Posts Tagged ‘Computers’

Tech. and Tools for kids…

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Tech and Tools for kids…

Our Newest Additions- Two iPads!

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

We’ve gotten our iPads and in preparation for them and to continuing growing with them, I plan to read some  of the information surrounding the success of using iPads with students with special needs AND regular education students.

Below is a list of my planned reading on the iPad.  Feel free to send more my way via or on twitter @Room5Friends.

Teach with your iPad Wiki

iPad Schools Wiki

The Essential iPad Guide for Principals

5 More Phenomenal iPad Apps for Education

iPads in Education

75 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks

iPads in Education (another site)

iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs

10 Ways the iPad Will Forever Change Education

Cybraryman’s iPad Resource Page

iPad Apps/ Autism (Google Doc)

iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Apps for Special Education (Google Doc)

The iPad: A Near-Miracle for My Son with Autism

iPad Curriculum

Favorite iTunes Apps from the AAC Chicks

Apps That Are Right For Us

Parts of a Computer Booklist

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The Magic School Bus Gets Programmed by Joanna Cole

Arthur’s Computer Disaster by Marc Brown

The Computer from A-Z by Bobbie Kalmanarthurs

A Vision of K-12 Students Today

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Check out this video on YouTube called A Vision of K-12 Students Today (approx. 4 min. long).

Note:  If you are in the BBHCSD, you will likely not be able to open this.  You can go to and search this video by title.  You can watch or save as a .flv and insert into your SMART Notebook as a “flash video.”

BoardMaker Sites To Check Out!

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

BoardMaker Plus Overview

BoardMaker Plus V6 Family Free Trial

BoardMaker Plus Player Trial Version- Windowsbm

Adapted Learning – BEST!!! BEST!!!

Digital Lending Library

Pre-made BoardMaker Downloads

Using BoardMaker Symbols with Other Software

Downloadable BoardMaker and Intellitools Activities

Mrs. Kraus’ AWESOME Computer Lab Website!

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

krausClick on the reindeer to access the Computer Lab website!  Sooooooo much good stuff there!!!!

New Additions!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

With the help of a BBH Technology Grant, a generous donation, the special education department, and money to recover what we lost in the water damage in late winter 2009, Room 5 has lots of new additions!

Along with the Martha Holden Jennings Grant and the BBH Foundation Grant that we received in 2008, we also received a 2009 BBH Technology Grant.  The grant was written for four new Dell desktop computers, and we were accepted!  The computers are up and running and ready for little fingers!

We also received a generous donation from a community member that enabled us to purchase a new carpet for our group/reading area.  The carpet is beautiful and can be used for graphing, color recognition, shape recognition, letter recognition, visual discrimination, and organization!

Lastly, by request from the computer specialist at the County Board of Developmental Disabilities, we were able to obtain 3 new “Magic Touch” touch screens.  One will be available in Room 5, one will be accessed in the computer lab, and one may be used on a laptop. 

Lastly, with funds from the “water damage” late last winter, we were able to receive five new bean bag chairs to replace the five we lost.

Check out the pics!!!

four new Dell desktop computers

four new Dell desktop computers

computer with "Magic Touch" touch screen

computer with "Magic Touch" touch screen

new carpet and bean bag chairs

new carpet and bean bag chairs