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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags mslc & district

January 2009

Science Up Close

Harcourt Science grades 1-6 with audio narration

Word List Generator

The Word List Generator Project has created a database of 2084 words that elementary school teachers can use to help students practice and build sounding out and word-form recognition skills. Learn more about the project and how you can help. To generate a word list matching your students' instructional level, select parameters below--eg, to generate a list of CVC words beginning with continuous sounds, check the CVC checkbox and select "are continuous only" from the Initial sounds drop-down menu.

December 2008

Super Action Comic Maker

Easy to use Comic Creator to inspire story-telling. Choose the background for your Action hero. Use the slider to choose the pose. Add speech bubbles and text. Click next top add up to six frames.

November 2008

JISC RSC Scotland N&E: AccessApps

50 open source and freeware assistive technology applications which can be entirely used from a USB stick on a Windows compute

search-cube - the Visual Search Engine

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Search Google in 3D. Thumbnails displayed on a cube. Use your arrow keys to turn the cube. Hover over a thumbnail for more details about the site.

October 2008

WebAnywhere: A Screen Reader On the Go

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Screen reader from web browser. No software to install.

August 2008


Great site for web technologies for the classroom

July 2008

Ghotit Dyslexia Literacy Assistance.

Ghotit offers unique writing and reading online services for people who suffer from dyslexia, dysgraphia or people who are not native-English speakers. Download the Internet Explorer plugin with text to speech capability.

NCIP Voice Recognition

A good overview of the use of voice recognition to support learners. Although somewhat dated, this site is helpful for background info for Special Educators considering Voice Recognition for a given student.

June 2008

Into the Book: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

This is an outstanding resource.... Into the Book is a reading comprehension resource for K-4 students and teachers. We focus on eight research-based strategies: Using Prior Knowledge, Making Connections, Questioning, Visualizing, Inferring, Summarizing, Evaluating and Synthesizing. Your class can watch our engaging 15-minute videos, and try the online interactive activities. Behind the Lesson provides teachers with information and teaching resources for each strategy. Watch our 10-minute professional development videos, and explore the Web site for lesson plans, video and audio clips, downloads, and more.

Inventors of the Industrial Revolution

Interactive site about Inventors of the Industrial Revolution. Good for DI. These interactive lessons will help students grasp the background and impact of the inventors of the Industrial Revolution. The activities include a timeline and some basic facts so students build a context of historical events and every day life in the time period. The Invention information and activities are divided into categories: Agriculture Textile Steam and Steel Transportation Technology These categories span nineteen pages of activities, followed by an interactive quiz. Some invention pages and the About page include links to outside sites (with an arrow and link icon) for further investigation. These sites open in a new window so you can visit them at any time in the course of a lesson without losing your place in the activities. Requires flash.

K-6 Science

MacMillan/McGraw-Hill science editions online with animated and audio content.

multiplication puzzle

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Fin multiplication puzzle for individual,whole class whiteboard, or small groups. Customize the puzzle for different abilities ::

Math and science interactive learning modules with audio

CAST: Learning Tools

UDL Editions by CAST are classic texts from world literature presented in a flexible online interface that provides just-in-time, individualized supports for struggling readers, and added-value features that engage novice and expert readers alike. Learning features include leveled supports to build reading strategies and help readers understand the elements of the author's craft; a Texthelp Toolbar for accessibility and language features; context-specific multimedia glossaries and enrichment activities; and multimedia background resources. Cast Strategy Tutor A free online tool to support students and teachers doing reading and research on the Internet, ages 10 and up. Strategy Tutor helps students read, research, collect and understand information better and more efficiently. For teachers, Strategy Tutor provides a way to easily create web-based lessons embedded with research-based, highly effective learning strategy and vocabulary supports. Cast UDL Book Builder Free online tool enables educators to develop their own digital books to support reading instruction for children aged 3& up. Teachers create, edit, and save resource-rich texts. Terry, an animated character, guides educators as they write text, choose images, and develop scripts for the prompts, hints, and models that will help build young readers' skills. Copyright 2006-2008, CAST. Please send comments or suggestions to

UDL Editions by CAST

UDL Editions take advantage of the flexibility of digital media to reach and engage all learners. Leveled supports and the Texthelp Toolbar balance challenge and support for each learner, ages 10 and up. Select your book to get started! Includes How Coyote Stole the Fire, About Coyotes, Call of the Wild, The Tell Tale Heart, The Gettysburg Address.

