We found 42 resources with material type Training Material (Showing 1-20 of 42)

Think Through Math

Think Through Math is a web-based program that covers math content for children in grades 3 through high school (Algebra 1), according to Common Core and state standards for 25 states. It is designed to supplement traditional classroom instruction, helping to prepare students for Common Core Standards and testing. It is designed to be a response-to-intervention (RTI) tool for underperforming students. Instructions and exercises are provided via an adaptive tutoring ...

Published: 2013 by Think Through Math , Reviewed: November 22, 2013



iTransition from PepNet is a tool that can be used by school counselors, deaf education teachers, parents, and students to explore the idea of transitioning from high school to college, training programs, or the world of work. Designed for use with high school students from the age of 14, the tool addresses three areas related to transition: Career Interests and Education Choices, First Year College Success, and Essential Skills for ...

Published: 2012 by PepNet2 , Reviewed: February 01, 2013


Spotlight on Twilight

Often children with and without disabilities are reluctant readers. The popularity of some book series that have eventually become movies can be successfully used to motivate children to read. Sometimes students with disabilities are not able to read at the reading levels of the published books. Some may have difficulty accessing and understanding text-to-speech books without some simplification and preparation of storyline and characters. This is a PBWorks website that ...

Published: 2012 by Lisa Mann and Teresa Pena , Reviewed: April 04, 2012


Project SOAR

SOAR is the acronym for Strategies for Online Academic Reading, a two-year collaboration between University of Oregon, University of Connecticut, and school districts involved in trials of the program. The program is aimed at secondary students with learning disabilities. SOAR teaches students how to do web research for classroom writing assignments. There are videos that explain how to use the strategies and each section has a practice tab. The 9 ...

Published: 2012 by Center for Advanced Technology in Education at the University of Oregon (directed by Dr. Lynne Anderson-Inman), the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut (directed by Dr. Donald Leu), and partnering school districts , Reviewed: February 14, 2012


Baby Sign Language

Baby Sign Language is a communication tool for parents with pre-verbal infants. Using sign language, parents can teach babies simple signs to facilitate communication. The website contains everything a parent needs to begin using the program. The top 10 baby signs are shown and then additional signs are available in an alphabetic format to add as the baby is ready. FREE is the acronym for the basic format. Fun - ...

Published: 2011 by Misty Weaver , Reviewed: April 27, 2011


Model Me Kids

ModelMe Kids are video modeling and supplemental teaching tools for children and adolescents ages 2 through 17. The videos are designed for individuals with Autism, Asperger’s, and those who are Developmentally Delayed and/or have language difficulties. These videos are used to teach social skills across a variety of settings. Each social skill scene is from 30 seconds to 3 minutes in length, comprising a 60-minute DVD in total. Topics addressed ...

Published: 2011 by Susan Klein , Reviewed: April 27, 2011


LiveBinders: Technology Integration-MSU Special Education "Technology and ...

Written as a training guide for student teachers, this LiveBinders collection of videos and related resources, “Technology and Instruction Interwoven,” includes examples, strategies, and information to help teachers successfully integrate a wide variety of technology into classroom lessons. The collection presents sections on effective grant writing to increase access to classroom technology; strategies for classroom management when using technology; professional resources for teachers; and information on assistive technology, rubrics for ...

Published: 2010 by Bettina Brander , Reviewed: February 11, 2011


FoolProof Teacher

FoolProof was designed by consumer advocates and funded by credit unions to teach students about financial literacy, credit cards and other financial issues that are necessary for independence. Each module has a video, teacher guide, educational standards and other web resources to help users navigate and learn about financial negotiation. The videos appeal to the younger population, using young people are instructors of the modules. There are three modules: 1) ...

Published: 2010 by foolproofteacher.com , Reviewed: February 10, 2011


SCCATN How-To Manuals

This website is a resource for How-To Manuals for the most widely used communication devices, including Boardmaker, Dynavox, and Intellitools. Links are provided for each AT/AugComm product which takes the user to that manufacturer’s website and directly to the tutorials for each product. Each product is broken down into the varying features so the user can look for instructions on just one feature. Created by the University of Southern Carolina, ...

Published: 2010 by South Carolina Collaborative Assistive Technology Network , Reviewed: August 30, 2010


Windows 7 Accessibility Demos

This Microsoft site offers a collection of video demos for Windows 7 accessibility features, including Windows Touch, On Screen Keyboard, Accelerators (an automated task tool), and Magnifier. Windows Media Player is required to view the videos.

