What is Universal Design for Learning? from CAST

According to CAST (The Center for Applied Special Technology) Universal Design for Learning calls for … Multiple means of representation, to give learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge, Multiple means of expression, to provide learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know, Multiple means of engagement, to tap into …

SEN Teacher – Free Resources

SEN Teacher provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. All the resources available or listed here are free for use in schools, colleges and at home. The Print Page has a selection of printable worksheets, handouts and teaching aids most of which can …

Clip Art for Language Learning

UVic’s Language Teaching Clipart Library This library consists of about 3000 images which we hope will be useful in the teaching of basic vocabulary in a variety of languages. The characters and objects depicted are as culturally neutral as we could make them. This is not a huge resource of …

Recognition and Response – RTI for 3-5

Recognition and Response “is a comprehensive online resource that provides educators with information about this cutting edge approach to early education. This site offers information and resources to help early educators address the needs of young children (3 to 5 year-olds) who show signs that they may not be learning in …

Read-Write-Think.org

Read-Write-Think offers several free online tools to promote student writing – an acrostic poem, an alphabet organizer, animal inquiry, bio cube, book cover creator, book cover guide, … all the way down to Word Movers and a Word Wizard. powered by performancing firefox

QIAT – Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology

If you want to get in on the best brainstorming sessions in assistive technology, join the QIAT listserv.  QIAT also features the Quality Indicators themselves.  In their own words: The QIAT Consortium is a nationwide grassroots group that includes hundreds of individuals who provide input into the ongoing process of …

The Alliance for Technology Access

The Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) is the national network of  community-based Resource Centers, Developers, Vendors, and Associates dedicated  to providing information and support services to children and adults with disabilities, and increasing their use of standard, assistive, and information technologies. powered by performancing firefox

TRLD – Annual Conference

The annual TRLD Conference, held in San Francisco, is one of my all-time favorite conferences. It’s a great place to learn, connect with others, and be inspired by the wonderful ideas of top-notch colleagues. This is not a sit-back-and-watch conference, but one where you’ll take an active roll and come …

Online Interactive Resource for 6-Trait Writing Process

From the web site: “This web site provides an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and improving student writing based on the Six Traits Writing model. The links below provide an overview of the model along with the scoring rubrics for each trait. Exercises provided here will give students and teachers a …

SchwabLearning – a Great Resource

SchwabLearning.org provides a huge number of free articles about helping kids with learning difficulties, including several articles on using technology tools and strategies (some written by Lisa Wahl, my friend & former boss in California!). It’s called a parent’s guide, but many of the articles have helpful insights for teachers, …