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Jayne Clare

Special Education Teacher, Educational App Curator, Consultant

Jayne Clare, a thirty-year veteran teacher in special education, has been a leader in introducing educational technology into the classroom. She is co-founder of TeachersWithApps, an NSBA “20 to Watch” Leader Advancing Education Technology, and weekly host of EdAppTalk, an open table Facebook Group. She has worked with Brainpop facilitating webinars, served as an educational curator for many organizations and is an avid blogger. School reform, diversity, reading readiness and teacher tools are among her favorite topics. Through her extensive work critiquing educational content for TeachersWithApps, she has created a viable and valuable resource of educational apps and information. In addition to understanding the value of a strong fundamental curriculum, Jayne believes that dealing with social and emotional health at a very young age is of utmost importance.

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  • Special Education

    Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter

    The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    Easing a Feeling of Professional Isolation

    Being a special education teacher can feel isolating, but there are some ways to build connections with colleagues.
  • Assistive Technology

    Year-Round Resources for Autism

    Autism superheroes and "talking" Bluetooth-enabled stuffed animals are among the resources for helping children on the autism spectrum understand their differences and communicate with others.
  • Literacy

    7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students

    Here are seven apps to help special needs students toward reading readiness, touchscreen games that engage children through play with colors, shapes, animation, alphabet sequencing, and sentence structure.
  • Apps

    Social-Emotional Apps for Special Ed

    Here are nine apps to help special ed students of all ages build emotional literacy, learn self-regulation, and focus on problem solving and task planning.
  • Apps

    Tech Toys (and Tools) for Learning

    By combining new tools with old-school manipulatives, teachers can benefit from cutting edge edtech while their students engage more of their senses during play.

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