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Adapted Books Resource Sites Free Set of Adapted Books Links to Adapted Books and Visuals of How to Make Resource List Links Thousands of Books Need Classroom Suite Downloads Downloads of Adapted Books Helps students connect words to concepts they already know
ADHD Children and Adults with ADHD LD online has information about ADHD NCLD has information about ADHD National Resource Center on ADHD Tools to Use for Students and Educators For learning and Attention Issues National Resource Center on ADHD Attention Deficit Disorder Organization ADD/ADHD magazine for youth and adults Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD


Adult Learning (Massive Open Online Course) Edx (Harvard) Complete List Support for Professors Online courses for educators
All Kinds of Minds
APPS How to include technology apps

Apps for SPED

TCEA Must Have Lists

Apps for Children with Special Needs

Common Sense Media

Accessibility Features for the iPad

The Journal

One Place for Special Needs

Smart Apps for Special Needs

Teach a Thought

Best Apps for Kids

Art Education and Learning Examples and resources for educators. Project Zero
Assessment Student-centered assessment is a vital underpinning to student-centered learning approaches. This paper examines five defining qualities of student-centered assessment and underscores the importance of student-centered assessment as part of a balanced system of formative, interim, and summative assessments that, taken together, provide useful detailed information to inform learning, instruction, decision making, and policy. Wheelock Aspire Assessment Student-centered assessment is a vital underpinning to student-centered learning approaches. This paper examines five defining qualities of student-centered assessment and underscores the importance of student-centered assessment as part of a balanced system of formative, interim, and summative assessments that, taken together, provide useful detailed information to inform learning, instruction, decision making, and policy. Early Childhood Assessment Dibels Kindergarten/First Grade Formative Assessments
Assistive Technology Podcasts and Blogs (Podcasts for Assistive Technology) (How and Where of podcasting) Videos of AT Great overview article with links. AT specialist who shares resources and ideas. AT Powerpoints to use. (Example of educational podcasting) Resources for children with special needs Updated tool list Maryland AT Resource Student AT Digital Tools Loaded with Resources Amazing Collection of Resources for AT in the classroom Technology Blog by Richard Bryne, ELL Resources Inclusive School Blog on Educational Technology More resources than you need! Small Group Instruction Support Materials Number 1 educational technology website A place of education, technology and learning
Assistive Technology Educational Resource Websites: Open Source AT USE FOR CLASS See-N-Read® is a research-based reading intervention tool designed to help readers reduce word- and line-skipping and pattern glare, enabling them to improve fluency and comprehension. Text and Resources on AT AT Resources and Information Amazing List of Resources (free text to speech reader) The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) at the University of Oregon is a federally funded research center investigating the impact of "supported electronic text" (or supported etext) on students' comprehension of content area material. The Media Education Lab is one of the leading providers of multimedia curriculum resources for K-12 media literacy education. Take advantage of our extensive collection of free resources International Society for Technology in Education Global resources and ideas about learning ADA Accessibility Checklist Videos of AT users A key component of the Partnership’s framework for 21st century teaching and learning focuses the skills students should master.  Route 21, a one-stop-shop for 21st century skills-related information, resources and community tools. AT Resources for the younger grades. We are a federally-funded, national electronic file repository that makes National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files available for the production of core print instructional materials in specialized formats. The IRIS Center is a national center that aims to provide high-quality resources for college and university faculty and professional development providers about students with disabilities. IRIS seeks to obtain this goal by providing free, online, interactive training enhancements that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Online contextual spell checker and grammar checker service, great for students with Learning Disabilities! Tell them to bookmark it on their home computers. Check out the Ghotit Microsoft Add-in that provides text-to-speech within the correction window (Massive AT Lists) and try this one too list of free AT apps (SETT Framework) (Great Intro to AT) Living Better through Technology (Good List of AT sites) Amazing Collection of Resources for AT in the classroom (Gina Stefanini course on AT) (apps for learning) International Society for Technology Education (List of app websites) Database for AT tools (Search Engine) AT digital recommendations (Focus on SLP needs)

National Speech/Language Organization

Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative - (The goal is to improve the outcomes and results for children with disabilities birth to 21 through the use of assistive technology to access services, curriculum, and school and community activities.) University of Washington

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology - (The mission of GPAT is to improve student achievement, productivity, independence and inclusion by enhancing educator knowledge of assistive technology and increasing student access to appropriate assistive technology devices and services.) Go under teacher resources for AAC resources

AAC and Autism

Tech for Autism Now South Carolina AT Organization The National Center for Supported eText (NCSeT) at the University of Oregon is a federally funded research center investigating the impact of "supported electronic text" (or supported etext) on students' comprehension of content area material. Videos of AT users A federally-funded, national electronic file repository that makes National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) files available for the production of core print instructional materials in specialized formats. (Gina Stefanini course on AT) QIAT(Quality Indicators of Assistive Technology) Accessible Instructional Materials

Closing the Gap: cited and educational technology

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Autism The IAN Community is an online environment designed to act as an inviting library where everyone concerned with autism spectrum disorders can learn more about autism research. Everyone can participate and benefit from the IAN Community.

