Tuesday, March 29, 2022


Knowt (https://knowt.io/) allows you to make flashcards and quizzes directly from your class notes. Teachers can use this to make class assignments and students can use it to study for tests.

You can also search for other people's notes on the same subject area. They are continuously working to add notes based on school textbooks. Students can apply to become a KnowtTaker and earn volunteer hours for writing notes that students around the world can study from.  Teachers can get paid for writing notes for Knowt.

Knowt was created by 3 high school kids who were bored with regular note taking. All three now all attend MIT.

Teachers can share notes with students via Google Classroom as well.

Did you zone out during the lecture? Did you miss something the teacher said? Was the teacher talking too fast, you couldn't keep up? You can use Knowt to immediately check to see if your class notes make sense. If the quiz doesn't make any sense you may have missed some important information. Re-read you notes and fill in what you remember or talk with a classmate or your teacher to fill it in.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022


Are you looking for a fun way to assing work to your students? How about a fun whole group activity?

Check out Blooket (https://www.blooket.com/)!

Blooket is a new take on trivia and review games.  Blooket offer a variety of games to keep students engaged and excited. There are whole group games as well as one person games, great for homework or building skills independently. Blooket is motiviating and easily customizeable.

They have a couple of easy to follow YouTube tutorials available. There is a teacher tutorial (https://bit.ly/3ts1lER), student tutorial (https://bit.ly/3JzpjDF) and tutorial on how to create a Blooket question set (https://bit.ly/3KWiVqi).

Tuesday, March 15, 2022


BigReveal is an iPad app that lets you create personalized scratch cards. You use the app to hide a picture under a silver coating, just like a scratch-off lottery ticket.
This app can be highly motivating to students. For teacher and staff, it can help evaluate how well students can swipe up, down, right or left and if they can access all areas of the screen, which can be helpful when trying out a new stylus or mouse.
This app is not free, but only cost $1.99. It might be a good investment for use with your students.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022


Visor (https://bit.ly/3KVq0b7) is a Google Chrome extension that is a screen dimmer and reading aid. Visor may also help with fluency, eye-strain, concentration and comprehension whilst reading.
Visor offers overlays and point of focus features that may assist users with visual perceptual difficulties such as Dyslexia, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome and Visual Stress. 

Visor also uses a point of focus feature, designed to help further reduce visual confusions and the tendency to skip lines. Visors horizontal focal point tracks your mouse, giving you full focus to the content being read, while reducing the visual noise of the surrounding page.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Are you looking for free picture symbols to use in your classroom?

OpenSymbols (https://www.opensymbols.org/) is a collection of creative commons picture symbols that can be used for augmentative communication. The collection pulls from multiple sources and currently includes access to more than 50,000 symbols and icons!