The resources listed on this website represent possible sources of information or products related to early childhood and technology.
Although we believe all information listed herein to be credible, EC-TIIS, EC-TIIS staff, and the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Edcation at Western Illinois University accepts no responsibility for the information, products, or web sites listed here.
Assistive Technology Resources
A searchable database of adaptive equipment product information and adaptations. The site also includes information on resource centers, a consumer forum, a reading room, and links to other assistive technology sites.
Assistive Technology Inc.
http://www.assistivetech.com/ Products to help children with learning, communication and access difficulties.
Assistive Technology Training Online
http://www.atto.buffalo.edu/ Assistive technology applications, tutorials, and resources for educators and families of children with special needs in elementary school.
CAST (Center for Applied Special Technology)
http://www.cast.org/ An excellent resource site for special education technology.This site provides information on universal design and links in the areas of organizations, shareware, articles, vendors, publications, and web authoring information.
Closing the Gap
http://www.closingthegap.com Information on adaptive materials and practices to enrich the lives of persons with special needs. Site also contains selected articles from their publication.
http://www.creativecommunicating.com/ Software and activity books to assist educators and families in designing emergent literacy technology activities for young children with disabilities.
Don Johnston, Inc.
http://www.donjohnston.com Adaptive equipment product information and classroom and home tips for using technology with children with disabilities.
DREAMMS for Kids: Directions-Technology in Special Education
http://www.dreamms.org/ Variety of articles and information on adaptive equipment and applications for young children.
Enabling Devices:Toys for Special Children
http://www.enablingdevices.com/ Adapted toys, switches, sensory devices, augmentative communicators, and other adaptive products for children with special needs.
IATP Online: Illinois Assistive Technology
Project http://www.iltech.org/ Awareness information, articles, services, resources and upcoming events from Illinois' Assistive Technology Project.
http://www.intellitools.com Products and information related to IntelliKeys can be found at this site. A variety of overlays can be downloaded through the site's Activity Exchange.
Laureate Learning Systems
http://www.laureatelearning.com Software for birth to three and preschool age children with special needs.
Let's Play! Project
http://letsplay.buffalo.edu/ Assistive technology ideas and resources for families and early intervention specialists to help young children participate in play.
http://www.projectparticipate.org Handouts, forms, how-to's, and other information on assistive technology strategies to help educators and families increase children's participation in their own learning.
http://www.resna.org The Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America site includes publications, professional development, accessible education technology, and links to other resources.
RJ Cooper's Software, Hardware, and Services
http://www.rjcooper.com/ Software and adaptive equipment products for children with disabilities.
http://www.tashinc.com Adaptive equipment for computer access and communication needs is available from this site.
Technology: LD in Depth
http://www.LDOnLine.org/ Site includes Tech Talk, Technology Reviews, Classroom Applications, Tech Guide to Products, Technology Resources, and Integrating Technology. A new feature is that Tech Talk and articles can be downloaded.
Early Childhood Resources
Early Childhood Education Online
http://www.umaine.edu/eceol/ Information and resources for learning the phases of early childhood development and the appropriate practices.
Early Childhood Educator's and Family Web Corner
http://www.users.stargate.net/~cokids/ A variety of topics for early childhood families and teachers to explore.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
http://www.naeyc.org/ Site of the nation's largest organization of early childhood professionals and others dedicated to improving the quality of education programs for children birth through age eight. This site contains information and links for parents, professional development, Young Children, Week of the Young Child, public policy issues, and conferences.
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS)
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/olos/index.cfm Serves the American Library Association by supporting and promoting literacy and equity of information access initiatives for traditionally underserved populations.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF)
http://www.rif.org/ Information on developing and delivering children and family literacy programs that help prepare young children for reading and motivate school-age children to read.
The Soho Center
http://www.child2000.org/ Information on the National Children's Literacy Initiative, Enhancing Children's Literacy. This site includes hundreds of articles and tips for parents, providers, and organizations that work with providers and an easy-to-access source of information they can use to enhance children's literacy and school success.
Technology and Young Children
http://www.techandyoungchildren.org/ Site sponsored by NAEYC's Technology and Young Children Interest Forum which contains links to articles and resources related to best practices, research, and funding.
Zero to Three
http://www.zerotothree.org Leading resource for early interventionists and families on topics related to children, birth to three, with disabilities.
America Reads Challenge- Literacy Resources
http://www.udel.edu/ETL/RWN/RWN.html Information on Read*Write*Now materials and resource information on federal sources of assistance for children birth through 6th grade; also links to materials and Learning Partners guide.
