Online Teacher Resources in Special Education

Online Teacher Resources


Information about special education and students with disabilities:

o The 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA resources and Information):

o The Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Programs (OSEP):

o LD Online:

o Evidence-based practices

 o Autism

§ Evidence-based practices and autism:

§ National Autism Center resources:




o The Council for Exceptional Children:


Multi-topic websites with teaching and/or professional growth resources:

o IRIS Center : Online learning modules with multimedia presentations, case studies, podcasts, articles and activities:

o Common Core State Standards:

o Response to Intervention:

o Kahn Academy video instruction:  (need to sign in via email or Facebook)

o Frank Porter Graham

o What Works Clearinghouse:

o Intervention Central :

o National Center on Response to Intervention:

o Scholastech: Interactive online tools organized by core content area:

o Virginia’s TTAC online:  

o Maryland’s Learning Links:

o Kansas Center for Research on Learning:


Universal Design for Learning:

o Q & A about UDL:

o Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST):

o UDL Learning Tools:



Classroom and behavior management:

o Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports:

o Functional Behavioral Support Plan:

o PBIS for family:

o Interventions, classroom management, motivation

o Diffusing Power Struggles

o Classroom Behaviors

o Classroom Management


Collaborative partnerships with teachers and other professionals:

o Inclusion:





English, Language Arts and Reading :

o Teaching reading and helping struggling readers:

o Common Core State Standards for ELA:

o National Reading Panel:  

o Writing

o New York State Reading Association:  biweekly updates on technology related to ELA is: Weekly updates in Group NYSRA 2010‏.  Members of the New York State Reading Association can receive these

o Fluency and Comprehension (multiple resources)

o Predictable Books:



o Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

o National Council of Teachers of Mathematics:

o RtI in Mathematics:

o RtI and helping struggling math students (WWC practice guide)

o Differentiating by process and content, and analyzing student data

o Strategies, practice, instructional aids and more:

o TenMarksMath: Automated grading, interactive lessons, and video demonstrations:

o Money:

o Multi-topic sites:




Differentiation and using data to improve teaching and learning:

o National Center on Response to Intervention 

o Formative Assessment:

o Quick Class Evaluation:

o OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Tools for evaluation:

o CBM:

o Differentiation:




Instructional and assistive technology:

o IRIS module: Assistive technology:

o Integrated instruction:

o Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

o Translation site for use with ELL:

o Technology  support for students with disabilities:

o Assistive technology tools and resources:

o Online apps for interventions and instruction:


Supporting caretakers and families:

o National Dissemination Center for children with Disabilities:

o Support for Families of children with Disabilities:

o Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports for Family:

o Kate Gallagher: The transformative power of high-quality early care and education.


Apps for Teachers and Students

General teaching tools, organization and behavior management apps

· Explain Everything (“Animate your thinking” – Can be used by teachers and students to explain concepts in different ways)

· Socrative (polling app to check student understanding)

· Easy Portfolio by The PE Geek Apps

· Teacher Assistant Pro (Track student behavior)

· Teacher Aid Pro   Attendance, student contact information, grade book etc.

· Study Blue (Customize digital flashcards)

· Splashtop Whiteboard: Turn your tablet into an interactive white board

· Class Dojo Classroom management, behavior trackers, parent communication, feedback, teaching “soft skills” and focus.

· RandoMeister (For creating groups and “random” picks- Can control so that certain students are not placed together, for ex.),


Special Needs Apps

· Voice Dream Takes any text, including online articles, and reads aloud.

· Timer app, Visual prompt/reminder to help with transitions

· Learning Ally, picture supports for struggling readers,

· Word Flips (Teaching functional vocabulary to students with limited or unintelligible speech)

· See.Touch.Learn.Pro, supports visual learners, flash cards and more, including data tracking features for teachers.

· My Pictures Talk, Can be used to model desired behaviors, or to create stories with photos, video, and/or audio.


Math Apps

· Number Rack (Develop number sense)

· Slice Fractions,

· Number Pieces & Number Pieces Basic (Build place value and computation skills)

· Teachly: Mt. Multiplis (multiplication strategies) –Teachers can create free classroom accounts where they can customize use for each student.

· Number Frames (Anchoring to 5, 10, 20, 100…)

· Money Bingo

· Time,


English Language Arts Apps

· 30 Hands, Storytelling app

· Write About This,

· Book Creator,

· Read, Write, Think Timeline,

· Grammar Pop

· Strip Designer (Students can write their own comic strips)

· Poems by Heart, game to help memorize poetry

· Writing Wizard (Handwriting/tracing app)



Science Apps

· Monster Physics:

· Sprout Labs

· Tynker (Computer science- Learning to code)

· Pines to Vines: The Forest Biome, (Interactive Science Book)   

· Astronomy: DIY Sun Science,

· Journeys of Invention,

· Piig Labs (virtual labs)



Social Studies Apps

· RWT Timeline by International Reading Association

· One Globe Kids,

· Field Trip,


· US Geography by Discovery Education by Phunware, Inc.

The contents of this compilation of resources were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Cooperative Agreement #H325T100028.  However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.  Project Officer: Dr. Sarah Allen.