TeachTown – Exceptional Solutions for Exceptional Students

A handful of my colleagues recently went to Orlando, Florida for the annual ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) conference.  The ATIA conference is “the world’s most extensive assistive technology conference showcasing international excellence in the field.”  I always love hearing all about the conference and the myriad of products and services available for individuals with […]

4 Anti-Distraction Apps

Has anyone ever told you that you’re on your phone too much?  Have you spent a good amount of time staring at your screen when you should’ve been doing something else (e.g. studying, working, etc.)?  Do you lack the motivation to simply put down your phone?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, […]

4 Toys from Melissa & Doug

Last Thursday, I wrote about the Classroom Play Set from Melissa & Doug.  Melissa & Doug is a company that makes toys and other products that offer countless ways to play.  The husband and wife team has been making toys that spark imagination since 1989. Since they offer so many products, it would take far […]

Snapverter Add-On for Read&Write

Read&Write for Google Chrome is an add-on that provides “personalized support to make documents, web pages, and common file types in Google Drive more accessible.”  Now there is an add-on for Read&Write to make it even more accessible called Snapverter. Snapverter is a Google Chrome tool that quickly turns any printed material (e.g. classroom papers, textbooks, […]

5 Chrome Tools for People with Special Needs

I’ve gotten several requests for Google Chrome extensions for different special needs in recent months.  I did a piece on 7 available extensions for learning disabilities back in November 2015.  However, due to the demand, I thought I’d discuss a few more! While my original post was written primarily for students with learning disabilities, this post […]

Math Mat Challenge Game

I wanted to add another product for practicing math after writing about the Hundred Activity Mat on Tuesday.  The Math Mat Challenge Game is a fun, interactive floormat that challenges students to “listen to the equation, do the math, then step on the correct answer.” Math can be a challenging subject for many students.  Additionally, […]