Early Childhood Educators and Family Web Corner
http://users.sgi.net/~cokids Links to a variety of articles on selecting quality literature for children, developmentally appropriate practices, and educational issues, and links to resources and materials for families.
http://www.eparent.com/ Exceptional Parent Magazine's web site which contains information on technology, nutrition, health care, financial planning, mobility, and toys.
http://familyfun.go.com/ Activities and articles along with many ideas, art projects, recipes for children, and holiday fun.
Helping Your Child Learn to Read
http://www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/reader/index.html Features an article by Bernice Cullinan and Brad Bagert which provides families with basic information on literacy development and a variety of activities for children, infancy through age 10.
National Center for Family Literacy
http://www.famlit.org/ Resource for family literacy which includes information on programs, training, research, advocacy, and dissemination.
National Parent Information Network
http://npin.org/ Site sponsored by ERIC to provide families with links to articles and books on topics of interest.
Special Education Resources
Council for Exceptional Children
http://www.cec.sped.org/ National organization's web site which provides information on professional development activities, publications, products, and current issues in special education.
http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/PolicyAdvocacy/IDEAResources/ Answers questions related to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and provides information on current practices in special education.
Journal of Special Education Technology
http://www.tamcec.org/jset/ Online journal sponsored by the Technology and Media Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.
http://www.LDOnline.org/ Variety of resources on LD which can be accessed in Spanish and English. The site includes a "KidZone" where child art is displayed, a research update section, and an assistive technology section that includes information, resources, and chats.
National Center to Improve Practices
http://www2.edc.org/NCIP/ Contains library of articles related to special education and technology, video profiles of successful children, special section on early childhood articles and stories, online workshops, and links to other resources.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
http://www.nectac.org National organization's site which contains links to information on timely issues related to IDEA and topics in early childhood special education.
Technology and Media Division
http://www.tamcec.org/ Site sponsored by CEC Division which focuses on information related to special education technology issues.
United Cerebral Palsy
http://www.ucp.org National organization's web site which contains articles and resources for families and educators related to education, health, housing, transportation, and parenting.
http://www.amazon.com Searchable site with 3-million-title book selection, CD and DVD catalog, search and notification services, recommendations by genre or category, and content including extensive author interviews and music clips.
http://www.bizrate.com Price comparisons and customer ratings of stores to insure the best product deals in general learning.
Children's Software Revue: Reviews of Educational Software
http://www.childrenssoftware.com/ Educational software reviews and links to the publisher's home page. A directory with links of the best on-line software stores is also found at this site.
ClassroomDirect.com Discount School Supplies Superstore
http://www.classroomdirect.com Site contains many popular early childhood titles and other software including selections for special needs, teacher tools, lesson plans, bilingual, creativity, and craft projects. The six categories of software are Early Childhood, Primary, Intermediate, Secondary, Home School, and Mom & Dads.
http://www.ebay.com An on-line auction site containing many affordable early childhood educational programs. Computer systems, printers, digital cameras, and other hardware are also available.
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse
http://www.goenc.org/ Unique program that evaluates science and mathematics software for K-12 classrooms. The software review protocols were developed by a team of classroom teachers and SSRP staff in accordance with national and State of Ohio learning standards.
Learning Services Inc.
http://www.learningservicesus.com/ Site includes an e-catalog featuring quality software, conference listings for educators, and an EdBytes newsletter. In the promotion section, there is a featured product, specials, top sellers, demos & downloads, and software licensing.
http://www.riverdeep.net/ Site includes quality educational software choices along with options for on-line play, free downloads, demos, free samples, and learning opportunities.
Smart Kids Software
http://www.smartkidssoftware.com Software reviews are categorized alphabetically by age or by type. Description, price, and system requirements for software are also listed.
SuperKids Educational Software Review
http://www.superkids.com Evaluation of early childhood educational software with comparisons based on educational value, kid appeal, ease of use, and comparisons with other kid's software. Site also offers free newsletters, reviews, price surveys, and best seller lists.
HyperStudio Software Resources
Color Tesselation HyperStudio Tips
http://mathforum.org/sum95/suzanne/colortips.html This site has step by step procedures to create a stack in HyperStudio.
http://d.webring.com/hub?ring=hswebring Join the HyperStudio Web Ring! The HyperStudio WebRing is a compendium of classroom-safe links to HyperStudioand SiteCentral-Related Websites. If you have ever imagined using multimedia technology to tell your story, then HyperStudio® is for you!
Official HyperStudio Web Site
http://www.mackiev.com/hyperstudio/index.html This site provides ideas, information, links, and a tutorial on creating a stack with HyperStudio. Links include sites that feature what others have done with HyperStudio. The site is developed by HyperStudio and SiteCentral, trademarks of Roger Wagner Publishing, a division of Knowledge Adventure, Inc.