Autism Society of America The society promotes education, awareness, and advocacy on critical issues related to autism.

Autism Advocate Magazine

Center for the Study of Autism (CSA) The center provides information about autism and conducts research on various therapeutic interventions. National Autism Resource and Information Center Do2learn provides thousands of free pages with social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. In addition, we offer premier products including View2do, JobTIPS, FACELAND, books, and apps for purchase. AutismBuddy aims to provide a FREE user-friendly website that provides high quality printables and resources for teachers.
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Maryland Asperger Advocacy and Support Group (MAASG) MAASG is committed to providing information on Asperger syndrome and related conditions.

Asperger Disorder This site presents information about Asperger in a question and answer format.

Autism Content outside the US: , , The Autism Language Program (ALP) at Boston Children's Hospital is a program specifically designed to help children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder communicate and learn more effectively. - See more at: The Center on Secondary Education for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Acceptance Project

Autism Alliance of Metrowest in Natick Serves Metrowest, Middlesex West 508-652-9900 Autism Resource Center in West Boylston Serves Worcester, North Central & South Valley areas 508-835-4278 Autism Support Center in Danvers - Serves Northeast region 978-777-9135 Family Autism Center in Westwood - Serves Norfolk County 781-762-4001, Ext. 310 Community Autism Resources in Swansea - Serves Southeastern region, Cape Cod & Islands                            508-379-0371 Community Resources For People With Autism in Easthampton Serves Western region            413-529-2428 TILL & Boston Families for Autism in Dedham - Serves Greater Boston              781-302-4835 - See more at:
Behavior Rating

UK Resource on Behavior The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5. PBIS World is a website containing links to hundreds of interventions, supports, resources, and data collection tools, all of which are organized into the tier 1 through 3 framework. It is designed to help guide users through the PBIS implementation process, starting with behavior identification and offering suggestions for interventions and data collection tools. tons of resources Motivating social skill instruction for students of all ages. The WhyTry Organization was created to provide simple hands on solutions for helping youth learn important life skills
Benchmark Assessment System And Fountas & Pinnell Information BAS Sightword Lists PD Resources on Literacy
Blogs Worth Considering Ed Technology Ed Technology Math The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. Home to ISTE's conference and expo and the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age, the association represents more than 100,000 professionals worldwide. Big Picture Learning’s mission is the education of a nation, one student at a time.  As a non-profit organization dedicated to a fundamental redesign of education in the United States, Big Picture Learning’s (BPL) vision is to catalyze vital changes in K-Adult education by generating and sustaining innovative, personalized learning environments that work in tandem with the real world of their greater community. , ,
Book Connections (Search and you will find connections most any author!) (upper grades) (Amazing resource for book lessons) Meet award winning authors
Boston Resources Free Globe for teachers and students
Brain Injury

Brain Injury Association of America The association acts as a clearinghouse of information for persons with a brain injury, legislative advocacy, and prevention awareness. TBI Challenge!

National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) NARIC Databases: Brain Injuries Preventing, Living and Treating with Traumatic Brain Injury TBI International Brain Injury Association Brain Trauma Foundation

Wisconsin Resources

Bullying National Website e-Buddies promotes social inclusion online for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities Inspired by Wonder Anti-Bullying Campaign Good list of resources Kidpower program National Organization United Federation of Teachers GLSEN Lady Gaga DOE Info for MA MA Official Resource Newton’s Program A Guide and Resource List to the Film Bully A Letter to an Educator Discipline Special Education and Bullying and Federal Government Response Seeks to improve schools' conditions for learning through measurement and program implementation, so that all students have the opportunity to realize academic success in safe and supportive environments Weblinks

Beyond Bullying

The Trevor Project Online Training

Child Development
Circle of Friends The Friendship Circle's unique approach brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. Text Clip Videos , blog
Close Reading

Cognitive Disabilities (Intellectual and Cognitive Disabilities)

AAIDD promotes progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc of the United States (Formerly the Association for Retarded Citizens) The Arc is a national organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.

Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS) ACDS is a service provider in Long Island, New York, dedicated to providing resources on Down syndrome.

The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (TASH) TASH is an association of people with disabilities, their families, advocates, and professionals fighting for inclusion.

Center on Human Policy The center promotes the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in community life.

FRAXA Research Foundation. FRAXA furthers scientific research to find treatments for Fragile X Syndrome.

Hydrocephalus Association The association provides support, education, and advocacy for families affected by hydrocephalus.

International Rett Syndrome Association The association advocates for those who are affected by Rett syndrome.

Lekotek National Center Lekotek National Center is a national resource on toys and play for children with special needs. Able Play Toy Guide Toys R Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids

National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS) NADS is the oldest national organization to offer information and advocacy for families affected by Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) NDSS is the largest non-governmental supporter of Down syndrome research in the U.S.

National Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NFAS) NFAS is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The National Fragile X Foundation The foundation promotes public and professional awareness, and research for fragile X.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) NOFAS is dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA) The association serves individuals affected by Prader-Willi syndrome, their families, and interested professionals.

Special Olympics Special Olympics empowers individuals with mental retardation to become physically fit through sports training and competition.

Spina Bifida Association The association provides information, advocacy, training and scholarships for families affected by spina bifida.

Williams Syndrome Association WSA supports research and educational materials for all facets of Williams syndrome. Booklet on DD
Common Core Resource Sites: The Common Core Learning Standard challenges us to raise the quality of instruction for all students in every grade in order to achieve college and career readiness. Common Core classrooms create engaging and challenging experiences for students in their daily lessons. BEST TOOL Math

Common Core and Ed Tech


Edutopia Common Core Resources Literacy North Carolina has great resources for teachers LDC template tasks are fill-in-the-blank “shells” built off the Common Core standards. They allow teachers to insert the texts to be read, writing to be produced, and content to be addressed. When filled in, template tasks create high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills. LDC Modules help teachers teach students to succeed on assignments created using LDC Template Tasks.,grades_pre-k-2&load=1 Model Common Core Lessons Welcome to Share My Lesson, the space for educators to share free K-12 learning materials, including activities, worksheets and lesson plans. Discover how you can upload or download resources on a number of subjects for students at any grade. Common Core Toolkit A Better Lesson was founded by a group of teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools to connect educators and help them create, organize, and share their curricula. We are focused on aggregating and scaling the most innovative content and practices from high-performing teachers across the country. TES Teaching Resources is where teachers share and download free lesson plans, classroom resources, revision guides and curriculum worksheets. Whether you are looking for SEN teaching strategies and approaches, VCOP activities, or secondary classroom activities, you can choose from 1000s of teacher resources, download them for free and adapt them to suit your classroom activities. Common Core Resources This site provides free, high-quality resources for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards. The National Association of State Boards of Education is assisting state boards of education and state-level partners in the implementation and policy alignment of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). ASCD introduces the new, free EduCore™ digital tool for educators implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in both mathematics and literacy. National Educational Technology Plan News about tools that are being developed to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards (Mostly Math Focused) The Teacher Channel aims to provide innovative videos and resources to educators to meet its goals of building teacher-driven professional learning, deepening and improving opportunities for teacher learning, and elevating and celebrating teachers in society. The website includes a growing collection of videos that focus on the Common Core State Standards, some of which focus on the background of the Common Core in certain grades/subjects, while others highlight instructional practices aligned to specific standards. Progressions for Common Core Math Lessons search will show you the list of complete video lesson modules, which include analysis and shift videos, lesson plans and other resources related to the lesson. Resources search will show you all individual resources on this site (including the videos, Word, PowerPoint, PDF and other documents). PTA, Families and CC E is for EXPLORE is a one stop resource for teachers and parents. We develop unique learning activities, and search the internet and compile additional great ideas from other sources. Our index helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Where we have posted ideas from other sources we provide easy links to those websites. Please visit those as well to see what else they have to offer. All E is for Explore activities conform to state common core curriculum standards.

