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  • Bob Bowman's Study Skills Section - Offers tremendous advantages when used first of all
  • Online Talking Dictionarist (TR) - Has online keyboard option
  • Free Online Translation - Also has Virtual Keyboard
  • Online Talking Calculator - Math Games for Kids - PBS KIDS
  • Balabolka - Text-to-Speech (TTS) reader - reads text even in browser (saves sound file)
  • Free & Inexpensive Adaptive Technology Database - See very useful items in Adaptech listing
  • 100 Web Tools For Learning With Disability - Courtesy of CollegeDegree.com
  • Download Outstanding Free Software below - Many address special needs

    GIFTED EDUCATION:

  • MINIMIZE TIME ONLINE - USE SEARCHABLE SITES FIRST:
    1. Gifted Children - Definitions - Also see related articles at About.comŽ
    2. Characteristics Checklist for Gifted Children - Courtesy of Austega House
    3. Gifted 101 - Getting to Know and Understand Gifted Children - More topics at About.comŽ
    4. Free Gifted Resources - Exquisite Minds
    5. A Response to the "All Children are Gifted" Comment
    6. Intellectual giftedness - See comprehensive discussion at Wikipedia
    7. Gifted Education - More concepts under this heading
    8. [Recognizing] Gifted Preschool Children - FamilyEducation article
    9. Gifted Students articles - See Blogrunner
    10. Gifted Children - Parenting of K-6 Children Net Links - Articles by About.comŽ
    11. I Think in Pictures, You Teach in Words: The Gifted Visual Spatial Learner
    12. Educating Exceptional Children - KidSource Online?
    13. Gifted Children Have Special Needs Too
    14. Amby's Education Site: Gifted Resources - including:
    15. Council for Exceptional Children
    16. Gifted And Talented Children by David Farmer
    17. Gifted Canada Index
    18. Chart Comparing High Achievers, Gifted Learners, or Creative Thinkers - See more information at About.comŽ
    19. Gifted Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - By LD Online
    20. The Gifted Development Center
    21. GT World
    22. Hoagie's Gifted Education Page - See Gifted 101 and Gifted 102 for starters plus many more resources
    23. Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
    24. Prufrock's Gifted Education Blog - Prufrock Press Inc
    25. Internet Resources for Homeschooling Gifted Students - Kathi Kearney
    26. Jon's Home-School Resource List
    27. KidSource - Helping Your Highly Gifted Child
    28. Instant Access Treasure Chest - Learning Disabilities Guide
    29. Mensa
    30. Technology and Multiple Intelligences
    31. National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children - NFGCC
    32. State Associations and State Departments for the Gifted and Talented
    33. Browse by Topic: Resources - GT Research - Davidson Institute
    34. Gifted Education - School Psychology and Special Education Resource Library
    35. GT101 An Overview of Gifted Education - The Michigan Association for Gifted Children
    36. The Self-Education of Gifted Adults - also see Articles Library - Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted
    37. A Glossary of Gifted Ed Terms - Courtesy of Learning Place
    38. A Glossary of Terms for Gifted Education - PAGE
    39. Glossary of education-related terms - Courtesy of Wikipedia
    40. Gifted & Talented Children Resources - Alternative Investment HQ

    SPECIAL EDUCATION:

  • MINIMIZE TIME ONLINE - USE SEARCHABLE SITES FIRST:

