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Description: The 2022 VATTS: Resource Guide provides instructional strategies, AT solutions, modifications, accommodations, and examples used to address areas of need identified through the AT consideration process to support student success. There are two Resource Guide PDFs: an ADA Compliant version and a printable table version.
Description: The Mathematics Standards of Learning identify essential academic content at each grade level for sequential learning. The content of the mathematics standards supports the following five goals for students: becoming mathematical problem solvers, communicating mathematically, reasoning mathematically, making mathematical connections and using mathematical representations to model and interpret practical situations.
Description: These worksheets are accessible to all users (visually impaired, blind, keyboard users, and non-visually impaired). Please note that they will be adding new worksheets on an on-going basis, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back to see what's new!
Description: The Virtual Assistive Technology Lab (Virtual AT Lab) includes information on the following topics: Reading, Communication, Writing, Organization, Math, Access, Sensory, and Resources & FAQs.
Description: Many of these materials were developed to support educators and families during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they can be used to support virtual delivery of intensive intervention for students in virtual learning programs, as a result of adverse weather events, or to extend practice opportunities and learning at home. Going Virtual: Considerations for Adjusting DBI Implementation Sample Virtual Lessons Collecting Progress Monitoring Data Virtually Using Sample Lessons to...
Description: Accessible educational materials, or AEM, are materials and technologies usable for learning across the widest range of individual variability, regardless of format or features. Whether a material or technology is designed from the start to be accessible for all learners or is made accessible for learners with disabilities, it is considered AEM. AEM Center Activities Accessibility Practices for Teachers Access to Materials for Qualifying Students U.S. Department of Education Guidance Your...
Description: This focuses on tools  for making math notation more accessible to learners through the use of text-to-speech, handwriting and speech recognition and other supports. EquatIO Microsoft OneNote Math Assistant MathType Desmos
Description: Benetech Mathshare empowers students to solve math problems and show their work so that teachers and students can see how they got there. Students can solve equations step-by-step and add notes to explain their thinking. Students with and without learning differences can use Mathshare with features like text-to-speech, speech-to-text, and word-level highlighting. Use on your schools LMS (learning management system) through assignment links, with native integrations and single sign on (SSO)...
Description: NCII is housed at the American Institutes for Research, and works in conjunction with many of our nation's most distinguished data-based individualization (DBI) experts. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and is part of OSEP's Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network (TA&D). The Mission of the NCII is to build capacity of state and local education agencies, universities, practitioners, and other stakeholders to support...
Description: Learning Disabilities in Mathematics Resources (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE) (Updated August 2020) Just in Time – Mathematics Quick Checks (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE) 2020 Interactive Tools Teaching Accessible Math (National Center on Accessible Educational Materials) EquatIO: Make Math Digital Mathshare (Help students show and organize their math work) National Library of Virtual Manipulatives for Interactive Mathematics National Council of Teachers of...
Description: At a Glance Assistive technology (AT) can be a big help for people who struggle with math. Some AT math tools are very common—like calculators. Others—like digital graphing tools—are lesser known, but can be just as helpful.
Description: This guide (available in Spanish) is designed to support professionals and families in understanding assistive technology (AT) and identifying possible AT tools for students from preschool through high school. “I have severe dyslexia and it's hard for me to read and write. In the eighth grade, I could not write down a single word. The first time I used a program with voice recognition, I wrote a whole short story. Using AT means I can do things myself and I don't have to depend on someone...
Description: These resources include: Free Math Apps Time Telling Tools Virtual Math Manipulatives Tools that promote Math understanding Math Games
Description: Learn how to create polygons, visualize transformations, format your constructions, and much more with this collection of video tutorials and applets.
Description: EquatIO was made to help mathematics and STEM teachers and students at all levels. EquatIO® lets everyone create mathematical equations, formulas, Desmos graphs, and more on their computer or Chromebook. Input’s easy. Type, handwrite, or dictate any expression, with no tricky coding or math languages to master. There’s a huge library of ready-made expressions to save you time, from simple formulas to complex functions. And when you’re done, just add the math to your...
Description: Graspable Math allows students to: Experiment with tangible equations Students can probe dynamic math expressions like they would probe pulleys in a physics experiment. Graspable Math turns algebra into a real, living thing that students at each level can interact with to learn. Engage in playful mathematical thinking We'd all prefer to play chess by moving pieces on a board over copying their positions with pencil and paper after each turn. Why not let your students do math by moving pieces,...
Description: 6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners 5 Free Video Games That Support English Language Learners 5 Improving Math Curriculum for English Language Learners
Description: This module describes the components of high-quality mathematics instruction: a standards-based curriculum and evidence-based practices. It also highlights a number of evidence-based practices as well as other classroom practices that teachers can use to teach mathematics (est. completion time: 1.5 hours). Module Objectives • After completing the entire Perspectives & Resources section and reviewing the accompanying activities, you should: Be able to identify the components of...
Title: Boardmaker 7
Description: Teach more efficiently with the world’s leading symbol-based special education solution. Support learning and communication in the classroom, therapy room or home with this trove of customizable material, including access to over 40,000 Picture Communication Symbols® (PCS). Boardmaker 7 is offered as a Standard or Subscription option.
Description: As part of its barrier-busting mission, CAST offers a number of robust (and free) learning tools. These tools—many designed and tested as part of CAST’s research projects—help educators, developers, families, and other individuals experience the power of flexible learning environments. Clusive®?: An Accessible, Digital Reading Platfort Corgi: Co-organize Your Learning Biofab Explorer TIES Lessons for All: The 5-15-45 Tool CAST Figuration®? Learning Designed™ UDL...
