Read Along, Read Aloud and Don Johnston Inc. have launched a summer read-a-long with a Start-to-Finish rewrite of Tom Sawyer, including both pdf's of the book and MP3 audio files. In addition, they are offering a 20% discount on select Start-to-Finish books, and a sweepstakes for a collection of adventure titles from Start-to-Finish (ends June 30, 2007). Start-to-Finish books are a unique combination of carefully constructed "considerate" text, especially for struggling...

Student uses word prediction – Teacher Tube Video

Not only is Elina's video a good example of assistive technology tools in action, it's also a great opportunity to push Teacher Tube, a place for teachers to share instructional (and inspirational) videos. Download: Posted by davidn at

Digital Pen and Paper near $200

Apparently, with a Livescribe smartpen and paper, you can: Listen to your class lecture by just tapping on your handwritten notes. View & listen to your notes on your PC and search by keyword. Email your written & audio notes to your classmates or study group. Translate a word or phrase by simply writing it on paper. Download one or more languages to your pen computer. Practice your...


ASL Pro is a web site that offers a free American Sign Language video dictionary and quiz tool for teachers and others who want to teach or learn sign language. Words and phrases are organized into a Main Dictionary, Religious Dictionary, Conversational Dictionary (including idioms), and ASL for Babies Dictionary. The quiz and learning tools include finger spelling quizzes and customizable quizzes.

The Color Bug: Radio-Controlled Art

The RC Color Bug is one cool idea (and one we used to rig up ourselves with remote controlled cars, markers and rubber bands). This lady-bug shaped toy holds markers point down so kids can draw by steering the bug with a button-operated remote. With a little work, we could probably adapt the remote to work with ability switches used by many kids with physical disabilities. At the...

The Internet Archive Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. By the way, the Internet Archive even includes a catalog of live Grateful Dead concerts for streaming and/or download.

Misunderstood Minds by PBS

Misunderstood Minds is a 'companion site to the PBS special on learning differences and disabilities.'  Special areas on the site focus on attention, reading, writing and math.  Stories, information and resources for parents (and teachers).

Amanda Bragg, Living with Autism in a World Made for Others

Amanda Bragg is a young woman with autism who's found an amazing way to express for us how she thinks. She's posted a video on YouTube and has been featured on CNN. Definitely worth reading the story and viewing her video and the CNN report about her. "My language is not about designing words or even visual symbols for people to interpret," she says in the video. "It...

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