Do you work with students who use communication devices? Having a back up of their pages for times when the device is unavailable keeps communication going! You can make one by created screenshots of the pages in a student’s communication device, laminating them and binding them! We added foam page fluffers to make navigating between pages easier!
Bluebee Pals is an interactive plush learning tool with FREE companion (life skills /educational app) that connects to all iOS and Android Devices and pairs with all apps with a narrative. The technology allows Bluebee’s “mouth and head” to move while reading stories, teaching through educational games, communicating through speech/aac apps, learning a language and singing songs.
Bluebee Pals Learning App is a robust life skill and cognitive development tool for children ages 3 to 7. When connected to a Bluebee Pal, children can immerse themselves in activities in five life skills’ rooms and play 9 educational mini-games. In addition to our app, Bluebee Pals pair with all apps with a narrative providing endless entertainment and education for all mainstream and special needs children.
Clicker Docs helps students of all abilities to achieve writing success. It is particularly useful for learners with dyslexia and struggling spellers. This app includes text-to-speech, word banks, and word prediction, along with other helpful tools! Get your free trial HERE!
April is Autism Acceptance Month and we are looking forward to celebrating. We will amplify autistic voices by sharing resources and blogs written by the autistic community. As always, we welcome your input so please send us any suggestions you have. We are also very excited to announce a 4 day discount. Proloquo2Go, Proloquo4Text, Pictello, Keeble and Gateway will all be 50% off.
Get more information HERE.
The PenFriend 2 Voice Labeling System is a low cost, audio labeler for the blind and visually impaired lets you label anything and everything with discreet audio labels using your own voice. You can record and re-record information on prescription bottles, nutrition labels, music CDs, and other household objects using this pocket-sized, easy-to-use labeling system. There is no computer required and the recordings are available instantly. There is also a Spanish version of the PenFriend 2!
The Rocketbook Wave provides the freedom of a traditional pen and paper notebook, while instantly blasting your notes into the cloud using your smartphone. Use them with Frixion erasable pens to support note taking for students!
Boradmaker recently released a free upgrade/download for their PCS library: high contract symbols! The library contains over 1450 symbols in a range of topics that are brightly colored against a dark background and have minimal distractions. Check it out and download them today!
Here is a GREAT opportunity for educators!
From the AEM website:
The National AEM Center invites new K-12 educators to participate in a free professional development opportunity to improve the accessibility of the materials your students use for learning. Many students with disabilities experience barriers to using curriculum materials due to physical, sensory, or learning disabilities. The outcome of the offered professional development is that you will improve your students’ access to the same curriculum materials as their classmates.
Click HERE for more information.
This company has several tools that can support individuals who struggle with accessing text. Check out their website.