    1. Intervention Central - Provides many free tools and useful links
    2. HandSpeak: A Sign Language Dictionary Online
    3. American Sign Language Dictionary via video
    4. Sign Language - charts of ASL - Listen-Up Site now on Internet Archive
    5. American Sign Language Links - Courtesy of UEN
    6. American Sign Language - Free ASL Dictionary and much more
    7. myASL Tech is a unique suite of assistive technology tools - Via IDRT
    8. Mrs. Berg's Class (ASL)
    9. WhizKidGames - Educational Websites for Students with Disabilities
    10. Special Education Technology from About.comŽ
    11. Special Ed. Needs - Links via SEN
    12. Audio Books - Human Read - Children's Titles - Courtesy of Project Gutenberg
    13. The Top Eight Sites For Free Audio Books on the Web - About.comŽ
    14. LD Resources
    15. Bipolar Kids Homepage - not maintained
    16. Marc's Special Education Page
    17. Glossary of Special Education Terms (Council of Disability)
    18. Key Terms to Know in Special Education - Nichcy.org
    19. Top Special Needs Resources on the Web - PhDinSpecialEducation.com
    20. Internet resources for educators teaching students with special needs - Emerging Education Technologies
    21. Disaster Tips for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    22. Technology for Students Who are Visually Impaired Collection - Table of Contents
    23. The Center for Accessible Technology in Sign (CATS) - has excellent resources like:
    24. Signing Math & Science - Via individual videos
    25. Sign Language Dictionaries - by Deaf Websites
    26. The Deaf Resource Library - Has captioned resources (e.g.- brainpop.com)
    27. Communicating with the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
    28. Specific Special Needs - Links by Uniquely Gifted
    29. Teacher Resources for Special Education - Lesley University
    30. Teaching Your ADHD Teen Appropriate Computer Behavior - TeenLife
    31. Sign Language: Best Resources for Beginners - Le Tutor Language School
    32. DEAF STEM Technical Terms Website
    33. Free Interactivate Lessons: See what's new - Shodor.org
    34. 100 Useful Tools for Special Needs Students & Educators - TeachingTips
    35. Disabilities and Special Education - Edmund Sass, Ed.D.
    36. Special Needs - Teacher Resources (Grades K-12) - TeacherVision.com
    37. A Resource for Parents of Kids with ASD, CFS, or Fibromyalgia - Via Caring 4 Our Kids
    38. Hands & Voices provides support to children who are deaf or hard of hearing
    39. Visual Dictionary Online by Merriam-Webster

    RELATED FREE SOFTWARE - (SOME MIXED WITH COMMERCIAL)

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    1. Free braille editor and fonts (Duxbury)
    2. Downloading and installing Edgar - Braille system
    3. Wordtalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word (can save audio files)
    4. Fire Vox - is an open source,talking browser extension for Firefox (read re:visual aid)
    5. Power Talk - Add automatic speech to Powerpoint presentations - (impairment aids)
    6. udltechtoolkit - Compensation tools for writing, limited math skills, etc. - great site
    7. JILetters: OSS phonics & picture tool to help children learn English alphabets
    8. Free Downloads: Text-to-Speech Programs - Dyslexia.com Home Page
    9. DSpeech is a TTS program with ASR - See info at Dimio's Tools
    10. Read Aloud - A free Text-to-Speech software that reads aloud text from various sources
    11. SayPad - A freeware talking text editor that can read you a good book - 8.2MB
    12. 38 best open source text to speech projects
    13. Free Software Downloads & resources for Special Education Needs
    14. Special Education Needs Software - for Children and Adults - See ISER links
    15. Activities - Open Autism Software
    16. Hiyah.net - Free Educational Software for Children (with special needs) - With online activities
    17. PDFCreator - Create PDF files from any Windows program - Free software
    18. 14 Free & Open Source Alternatives For Paid Software - Courtesy of makeuseof
    19. Find open source software alternatives to well-known commercial software - Osalt.com
    20. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations - Find substitutes easily
    21. The Free Software Directory - See categories useful for student and professional endeavors
    22. FreewareTop Reviewed Free Software
    23. heart/diskBob Bowman's FREEWARE & OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE
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      - For home, office, and school

    WHERE TO FIND MORE INFORMATION:

  • LibGuides Community Site - Locate libguides A-Z at 4799 libraries worldwide!
  • See INDEX for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY, TECHTOOLS, etc.
  • Search the Internet using various engines and strategies listed in INDEX
    under HOW-TO GUIDES, and WEBTOOLS (for SAFE SEARCHING), etc.
  • Note to educators:   Most "kidsafe" search engines can still access other search engines which are unfiltered and that restrict users under 18 - unless they are disabled in advance - See details on Webtools Page
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