Category Archives: Special Education

Bluebee Pals Celebrate with Creativity

Recently I had the opportunity to work with Laura Jienke, founder of the brilliant Bluebee Pals in a preschool in Naples, FL - we had a blast! The teacher had been celebrating Dr. Suess's Bday & NEA's Read Across America the nationwide reading celebration that takes place the whole month of March. When Laura asked…
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Robotic Head Bluebee Pal 4.0

NEW Bluebee Pal 4.0 Robotic Head Bluebee Pal  Bluebee Pals, the lush Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals that speak, read, and sing with your child just got better! Now, these speaking stuffed animals have a new feature, their head moves for an even friendlier experience while children play, communicate, listen and have FUN with these adorable friends! Teachers With Apps has had the honor…
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Claro ScanPen Reader ~ Text-to-Speech App

    Claro ScanPen Reader is a state of the art text-to-speech tool that reads printed text out loud. Just point your camera at some printed text, take a photo and select the text you want to hear read back to you! In other words, it uses iOS system voices to read the text to you. Amazing what…
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How to Become a Better Autism Teacher

Trisha Katkin is a special educator who has seen how the influx of students with autism has changed the responsibilities of educators. She says that so many teachers are put into positions they are not ready for when it comes to teaching students with autism. She’s using her 15 years of experience working with autistic…
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Tiggly Play Date

Tiggly Play Date [caption id="attachment_59332" align="alignleft" width="350"] This was one end of the table. We had a brother and sister, and then 6 classmates of the brother over.[/caption] Recently, I was asked to help a family host a play date for their son with Angelman Syndrome. The Mom invited 6 boys to her house to…
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Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears

Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears is an app targeted for children 5 years and younger says the app store, I think it has a wide range age appeal. Designed by a speech and language pathologist as a tool for improving auditory memory skills and language processing, the app is excellent. I love that when…
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Bluebee Pals – Blue Tooth Enabled Plush Animals

Bluebee Pals by Kayle Concepts LLC are adorable stuffed animals that are Bluetooth enabled and synch with both Apple and Android devices. They are able to play anything from music to stories to any educational game driven by sound. Using the Bluebee Plush Pals in conjunction with a device results in the Bluebee lip synching to…
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