Scholastic Learning Activities PTA Parents' Guide to Student Success
The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) has created grade-by-grade overviews of the Common Core State Standards in for what students should be learning at each grade in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy in order to be prepared for college and careers. The Guide is available in English and Spanish. Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization, has assembled this site to provide free, high-quality resources to educators implementing the Common Core State Standards. Article downloads on the Common Core Teacher Toolkit New York State Resources Amazing Resources PowerUp WHAT WORKS provides free evidence-based resources to elevate your professional learning. We invite you to choose your path and explore our team and research, evidence-based strategies, and tested resources. Select grade, Common Core Element and Resource Topic – cool Private Agency providing resources to school districts Free, Online courses in building literacy skills in teachers UDL and Common Core Standards CC Conversation Blog and Resource Hub Illustrating the CC Math Illustrative Mathematics illustrates the range and types of mathematical work that students experience via the Common Core State Standards and provides access to tools that support standards implementation. The Mathematics Assessment Project is working to design and develop well-engineered assessment tools to support schools in implementing the Common Core State Standards. The University of Arizona’s Institute for Mathematics and Education have developed these narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. This website from Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP) is a synthesis of conversations with teachers, videos of teaching mathematics, and curriculum recommendations for a more thinking-oriented rigorous approach to middle school mathematics. This site features classroom examples of innovative teaching methods and insights into student learning, tools for mathematics instruction that teachers can use immediately, and video tours of the ideas and materials on the site. MRI is an online formative assessment tool designed to make teachers’ classroom instruction more effective. The MRI questions focus on numbers and operations, based on the Common Core State Standards prior to sixth grade.

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National Geographic for Kids

Scholastic News Online

Smithsonian Online Magazine

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Time for Kids News

Science News for Kids

The Smithsonian 

Big Apple History (PBS NY History for Kids)

New York Time Upfront Debate Archive

Odyssey Magazine

National Wildlife Federation

Curriculum Mapping and
Cyber Safety How to support technology literacy and use (online ebook for parents and educators) Digital respect, safety and community norms and Internet Safety for children and teens A guide to staying safe and secure online Online safety resources Each chapter goes into great detail explaining the technical threats that students' computers face online as well as the personal threats to data that students can face online. elementary school students can learn about safe online behaviors. a website created for the purpose of educating girls about online safety. Standup Campaign. Cyberbullying research center for educators, parents, and teens. and cybersmart games Encourages good work and deeds around the world. Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

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Descriptive Review
Dialogic Reading
Dibels DIBELS Homepage

Etymology Online tool for word etymology

Differentiated Instruction Wiki with current ideas and resources Online course on how differentiate, very good; 4 modules Grandmother of DI DI at the school level. Personalization in secondary education supports student-centered learning and takes place through a variety of relational structures, strategies, and interventions. This paper examines how enhanced adult-youth relationships lead to increased student engagement, youth development, and academic performance. It highlights the particular importance of personalization efforts for at-risk populations and nontraditional students, and explores technical aspects of implementing personalization in schools.—six-exemplars-everyday-practice Taking the reader inside six high schools widely regarded as exemplars of deep student learning, the authors unpack teaching practices and school structures at the heart of student-centered learning. Findings reveal commonalities among the schools, especially in allowing teachers to hone their craft through “daily acts of invention.” The Center on Instruction has information on recent empirical and practical developments related to RtI models and methods. What does brain research tell us about how we learn and how learning, in turn, shapes the architecture of the brain? What is the connection between the stress of poverty and the impact of emotions on learning? To answer such questions, this paper draws on recent brain research and research in cognitive science, highlighting the positive impact of student-centered learning approaches. Resources from Teachers

Videos Online Course Research for Better Practice
Digital Story Telling We are a community of tens of thousands of storytellers, located all over the world. We offer free and simple storytelling tools for anyone to use, combining photos, audio, and text into heartfelt personal vignettes.

Digital Tool list

Noodle Tools

A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts Appendix D: A Tool for Selecting Diverse Texts walks users through four distinct—but interconnected—considerations: complexity, diversity and representation, critical literacy, and reader and task, modeling the method we used to identify texts for our K-12 anti-bias curriculum, Perspectives for a Diverse America.

eBooks (audio) Children storybooks read aloud by celebrities and storytellers.  This online reading program to develop literacy in children is fun!  Watch books and download lesson plans for learning.

Young Adult Services Section Selected Audio Books for Young Adults Selected Videos and DVDs for Young Adults Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Free Digital E books New books each month some audible and some not some audible and some not audio stories stories and poems Pearson books International Children’s digital library (High Quality Voices) (Graphic Novel) Amazing list of ebooks (A set of interesting books read aloud) (NYTimes blog gives young people fluff-free news) Digital stories (high quality) Free Digital Books The Accessible Book Collection is a non-profit corporation whose primary mission is to provide high interest/low reading level digital text to qualified persons with disabilities. offers a digital source of

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