SMORE Resources!

helpful websites to use in your classroom


Classroom Collaboration

Mark up, fill out, and collaborate on PDFs, Word documents, PowerPoint slides, and web pages. All it takes is a valid email and you can get started sharing and editing group projects!

QuizEgg makes grading a breeze

Create a free account and instantly start making tests and quizzes that are automatically graded. Talk about a time saver! Results are privately published in easy-to-read reports.

Easy Access: Music in the Classroom

Search for and listen to any song you like, online, on-demand, for free, whenever you want. All the functionality of a full desktop media player, in your browser. Export a copy of your iTunes library to have a full backup of all your music online.

Make Professional Diagrams with one simple tool

Create fast, professional looking diagrams, easy sharing and post-it style comments. A fully interactive interface that works in your browser. Great features like Magic Connectors, Contextual Toolbars and Create-n-Connect button make diagramming easy.

Create Proffessional Looking Videos with Stupeflix

This is a web service that turns your pictures, videos and text into professional videos. Just takes seconds for a video that looks like you spent HOURS creating. Wow your family, friends and colleagues.

10 Items Every Special Educator Should Have In Their Classroom

This website has an awesome list of resources for Special Educator to use in their classrooms. A few include: Fidgets, Wiggle Seats, Therapy balls, Therapy bands,

Shaving cream, Sand, Rice. Take a look to see what they use them all for!

Doctor Recommended Book List

This is a list of books for children who suffer from developmental disabilities...the seven that are addressed include: Speech and Language Problems; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Intellectual Disabilities (mental retardation); Inattention and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Cerebral Palsy; and Vision and Hearing Impairments.

Great Resource to Teachers of Students with Speical Needs

This section of their website offers information on the evaluation process, describes the characteristics associated with specific disability areas, and presents an array of strategies to promote communication, social, academic, and behavioral skills.

Free Resources for Special Education

This website has high interest online curriculum for teens, transition students, and young adults. This includes: vocational and occupational flashcards, printables, free reading and math games, a list of special education blogs, and inspirational videos.

Games Tailored to be Used by Children with Autism

This site is for parents and teachers of children with moderate to severe autism. The information on this site describes the objectives of the games found on a games portal for autistic children. The games are a free resource that aim to help autistic children to develop independent living skills.


Looking Up on Downs

This is a piece of the film “Looking Up on Down.” It follows one English family with a daughter who has Down syndrome in Jerusalem. She works with highly specialized professionals who believe that mediated learning is all these individuals need to be successful. Mediated learning is having someone there to explain their stimuli. Mainstreaming is the most important thing so Down syndrome children can be exposed to all the normal stimuli. They can do well in school if they are prepared for inclusion. Group work encourages children to join in. It helped maintain her self esteem so she is willing to participate in everything other children do as well. Kibbutz is the school for early intervention where the little girl attended. They follow the Freuerstein Institute’s ideas and are breaking public expectations and helping people with Down Syndrome contribute to society.

Down Syndrome Film "Looking Up On Down" (Glow Films/Feuerstein Institute film by David Goodwin)

Inspirational Testemonies

This video is a variety of young adults with Down syndrome describing how we are more alike than different. They share about their personal lives: where they live, what they like to do, their jobs and relationships. It shows that people with Down Syndrome are just people too. They have the same goals and plans for their life and want to be respected the same way.

We're More Alike Than Different

Spread the Word to End the Word

This video is about Zeek who has Down Syndrome. It was created by his older brother. The video shows what Zeek likes to do such as puzzles, play soccer and blow bubbles, things that all little kids love. His older brother is helping “spread the word to end the word” referring to the word retarded. He explains that the word is hurtful no matter who says it or what you say it about.

Spread the Word to End Word PSA

End the R-Word

This video is a PSA advocating to end the R-word by siblings with Down Syndrome. It points out what their siblings are good at instead of that they have a disability. It is never ok to use the word retarded no matter what you are talking about. Every time you say it, it hurts someone who loves someone with Down Syndrome.

End the R-word

Audrey Wagnon: Self-Advocavy

This video is a self-advocacy video by a woman named Audrey. She talks about how she loves the person she is and calls Down Syndrome a “party!” She is a happy go luck girl who wants to be treated just like everybody else. She says people are like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get, but her favorites are the chocolate covered cherries because the inside is what is pretty and reminds her of “romance, and passion and the CHEIFS.”

Self-Advocate Down syndrome - Talk - What is it like having down syndrome

Down Syndrome Awareness Day

This video was written produced and “starred in” by Ace a four year old sister of a boy with Down syndrome. She made the video for Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Her brother was adopted because when the birth mother found out he was disabled she decided she could keep him. She says she doesn’t understand that but she doesn’t care cause it means she gets to have him as her brother. It’s funny because she talks about him just like any other sibling would.

"For My Brother on Down Syndrome Day" By Ace


These videos would be great resources to give to parents of children with disabilities. The 5 I chose focus on autism spectrum disorder, down syndrome, and intellectual disabilities. They are both informative and entertaining. For example in the "The Drive for Rebecca" series, one dad shares stories from around the world about children with autism. In "Living Well with Autism" a mom gives tips that have helped her son with autism in daily life as well as make her life a little easier.