloud-based learning for Special Education. n2y is your home for effective symbol-supported tools and materials for your students with special needs. We develop the special education curriculum, lesson plans, and materials so you can spend your time teaching. We Create. You instruct.
  • Apples 4 The Teacher
    • An Educational Resource Site for Teachers and Homeschoolers.
  • Teacher.org Lesson Plans
    • Lessons are organized by subject and grade level. Within each lesson, you will find clear objectives, description of materials needed, a thorough procedure with an opening and a closing, as well as assessments and modifications.
  • ICT Games
    • This site provides educational ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum. These games are generally targeted at infant school teachers and parents of infant age children.
  • Priory Woods Activities
    • From here you can download simple programs, which you are free to adapt and use in your school, college or home.
  • IntelliTools Activity Exchange
    • Classroom Suite Activity Exchange offers educators, therapists, and others access to hundreds of pre-made activities for immediate use with Classroom Suite. Use this time-saving resource to find and share activities specifically made for Classroom Suite, many including accompanying overlays for IntelliKeys and other AAC devices.
  • ConnectAbility Visuals Engine
    • A quick and easy way to make picture communication boards or schedules. The visuals engine will help you build visual supports and sequences.

Art

  • Utah Education Network Art and Music Grades 3-6
    • Grades 3-6 Interactive music and art games.  Playable piano, guitar scales, create, record and play your own music.  Make an online picture collage, flag, money, and many more activities.
  • National Gallery of Art Kid’s Art Zone
    • NGA kids for iPad app available for downloading.  Also, NGA CD’s are available.  CD’s provide offline access to interactive programs.  No internet connection required.  Create abstract art through multiple tools: See-Saws, Faces & Places, Still Life, Dutch House, Collage Machine, Motion Art, and Photo Op.
  • Color With Leo
    • This site aims to nurture a child’s boundless creativity and insatiable curiosity. A young Leonardo da Vinci guides them through interactive games and activities as they learn the principles of art and other vital educational skills. Parents and teachers can also benefit by downloading the free lessons and activities that can be easily implemented into an elementary art curriculum.
  • Busy Bee Kids Printables
    • Free printable holiday and theme related worksheets, coloring pages, mazes, dot to dot, stationary, word searches, games, chore charts, cards for all ages.

Community

  • Experience Columbus
    • Discover events, attractions, dining, hotel information, trip ideas, travel planner, and upcoming events in Columbus, OH.
  • Ringling Brothers Circus
    • Fun Zone with multiple interactive online games.  Ringling Brothers’ Circus tour schedule, purchase tickets, shop online.  Discount tickets for baby’s first circus.

Supplies & Crafts

  • Disney Crafts
    • Interactive Disney family website. Disney games to print and play, life lessons from family tv and movie shows
  • Fun Attic
    • You’ve just found the mother lode of unique outdoor games, toys for active play and innovative sporting goods. If you need a creative gift for someone who loves action, then Fun-Attic is the spot for Sports and Toys.
  • Thrifty Fun
    • Browse thousands of craft tips and projects. ThriftyFun has been collecting crafting tips and project for over 10 years.
  • Craft Bits
    • Save the environment or your money with these frugal recycled craft projects. Recycle tins, cans,paper, card and much much more to create some unique and wonderful craft projects.
  • Make Stuff
    • Crafts and projects, cooking, gardening, holidays, sewing, recycling, how to make walkway party lanterns, CD Jewel cases, pine cone owls, sea shell crafts and many more.
  • All Free Crafts
    • Hundreds of craft ideas from recycle materials, knit a plastic bag tote, denim blue jean crafts, cardboard recycling projects and many more.

Directories & Resources

  • The Teacher’s Guide Interactive Activities
    • Math and Reading games, printable worksheets, lesson plan ideas for grades K-12 in multiple areas and subjects.  Access to the teacher store to purchase additional teaching resources and teacher created activities.
  • ABC Teach
    • Interactive games for all ages, printable worksheets, math, spelling, word unscramble, bingo, word shapes, circle and spell, crossword, word search and many more activities.
  • Teacher Planet
    • Printable worksheets, themes, certificate builder, humor and jokes, rubrics, lesson templates, quotes and many more activities.
  • Bingo Card Creator
    • Customize printable bongo cards for instruction and entertainment purposes.  Purchase is required.
  • Teaching Ideas
    • Fun team building games, music games for kids, school assembly, hygiene, thinking skills and many more activities.
  • Scholastic Free Lesson Plans
    • Search lesson plans by subject, topic, or keyword.  Thousands of free lesson plans, unit plans, discussion guides and extension activities.
  • Have Fun Teaching
    • Printable worksheets, activities, flash cards, songs, videos.  View all common core standards, activities, posters and assessments.  Additional materials available for purchase.
  • A to Z Teacher Stuff
    • Teacher created site designed to help teachers find online resources more quickly and easily.  Discussion forums for teachers, teaching methods, eBoods, printable worksheets and black lines, emergent reader books, themes and many more activities.
  • Teachnology
    • worksheet makers, printable worksheets, web quests, teaching tips.  all subjects- kindergarten through high school
  • Family Education
    • Educating families on various topics  such as  top  10 homework helper websites, school year survival guide, a mom’s life, cooking recipes, community projects and much more
  • Khan Academy
    • Parenting and teacher resources for all subjects and all grade levels. Test preparation, test taking ideas, sample tests, college admission information
  • iCivics
    • Interactive site for civics learning for all ages. Don’t just learn civics-play civics!  Run for president, pass new laws, argue real cases
  • Education World
    • Parents blog, newsletter sign up, site for teachers and administrators on current resources available for professional development, lesson plans, technology, create classroom website, sell classroom  resources
  • Teacher Vision
    • Bulletin Board ideas, ice breaker games, graphic organizers, classroom management, lesson plans, common core information, free newsletter
  • Freeology
    • free templates, calendars, awards, certificates, photo collages, invitations, family tree, classroom signs, journal topics, graphic organizers
  • ESL Activities
    • English as a second language. Customize activities, lesson plans, games for teaching English as a second language.

Music & Video

  • YouTube
    • The site allows users to upload, view, and share videos, and it makes use of WebM, H.264, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media video. Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
  • Sphinx Kids
    • Interactive musical games, composers gallery, rhythm band, string instrument gallery, music match
  • Patient Provider Communication
    • Links and descriptions to useful websites for people with Disabilities and functional needs.  Free tools for communicating during disasters and emergencies.  New materials available for EMT’s, school nurses and hospitals from Widgit Software. Overcoming communication barriers in emergency situations.  Medicare coverage over speech generating devices.  FAQ’s with answers.
  • Classroom Cooking
    • Cooking in the classroom, teacher tips, nutrition education, core curriculum content standards, finance and grants. Curriculum and instruction information from the California Dept. of Education.
  • Chabad Kids
    • Story time, fun house, game zone, stories, music, holidays, holiday 3D Shanah Tovah card.
  • SoftSchools
    • All subjects pre-k through high school. Games, holiday themes, Holiday facts, US states facts, quizzes, worksheets, timelines
  • Read Write Think
    • Mobile apps, Resources for professional  development,, professional library, learning objectives for collaboration, theme related resources, classroom resources, lesson plans
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