Technology Questions
Q: How Do I Get My
Keyboard to
Type Phonetic Symbols?
Type IPA phonetic symbols -
online keyboard
Select and type IPA symbols (or other
languages) and then copy/paste them
into your documents.
Smart IPA Phonetic Keyboard
Quickly type phonetic characters, save
as HTML code to embed in a website,
or as an MSWord doc, or copy/paste
into your document.
Q: How Do I Get The Most
Out Of My IPad?
Using The Accessibility Features
Set up your iPad to use touch
assist, switches, text-to-voice,
guided access (blocking), timed
play, and more
Q: How Can I Download a
Video from YouTube?
(You are responsible for making sure
you are not infringing on protected
FREE - Go to this site, enter the URL
for the YouTube video you want,
select which format to save it in,
and where to save it.
(Recommend MP4 format)
Remove ads from YouTube videos. To generate
a safe view, copy the YouTube link into
this website. The site strips everything away and
leaves just the video. The site also has a share
button, which allows teachers to send colleagues
the clean video. If teachers have streaming
problems in their schools, or filters that block
YouTube, they can download the video from and upload to Google Drive.
Q: What Does Google Have
to Offer for Educators?
21 Chrome Extensions for
Special Needs
Text to Speech, Readability,
Reading Comprehension,
Focus, Navigation
Touch Accommodations in iOS9+
From the leading special ed center
in Tel Aviv, this will explain the
new accessibility features
in iOS9+  for iPads/ iPhones.
Using Switches with iPads
Great tips from Israel's leading
website for technology for
special needs people.
Free online lesson plan forms,
compatible with Google apps
A Simple Guide to Free Images,
Copyright, and Creative Commons
for Students and Teachers
If you want to create your own materials
to sell on TpT, Pinterest, or the TinyTap
marketplace, you will need to make sure
your images do not have copyright/
licensing restrictions. This infographic
has all you need to know in a nutshell.
Q: Where can I get free
images for my materials?
Tutorials From Richard Byrne
250 Google Tools for Teachers
Q: How can our
low-income families get
internet service?
The Google Tribe
Podcast with tips and tricks
for getting the most out of
Google Classroom.
Q: Which app is best for
keeping in touch with
Free Green Screen Backgrounds
If you use green screens to create your
videos, here is a resource of free
backgrounds. If not, try the free app
Green Screen by Do Ink to add creative
backgrounds to your videos.
Q: How can technology
help people with special
Blog post from EduBirdie with lots
of tech solutions for all kinds of
Q: How can I get started
doing teletherapy?
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
2019 list of apps to meet all of the
categories of learning.
Q: What's New?
Tips & Resources
for teaching online, from Google
Remove ads, comments, and those
follow-up videos that automatically
start playing after your video. Easy
button to drag onto your toolbar and
use in a snap. Free.
Q: How can I convert
to/from .pdf files?
Adobe Reader
Free = View, comment, print, and sign
pdf files. Paid = added security and
conversion tool.
I Love PDF
Anything you could possibly want
to do with pdf files - free.
PDF Candy
Another free online file handler similar
to I Love PDF
Q: How Can I Keep My
Students Safe Online?
Q: How Can I Run Games
That Used FLASH?
Due to security issues, Adobe FLASH
player (that runs most of our favorite
online games in Chrome) will no
longer be used.
Here's how you can run them.
Using Split Screen/Multitasking
Answers all your questions about how
to use this feature on your iPad. (11/20)
Q: How can I use videos
clips in therapy?
Animated short videos for TX
with suggestions for using with
artic & language goals. From
Video Modeling Social Skills
On overview from the National
Professional Development Center
on ASD, 2010.
Google Resource Hub
Lots of resources/info for
teaching at a distance
How To Jam on Jamboard
Using the digital whiteboard app from
Google in a hybrid class.