50 Special Needs Tools

rainbow-84829_640So much available to differentiate for every student’s special need. Here are 50 apps and websites (check here for updated links):

General

  1. Chrome apps--download to the Chrome browser to assist with special needs students
  2. Dictionary.com
  3. Disabilities—Google
  4. Disabilities—Google
  5. Disabilities—Macs
  6. Disabilities—Microsoft

Autism

  1. Autism browser—Zac Browser

Keyboarding

  1. Just my type–for keyboarding–free download

Reading

  1. ABC Phonics Word Families
  2. abc PocketPhonics
  3. Read & Write
  4. Read 2 Me
  5. Read2Go
  6. Reading Trainer
  7. Reading with Daisy
  8. See Read Say
  9. Find the Letters HD
  10. Odiogo—read blog posts to students

Speaking

  1. Dragon Dictation
  2. Sound Literacy
  3. Soundnote
  4. Speak It!
  5. Tap to Talk
  6. Text 2 Speech
  7. Text to audio

Stories

  1. Stories2Learn
  2. Story Builder
  3. Storyrobe

Writing

  1. AlphaWriter
  2. AppWriter
  3. iSpell Word
  4. iWrite Words
  5. Sentence Builder
  6. WordSort

Miscellaneous

  1. Blio
  2. Flashcards for iPad
  3. Free OCR
  4. Idea Sketch
  5. IPad Apps for Special Needs
  6. Jumbline
  7. Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  8. News2You—symbol-supported news
  9. Open OCR
  10. Prizmo
  11. Special Needs websites—long list
  12. Spelling Bee Challenge
  13. Yakitome

My #1 Go-go site: Carol Leynse Harpold at OTs with Apps and Technology


Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

Author: Jacqui
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

2 thoughts on “50 Special Needs Tools

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    http://www.deskshare.com/text-to-speech-software.aspx

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