Published: 2010 by Microsoft , Reviewed: May 12, 2010


Literacy Instruction for Individuals with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down ...

Supporting and teaching students with complex learning and communication difficulties to read and write can be an arduous task. Assessing what they know and eliciting targeted responses pose specific challenges for teachers and parents. Janice Light and David McNaughton received a grant from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) as part of the AAC-RERC in order to provide a literacy curriculum specifically to address the challenges for teaching ...

Published: 2009 by Janice Light and David McNaughton , Reviewed: September 17, 2010



VStreet is a program designed to teach life and social skills to teens in transition. Originally developed for at-risk youth, research has shown that this tool has proved to be effective in teaching young adults many of the life skills they will need when leaving the supporting environment of homes/agencies in finding housing, positive peer group support, obtaining and keeping a job, anger management, and more. There is a definite ...

Published: 2009 by Northwest Media , Reviewed: July 22, 2010


Device Training on the Tobii and Viking Products

Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices are becoming more and more sophisticated, allowing individuals with severe physical disabilities and barriers to finally be able to access a device and a computer. With these technological advances, the devices are not always user friendly and simple to use. Tobii has not only recognized this fact but went a step further and created training material that best fits a learner’s needs and style. ...

Published: 2009 by Tobii ATI , Reviewed: September 17, 2010



ThinkMeter was developed with the premise that people will make better decisions with independent feedback from a few friends, colleagues, or even well-meaning strangers. People can quickly spot clearly bad or great choices, and see patterns (good or bad) in comments. One may not decide to go with the crowd, but knowing what they think can help. "Thinkmeter allows users to post a question and quickly gather unbiased ratings and ...

Published: 2009 by ThinkMeter , Reviewed: February 24, 2010


Educating Students with Significant Disabilities: Counting Objects 1-10

This booklet from the Utah Personnel Development Center provides a free curriculum for teaching early counting (one-to-one correspondence and counting objects in random order). It offers teachers and parents specific instructions to help determine when a student is ready to learn one-to-one correspondence (when a student can recite at least 5 numbers from 1-10 in the correct sequence) and apply that knowledge to counting objects in random order. Along with ...

Published: 2009 by Alan Hofmeister , Reviewed: August 30, 2013


Assistive Technology Tutorials

Atomic Learning provides web-based training for assistive technology software and a few hardware devices. The training consists of short videos and demonstrations on how to use specific products. There is a subscription fee based on use and organizational structure. However, there are a few free tutorial samples available. Training videos can be found on Draft:Builder, Intellitools, Solo, and Classmate Reader, among others. The video clips are short and easily understood ...

Published: 2009 by Atomic Learning , Reviewed: August 07, 2009


Augmentative Communication: A Low Cost and Lightweight Communication Device ...

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen is a new technology that allows a user to write, record, save and edit information that is written on paper or discussed at a meeting. This Smartpen can be used by itself and with a laptop to edit and save important information. In addition, this company has understood that such technology can be used in a universal manner and can be used for business, education, and for ...

Published: 2009 by Livescribe , Reviewed: August 11, 2010


rethink autism

Rethink autism is a monthly subscription service for parents and professionals to access customized ABA curricula, teaching tools, and online support from the rethink autism community forums. Rethink autism was created by medical and educational professionals to make ABA intervention more accessible from both a practical and financial standpoint. The service provides online video tutorials to teach parents and educators step-by-step methods for implementing specific ABA strategies, and also helps ...

Published: 2008 by rethink autism , Reviewed: August 30, 2010


Adaptive Technology Resource Centre

The University of Toronto has established tutorials for their students who may require assistive technology to succeed in their programs of study. The tutorials are specific to software, which provides access to printed material and websites. The tutorials are specific and provide quality step-by-step procedures for several text-to-speech software programs incuding ReadPlease and Kurzweil 3000, as well as the speech-to-text software program, Dragon Naturally Speaking. A tutorial for the graphic ...

Published: 2008 by Faculty of ATRC , Reviewed: March 05, 2008


Supporting Transitions of Assistive Technology Users

This module from the Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) offers information and resources for successfully transitioning AT services and devices as part of transition planning. Allowing for some minor changes to the title lines and categories, the module examples can be considered a nearly universal resource that focuses on complying with IDEA 2004 and encourages students‘ self-determination in AT decisions. It seems that the module can be used for transition ...

Published: 2008 by Texas Assistive Technology Network (TATN) , Reviewed: December 22, 2009

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