Description: Smartphones and tablets have only become ubiquitous in the last decade — but now, most of us can’t imagine life without them. Mobile devices have changed the way we communicate, access information, and learn. The possibilities they’ve opened up have also changed the way we interact with and think about subjects many people have trouble with, like math. Happily, there are a now multitude of mobile apps and computer programs that make numbers fun for all ages, and provide the...
Description: Teachers across the United States are now able to access a new, free online tool, designed by and for teachers, to find highly targeted instructional math resources to support their kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms. With Watson's teacher-specific search and recommendation tool, you can now find relevant lessons, activities, standards information, and strategies faster than ever—all from a corpus of proven-effective materials recommended by educators. Free, easy-to-use lesson...
Description: Make & Play Quiz (Google Play) is a free app that allows teachers to design their own unique board game or "quiz", where students can learn or strengthen their skills by playing a game. Each square can have a Question (Multiple Choice, Fill in the Blank or True/False) or an Event (Stop-skip turns, Go forward, Go Back or Get Points). One to four players can play at a time and the games can be shared with others.
Description: DCMP provides a streaming library of accessible education videos, teaching tools, and professional development opportunities. We partner with educational content creators to provide high-quality captioning, audio description, and American Sign Language (ASL) translation.
Description: Since 1979, Attainment Company has been helping people with disabilities achieve independence at school, work, home, and in the community. Attainment's print curriculum, software, apps, and videos compbine for a uniquely blended approach to accommodate individual student needs.
Description: The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for math instruction (K-12 emphasis).
Description: Illuminations is a project designed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). Illuminations works to serve you by increasing access to quality standards-based resources for teaching and learning mathematics, including interactive tools for students and instructional support for teachers. Our Resources Lessons and interactives searchable by NCTM’s Principles and Standards and by the Common Core State Standards. Over 700 lesson plans  Over 50 activities; these are...
Description: The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?” Topics include: Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Behavior, Children and Youth with Disabilities, English Learners, Teacher...
Description: The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) is a free website created by the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE). It is intended to give educators and researchers fair and useful information about the strength of the evidence supporting a variety of programs available for students in grades K-12. The BEE mostly consists of systematic meta-analyses of research on effective programs in reading, mathematics, writing, science, early...
Description: Talking calculators are designed for blind and low vision users as well as second language learners. They announce the numbers and calculation results in a clear voice.
Description: This project has developed a variety of planners to help teachers plan accessibility strategies for lessons from their mathematics curricula. The planners provide guiding questions for identifying mathematical goals, potential barriers, and strategies to enable students to reach the goals. They have used these planners in workshop activities as a way to analyze lessons and brainstorm accessibility strategies. Note: You will be asked to register at no cost before downloading the documents.
Description: This section includes: Accessibility Strategies to Consider, Guiding Operations for Accessibility Strategies and Accessibility Tool List. Note: You will be asked to register at no cost before downloading the documents.
Description: These chapters can be downloaded from WATI website's Accessing Students' Needs for Assistive Technology: Chapter 1: ASNAT Process Chapter 2: AT for Seating, Positioning and Mobility Chapter 3: AT for Communication Chapter 4: AT for Computer Access Chapter 5: AT for Writing, Including Motor Aspects Chapter 6: AT for Composition of Written Material Chapter 7: AT for Reading Chapter 8: AT for Mathematics Chapter 9: AT for Organization Chapter 10: AT for Recreation and Leisure Chapter 11: AT for...
Title: BrainPOP
Description: What is BrainPop? Engaging learning games, animated movies, and activities. Designed with relevance, depth, and humor to encourage kids on their unique learning paths. Supporting teachers' roles and needs with classrooom-optimized tool, shaped by millions of hours of use by students and teachers in diverse learning settings. Learning made visible thourgh tools that challenge students to reflect, make connections, and engage in deeper, curiosity-driven learning. Covering universal topics with...
Description: The purpose of this brief is to help families and educators understand the right of students with disabilities who need accessible educational materials to receive these materials in a timely manner. This right is based on provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as well as in the disability civil rights statutes Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Description: Welcome to EZ AT II, a guide for parents and professionals who want to help infants and toddlers with disabilities participate more fully in daily activities. This guide shows how using simple assistive technology (AT) can help children with disabilities from birth to age 3 reach that goal. AT refers to a wide range of products, devices and strategies that help increase or improve a person’s ability to participate in life activities such as playing, reading, communicating, etc. AT opens...
Description: Teachers With Apps (TWA) is regularly curating the most up-to-date educational multimedia tools and is the go-to for respected resources for educators and parents in the digital space. TWA also offers sage advice through blogs and media releases encouraging educational models that are tried and true utilizing research and best practices in education.
Description: Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development. Her experience as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher working with preschoolers, middle school students, and high school students. At the secondary level, she taught English, language arts, German, and history. She also administered district-level programs for struggling and advanced learners and was Virginia's Teacher of the...
Description: The NCES Kids' Zone provides information to help you learn about schools; decide on a college; find a public library; engage in several games, quizzes and skill building about math, probability, graphing, and mathematicians; and to learn many interesting facts about education.
Description: This is a math resource for elementary students with a number line, a place value chart, days of the week, months of the year, time and money concepts.
Description: Explore their collection of resources and gain access to a veritable library of content ranging from presentations, tutorials, workshops, courses, lesson plans and more
Description: This math resource includes: a number line, a fraction representation, a place value chart, a fraction, decimal and percent chart, a multiplication table and a listing of common conversions.
Description: This site includes coloring, games, videos and music for early learning. (Early Childhood)
Description: In February, 1997, Susan Brooks and Bill Byles began a collaborative effort to extend assistance to fellow teachers. In November of 2000 that project expanded to a web presence known as Internet 4 Classrooms ("i4c"), a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal...