This page contains resources for a variety of content areas.

Hint: Some of these links have files created with specific software (e.g.Boardmaker, Clicker, PowerPoint.) You will only be able to open a file if you have the software that was used to create it. Many files have been converted to PDF files. These can be opened with the FREE Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader here.

Information on this page is organized into the following areas:
Academic Resources
Visual Supports
Clipart Websites
Tools
Tutorials

Academic Resources

  • http://itcfusion.wikispaces.com/ Here is a wiki created by a special education teacher. She has posted files that she uses with her students in PDF format for you to download.
  • http://www.brainpop.com/ BrainPop is a subscription site featuring animated video tutorials accompanied by interactive quizzes. Content covers all major curriculum areas and is aligned to state standards. There are a number of FREE activities in a variety of content areas. Captioning is available.
  • http://www.surveymonkey.com Survey Monkey is most often used to design surveys, but you could use it for other purposes as well. Sign up for a free limited membership and easily create a variety of electronic forms or quizzes for your students. When you design your "survey" you can select personal information, multiple choice, short answer, extended answer, rating scales and more. Students click on a link to go to the "survey"' and once they complete it, Survey Monkey compliles the results and also lets you view each individual response. Click on the link below to see how it works http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=BlW6_2fNvD8NTteEPqCpSc5A_3d_3d
  • http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/student_lessons1.htm These lessons cover many content areas. They were designed for adult basic education students, but would also be good for many students. The lessons contain spoken directions and provide feedback on correct/incorrect answers. Use Internet Explorer for best results. Added 5/5/2008
  • http://www.gcflearnfree.org/everydaylife/ This site requires free registration, but has some great lessons in a variety of life skill areas. Interactive activities allow with animation and sound provide feedback. Content appropriate for older students.
  • http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ Check out these interactive activities from the UK. Many of them are appropriate for older students with cognitive delays. Subject areas include ELA, Math, Science and SS. Some individual activities have been included on other pages in this wiki. Added 6/22/2008.
  • http://www.sqooltools.com/edvideos/index.html#mathreadingsafety SqoolTube is a collection of educational videos from YouTube. They are organized by subject matter and would be a good way to introduce and/or reinforce many learning concepts. Added 1/15/09
  • 101 Ways to use Sequenced Message Devices across the Curriculum. Great ideas. Added 2/9/2009

Visual Supports

  • http://www.setbc.org/pictureset/Default.aspx Created by teachers in British Columbia, PictureSET is a collection of downloadable visual supports that can be used by students for both receptive and expressive communication in the classroom, at home, and in the community. This searchable database allows you to find a wide range of useful visual supports for different curriculum areas, activities, and events.
  • http://speech.jppss.k12.la.us/engineering_the_classroom.htm Basic communication boards using Boardmaker pictures, PDF format, organized into Pre-K/Elem and Middle School/HS.


Clipart Websites

Check these websites for graphics to support your instruction: Reminder: Be sure the clipart you use is age-appropriate.


Tools


Tutorials

How to create electronic worksheets in Word. These directions tell you how to create documents with locked text and answer fields for your students to write in. Applies to versions of Word through 2003.
Thanks to Dave Burkhart at West Muskingum Schools for collaborating on these directions for making electronic worksheets, tests and other "locked" forms in Word 2007. Added 1/7/08
These directions tell you how to make a "reveal" puzzle using PowerPoint. Give your students lots of switch practice as they uncover a picture with each click of their switch. The second document gives you a shortcut if you want to make lots of these puzzles. It tells how to change the picture under the puzzle without redoing the whole puzzle. Added 2/8/08
This tutorial will guide you through several different ways to add speech and sound to PowerPoint slideshows. Added 2/8/08
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