April 2008

Kids Math Games

Great page of math games focusing on math facts, counting,patterns, geometry,measuring,and more. Teachers look for the link "Click Here" see see activity descriptions.

Addition and Subtraction Games

Double Digit Math Addition : This program will make a new double digit worksheet (with no carrying or regrouping) each time you enter the page. Type in your answers and the computer will mark your work when you press the check work button. Learn How to Carry: Practice carrying numbers as you add. This games will come with audio that instructs you on your mistakes. Timed Math Drills Practice carrying numbers How many questions can you do in 60 seconds. Choose the difficulty of the questions and have your work marked by a computer. Add Them UP: Practise adding three numbers at once in this fun interactive game. Takes awhile to load on slow lines but well worth waiting! Equal Math Sentence: Practise adding single digits and visually see how to regroup the numbers. Visual Double Digit Adding and Subtracting: Practise adding and subtracting double digits and visually see how to regroup the numbers. Addition Drills Game: Practise adding and subtracting with math drills. Your choose the number range. The computer will mark your work with cool sound effects. Math Worksheet Generator: Make your own math addition worksheets. Teachers, this program will make the sheets with the numbers you want. Single to Triple Digit Adding: Try some adding drills with audio comments to cue you on mistakes. Visual Simple Fractions Adding and Subtracting: Try some adding and subtracting simple fractions with visual pictures to help you understand. Addition Game: Try making 3 numbers add vertically and horizontally. Good problem solving. Pick the card: Pick the right card that equals the adding question. Questions cover addition of numbers 1 to 20. Addition and Subtraction Game: This game will give you an addition or subtraction questions and mark your work, even talk to you. Uses the range of 1-20. Doubles Adding Game: A great way to memorize addition facts is to do it with doubles such as 1 + 1, 2 + 2 etc. Turn the cards in this fun game to match the math sentence with the answer. eg 3 +3 matches 6 . Lots of cool animations! Minute Math Game: Can you do these kids math worksheets in a minute? This program gives lots of math worksheets of addition, subtraction, multiplication or division math worksheets and marks all your work. A great tool for teachers. This program will mark work as either right or wrong but unfortunately it sometimes makes errors. Great for giving kids worksheets online to do with a specific number range.

March 2008 - Easy Read Books and formats, Large Print Books and formats, Biographies

► We markup books quickly and cost effectively into XML from PDF, HTML, scanned images and other electronic formats ► We automatically generate a large number of different formats from this XML file: Standard print, Large print, Specialized print, Braille, DAISY, Audio books and e-Books To give people with reading disabilities access to information in books in the formats of their choice at an affordable price as soon as the book is published

Read The Words

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Upload Adobe PDF Upload MS Word Upload HTML File Write Text Content Cut and Past Text Input Website Address Input RSS Feeds URL Step 2 - Select a Reader Listen to our Reader’s samples Choose 1 of 14 Different Readers Our Readers Speak English, Spanish, and French Each Reader has a Unique Voice and Some Have Accents Control your Reader’s Speed Play with your Reader’s Pitch It takes our readers approx 1 minute to generate a 1 hr long recording Step 3 - Sit Back and Listen Listen to your reading online Download your reading to your ipod or other mp3 player Broadcast your reading as a podcast and share it Post your reading in your Website or Blog Save yourself Time Turn the readers of your blog into listeners Allow your readers to listen while they multi-task and download your blog

BAM! Body and Mind |

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From the CDC, a great interactive site for health topics: diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, your safety, your life, your body. Resources for teachers here as well.

Simply Entertainment

Accessible Learning/entertainment software Where to get those games, at low cost, or for FREE What to look for in selecting those games, quickly and with fewer costly mistakes How to apply those games to your learning objectives, without a lot of mystery Who to go to for FREE help

February 2008

Interactives: Geometry 3D Shapes

This website offers motivational and interactive class activities to learn more about 3D shapes. It also shows how to calculate surface area and volume, as well as other mathematical properties about the 3D shapes. Specific topics include surface area and volume, platonic solids, Euler's Theorem, and several others. The Test Your Skills link provides an interactive quiz complete with photos, illustrations, and animations. The About This Interactive link provides standards, goals, lesson ideas, and more.