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Dexteria: Tap it, Pinch it, Write it

Dexteria is an app that our Occupational Therapist consultant, Rowena Navarro, recommended for some of our students and I am glad that we purchased it. Students with fine motor challenges love it because it's unique, interactive, and provides immediate feedback. My student who initially does not like to learn keyboarding skills uses this as a warm up and it seems Read full article »

Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a great site that can be used to help kids work on a variety of academic skills. It uses videos along with verbal explanations of a wide variety of topics - from simple addition up to decimals and even calculus! It also has videos that can spark kids' interest in different topics in the areas of science Read full article »

Speech to Text

The following video gives a quick example of some speech to text software that we have purchased for next year in school.  Youtube has lots of other videos that show how to make the most of applications that are already on your computer that will give you speech recognition or text to speech capabilities.  Jen Smith has a wonderful blog Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!