Online Tools for Use in the Classroom

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TechMatrix allows you to search a database of over 400 products using extensive criteria tailored to assistive and educational technologies. It also features research articles on theory and practice of using technology to improve student learning.

Merlot II
MERLOT is a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.

AbilityHub directs you to adaptive equipment and alternative methods for accessing computers. 

Sounding Board
An iPad/iPod Touch app that allows students to turn their device into a story board communicator. Students with writing disabilities and communication disorders can use the symbols to create their own messages in the same way that traditional symbol boards work.

Apps for Children with Special Needs
A large list of educational apps for children with special needs including app reviews demonstration videos. 

Bookshare: Free Cloud Library for Students with Disabilities 
Bookshare is a  provider of digital accessible materials to students with print disabilities. 

Learn NC
This website provides several resources for integrating technology into teaching.

Technology in Special Education
A collection of tools, hardware, and applications available for the enhancement of technology in education with an emphasis on special education.

A vast array of web 2.0 tools, app recommendations, and general technology information. Sortable by content, grade level, and available in the form of an iPhone/iPad app. Created by a teacher and geared toward teachers.

7 Apps to Use as Assistive Technology
A collection of apps that equip your child or student with the right iPad and iPhone apps to enhance his or her learning process. 

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