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PUBLIC MARKS from knann with tags mslc & eslc

January 2009

Science Up Close

Harcourt Science grades 1-6 with audio narration

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

Science Up Close: Gr 1-6

Harcourt science topics interactives with audio

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.

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

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

December 2007

Interactive multimedia for social skills, understanding feelings, relaxation and coping strategies, etc.

Here are some interactive applications and games that focus on social skills, coping skills, feelings, stress management, relaxation, communication, attention, or study skills. Multimedia applications present students with experiences that address a variety of modes of learning, communication, and thinking. This can be helpful with students who have more difficulty with traditional word-based counseling techniques. The links with an asterisk (*) have online demos or offer the content on-line. Click on the links to view on-line activities and information.

Welcome to Picture Planner

Picture Planner is an icon (picture) based scheduling system that assists individuals with disabilities in planning activities by the day, week, or month. Picture Planner uses synthesized speech to provide feedback and aid in accessibility.

Interactive Multimedia Technology: Updated MegaPost-Resources For All: Interactive Multimedia and Universal Design for Learning

new technologies have made their way into an increasing number of classrooms, and many educators are aware of efforts such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Response to Intervention or Instruction (RTI), as well as innovative technologies that provide engaged, interactive learning experiences for students. In this post, I've consolidated information and updated links and resources from some previous posts from my TechPsych and Interactive Multimedia Technology blogs. Although many of the resources cited in this post relate to K-12 education, some of the information is useful for instructional designers, school administrators, researchers, college/university educators, parents, and technologists who are interested in developing interactive multimedia applications for children and teens.

November 2007

On the Trail of John Smith

Follow John Smith as he helps establish the Jamestown colony, explores the Chesapeake Bay, and meets local Native Americans in this new interactive adventure. Great for differentiation: audio narration with animated story and embedded learning games occur withing within the story.

October 2007

Search Directory geared specifically to reading, Analyzing Text (12) new Audio and Text (18) Proofreading (4) Reading Comprehension Advanced (10) Reading Comprehension Beginner (14) Reading Comprehension Intermediate (19) Short Stories (11) Vocabulary (51)

SymbolWorld - The planets

Informative website about the planets with audio and symbol support.

September 2007

THE K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook

Good source for students with a passion for aeronautics. Various reading levels available.

eWord Game

Companion to textbook Houghton Mifflin Spelling and Vocabulary but still useful for grades 1-6. Hover over the word or definition to hear it read aloud.

Geography Thematic Units

The majority of the Thematic Units are written for ages 7-9. Younger children can use them with help from adults, and older children can use them for extra learning or for their reports. There is a cost for each unit, but it is only $2.00...a good value!! Must be purchased per classroom. Many other subject areas available.

Math Slice!

Online interactive math games and challenges. Teachers can generate worksheets and print as a PDF for saving.

August 2007

Students and teachers can create educational games, activties and diagrams in a Flash! Host or link them on your own blog, website or intranet!Take a look at the examples. Many are MS/HS content but easily applied to elementary grades. Great way to differentiate! Interactive whiteboard is not required!