Robot Revolution

“When it comes to robots, we’ve only just begun to explore the possibilities!” I entered the Museum of Science and Industry this morning with wide eyes and a childlike curiosity.  As soon as we pulled up outside, we were greeted by a large banner of a robot.  I exclaimed, “Okay, I don’t care how much […]

Hundred Activity Mat

Learning Resources offers countless products which promote a variety of skills.  One of these products is the Hundred Activity Mat.  The Hundred Activity Mat is a fun, hands-on math tool which gets students “moving and grooving” with math! The Activity Mat is an oversize version of the familiar hundreds board.  The versatile mat reinforces a number […]

Mouse Timer – Visual Timer App

Looking for a fun timer for your child or student who doesn’t yet understand the length of time?  Mouse Timer from LITALICO expresses the length of time using a cute little mouse gnawing on apples. Finding the right timing tool for students can be challenging.  This is especially true for those with autism or others […]

5 Resources for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension has always been one of my biggest challenges in school.  When I began studying to become a special education teacher, I quickly learned it can be even harder to teach.  Fortunately, there are several apps and products available to help teach or practice this skill. Before discussing the five resources, let’s first define reading […]

5 Low Vision Magnifiers from Baum

Baum Inc. has been providing products to individuals with visual impairments for almost 30 years.  The CEO, Wolfgang Baum, wrote that they “develop innovative technology solutions that provide independence for people who are blind or visually impaired.” Keep on reading to learn more about five of their low vision products. 5 Low Vision Magnifiers from […]

LapTalk Computer System for Visually Impaired

I wrote about the Wear from ActiVocal on Tuesday, which is a revolutionary assistive listening device for individuals who are hard of hearing.  In addition to the Wear, ActiVocal offers a variety of other products to assist those with visual, hearing, and mobility impairments.  Their LapTalk Computer is an example of one product for those with […]